Below is a video I recorded recently. What do plastic bottles contain that is so harmful to you?
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)
EDCs are hormone disruptors. Your body is exposed to a soup of chemicals every day, starting with your skincare products, home cleaning chemicals and right down to the lining of cold drink cans and even store receipts!
Many EDCs are obesogens:
For many of you with PCOS, weight loss challenge is one of the most important problems that you are dealing with. While the underlying problem in PCOS is insulin resistance, it is possible that EDCs are an additional factor as well. Some EDCs are considered to be obesogens. This means that they can make you gain or retain excess weight.
From numerous animal and lab studies as well as human studies, scientists have found that EDCs are associated with obesity, metabolic dysfunction, hypothyroidism, some cancers, PCOS, infertility, diabetes.
Studies in women with PCOS have shown that levels of an EDC called BPA (Bisphenol-A) were higher in women with PCOS than in those without. More importantly, higher levels of BPA were also related to worse metabolism and higher levels of male hormones, both of which are hallmarks of PCOS. (1) Ref
Beware Of BPA-free!
A few years ago when BPA was banned from being used in infant feeding bottles, manufacturers came up with an alternative product, BPS. It turns out that the alternative may not be a safer option! (4) Ref