145: Obesogens – Chemicals That Make You Fat

Feb 27, 2016

Obesogens are a real thing. They are a class of chemical compounds found all around us that impair the functioning of our fat cells, interfere with metabolism & initiate hormone chaos. Obesogens are truly chemicals that make you fat.

Have you ever heard of endocrine disrupters? Endocrine disrupters are chemicals that interfere with any aspect of hormone action in the body. Obesogens are a specific class of endocrine disrupters that specifically target fat gain, fat loss, appetite and hormone balance related to fat loss.

They cause major problems but we can make a difference. Today’s episode talks about two specific obesogens: BPA and PFOAs. We’ll talk about what they do, how we’re exposed to them and what to do about them.

Don’t miss this episode. It’s a good one!

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Obesogens: Chemicals That Make You Fat

In today’s episode we’re covering the following questions:

  1. What are obesogens?
  2. How do they impact fat loss or gain?
  3. How do these chemicals impact your hormones?
  4. What is BPA?
  5. What is PFOA?
  6. What kinds of things are they found in?
  7. Why are they legal?
  8. How can I avoid them?
  9. Is it possible to detox from obesogens I might already have in my system?
  10. Why do these obesogens target body fat?

Research on Obesogens 

State restrictions of BPA

More detail than you could ever want on obesogens

Understanding obesogens

More research on obesogens


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