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Environmental Toxins Tag

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Environmental Toxins

[caption id="attachment_4826" align="alignleft" width="300"] Harlee Palmer, PA-C - Functional Medicine[/caption] In recent decades more than 100,000 chemicals have been introduced in common everyday products. Among these chemicals are endocrine disrupters that can have a significant impact on health. They can trigger autoimmune reactions such as allergies, eczema and modulate the immune response. Chemicals we breathe, eat and put on our bodies can affect the endocrine system and the gut which in turn can impact autoimmune disease as well as brain function. While genetics plays a role in the development of autoimmune disease, our lifestyle and environment can impact how these genes are expressed. It may seem overwhelming to think about how to protect ourselves from the constant assault of pesticides, pollution, and chemicals but there are definitely things we...