Toxic mold disrupts the endocrine system in the body. It interferes with the function of our hormones. But that is not the only endocrine disrupter that we could be exposing ourselves to!
It turns out that many if not most of the skin care products out on the market today contain chemicals called phthalates and parabens. They are added to many body care items such as lotions, shampoos, conditioners, perfumes, cosmetics and deodorants.
Phthalates and parabens are endocrine or hormone disrupters as they interfere with our own hormone system and kind of jumble it up.
Some research links endocrine disrupter exposure to breast cancer and obesity.
If you were exposed to toxic mold, you most likely are already having a disruption in your hormone function.
So, it is really important to those of us that were poisoned by mold to avoid products that contain these endocrine disrupters.
And I am sure you would like to have an easier time of losing weight and avoid a risk factor for breast cancer.
The good news is that, unlike toxic mold mycotoxins, phthalates and parabens are quickly eliminated from your body, so making a change will have immediate results. But if you are constantly bathing your body in a constant supply of these chemicals with body lotions, body washes, shampoos, conditioners, cologne, cosmetics and deodorants, the levels of these chemicals in your body will remain high and make it difficult for you to lose weight and increase your risk for breast cancer.
So, along with making sure you do not microwave anything in plastic (which causes estrogenic plastics to leak into your food- yes another endocrine disrupter) and making sure you do not let your plastic water bottles heat up in your car and avoid drinking hot drinks out of plastic or styrofoam cups, you can lessen your exposure to endocrine disruptors by choosing to purchase the best phthalate and paraben free products.
If you make the choice to go phthalate free and paraben free today, you can be free of these hormone disrupting toxins tomorrow!