Hormone Disruptors – ASSULT WITH A DEADLY TOXIN

Hormone Disruptors

COME OUT, COME OUT, WHEREVER YOU ARE

In case you weren’t sure, your endocrine system is constantly churning out hormones that control everything from your heart rate, to your metabolism, mood, sex drive, appetite, and more. Think of hormones as the body’s chemical messengers which allow your organs to communicate with one another and keep your system humming. But much of the time, bumming is more like it. We’re incessantly and cruelly bombarded with hormone disruptors, whose entire mission in life is to make us miserable. Laughingly mimicking our real hormones, tricking the body into thinking they’re the real thing. Oh, and the tricks they love to play…nasty. Like promoting premature cell death. (Couldn’t you just die?)

All-powerful, they’re everywhere.

That water bottle you just drank from? Yup.

The carpet you just sat on? Ditto.

The shampoo you just used? Without question.

The fish you just ate? They love it.

THE DIRTIEST DOZEN

These insidious interlopers aren’t just ruthlessly hazardous, even their names don’t exactly roll off the tongue. Get out your fingers and a couple toes, and let’s start counting:

  • BPA – Chemical used in plastic (93% of Americans have it in their body. Good chance you.)
  • Dioxin – Industrial toxin
  • Atrazine – Herbicide
  • Phthalates – Another plastic baddie
  • Perchlorate – Rocket fuel anyone? 4th of July fireworks?
  • Fire retardants – Stops fires, fries cells
  • Lead – Worse than the worst heavy metal music
  • Arsenic – Toxins lurking in your food and water (not just a way people slowly killed each other hundreds of years ago)
  • Mercury – Naturally dangerous
  • Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) – Non-stick cookware cooks up nightmares (99% have accumulation in bodies. Without question, most likely you.)
  • Organophosphate pesticides – Target the nervous system of insects, and your brain, should you get bitten
  • Glycol Ethers – What paint, Windex, brake fluid and anti-wrinkle creams have in common. (No kidding.)

LOCKED AND LOADED

Disruptors aren’t just insidious and unpredictable, they are carcinogenic. And the results, aren’t pretty. Hope you’re sitting down, because here are just a few staggeringly treacherous things they are linked to:

  • Infertility in men-low sperm count
  • Slow brain development in children
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Heart disease
  • Reproductive problems
  • Brain damage
  • Hearing loss
  • Kidney damage
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Lower IQ
  • Immune system suppression
  • Even breast cancer

CLEAN UP YOUR ACT

Take a long, deep calming breath. There are some relatively simple things you can do to put some brakes on the damage:

  • Go fresh instead of canned (organic if you can get it or put some wiggle room in your food budget).
  • Eat fewer animal products (meat, fish, milk, eggs, butter).
  • Use less fossil fuel- carpool, take transit, walk, or cycle.
  • Filter your tap water.
  • If it’s plastic, avoid it like the plague.
  • Read the labels (Although they can really hide under seemingly harmless names).
  • Wash your hands. A lot.
  • Dust and vacuum. Often.
  • Clean smarter. (Cleaning supplies are notorious for disrupters.)
  • Keep it fresh inside the house-open windows, empty stinky trash cans, even keeping an open box of baking soda in the fridge can help.

ATTACK BACK

If you really want to put on the gloves and defend your body’s health, you should think about correcting the hormone imbalances disruptors cause. Fortunately, there is someone on your side in the Denver area: Denver Hormone Health. With a few simple tests, (that simple, no kidding), one of their experienced doctors in the field can get a clear read on what’s going on with your hormones. That allows them to create a unique treatment plan (no one-size-fits-all solutions here), to help get your hormones back in balance and put your life back on track.

So call for an appointment now.

Denver Hormone Health knows how to fight the good fight. And they’re here to do it for you.

MERRY STRESSMAS – Let it go, Let it go, Let it go

Let it go

LET IT GO, LET IT GO, LET IT GO

Let it go? Without question, stress is all around you. Every day seems to load it on even more. You really don’t feel well. Everything you’ve been looking forward to has left. You’ve got physical stress, topped off with emotional stress. And one of your wishes on a star includes letting it all go. a But how is that possible…there’s so much to do, so much to remember. You did forget someone…oh, you. Before the holiday even begins, dump the entire concept of expectations, and leave yourself room for a big stocking of joy.

HAVE YOURSELF A SANE AND MERRY CHRISTMAS.

But how? Maybe we can help.

Make a long to-do list, and then dole it out to as many people as possible. And give them a practiced “you don’t want to cross me” look.

Make “delegate” your holiday mantra.

Thank heaven for new appliances that do everything like eliminating the chore of rinsing the dishes before you wash them.

When everyone comes looking for you with things you’d rather not do, tell them you’re facetiming your dearest friend who now lives in Latvia and disappear for an hour. (in which time you’re really taking a breather.).

Go to the pancake house for specialty pancakes.

Be glad you don’t have a chimney and let everyone else figure it out.

Start a new tradition called “give it a rest.”

Don’t fear “store-bought”.

Learn to say “no” in a sweet, endearing way.

Fear not, “naughty”. (At least to some degree.)

VISIONS OF FEELING YOUR BEST

Stress that’s not checked, just continues to make you feel like you’re

constantly under assault. But you can fight back. You don’t have to let stress control your life. The answer isn’t overindulging in eggnog overload. It isn’t feeling like the house has to be spotless before you try to get to bed. Where your head will be crammed with visions of debt. Sleep in heavenly peace seems like a dream. This requires more than elf help. It requires the help of STEPHEN A. GOLDSTEIN MD, F.A.C.S. AT DENVER HORMONE HEALTH. Since you can’t sleep anyway, make an appointment to see him the moment his office is open. Or leave a message and we’ll get right back to you.  With Dr. Goldstein, Christmas cheer comes early and stays that way. As an unparalled expert in hormone therapy, he’ll see that you’re probably feeling your worst. Stress and hormones. Can’t have one without the other. But simple tests will tell him that. And that way he can create a treatment program tailored to your exact needs. No one size fit all. So, call for an appointment now.

And make this the best Christmas ever.

MERRY STRESSMAS – All Decked Out in Holiday Hormones

Holiday Hormones

ALL DECKED OUT IN HORMONES.

There is a definite link between stress and hormones. Stress hormones are a normal body response, but when constantly under stress by daily situations, this can lead to long-term health problems. There are 3 hormones that are effected the most;

  1. Adrenaline
    what it is: commonly known as the fight or flight hormone, it is produced by the adrenal glands after receiving a message from the brain that a stressful situation has presented itself. Your muscles are tense, you’re breathing faster, you may start sweating. That’s adrenaline.
  2. Norepinephrine
    what it is: a hormone similar to adrenaline, released from the adrenal glands and also from the brain.
  3. Cortisol
    what it is: a steroid hormone, commonly known as the mother of stress hormones, produced by the adrenal glands. It takes a little more time — minutes, rather than seconds — for you to feel the effects of cortisol in the face of stress, because the release of this hormone takes a multi-step process involving two additional minor hormones.

YOU WOULDN’T CALL BURNOUT A GIFT

Excess stress can have both physical and mental effects. (if you’re like 7 out of 10 people, you have both.)

  • Your head feels like it’s locked in a nutcracker.
  • Sleigh bells ring and your migraines skyrocket.
  • Insomnia strikes.
  • Exhaustion takes hold.
  • Anxiety attacks.
  • Depression looms.
  • Blood pressure blossoms.
  • Sugar levels soar.
  • Your muscles scream.
  • You become irritable.
  • Argumentative.
  • Your libido plummets (“not this month, honey…”)
  • You begin to feel loopy, having trouble remembering things from your thousand-item list.
  • Warning, warning, a complete health crash seems to be coming.
  • You’re under assault.
  • Burned out and overwhelmed.
  • It could totally sleigh you.

BE ONE WISE WOMAN

Stress hormones are a normal body response, but constant stress can wrap your body in long-term health problems. Hormones are the chemical messengers that flow through your body, telling it what to do. When your hormones aren’t balanced, you’re unbalanced. And don’t you have enough to throw you off balance as it is? You’re not alone. About 7 out of 10 people report saying that they feel overwhelmed and stressed during the holidays. Just too much going on. Deck the halls has taken on a whole new meaning. It’s more like deck your body with…well, everything.  They say it’s the thought that counts and your thoughts should be on making an appointment to see DR. STEPHEN A. GOLDSTEIN AT DENVER HORMONE HEALTH. He’s    got “nice” down to a science. You can tell him anything…everything…and just looking at you, he’ll know you’re suffering from a hormone imbalance. (He’s got that much experience.) With a few simple tests, he can tell you what he already thought the problem was. But once he gets your results, he tailors a program to get you back to where you were before the hailstorm of holiday stress hit. Don’t wait. Make an appointment now.

He’s the star to wish on.