The media have been reporting more and more about the potential dangers of plastics. Years ago, who would have thought that drinking out of a plastic water bottle could affect your female hormones so much? But today, we know that it is critical to decrease your exposure to such pollutants, which can really affect your estrogen levels.
If you have estrogen dominance, do what you can to avoid “xenoestrogens,” which are powerfully estrogenic chemical compounds found in plastics, pesticides, detergents, and cosmetics. In particular, avoid beauty products that contain the preservative called “parabens,” which are potent xenoestrogens. There are many paraben-free natural beauty care products available at Whole Foods and other health food stores, and also on my Web site. In addition, avoid using and storing your food in plastic containers.