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.

Overweight? Relax, take some weight off.

Overweight? Denver Weight Loss

Overweight? Food Shouldn’t Be Your Significant Other.

The world has a deep, ongoing love affair with food. People are getting fatter and fatter, and Americans are leading the charge. Three out of four Americans will be overweight or obese (oh, boy) by 2020. Our undying addiction to food, and especially fast food, has turned to fast, fat-gaining agony. We are drowning in massive piles of fat cell fertilizer. But hey, you gave up being a food beast when you gave up your paramours like the Meat Lover’s Personal PANormous Pizza, Peanutty Swirl Master Blasts with Snickers Bars and your dearest sweetheart…the Baconzilla, trading them in for big helpings of “healthy. And yet, your excess pounds go nowhere except more places on your body. But be reassured, piling it on isn’t always the only food perp causing you to pile on those pounds.

Fear of Mirror.

It’s hard to love your body when It doesn’t love you back.

You think you’re taking good care of yourself, but, face it, you hate what you see. Instead of a hot body, there’s a “not” body staring back at you with distain. Some sadistic character from American Horror Story, has slipped in to your closet unnoticed in the dark of night, replacing your wardrobe with a Ken and Barbie ensemble. The worst, is your stomach sticking out and hanging over like the Jell-O mold you hate at holidays, (even with baby marshmallows. Heck, you look like a giant marshmallow). But belly fat is more than just a major wardrobe malfunction. When it comes to your health, weight gain around the abdominal region and the hips is where fat is especially dangerous.  Regrettably, people who carry their fat like an industrial inner tube, don’t really know that.  If you can trim down your midsection, you’ll go a long way toward preventing the health problems associated with belly fat. Not to mention, that sinking feeling when you see the Pillsbury Dough Boy (or girl) staring back at you in the mirror.

Hormones That Go Bump in The Night

Yep, hormones and weight gain go hand in hand. Hormones are special chemical messengers in the body that are created in the endocrine glands. These messengers are sort of the keys to opening and unlocking most major bodily functions, from simple basic needs like hunger to complex systems like reproduction, and even emotions and mood. But it’s the hormones that effect weight that we’re talking about here. To go into each of these hormones in detail would be like trying to pen War and Peace in one sitting. But here are just some that effect how you can get zapped by unexplainable fat: leptin, insulin excess, serotonin imbalance, too much cortisol, extra estrogen, low testosterone, menopause and estrogen decline, hypothyroid…Hypo disturbing, huh?

Not Just Lovesick, Sick-Sick

When the hormones that could be making you gain weight are out of balance, you’re flirting with your health. Excess weight may increase the risk for many health problems, including

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease and strokes
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Pregnancy problems, such as high blood sugar during pregnancy, high blood pressure, and increased risk for cesarean delivery (C-section)

It’s enough to make you sick just thinking about it.

When Doing Everything Right, Goes Wrong, We’re Right Here.

No way around it, when it comes to hormones, there’s a lot in the balance. No matter how well you take care of yourself, sometimes trying to lose weight is like taking a slow, painful climb up Mt. Elbert, Denver highest mountain peak. (You never think you’ll get there.) The good part, is that our bodies are hard-wired to send us signals when something is wrong. When you’re packing on puzzling pounds, it’s a good chance it’s your hormones screaming for help.

The kind of help you’ll only get at Denver Hormone Health. When you meet with one of our doctors, you’ll know you’re on the right path to reversing your metabolic meltdown. Only at Denver Hormone Health, will you find a unique hormonal weight loss support system. Balancing your hormones is just the beginning, which is why we begin by taking simple tests that tell us exactly where your body’s out of balance. Once we know that, we create a weight loss plan, uniquely tailored to your specific issues. Just think of us as your go to, to feeling fantastic.

So, call (720) 425-9541 for an appointment now. And indulge in your health.

BINGE ON THIS – Healthy, Not Heavy

Healthy

Think healthy. The fact is, you can easily make a Thanksgiving menu that your gut will be extremely thankful for. Taking away some of the fat and high calorie foods, doesn’t mean taking out the taste. Just cutting down on the damage that’s sure to hit when you cook up the calorie and fat combo you usually do, can do wonders. This year, put away your time worn recipes and hit the computer. Recipes galore. Recipes no one but you, will know are actually good for you. There are platters of turkey day tips to help put a halt to indigestion from an overload of all the things you look forward to and think you are entitled to.

THE BEST KIND OF TRIMMINGS

We’re going to give you a few tips here that could help. You just have to blast the “are you kidding me?” thoughts out of your brain. So here goes:

  • Start the day with a healthy breakfast. That way you won’t be as ravenous later.
  • Keep the food in the kitchen instead of loading it on the table. People will be more aware (and sometimes even embarrassed) of getting up and down to refill their plates.
  • Use smaller plates. The less to give you gerd, and worse, my dear.
  • After dinner, try going for a walk instead of diving to the sofa or a comfy chair. Give your food a chance to digest before the half-time show.
  • Give your leftovers a makeover. Think of healthier ways to use all the food groaning to break out of your fridge the next day. It’s a lot more sensible than stuffing yourself all over again.
  • Get back on track with an exercise routine. And we’re not suggesting an

routine like the Rock lives by. Just something sensible.

THE VERY BEST END OF THE MEAL

Get back all your holiday hormones that are out of whack. Hormones that the Thanksgiving feast put on overload. Hormones that a totally unbalanced meal probably caused your hormones to end up in an unbalanced state. Fortunately for you, Dr. Stephen A. Goldstein at Denver Hormone Health can help. If it has to do with hormones, he’s the specialist to see. With years of experience and expertise, he knows how to get you feeling your best again. He takes simple tests which tell him exactly where your hormones stand and what to do. Then he creates a unique treatment plan to get you back in balance. Make an appointment now.

And celebrate how good he’ll make you feel.