Hormone Deception: How Everyday Foods and Products Are Disrupting your Hormones-and How to Protect Yourself and your Family

Hormone Deception: How Everyday Foods and Products Are Disrupting your Hormones-and How to Protect Yourself and your Family

by Lindsey Lindsey Berkson, John R. Lee, D. Lindsey Berkson
     
 

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Undetected intruders are lurking in your homes,creating havoc with our bodies' hormones and affecting our health,intelligence,fertility,and behavior. These "intruders" are hormone disruptors—chemicals from common foods and household items that masquerade as hormones—that can throw off the balance of our delicate signaling system.

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Overview

Undetected intruders are lurking in your homes,creating havoc with our bodies' hormones and affecting our health,intelligence,fertility,and behavior. These "intruders" are hormone disruptors—chemicals from common foods and household items that masquerade as hormones—that can throw off the balance of our delicate signaling system.

In Hormone Deception,Lindsey Berkson clearly explains where hormone disruptors come from and how they affect adults,children,and the unborn child. She also gives easy,practical tips for protecting home and family,such as vacuuming frequently and using water filters. She discusses the effects of common synthetic hormones such as birth control pills,hormone replacement therapy,and fertility drugs.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Dust we track home, steam from showers and dishwashers, and plastic wrappings for meat and cheese all send manmade hormone-disrupting chemicals into our bodies. The extent to which this exposure affects human health is unknown, but evidence suggests that it may be responsible for recent worldwide increases in health problems, including breast cancer and declining sperm counts. This accessible, extensively researched handbook gives the reader information to respond to this new reality. Berkson (bioenvironmental science, Tulane Univ.), the author of several books on natural healing, provides background on how hormones work in our bodies, discusses the known and suspected effects of hormone-disrupting chemicals, and offers practical advice on avoiding exposure and on detoxifying oneself. Charts of chemicals, a list of organizational resources, and a room-by-room tour of the potential hazards in a typical house are featured. Based on scientific studies and communications with experts in the field, this book is recommended for public and academic libraries.--Noemie Maxwell Vassilakis, Seattle Midwifery Sch. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809225385
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional
Publication date:
07/01/2000
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.46(d)

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