The Obesogens

The Obesogens

By Stephanie Seferian

The human endocrine system is delicate and complex. While scientists first discovered endocrine disrupting chemicals in 1991, obesogens - a subset of endocrine disruptors in personal care products that cause weight gain - were discovered only within the last two decades. Our cosmetics can cause us to develop more and bigger fat cells; they may also make it harder to stay at a healthy weight. On today's show: A conversation with Andrea Dahr about the endocrine disruptors, with special attention to the obesogens.   Here's a preview: [4:45] Back to biology class: Breaking down the need-to-know info about your endocrine system [7:45] Losing weight isn't as simple as burning more calories than you consume, and here's why [12:00] Fascinating research about the impact of obesogen exposure on prenatal development and possible generational effects on our great-grandchildren [15:00] What does "dermatologist approved" actually mean? [18:00] Next level steps for intermediate product label readers, plus: Why simply shopping at "healthy" stores isn't enough    Resources mentioned: Switch Natural app  The Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Database This show is listener-supported. Thank you for supporting! Join our (free!) Facebook community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube @sustainableminimalists Say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com.
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