Because of the constant exposure to environmental toxins, more and more people are suffering from chronic diseases. These illnesses leave them in a nearly continuous state of exhaustion, mental fogginess, anxiety, hormone imbalances, and physical pain, among many other symptoms.
We all are taught from a young age that toxic chemicals are harmful. What you may not understand is how they impact health. First, let's talk about the endocrine system.
The endocrine system is a collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things.
One class of toxins can be described and endocrine disruptors. According to the Environmental Working group, “there is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies.” Some dangers of endocrine disruptors include:
Endocrine disruptors have been linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, early puberty, reproductive disorders, and childhood and adult cancers.
From cancerous tumors to congenital disabilities and other developmental disorders, endocrine-disrupting toxins can impact any system in the body controlled by hormones.
Knowing that hormones are responsible for all major aspects of health, from sleep to metabolism, it’s crucial to limit exposure to endocrine-disrupting toxins.
Next week I will discuss some common toxins and how to reduce your exposure to them.
Remember, I'm always here to help. If you have any questions on environmental toxins email me at ContactToni@drToniCamacho.com and Click here to check out my herbal detox tincture to help eliminate toxins from your body.
Until next week,
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.