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Limiting Exposure to Endocrine Disruptors

ExposureDisruptorsJacquie Eubanks RN BSNEndocrine disruptors (EDs) are synthetic chemicals found ubiquitously in soil, water and our food supply, as well as in personal care products and consumer goods. These wide-ranging substances include pharmaceutical agents, dioxins, plastics (BPA), phthalates, PCBs, triclosan, artificial fragrances, fungicides, and pesticides. Found in everyday products such as plastic bottles, metal food cans, detergents, toys, flame retardants, and cosmetics, these harmful chemicals can interfere with hormone biosynthesis, metabolism and reproduction. For humans and wildlife, exposure to these chemicals can potentially result in adverse developmental malformations, interference with reproduction, increased cancer risk, and disturbances in neurological and immune system function.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defined an endocrine disrupting compound as “an exogenous agent that interferes with synthesis, secretion, transport, metabolism, binding action, or elimination of natural blood-borne hormones present in the body that are responsible for homeostasis, reproduction, and developmental process.” Scientific research has found that environmental and inappropriate developmental exposure to ED compounds can alter male and female reproductive function and disrupt the homeostatic and hormonal systems that enable the body’s neurotransmitter and hormone receptors to communicate with and respond to their environment.

Per the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an Endocrine Society Scientific Statement presented evidence that endocrine disruptors can affect male and female reproduction, breast and prostate cancer, and thyroid, cardiovascular and neuroendocrinology. When hormonal systems critical to health and bodily functions are affected by EDs, it can result in disruptions in bone health, cardiac function, oxidative stress, altered testicular function, and sensory impairment. EDs have been found to disrupt immune function, alter onset of puberty, increase inflammation, and promote obesity through altered metabolism, fat cell signaling, and glucose uptake.

As we become more aware of this public health concern, we can take preventative common sense steps to reduce exposure to EDs and, consequently, reduce the body’s cumulative toxic load:

-Wash your hands frequently, especially before a meal and avoid antibacterial, fragranced, and liquid soap that may contain triclosan or phthalates. Vacuum and dust often to remove traces of chemicals found in household dust.

-Choose fragrance-free products that are just as effective as those that are chemically scented. Air fresheners and petroleum-based scented candles may contain toxins that are harmful to humans and their pets.

-Reduce chemical exposure at home. If you haven’t already done so, as you toss or use up products you already have, replace them with non-toxic personal care and household cleaning products without harmful chemical ingredients.

-Read labels before you buy. Look for safer body and eco-friendly alternatives as much as possible. Use your voice. When enough consumers express their views, manufacturers listen.

-Stay active and eats lots of good quality fiber-filled unrefined foods to help move toxins out of your body. Try to buy foods in as close to their original state as possible. Include detoxifying foods such as beets, artichokes, cabbage and broccoli; herbs such as ginger, basil, and cilantro; and fruits such as apples and lemons. Drink sufficient water to support digestive processes and help flush away toxins.

-Ditch the plastic. Begin to invest in safer containers made of glass, steel, or ceramic. Save and wash glass food jars to use for food storage or transport. Don’t microwave food stored in plastic or styrofoam containers.

-Consume more plant-based meals. Environmental chemicals, heavy metals, and toxins are often found in the greatest concentrations in animal products and seafood.

-Prioritize sleep which is fundamental to support the body’s elimination processes, cellular renewal, and overall good health. Studies suggest that sufficient sleep allows the brain to clear itself of debris and damaging substances associated with neurodegeneration.

– Supplements, such as vitamin c, alpha-lipoic acid, selenium, NAC, chlorella, and milk thistle, support glutathione production and help optimize the detoxification process.

Professional Supplement Center carries many high quality products in support of overall wellness:

AntiOxidant FormulaAntiOxidant Formula by Pure Encapsulations®: This hypoallergenic formulation offers synergistic, broad spectrum antioxidants designed for free radical damage support and optimal wellness. Ingredients include NAC, selenium, and milk thistle. Gluten and soy free, Non-GMO formulation.


HM ComplexHM Complex by Pure Encapsulations®: This complex provides ingredients that have natural chelating and detoxification properties in support of the body’s natural detoxification of common environmental heavy metals, as well as support for antioxidant and immune defenses. Gluten and soy free, Non-GMO vegetarian formulation.


Heavy Metal DetoxHeavy Metal Detox™ by Aqua Flora®: This homeopathic formulation provides broad spectrum support for symptoms of heavy metal toxicity such as physical pains, sleeplessness, poor digestion, drowsiness, and exhaustion and more. Gluten, dairy, alcohol and taste free.


Metal-X-SynergyMetal-X-Synergy™ by Designs for Health®: This product provides a wide array of synergistic ingredients designed to help support the normal process of heavy metal detoxification without depleting essential minerals. Gluten free, Non-GMO vegetarian formulation.


Metal-ChordMetal Chord by Energetix®: This homeopathic combination formula is designed to address symptoms relating to the presence of heavy metals including metallic taste, irritability, difficulty concentrating and hypersensitivity. Gluten free.


Resveratrol UltraResveratrol Ultra by Integrative Therapeutics®: This anti-aging formula provides a powerful antioxidant blend in support of cellular health and reduced oxidative stress. Gluten, wheat, dairy, yeast, preservative and artificial ingredient free formulation.


Endocrine Disruptors. https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/endocrine/index.cfm
What is Endocrine Disruption? https://www.epa.gov/endocrine-disruption/what-endocrine-disruption
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs). http://www.who.int/ceh/risks/cehemerging2/en/
All About Endocrine Disruptors. https://www.precisionnutrition.com/all-about-endocrine-disruptors
Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: An Endocrine Society Scientific Statement. https://academic.oup.com/edrv/article/30/4/293/2355049
9 Ways to Avoid Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals. https://www.nrdc.org/stories/9-ways-avoid-hormone-disrupting-chemicals


Living to 100

Live100Jacquie Eubanks RN BSN



Why do people in some societies stay spry well into their 90’s, while in other parts of the world people’s health may begin to deteriorate well before their 70th birthday? Are there secrets to living a long and healthy life? If we want to live longer, energetic, disease-free lives, some might wonder whether there is an optimal longevity formula, a fountain of youth, so to speak. In actuality, scientists say that 30% of your life span is dictated by your genes, and the remaining 70% is attributed to your lifestyle and the influence of environment on your genetic expression. In the U.S., you have a one in five thousand chance of living to 100. But, in a few small areas of the world, those chances are better than good and parallels can be drawn between these very different societies.

Science tells us that the human body has a limited life expectancy of approximately 90 years. Why, then, does the average American reach the end of their capacity for life at a much younger 78 years of age? If, by following a healthy lifestyle, you could reclaim those 12 or more years, would you change your priorities, take better care of yourself, pay more attention to your diet, become more physically active or be more social? Because apparently in three small areas of the world, citizens do exactly that. It’s not at all unusual to find centenarians who reside in Silenus, a small community in the mountains of central Sardinia, Italy, or live on one small island in the archipelago of Okinawa, Japan and in a segment of Seventh Day Adventists residing in Loma Linda, California. Residents of these tiny areas of the globe have some of the longest life expectancies in the world.

Not only do these active residents enjoy extraordinary longevity, they live relatively free of disabling and life shortening chronic diseases. When you hear how they live their everyday lives, you may think, “Hey, that’s no secret. Everyone knows that.” The difference here is that while we may know it, they actually live it and their healthy lifestyles are paying off in healthy years. How many of us could say we look forward to holding our great, great, great grandchild? Some Okinawans can and do. What can we learn from these seemingly ageless societies where people work hard but life is simple? Author Dan Buettner teamed up with the National Institute on Aging and National Geographic magazine to find out.

In the highlands of Sardinia, vigorous centenarians still walk or bike to work each day and are active from dusk to dawn. Their remote mountain villages have helped to preserve a traditional way of life that encourages longevity. They chop wood and hike for miles each day to tend their flocks of sheep. They grow grapes and make their own polyphenol rich wine and grow fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes, eggplant and fava beans. They drink goat’s milk and eat omega-3 rich local cheese made from the milk of pasture raised sheep. Elderly people live with their extended families and participate in family life, which research shows is life extending for everyone, from grandparents to grandchildren. They drink wine in moderation and socialize with friends on a regular basis.

The Okinawans are among the world’s healthiest and longest lived people. There is no such thing as retirement and they awaken every day with a sense of purpose. The elderly family members are respected for their wisdom and Okinawan women are often respected spiritual leaders, contributing to their reason for living. They garden and spend time outdoors every day, raising colorful vegetables and herbs, high in natural antioxidants. They eat much more tofu than meat, eat small servings and stop eating when they are 80% full. They maintain lifelong social networks and often negotiate life’s ups and downs with friends they have known all their lives.

The Seventh Day Adventist woman of Loma Linda has a life expectancy of 89 years, a full decade longer than the average American woman. And men can expect to live 11 years longer than average. They eat a Bible-based vegetarian diet filled with greens, beans, nuts and seeds. Consistent daily walks are a part of their lifestyle. They take a 24 hour Sabbath each week and focus on family, their religion and nature. They spend their time with like-minded people in their community who support their proactive healthy lifestyles. They volunteer and give back to the community.

What the citizens of all three areas, known as Blue Zones, have in common:

  • They are active every day from morning to night.
  • They are very socially engaged.
  • They eat a largely plant based diet.
  • They don’t smoke.
  • They celebrate and respect their aged family members.
  • They put family first and surround themselves with friends, all of whom have a similar lifestyle and sense of purpose.

With our American lifestyles, we’re not likely to raise sheep or grow our own foods, but we can take some lessons from our wise and worldly neighbors. To live healthier– eat nutritiously, be physically active, drink moderately, be socially connected, spend time in nature, maintain a healthy weight and don’t smoke and you might just add those 12 lost years back into your own lifespan.

Professional Supplement Center offers these and other high quality supplements to support healthy longevity:

Finest Pure Fish Oil with Essential Oil of OrangeFinest Pure Fish Oil with Essential Oil of Orange by Pharmax – This ultra-pure omega-3 fish oil provides high concentrations of EPA and DHA in support of healthy cognitive function, cardiovascular, nerve and ocular health and overall wellness. Naturally flavored and preserved. No fishy odor or taste.

Resveratrol UltraResveratrol Ultra by Integrative Therapeutics – This proprietary formula provides a powerful antioxidant to help counter the effects of free radicals and supports cellular and cardiovascular health. Gluten, dairy and yeast free.


Ultra Anti-Oxidant (7470)Ultra Anti-Oxidant by Douglas Laboratories – This product provides a wide spectrum of nutritional antioxidants along with synergistic nutrients that effectively participate in the body’s antioxidant defense systems. Gluten, soy, dairy and yeast free.


Phyto Greens PowderPhyto Greens Powder by Genestra – This high potency formula provides a broad spectrum of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, digestive enzymes, fruits and vegetables for proper detoxification and optimal nutritional status. Vegetarian formulation.


The Secrets of Long Life. http://www.bluezones.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Nat_Geo_LongevityF.pdf
How to live to be 100+. https://www.ted.com/talks/dan_buettner_how_to_live_to_be_100/transcript?language=en
Life Expectancy. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/life-expectancy.htm
Blue Zones. https://www.bluezones.com/about-blue-zones/