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Which Hormone is Keeping you Fat? 

Can Plastics Induce Early Menopause?

Plastic use has become increasingly common. Unfortunately, 2 chemicals commonly found in plastics are linked to early menopause.

Early menopause

Early menopause in when a woman stops menstruating before the age of 45. With the decision for many women to have children later in life, this can have detrimental effects on fertility. 

Early menopause can also lead to osteoporosis and heart disease because women lose the protective effects of estogen earlier than normal. 

Plastic chemicals

Plastics are made by combining several different chemicals to achieve the desired hardness and transparency. Unfortunately, some of these chemicals are linked to several health issues.

BPA was one of the first plastic chemicals to show problems. Many new products will state that they are BPA free, but older products on your shelf might still contain BPA. BPA is an endocrine disruptor which has several risks.

Phthalates are also common plastic chemicals. Phthalates are also found in scented shampoos, air fresheners and dryer sheets. A study linked this chemical to earlier menopause. 

What can you do

Limit your use of plastics, especially when the plastics are heated in the microwave. Opt for glass containers instead. 

Choosing plastics that are BPA or phthalate free might help, but the newer chemicals that replace these can be just as bad.

How can I help

I help women balance hormones with personalized changes to nutrition and ideas to reduce toxins in your life. Book a free nutrition assessment to find out how you can work with me.

Reference:

https://www.webmd.com/women/news/20150128/pesticides-plastics-chemicals-tied-to-earlier-menopause-in-women#:~:text=The%20investigators%20identified%2015%20chemicals,harmful%20effects%20on%20ovarian%20function.