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Hormones - which we should avoid for health

Posted by Alyssa Montalto on
Hormones - which we should avoid for health

We would not be able to survive without hormones. They are the messenger substances of our body, regulate things like the energy and water balance, growth, digestion, metabolism and also control emotional and sexual life. Together with the nervous system they try to keep the body in balance.

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In order to keep our organism in balance, the body fine-tunes the release of hormones to its needs, because: The effect of hormones is strong and their concentration in the blood is therefore very low. Even the smallest additional amounts can upset the hormonal balance and thus damage our health. Hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, menstrual cycle problems, exhaustion or weight gain can all result.

External influences have a great effect on the endocrine system

Of course, those who take birth control pills add hormones to their bodies. But it's not just the obvious things that upset the hormone balance. Diet, environmental pollution, stress, illness, lifestyle or the psyche can also influence the hormone profile. A problem that also affects men.

In everyday life we ​​are exposed to around 800 hormonally active substances , so-called endocrine disruptors - without noticing or knowing what they really are. Many international studies show that they impair the metabolism, lead to infertility and cause diseases such as breast and prostate cancer, as reported by the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment.

For example, BPA and phthalates are some of the biggest endocrine disruptors that hide primarily in plastics and thus not only harm the environment, but also our health. Plastic bottles, packaging, tins, plastic dishes, cling film ... the list is endless. From there, the BPA goes unnoticed into the food that we then eat. 

But even in our clothes stuck environmental hormones in M ö beln, wall paints and cleaning agents. Even some pesticides and biocides in the fields have an effect on the endocrine system. Although small amounts of endocrine disruptors are considered harmless, it is not taken into account that their effects add up drastically if a whole cocktail of these substances is consumed over long periods of time. 

Natural hormones can also influence our body: Around 60 percent of the estrogens ingested daily through food and around 80 percent of progesterone come from cow's milk and from foods that have been processed from cow's milk. Yes, these female sex hormones are of natural origin, but they still mess up our body and its hormone balance. 

Unfortunately, anyone who thinks that the list ends here is wrong. 

Also in cosmetics f are substances that can bring our hormonal balance out of whack inden over again. This not only includes make-up and the like, but also toothpaste, shower gel and hand soap . Things that everyone uses on a daily basis. Our skin is our body's protective shield - but unfortunately it cannot completely protect us from harmful substances. Cosmetic products that remain on the skin or hair for a long time, such as hair wax, sun cream or moisturizers, are generally classified as riskier than those that are washed off after use, such as sampoo or shower gel.

But what is it in their formulations that harms us? The as

Parabens used as preservatives : Their chemical structure is similar to that of the body's own hormones. But other chemical substances in cosmetics - such as the 4-methylbenzylidene camphor used as a UV filter in sun cream or the substance resorcinol found in hair dyes - can pose an invisible danger to the body.


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