Beloved wildlife from soaring Bald Eagles to the smallest of creatures suffers from exposure to manmade environmental hazards. Gradually scientists recognized humans exposed to food toxins experience disrupts hormone balance. Many consequences of exposure result in human harm. Chronic exposure linked to greater numbers of conditions including hair loss, aging, premature menopause, infertility, hypothyroidism. These substances collectively are called Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals.
One of the largest endocrine hormone producing organs in our body is our fat tissue. In a report in the American Journal Of Obstetrics and Gynecology reports Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals alter the physiology of our adipose (fat) endocrine organ. Furthermore the physiologic disruption leads to obesity. A new term coined for this class of physiology disrupting chemicals: Obesogen. Simply put an obesogen is a chemical that leads you to be obese.
The question is what exact substances can act as an obesogen, and if we can identify them what can we do to limit exposure. If we cannot identify the obesogens what can we do to inactivate them or inactivate their effects. Obesogens include mercury, pesticides, insecticides (commercial), BPA, and phthalates. Toxin testing is not always available or affordable, but it is something you can discuss with your health care provider. Organic eating will limit exposure.
Weight loss itself decreases adipose tissue and stablizes the effects on hormones. Proper weight loss replace fat with healthy lean body mass and muscle weight is ideal. Removing fat through technology of CoolSculpting and Emsculpt Neo, you can inactivate the effects of obesogens. Whether at a heart healthy weight or carrying extra girth, the importance of minimizing toxin exposure has become clearer and clearer. If you are interested in finding ways to combat obesogens come in to discuss at Women’s Health Practice.