Endocrine Disruptors and Where to Find Them

There are approximately 85,000 man-made chemicals in the world, many of which the general population comes into contact with on a daily basis. However, only about 1% of these compounds have been evaluated for safety despite having a high potential of being noxious to human health.

Mounting evidence points to the harmful nature of a specific and prevalent group of chemicals – endocrine-disrupting chemicals, also known as EDCs. These compounds interfere with the functioning of the endocrine system and have been linked to adverse health effects, including congenital disabilities, tumors, reproductive issues, obesity, and more. Research cited by the Endocrine Society notes that the effects of certain endocrine disruptors can even carry across generations, signaling the need for increased public awareness and cautionary measures to prevent exposure.

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Innovation, Inspiration, Integration: What To Expect At The 30th Annual Spring Congress

In just under two weeks, the industry’s key experts and influential voices will gather at the critically-acclaimed Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, FL, for the 30th Annual Spring Congress. We hope you will be joining us for “Eat, Fuel, Heal: Nurturing the Second Brain” between April 29-30 for an all-inclusive weekend exploring the pertinent role of nutrition in optimal health and chronic disease management.

Dedicated to solving clinical problems and bridging critical gaps in medical education, the A4M team has planned this event to offer direct access to leading authorities, the latest practical clinical insights, a wide range of interactive sessions, and much more.

So, what can you expect at the upcoming 30th Annual Spring Congress? Read on to find out.

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Stress Awareness Month: 5 Healthy Coping Methods For Stressed Patients 

April marks the beginning of Stress Awareness Month. This national observance aims to raise public awareness of the far-reaching, systemic consequences of chronic stress on physical and mental health.

While stress is a natural part of life, chronic stress and severe stress levels can have significant adverse effects when not managed effectively. In individuals with pre-existing genetic vulnerabilities to mental illness, high stress levels can actually trigger mental illness. Severe stress can greatly worsen symptoms for those who already have mental illness, especially when combined with common unhealthy coping strategies such as substance abuse, social withdrawal, and overworking.

Learning and implementing healthful coping skills is essential for supporting patients’ whole-body health. To successfully help manage stress year-round, it is essential to educate patients about wellness-focused coping methods that not only mitigate stress levels but also promote improved health.

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