There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies: increasing production of certain hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones; turning one hormone into another; interfering with hormone signaling; telling cells to die prematurely; competing with essential nutrients; binding to essential hormones; accumulating in organs that produce hormones.
Here are 12 of the worst hormone disrupters, how they do their dirty deeds, and some tips on how to avoid them.
Late September often starts the beginning of the cooler fall season. The changing conditions require a change in one’s skin care. No matter what your skin type is, it does react to the changing temperatures and dryer conditions marked by fall. Below are a few suggestions to organically protect and restore you natural beauty.
Fall Pumpkins and Winter Squash – Feeding Your Skin Inside and Out!!!
While pumpkins and winter squash are often recognized as an important food source of carotenoids, only recently have studies indicated just how wonderful they are in providing key antioxidants. They can even be the best food source of alpha-carotene and beta-carotene in the entire diet! These veggies really wow with high amounts of vitamins A and C, along with healthy vitamins B1, B3, B5 and B6. Their carbs include good pectins important for the collagen and elastin repair of our skin, with fantastic antioxidant effect. Bonus minerals included are potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, copper and phosphorous. Finally pumpkin and squash seeds make yummy treats high in linoleic acid (omega-6 fatty acid) and oleic acid (Omega 9). We’ve now come to understand how important all these key nutrients are for our greater health and precious skin!!