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Do We Need to Stop Burning Candles? The Truth About EDCs.

Do We Need to Stop Burning Candles? The Truth About EDCs.

What are EDCs and why should you care about them? 

Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) are a group of compounds that, despite being unnoticeable, have the potential to disrupt the delicate balance of our endocrine system. These seemingly harmless substances are part of our daily lives, from the products we use to the food we consume. EDCs lurk in unexpected places, impacting hormonal functions and, consequently, our overall well-being.

I’ve invited environmental toxins and green living expert Deborah de Moulpied onto the show to give us the 411 on all things EDCs.

Stick around to learn where these toxic chemicals are hiding in our daily lives and how we can minimize our exposure. 

In this episode

[03:20] Deborah provides a basic overview of EDCs and what we should be mindful of for our health.

[05:41] What are the most common ways for EDCs to enter our bodies?

[06:48] If our thyroid is exposed to EDCs, what are the potential repercussions?

[09:32] Deborah explains EDCs in food and how they are also linked to the packaging. 

[11:07] “There’s different ways our food can get contaminated with these chemicals”. – Deborah

[15:42] Why do we become desensitized or “nose blind” to toxic fragrances? 

[18:19] Deborah explains how certain EDCs seriously impact estrogen levels, mitigating the effectiveness of therapies like Tamoxifen. 

[22:19] Is using a microwave or an air fryer safer?

[28:51] The safety considerations for any plugged-in devices, from air purifiers to blenders.

[30:15] Deborah shares a simple yet practical step to take today to reduce cancer risk. 

[34:04] A tip from Deborah on effectively purifying the air in your kitchen.

About Deborah de Moulpied

Deborah de Moulpied is the Founder of Cancer Free Home, the go-to place for non-toxic and clean living for a healthier lifestyle. 

Deborah’s journey has been deeply rooted in a passion for the outdoors and a profound appreciation for the wonders of nature. In 2006, she established Bona Fide Green Goods, a business that swiftly earned a reputation as the premier destination for green and clean living products.

As a Green Living Expert, Deborah championed the cause of offering organic and low-chemical personal care and home products. The focus wasn’t just on environmental sustainability; many customers sought these products for health reasons, particularly those battling or aiming to prevent cancer. Collaborating with organizations like the Environmental Working Group, Deborah and her team have educated customers about toxins, ingredients, and regulations, empowering them to make informed and healthier choices.

In 2011, the Anticancer Lifestyle Program (ACLP) recognized Deborah’s expertise and invited her to develop and write the environmental pillar of their program. Apart from her role with the ACLP, Deborah actively engages with cancer support groups, delivering lectures on non-toxic living. 

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