October 2020 ET Magazine.

We are more than our genes. Our habits impact our health by having the ability to either turn on or off genes. These are called epigenetics. Overtime, nutrition, lifestyle choices, and our environment affect our health – for better or worse.

There are toxins everywhere in our world, that with continuous exposure, increases our risks of developing cancer. These are called endocrine disruptors. They throw off balance in our endocrine system, specifically our hormones. Hormones play a huge role in running our bodies. When we are out of balance, it’s important to consider the health of our hormones. Endocrine disruptors are sneaky sources that are rampant, and have a major impact on our bodies. Plastics are a major culprit, including water bottles; food containers; absorption into seafood- which we ingest; and thermal receipts which we touch after a purchase. It’s also toxins in the air we breathe and pesticides in our lawncare. GMOs, processed foods, poor water supply, lotions, sunscreens, hair products, and makeup are also breeding grounds for chemicals that negatively affect our hormones.

The burdens put extra stress on our liver and make it difficult to detox. This has a major impact on our hormones, which can cause an increase in estrogen load. A body out of balance is a body with disease.

The most invisible, yet powerful deterrent to our health, causing an insurmountable amount havoc on our health: Electromagnetic Frequencies (EMFs). When it comes to how EMFs impact our health, some are more sensitive than others. These numbers are increasing at a rapid pace. Pay attention to how you feel.

Awareness and maintaining good health are proactive ways to determine how environmental disturbances affect you, so you can detect imbalance early. Personally, if I fall asleep with my phone in my room, I am guaranteed a groggy feeling in the morning. I prefer to keep my phone downstairs at night.

Other ways you can protect yourself is to turn off wifi in your home at night. If you’re talking on the phone, keep it on speaker. If you have to keep it close to your ear, then switch from side to side every minute. Inflammatory changes occur within brain matter very rapidly to the brain.

A toxic-free lifestyle is pretty much everyone’s goal. However, it’s tough in the world we live today. Preventative measures & daily detox can be beneficial to your hormones and give you the best chance for optimal breast health. Making good choices to avoid the endocrine disruptors will keep the bad genes turned off and this can be your best bet when it comes to fighting cancer. If you’re interested in learning more about toxic-free choices, reach out for a FREE 15-minute consult to see how naturopathic medicine can get your health on the right path!