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.
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