Sunday, April 10, 2016

Watch Out For Obesogens

Obesogens: another reason to eat an organic and whole foods diet. Avoid chemicals that encourage your body to gain weight.

Obesogens are exogenous (coming from outside our body) chemicals that act as endocrine (hormone system) disruptors.

These are plastics (designer handbag, wallpaper, vinyl blinds, tile, and vacuum cleaner dust, phthalates, plasticizers), chemical pesticides in food and water, like atrazine and DDE (dichlorodiphenyl- dichloroethylene—a DDT breakdown product), the diabetes drug Avandia®, MSG (monosodium glutamate), PFOA (a surfactant used for reduction of friction, and in nonstick cookware, Gore-Tex™ waterproof clothing, Scotchgard™ stain repellent on carpeting, mattresses, and microwavable food items), ..... and the list goes on.

The less chemicals you allow in your home and your body, the healthier you will be.

- Dr. Lisa Shaver, Portland