The goop Podcast

How to Avoid the Chemicals That Disrupt Hormones

January 29, 2019 In partnership with our friends at Flamingo
How to Avoid the Chemicals That Disrupt Hormones
How do endocrine-disrupting chemicals affect our health—and what can we do about them that isn’t all-consuming and overwhelming? This is the focus of Jessica Helm’s research. Helm is a postdoctoral fellow at Silent Spring Institute, and some of her most important work has examined ethnic disparities in chemical exposure and hormone-related health conditions. She’s brilliant at coming up with simple ways that we can reduce our exposure to the chemicals of concern that show up in the products we use every day and in the environments where we spend most of our time. (See her app, Detox Me.) And Helm puts us at ease: You don’t have to make over your home or swap every product you rely on all at once, she says. Take your time; do your best: “A single step and then another single step add up eventually to a journey.”

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