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Why Luxury Brand Skin and Body Products are Harming You

Pseudo estrogens (genetically altering chemicals) are found in many products that we use daily such as cosmetics (yes, even your luxury brands), drugs, plastics, cans and pesticides. Environmental pseudo estrogens adversely affect women contributing to thyroid disorders, infertility, painful menstrual cycles, a difficult menopauses and increased breast cancer risk. Secondly, pseudo estrogens polluting our environment play a role in the modern epidemic of depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders.
Here is what you can do to reduce your exposure to pseudo estrogens. These choices include:
•    Refusing to buy commercial produce and factory-farmed meats, and opting instead for organic, free-range and pastured foods.

•    Investing in a top-quality home water filter system. And avoid tap water, which typically includes environmental estrogens from pesticides and other sources.

•    Purchasing non-toxic toilet paper and feminine hygiene products. Sadly, many “BPA free” products contain estrogenic BHT or the cousin chemical BPS, which is just as toxic.

•    Rejecting  foods made with soy isolates, think protein bars,  particularly for children.  The Definition from The Soyfoods Association of America is "Soy protein isolate is a dry powder food ingredient that has been separated or isolated from the other components of the soybean, making it 90 to 95 percent protein and nearly carbohydrate and fat-free."  Today 90% of soy grown in the U.S. is made with genetically modified soybeans, many designed to be Round Up Ready, so they can spray Round Up on the plants to control weeds. Choose organic soybeans (edamame) and fermented soybeans to get the benefits of soy.  Examples are Tempeh, a fermented soybean cake with a firm texture and nutty, mushroom-like flavor. Miso, a fermented soybean paste with a salty, buttery texture (commonly used in miso soup).  Natto, fermented soybeans with a sticky texture and strong, cheese-like flavor.

Sources:
http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/research/endocrine/videos/makeup.cfm
http://www.breastcancer.org/risk/factors/cosmetics
​http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22161274
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/12/08/the-dirty-little-secret-hidden-in-much-of-your-health-food.aspx

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