The endocrine system is responsible for secreting hormones into the bloodstream. Exposure to endocrine disruptors can be extremely harmful to your health and can lead to developmental malformations, infertility, learning disabilities, diabetes, thyroid conditions, increased risk of cancers, and disturbance in the immune and nervous system function.
What are Endocrine Disruptors?
Endocrine disruptors are found all around us — from the ground used to grow our food, the containers used to store food, the soap used to wash items, and the beauty products used on our skin. And endocrine disruptors have even been found in nutritional supplements that we take to keep healthy.
It’s pretty much impossible to avoid these chemicals, but here are some steps you can take to decrease your risk of exposure:
- Switch from plastic to glass
- Trim fat off meat
- Consume low-fat dairy products
- Avoid fragrances
- Dust and vacuum often
- Buy organic products
- Research ingredients in products you buy
At Magnolia Pharmacy we are researching new brands to carry that are safe to use, but also effective. We carry a professional line of supplements that are third-party tested and have recently brought in natural skin care lines and mold-free coffee.