Every day, the average American is exposed to 80,000 chemicals in their food and water. It is impossible to reduce your toxin burden to zero but today on The Woman’s Doctor, best-selling author of Hormone Intelligence, Dr. Aviva Romm joins us to share simple ways that you can lessen your exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in your home. Dr. Romm is a midwife, a Yale-trained MD, and a board-certified family physician that is helping patients balance their hormones and establish healthy habits to reduce the risk of developing diseases.
It can be overwhelming as you begin your hormonal healing journey but you don’t need to uproot your life to reduce your toxin burden. Simple changes in your home can have a big impact on your hormonal health. Instead of spending money on costly testing, take the time to detox your cosmetics, cleaning supplies, and kitchen. Studies show that eliminating the use of plastic in your home reduces the levels of phthalates in your blood in just a few weeks.
Support your body’s natural ability to detoxify by regulating your sleep, hydrating, and when possible eating organic. Looking at the big picture and understanding your own role in hormonal disruption will help you regain your body’s natural rhythm. Give yourself permission to take a break and be kind to your body, because stress is just as harmful as any other outside chemical.
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