Thanks to modern agricultural practices, traditionally grown fruits and vegetables are often treated InsecticidesAnd fungicides and herbicides to prevent disease or death – all of these interventions can negatively affect our hormones.
They are actually part of a classification of a chemical known as EDCs: endocrine disrupting compounds. This is because chemicals can disrupt our hormones in many different ways including mimicking our hormones like estrogen, binding to hormone receptors, impairing thyroid conversion, and reducing androgen production.
It affects our intestinal flora further affecting hormone metabolism, hormone production, and hormone shifts. These toxins also create inflammation and an additional burden on the liver.
The good news is that there are ways you can avoid these harmful chemicals in the foods you eat by choosing organic whenever possible. If you don’t have access to organic produce near you, consider growing your own or looking for a community garden.