SSRI drugs decrease androgens / progestogens, increase estrogens

As hard as it is to believe, this is the actual title of the study – i.e. SSRI drugs are bonafide endocrine disruptors. As it turns out, all of the six most-prescribed SSRI drugs the study looked at behaved not only as inhibitors of gonadal androgen synthesis (e.g. testosterone, DHT), but also adrenal androgens (DHEA) … Read more

Endocrine disruptors in cosmetics may cause postpartum depression, premature births

Hardly a surprising finding, but it will probably come as a shock to most modern women who are the biggest consumers of such products (e.g. nail polish, perfumes, shampoo, etc). One of the reasons for this “controversy” is that doctors continue to insist that using such products during pregnancy is perfectly safe, for both mom-to-be … Read more

Drop in mom’s thyroid levels, undetectable by blood tests, tanks child IQ

I am posting this article mostly for the specific quote corroborating Peat’s writing that thyroid blood tests are very unreliable and always have to be interpreted together with other “biomarkers” of thyroid function such as pulse, core temperature, muscle tone, reflexes, etc before a comprehensive diagnosis can be made. In fact, the article says even … Read more

Estrogen excess during pregnancy may cause autism

Finally! Some common sense is emerging from the medical profession. For one, it points the finger straight at estrogen as a possible cause of autism. And not just estradiol, which the medical profession considers the only estrogen of note, but all 3 of them (estrone, estradiol, estriol). So, all the talk about estrone/estriol being weak … Read more

Endocrine disruptors (BPA) can cause autism several generations later

In one of his recent newsletters, as well several KMUD interviews, Peat mentioned that the effects of GMO foods and other environmental toxins would not be immediately visible. In fact, they would take several generations to manifest and by the say third, forth, fifth generations we would start seeing things like sterility, cancer, neurodenegerative disease, … Read more

Endocrine disruptors in sunscreen absorb systemically after just one day of use, persist for days

So much for the safety of sunscreen. Of course, the article immediately goes on the defensive and warns against stopping sunscreen. It even includes gems like “The sun is the real enemy here” and keeps repeating the mantra that it is all about risk-benefits analysis. Yet, even MSM is forced to admit that the several … Read more

Allopregnanolone deficiency during pregnancy causes autism

Yet another study that links prenatal stress with the offspring developing autism. The rates of autism have been steadily rising over the last 3 decades but the medical profession claims this is simply due to better diagnostic methods. The fact that the health of general population, and especially young women of child-bearing age, is declining … Read more