If your child with diabetes is entering a school for the first time, meet several weeks before school starts with the school principal, school nurse, teachers, and other school personnel who will have direct contact with your child.
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What should I do when my child first enters school with diabetes?
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How can endocrine-disrupting chemicals (obesogens) affect my metabolism?
Ashley Koff, RD, Nutrition & Dietetics, answeredThere's evidence to show that ingredients in some foods can disrupt your metabolism and your hormonal system, which impacts how well your body processes and burns energy. A class of natural and synthetic chemicals known as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), also gaining the name "obesogens," can act in a variety of ways to make and keep you fat: by mimicking human hormones such as estrogen, by misprogramming stem cells to become fat cells, and, researchers think, by altering the function of genes. They enter our bodies through a variety of ways: from natural hormones found in soy products, from hormones administered to animals, from plastics in some food and beverage packaging, from ingredients added to processed foods, and from pesticides sprayed on produce. The lesson: when you eat minimally processed natural foods, you help stoke your body's metabolism so you can burn more fat.
Are compounded bioidentical hormones natural?
Lauren Streicher, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answeredLike many new phrases, “bioidentical” means different things to different people. Generally, however, most women inquiring about bioidentical hormones are referring to compounded hormones that are advertised as being safer and better than FDA-approved estrogen and progestogens distributed by pharmaceutical companies.
The only thing that is natural is to drink the horse urine or eat the soy plant (both are used in the manufacturing of hormones). All plant-derived hormone preparations, whether they come from a compounding pharmacy or a large commercial pharmacy, require a chemical process to synthesize the final product, which can then be put into a cream, a spray, a patch or a pill. Promoters of compounded plant-derived hormones use the terms "natural" and "bioidentical" because it is appealing to consumers and implies that it is not synthetic.
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