Most likely it is. Do you know that the average bottle of shampoo has 15 different chemicals in it?
The image below pretty much sums it up – a woman’s typical morning routine exposes her to approximately 515 of these scary chemicals before she’s even left the house! Yikes!
Many of these chemicals are Xenoestrogens, which means they mimic estrogen in the body and mess with the proper functioning of our endocrine system. Essentially these estrogen impersonators are wreaking havoc on our hormonal party and causing a condition called Estrogen Dominance in many women. Don’t believe me? I’ve had clients who were able to regulate their periods and get pregnant just by limiting their exposure to these crazy chemicals!
Conditions associated with Estrogen Dominance Include:
- Fertility problems
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Menstrual migraines
- Irregular/Abnormal periods
- Breast and uterine cancer
How To Test For Estrogen Dominance
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60 Minutes to a Green Period
In honor of Earth Day, I hosted a webinar along with Tara from Be Prepared Period called “60 Minutes to a Green Period.” We highlighted the connection between living in an eco-friendly way and having a healthy menstrual cycle.
Here are some frightening facts that we shared during the webinar. These should get you nice and fired up to take action!
The EPA has only required 200 of the more than 80,000 chemicals produced and used in the U.S. to be tested, and only five chemicals have been regulated.
40% more women in 2002 than in 1982 have reported difficulty in conceiving and maintaining a pregnancy. These difficulties have almost doubled in younger women ages 18–25.
Flame retardants such as polybrominated biphenyls have been linked to estrogen disruption and a higher rate of abnormal pap smears.
‘Copy Cat’ chemicals mimicking estrogen have been clearly linked to the early onset of menstruation and puberty.
Four great reasons to start limiting your exposure to these insidious toxins ASAP right? Watch our webinar recording for the whole story on Estrogen Dominance in women (and men!) and incredible practices that you can implement NOW to reduce your exposure and start “greening” your period!