Dr. Oz, obesogens work by the following methods:
You'll find obesogens in the following places:
- "Encourage the body to store fat and re-program cells to become fat cells.
- Prompt the liver to become insulin resistant, which makes the pancreas pump out more insulin that turns energy into fat all over the body.
- Prevent leptin (a hormone that reduces appetite) from being released from your fat cells to tell your body you are full."
- flame retardants = found in furniture and electronics
- Bisphenol A(BPA) = plastics with recycling number 7 on the bottom, receipts, lining of cans
- phthalates= new car smell, fragrance in personal care products
- triclosan = antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizers
- polyvinylchloride (pvc) = shower curtains. Look for non pvc curtains.
- Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) = teflon cookware. Try cast iron pans.
- high fructose corn syrup
- atrazine = pesticide (atrazinelovers.com). Get a water filter to avoid this.
- microwave popcorn
- vinyl flooring, industrial strength plastic wrap, grocery store plastic wrap over meat. Ask for meet wrapped in brown paper.
- air fresheners. Try dried herbs and flowers.
- Polybrominated biphenyls (PCBs) = industrial chemicals that enter the food chain and enter our diet through fish and meat. Try Meatless Mondays.