Gluten is a hormone disruptor and it can impact your Oestrogen and Progesterone levels. Your digestive tract can become inflamed, which in turn can increase your Cortisol levels. DT suggests that if you are experiencing moments of blind rage, it might be worth cutting out gluten temporarily to see if it makes any difference. So swap out the pasta and bread for some rice, quinoa, oats, buckwheat, corn and teff. Always try and buy organic where possible to avoid pesticides that can be found on regular grains.
BPA is found in cans, plastic bottles and microwave popcorn. DT highlights that, without noticing, you may be filling up on products containing Xenoestrogens, toxins that mimic oestrogen.
Triclosan is found in some deodorant, toothpaste, antibac soap and body wash and is associated with a decrease in the levels of some thyroid hormones.
Phthalate which is found in some scented candles, perfume, body lotions, air freshener and plastic wrap are endocrine disruptors and are detrimental to human health.
Alcohol also has a detrimental effect on our Oestrogen levels. As devastating as it is, alcohol is a toxin that our liver has to metabolise; this extra pressure on our liver decreases its ability to detox Oestrogen. DT is not suggesting that you should sacrifice that Friday night glass of wine (cough - bottle), but you should be conscious of how much you are drinking. Swapping out some of your booze intake for Kombucha or WillPowder’s Nootropic energy boost, Brain Powder is a great way of getting the same kick, but without the liver damage.