Hormones are the chemical messengers that swim throughout our bloodstreams signaling every cell and organ what they are supposed to do to keep our bodies working the way they are supposed to. It’s not just that hormones are key to keeping us healthy. We simply couldn’t live without them. When something interferes with or disrupts how they function, we’re beyond out of luck. Endocrine disruptors (EDs) or hormone disruptors, are our bodies worst nightmares. These disruptors can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, and other developmental disorders. Any system in the body controlled by hormones can be derailed by hormone disruptors.


There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies:

  • Increasing or decreasing production of certain hormones
  • Imitating hormones
  • Turning one hormone into another
  • Interfering with hormone signaling
  • Promoting premature cell death
  • Competing with essential nutrients
  • Binding to essential hormones
  • Accumulating in organs that produce hormones

Can’t you simply avoid these man-made monsters?  Regrettably, no. They’re everywhere. They’re in our food (that supposedly healthy fish you ate), personal care products (that shampoo promising to leave your hair healthy and shining), cosmetics (not so beautiful), pharmaceuticals, pesticides (well, we all know those are baddies), plastics (that healthy H20 you pay more than a buck a bottle for), soil and even water. Worst of all; they can hang around for years.


Here are the worst of the worst:

  • Organophosphate Pesticides
  • Ethynylestradiol
  • Fire Retardants (PBDEs)
  • Phthalates
  • BPA
  • Perchlorate
  • Arsenic
  • Mercury
  • Dioxin


Specifically, endocrine disruptors like these may be associated with:

  • Sexual development
  • Impaired immune functions
  • Cognitive, behavioral, and other brain development problems
  • Learning disabilities
  • Severe attention deficit disorder (ADHD)
  • Deformations of the body (including limbs)
  • Various cancers, including cancer of the breast, prostate,
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Lower IQ
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Insulin resistance
  • Spontaneous miscarriage
  • Changes in hormone levels


Yikes! Isn’t there something you can do? To a point:

  • Clean up old paint
  • Get a good water filter
  • Avoid canned foods when you can
  • Eat fewer animal products
  • Choose fragrance-free creams, cleaning products and laundry detergents
  • Go organic
  • Use a vacuum cleaner with HEPA filter
  • Eat sustainable seafood like wild salmon and farmed trout
  • Skip non-stick pans
  • Use containers like glass, steel, ceramic and aluminum
  • Try to avoid stain and water-resistant coatings on clothing, furniture and carpets


Oh yeah, sure, real easy to follow some of the above suggestions. Like maybe near impossible? Besides, no matter what you do, it’s really not going to do the trick. What you can do, is stay on top of your hormone health. And the best and smartest way to do that, is to see the hormone experts at Denver Hormone Health. Keeping your hormones from hurting you, is a delicate balance. At Denver Hormone Health, they know everything there is about hormones and keeping them in balance to keep your life in balance. Because of their experience, they are more apt to recognize hormone imbalance symptoms you may be experiencing than your family doctor. They approach your overall health with a more trained eye. They start with a detailed evaluation. Then simple tests tell them exactly where your hormone levels stand.  This allows them to create a unique, individualized and comprehensive plan to get your hormones functioning at their optimal best. Which will allow you to feel your absolute best. Hormone disrupters aren’t going anywhere. If anything, they are increasing and becoming more invasive. Which means you need to be more aggressive in keeping their affects at bay. Call Denver Hormone Health for an appointment now. And don’t let anything disrupt you from doing it.