What Are  “Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals” and How do They Affect Human Sexuality, Fertility, and Hormones?

November 8, 2022

I recently read an excellent book called Nobody Wants You Healthy. It explores the root cause of many chronic diseases and the role of hormone therapy in avoiding and managing those diseases. The author is Mark Richards, MD, a Yale-educated surgeon, and former White House physician consultant who went on a personal journey in his 40s to improve his health. Along the way, he describes a “personal Eureka moment that let him find the layers of truth about human illness; some glossed over and some purposely hidden .”

According to the Endocrine Society, endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are substances in the environment (air, soil, or water supply), food sources, personal care products, and manufactured products that interfere with the normal function of your body’s endocrine system. Since EDCs come from many different sources, people are exposed in several ways, including the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. EDCs also can enter the body through the skin. 

Dr. Richards explains why approximately half of Americans suffer from at least one chronic illness (killing more than 1.7 million Americans a year) and how both environmental and naturally occurring hormone deficiency play a role in disease development. 

But there is good news, Dr. Richards reveals the potential of hormone therapy for managing or avoiding some chronic diseases entirely. He is a proponent of hormone replacement therapy and favors a delivery method called hormone pellet therapy. (Link to pellet therapy article when we have it).

Well-written and researched, Dr. Richards is successful in writing a book for both layperson and medical professional audiences by including an extensive list of references and resources at the end of each chapter.

Dr. Richards’s book can be found here on Amazon.

My goal is always to share information that is well-researched, interesting, and inspires you to learn more about your health and well-being.

Linda Williams