Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs) are chemicals that can alter hormone balance by impacting the secretion, production and metabolism of them in the body.
EDCs also hang around and bio accumulate in the body. They like to hide out in our adipose tissue, which can also become a problem when someone decides to lose weight. When you burn fat, these chemicals are released into the blood stream and can burden the liver. A strong focus on liver detoxification support should be implemented with your Naturopath when deciding to lose weight.
There are hundreds of known EDCs, here are a few major players to try to avoid:
See my blog article on the Foundations of Hormone Balance to learn more about the endocrine system and see which foundational aspects of health to focus on when maintaining or rebalanced your hormones.