Category Archives: Hormonal Issues

National Toxicology Expert on BPA

BPAFound in everything from baby bottles to contact lenses, tooth sealants to soda can linings, Bisphenol A or BPA is a chemical component of plastics… used to make them more resilient. The chemical is a recognized hormone disruptor, and specifically appears to disrupt estrogen pathways in the body. Recent studies have raised concerns about a potential link between BPA and cancers of the prostate and breast, as well as obesity.

Today, Dr Jim speaks with Dr. Retha Newbold, developmental reproductive biologist for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences regarding her concerns for human risk with BPA exposure.

Navigating Gender Differences

Tell men directions and give women landmarks. That’s the upshot of a study in the Journal of Behavioral Neuroscience. Research shows a clear difference in how gender affects our ability to process directions. So testosterone affects our brains in this way too? Dr Jim explains…

Is bottled water safe? The latest buzz on Bis-phenol A

RecycleBPA (or Bis-phenol A) is a chemical in plastics which can leach out of the plastic containers into the food products we eat. Previous studies showing precancerous tumors, urinary tract problems and early puberty were disregarded because the researchers injected the chemical into rats rather than feeding it to them. But the federal National Toxicology Program has changed their stance on those studies and is now asking the FDA to reconsider the safety of BPA.  Hear Dr Jim’s take on this issue now…