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Can Eating Organic Food Lower Your Cancer Risk?

Can Eating Organic Food Lower Your Cancer Risk?

In a study, those who ate more organic produce, dairy, meat and other products had 25 percent fewer cancer diagnoses over all, especially lymphoma and breast cancer. People who buy organic food are usually convinced it’s better for their health, and they’re willing to pay dearly for it. But until now, evidence of the benefits of eating organic has been lacking. Now a new French study that followed 70,000 adults, most of them women, for five years has reported that…

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13 Ways to Keep Plastics Out of Your Food

13 Ways to Keep Plastics Out of Your Food

Take action to protect your food—and your family—from BPA. Our exploding use of plastics may be causing population decline in the industrial world. The possible cause? “Chemicals in commerce.” Namely plastics. Our bodies have receptor sites for hormones such as testosterone and estrogen. These sites fulfill various important bodily functions. Imagine if instead of real hormones the receptors receive chemicals that mimic hormones, such as are found in plasticizers. This fools the body into thinking it has the real thing…

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Study Finds Nail Polish is Messing with Your Hormones

Study Finds Nail Polish is Messing with Your Hormones

Michelle Schoffro Cook     October 21, 2015 When you paint your nails or go for a manicure, you may be getting more than you bargained for: hormone imbalances and the potential health problems that can result. A new Duke University-Environmental Working Group (EWG) study published in the medical journal Environment International found that the hormone disruptor triphenyl phosphate (TPHP) found in nail polish (even some seemingly “natural” ones) showed up in every woman the researchers tested, if they had…

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Obesogens: the Environmental Link to Obesity

Obesogens: the Environmental Link to Obesity

Environmental pollutants may alter the body’s metabolism and predispose some individuals to weight gain. By Magaly Olivero May 1, 2015  Sedentary lifestyles and poor diets have long been blamed for people’s inability to lose weight. But growing evidence points to environmental pollutants called “obesogens” that may alter the body’s metabolism and predispose some individuals to weight gain. “There’s no question that diet and exercise are the major players in the obesity epidemic. But the environment plays a significant role, too,”…

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Why Everyone Should Care About Endocrine Disruptors

Why Everyone Should Care About Endocrine Disruptors

BY CHERYL BIGUS    SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 You endocrine system is an information superhighway that regulates your bodily functions. It releases hormone “messengers” through your body’s glands to stimulate and regulate everything your body does to keep you alive. Understanding endocrine disruptors is a first line to balancing your endocrine system and hormone functions. What are endocrine disruptors? Endocrine disruptors and man-made chemicals that alter, mimic or block hormone production or the system that carries them. You can call these…

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