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Hormone disrupting chemicals; a healthcare crisis we are just beginning to understand according to Time Magazine.

Hormone disrupting chemicals; a healthcare crisis we are just beginning to understand according to Time Magazine. A recent series of papers from the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism has uncovered a problem that may be responsible for millions of people who have had problems in the endocrine system, the part of the body that regulates hormones responsible for many of our normal functions. The chemicals, in common plastics we consider safe likely impacts the developing brain and neurodevelopmental disabilities, obesity and diabetes, and male reproductive disabilities. The estimated costs of this problem is in the billions. Check out the Read More »

Are these products we use daily making men infertile? The NY Times investigates.

Are these products we use daily making men infertile? The NY Times investigates. Many couples find themselves unable to have children the old fashion way, without assistance from fertility clinics or high priced fertility procedures. Scientists have known about phthalates which are used in everyday plastics and other products we use regularly. Many of these products leach phthalates into the bloodstream which is highly correlated with the numbers of people who are found to be infertile. These substances have an effect on the endocrine system, which governs hormones in the body. These chemicals can have numerous side effects including birth Read More »