Since I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, I have been on a mission to figure out what lifestyle changes I can make to better support the health and balance of my hormones. For years, I’ve experimented with changes to my diet, my workout routine, and my mindfulness practices. I’ve found a lot of things that work, a lot of things that were total hoaxes, and a lot of things that seem to benefit me uniquely.
But one of the changes that has made the biggest differences in my life and the lives of my kids – and possibly the only thing that is “one size fits all” when it comes to health – is the importance of getting rid of endocrine disrupting chemicals (or EDCs).
EDCs are a class of chemicals that are found in many American products. Everything from the food we eat to the cookware we use and the skincare we put on our faces contain chemicals that research has found can disrupt our hormones. The health havoc these chemicals can wreak is extensive, affecting fertility, puberty, immune function, the nervous system, and even contributing to certain cancers, among other issues.
When I first learned how pervasive EDCs were, I was floored, but the good news is more products and brands are coming on the market every day that are safe, clean, and EDC-free – Veracity being one of them.