HOrmones- Don Colbert
We all need healthy hormones for good energy, sharp brain function, feel good, look good, age better and be at the proper weight for our body.
Dr Colbert says that there are studies showing EMF exposure can trigger hormone havoc (particularly for estrogen and progesterone levels).
But now experts are warning that sports bras, leggings, athletic shirts, and other active wear clothings can expose us to high levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals.
Here’s what you need to know:
Recently, the Center for Environmental Health, a consumer advocacy group, found that the most popular brands of activewear contain high levels of the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA.
You might recognize BPA from all the “BPA-free” water bottles and plastic products on store shelves.
BPA is a xenoestrogen, which means it mimics estrogen and binds to estrogen receptors in your body.
That’s bad news for your reproductive system. And make sure that when you are purchasing children’s clothing that these chemicals are not part of the material makeup.
Also, hormone disruptors like BPA upset your metabolism, brain function, heart health, energy levels, skin and hair, and more which is all hormone disruptions
Even Mayo Clinic warned that BPA exposure can increase your risk for high blood pressure, blood sugar issues, and heart problems.
BPA isn’t the only dangerous toxin we’re exposed to through the clothes we wear.
Experts warn that low-cost clothing sold online and through chain retailers can have sky high levels of toxins — including heavy metals like lead, arsenic, and cadmium. Sometimes you can actually smell the chemicals when you hold the clothing up to your nose.
One lab testing team found that a jacket for toddlers contained chemical laden materials. Best to purchase all natural material.
Avoid ultra-cheap fashion brands — the ones you might see on social media sites or Amazon.
Wash all new clothing before you wear it in fragrance-free detergent. Best to wash and dry 3 or 4 times. Even better if you hang them out to dry on the clothes line so the sun rays can shine on the material.
This will help support your body’s natural ability to detox and protect your hormones.