Welcome back to another post in my series about women's health. Now let's chat about "Glands That Make You Go."

The endocrine system is a network of glands in your body that make the hormones that help cells talk to each other. They're responsible for almost every cell, organ, and function in your body. These glands include the pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, reproductive, pineal, parathyroid, and thymus. Although each gland produces its own particular hormone, they are interconnected and play a huge role in women's health. 

One of the best ways to keep each glad healthy is to avoid endocrine disruptors. 

According to the NIEHS, many chemicals, both natural and man-made, may mimic or interfere with the endocrine system. Chemicals called endocrine disruptors are linked with developmental, reproductive, brain, immune, and other problems. Endocrine Disruptors are found in many everyday products, including some plastic bottles and containers, liners of metal food cans, cleaning supplies, skincare products, detergents, flame retardants, food, toys, cosmetics, and pesticides. Even low doses of endocrine-disrupting chemicals may be unsafe. The body's normal endocrine functioning involves very small changes in hormone levels, yet we know that these changes can cause significant developmental and biological effects. This observation leads scientists to think that endocrine-disrupting chemical exposures, even at low amounts, can alter the body's sensitive systems and lead to health problems.

So what can you do? Read labels. Know your ingredients, products, and how they are manufactured.

The most significant and first step you can take in supporting your Endocrine System is using a genuinely safe household cleaner. The choice in our family is Thieves Household Cleaner. This one product opened the door for safer and healthier choices, and we are so thankful. 

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