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PYP 143: Janice Stanger on Hormonal Disruption and Dietary Dangers

janice-stangerJanice Stanger, PhD, author of The Perfect Formula Diet, is a repeat podcast guest. This time, she's on because she gave a remarkable presentation on hormonal health and disease at the annual Wellness Forum Health conference.

Near the beginning of her talk, she read a quote from a medical textbook with a single word omitted: “[Blank] is the most powerful anabolic hormone in the human body.” – and asked us to fill in the blank. I stood confidently, raised my hand, and boomed out the answer, “Human Growth Hormone.”

Which was incorrect. And humbling.

Janice has a way of looking at and explaining nutrition that manages to both simplify and honor the complexity of the topic. And she does that in this interview, regarding three of the most important hormonal systems in the body and how we can screw them up or keep them functioning well.

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In our conversation, we cover:

  • three ways to screw up our hormones
  • hormone basics and definitions
  • why we should be concerned about environmental toxins, and how we can mitigate them
  • the importance of washing new clothing before wearing it
  • the dangers of hormonal supplementation unless there's a very good medical reason
  • the craziness of hormonal “anti-aging” promises
  • the single biggest endocrine disruptor of all (and one we have total control over)
  • why it's better to eat conventionally grown broccoli than organic, grass-fed beef
  • the significance of the fat-solubility of persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
  • how to remove POPs from produce, and why you can't remove them from meat or dairy or eggs
  • why the phyto-estrogens in soy are like childproofing your house
  • the most powerful anabolic hormone (we didn't forget ;))
  • the paleo misunderstandings of human physiology
  • the role of the other digestive hormone, glucagon
  • messing with estrogen and testosterone
  • the importance of knowing the exclusion criteria of clinical trials
  • and much more…

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Links

Janice's website

Janice's book: The Perfect Formula Diet

Research mentioned in the podcast:

70,000x concentration of POPs in fatty tissue – web link and World Bank PDF

95% of dioxin exposure comes from eating animal fat – EPA PDF (see page 47) and 1994 article in Health Perspectives Journal

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1 comment on “PYP 143: Janice Stanger on Hormonal Disruption and Dietary Dangers

  1. Thank You says:

    Thank You for another informative podcast. Always get something from your questions Howard.

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