Dr. Kirsten Smith, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, warns against the dangers of phthalates
Are you aware that an overwhelming number of personal care products contain phthalates?
What are Phthalates?
Phthalates are chemicals used to soften and increase flexibility of plastic and vinyl and are used in hundreds of consumer products, including the ones you put on your face, acting as homogenizing agents to bind ingredients together, like the ones in some of your favourite lipsticks.
Warning: These chemicals are incredibly harmful to your mind and body.
Why are Phthalates So Horrible?
Phthalates have been linked to numerous life threatening health concerns, like cancer, and are considered major endocrine disruptors, which can alter metabolic function in the body, decrease sperm count, lead to endometriosis and insulin resistance.
Dr. Kirsten Smith
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
Dr. Smith has a diverse educational background. She completed her 4-year Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine here in Toronto. Because of her thirst for knowledge, she did additional training in functional medicine, bioidentical hormone replacement, anti-aging medicine, infertility, intravenous vitamin therapy, oncology, biopuncture, botanical and environmental medicine. Dr. Smith has a special focus in bioidentical hormone therapy and optimal aging and works with Dr. Caplan to treat men and women who require this treatment at VitalityMD.
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