What are Xenoestrogens?

Xenoestrogens are a type of xenohormone, which as the name implies are foreign hormones. Xenohormones are chemicals that mimic the effect of hormones produced by the body, but are from foreign sources and often artificial. Chemicals that come from natural sources, like soybeans, which mimic the effects of estrogen in the body are known as […]

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XEs in the Kitchen: Nonstick Pans

Nonstick pans have quickly become common in our kitchens since PTFE was discovered on accident in 1938. Dr. Roy Plunkett accidentally invented PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) while experimenting with various refrigerants, and was clever enough to recognize the value of his unintended creation. It was very slippery while also managing to be extremely stable, meaning it rarely […]

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What are Phytoestrogens?

Phytoestrogens are a type of natural xenoestrogen. Unlike other xenoestrogens that are man-made and artificial in nature, phytoestrogens come from plant based sources. They can also be somewhat confusing because even though most of them imitate estrogen and its effects in the body, some function as estrogen antagonists, meaning they have the opposite effect as […]

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