Authors: Christine Howell Naturopath Geelong and Kimberly Orbons Naturopath Adelaide, The Lucy Rose Clinic Australia, 15 October 2015
“What Is Making me Gain Weight?”
Did you know that many ingredients and products we use on a daily basis actually damage the effects of our hormonal system? These types of ingredients can play havoc with your hormones. They are classified as endocrine disruptors. Our hormones exist in a fragile environment and often it doesn’t take much to disturb the equilibrium.
Thyroid hormones often suffer as a result of our overexposure to the ingredients listed below and a whole lot more! Equally effected are our Insulin and Oestrogen receptors hormonal regulation. As dangerous as the weight gain aspect of this chemical exposure is it also has effects on total well being, nervous system and cellular health.
Many now refer to the below chemical nasties as “Obesogens” based on the work of Scientists at the University of California, but research goes back to the 1970’s. And there have been works by more recent Doctors from the UK going back to Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine in 2002 so the information and research is ongoing.
What Can We do?
It’s not ground breaking news, but its news that doesn’t make anyone much money. So try your best to avoid these antagonistic ingredients and your hormones might start working in the right direction for you. Read the labels or your foods, beauty products and storage contains, cleaning products a medicine supplies. Quality reverse Osmosis water filters are also highly recommended.
20 Weight Gain Causes to Avoid for Hormonal Health
Deodorants containing aluminium
Parabens in make up
BPA and BPS in plastics
Food preservatives, flavour enhancers and additives
Pesticides from farming
Chlorine and fluoride in tap water
Gluten and lactose as a base in multivitamins
Drinking water from plastic bottles, Storing/wrapping foods in plastic
Nicotine exposure, especially during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Microwaving foods and drinks
Sprays and chemicals on foods for storage
Inhaling fumes from paint, vehicles and factories
Fluoridated dental care
Drinking hot drinks from plastic or foam cups
Our hormones are responsible for healthy, happy moods, reproductive health, sound sleep, adapting to stress and of course stabilizing thyroid function. Get these ingredients out of your life so that you can start to feel well again and not bogged down by the multitude of symptoms these nasty little ingredients create. We highly recommend Thyroflex screening if you feel your metabolism is not up to speed.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Dip of Applied Science (Naturopathy)
Christine gained her qualifications as a Naturopath over 20 years ago and over this time has developed a love and passion for hormone management. Having specialized in children’s health, mental health issues and hormonal imbalances for a number of years, Christine is aware of the importance of good nutrition and supportive natural medicines to help achieve optimal health. Naturopathy has so much to offer, especially with thyroid conditions that can be vastly improved through better nutrition and using an integrated approach to improve overall well being. “Focusing on individualized treatment plans, is the key step to unlocking the burden of unwanted/ troublesome symptoms.”
Adv Dip Naturopathy, Adv Dip Western Herbal Medicine
Head Naturopath Kimberly Orbons is passionate about encouraging and empowering each person to facilitate their own good health with Nutrition, Herbal Medicine and preventative lifestyle management. Using a combination of diagnostics and symptomatology to identify the different metabolic processes contributing to disease allows her to treat the root or cause of poor health, providing relief of symptoms and long term recovery. Kimberly believes it is extremely important to build a personalized healing plan, taking all the complexities of a patient’s health and illness into consideration. Her consults have a strong focus on client care and treating each patient as an individual, and may therefore co-ordinate with other medical treatments. The goal is to establish each patient’s ability to live in the best possible state of health, naturally.
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