How Toxins and Chemicals Can Effect Your Endocrine System: And What To Do About It
Combinational Toxicology or "mixture toxicity" is the study of the combined
effects of certain chemicals in the body.
To simplify this as much as possible, researchers have traditionally examined
the effect of single toxins on single organ systems.
More recently, researchers have begun to focus on the effect of multiple toxins
on multiple organ systems.
As you can imagine, researchers are seeing that risk multiplies in dramatic
fashion as both number of toxins and overall toxic load increases.
The European governments are taking the lead on this issue, and basically
acknowledged the concern of scientists.
Here is a blurb from one of the organizations that is monitoring this
"The Environment Council, composed of the environment ministers of all EU countries, has called for the European Commission to consider the cumulative (or "cocktail") effect of exposure to multiple chemicals when developing chemicals policy and risk management strategies.
In particular, the Environment Council highlighted exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals as a source of particular concern in the effort to protect public health and the environment. These conclusions reflect a growing scientific concern."
What Is The Endocrine System And Why Is It Important??
The endocrine system plays a key role in regulating mood, growth and development, tissue function, metabolism, as well as sexual function and reproductive processes.
There are tens of thousands of new chemicals that we are exposed to that
our bodies can't deal with. It is effecting our long term health, but it is also
effects our current quality of life.
What we are focusing on at PEERtrainer right now is to bring some basic
awareness to this risk. And we are also focusing on making sure that people
know that there are steps you can take, in your everyday life, to help
mitigate this risk.
The work we are doing with JJ Virgin right now will help everyone take these
steps. What is great about JJ is that she approaches this issue in a really
easy, fun and non-scary way. She makes it easy to deal with.
This Thursday we will hosting a live call, in which she outlines the specific
steps your body can take to eliminate as much of this toxic junk as possible.
This is the start of a much bigger effort for us. The more we look at the research
and the broader discussion, the more compelled we feel to focus on this.
This is important, and we know how to make it fun and non-scary. I will be
hosting the call, and asking JJ the questions. The two of us have talked
a ton about this with each other. Her information has changed my habits,