Is Plastic Getting in the Way of Your Hormones?
What you eat matters. But what about how it’s packaged?
BPA (or bisphenol A) is used in plastic goods and packaging.
At this point, it’s so common—and so much a part of our everyday life—that it’s leaching from landfills into our environment. It’s in our water. It’s in our food. And it’s in everyone’s blood.
I recently spoke to Sara Gottfried, a guest at Body Ecology’s Healthy Gut Summit. If you know Dr. Gottfried, you know that she’s all about keeping your hormones healthy.
While we were chatting, Dr. Gottfried explained that BPA interferes with our hormones. Excessive levels of BPA have been linked to health problems like cancer, obesity, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, leaky gut, and irritable bowel.
One of the most important steps that you can take for healthy hormones (and a healthy gut) is to get rid of BPA.
The problem is that BPA is like background noise—it’s everywhere.
But we can minimize our exposure by avoiding some of the most common sources of BPA, like:
- Canned foods
- Plastic bottled water
- Animal foods—especially offal, like liver
- Baby formula, which can contribute up to 37% of the BPA levels found in babies
If you would like to learn more tips about balancing your hormones and fixing your gut, Body Ecology’s Healthy Gut Summit covers it all.
You can sign up HERE.
There are interviews with nearly three dozen experts. It’s free, and it’s full of information that you can use right away. Register now!