Endocrine Specialist Bartlett IL

Endocrine disrupters are chemicals found in scads of widely used products. They resemble hormones in their chemical structure, leading many researchers to believe that the body treats them as hormones, too. Once inside us, endocrine disrupters interfere with normal hormonal processes, causing genetic damage, especially in developing fetuses and children.

Robert Roger Lebel, MD
(630) 790-4008
346 Taft Ave
Glen Ellyn, IL
Specialties
Medical Genetics, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1982

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Sara Verghese, MD
(708) 985-5452
1516 Willow Creek Ln
Darien, IL
Specialties
Medical Genetics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Christian Med Coll, Punjab Univ, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1980

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Fred Schultz, M.D.
(630) 933-9722
2150 Manchester Rd.
Wheaton, IL
Specialty
Bioidentical Hormones, Integrative Medicine, NHRT, Nutrition, Physical / Exercise Therapy, Psychotherapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
Center for Health and Healing

Elizabeth Lemes, ND, CNC, CNHP
(630) 253-8111
2200 S. Main St., Suite 105
Lombard, IL
Specialty
Animal Health, BioSET, Color Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Distance Healing, Ear Coning, EFT / TFT, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Healing Touch, Lymphatic Therapy, Medical Intuitive, Meditation, Naturopathy, Nutrition, Raindrop Therapy, Reams Testing, Reiki, Remote Healing, Sclerology, Spiritual Counseling, TAT, Wellness Centers
Associated Hospitals
NeuroMuscular Pain and Nutrition Center

Taryn DeCicco
(847) 577-4455
304 East Rand
Arlington Hts, IL
Company
Apple-A-Day Clinic, SC
Industry
Acupuncturist, Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Nutritionist
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Gastritis, Gastrointestinal Concerns, GERD, Heartburn, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Therapies : Acupressure, Acupuncture, Cupping, Energy Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Mega-Vitamin Therapy, Moxibustion, Natural Hormone Replacement, Nutritional Counseling
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Professional Affiliations
Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance, Healing Music Organization

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S Concepcion Echiverri, MD
(312) 633-7697
Warrenville, IL
Specialties
Clinical Genetics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1979

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Carol J Witcraft Booth, MD
(847) 723-7705
1875 Dempster St Ste 340
Park Ridge, IL
Specialties
Clinical Genetics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1968

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Francis Mark Carter, MD
(708) 397-5836
8 Bridgton On Asbury
Rolling Meadows, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Charing Cross And Westminster Med Sch, London (352-07 Pr 01/71)
Graduation Year: 1969

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WomanCare, P.C.
(847) 221-4700
355 West Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL
Services
Weight Management, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Massage Therapy, Herbal Medicine, Gynecology, Functional Medicine, Energy Medicine, Bio-identical HRT, Biofeedback, Aromatherapy
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American Holistic Medical Association

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(847) 577-4455
304 E Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 
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A Clear & Plastic Danger

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By Alan Reder

In Hollywood’s 1967 classic The Graduate, our floundering hero, recent law school grad Ben Braddock, wonders what to do with his life when a family friend offers him a surefire career tip: “I want to say one word to you—plastics.” While Braddock doesn’t follow that advice, it was indeed solid counsel for that era. In 2008, however, plastics face a far more troubled future. The crux of the problem? Endocrine disruption.

Endocrine disrupters are chemicals found in scads of widely used products. They resemble hormones in their chemical structure, leading many researchers to believe that the body treats them as hormones, too. Once inside us, endocrine disrupters interfere with normal hormonal processes, causing genetic damage, especially in developing fetuses and children. Among other things, the chemicals throw sexual development off course, make reproductive systems go haywire, and cause hormone- related cancers. While the only proof of harm comes from animal testing, the threat appears to extend to humans as well.

Endocrine disruption flared as a hot topic in 1996, sparked by the book Our Stolen Future (Penguin, 1996), by zoologist Theo Colborn and others. By tying some alarming research to some just-as-alarming human trends, Colborn demonstrated that major impacts from endocrine disrupters might already be affecting the human population. For instance, the authors suggested that breast cancer rates, which have risen sharply since the mid-20th century, might be related to the widespread use of pesticides and herbicides that contain hormone-mimicking chemicals. Studies at the Strang Cornell Cancer Research Laboratory showed that the chemicals appear to push estrogen metabolism in a direction that profoundly boosts cancer risk.

In the 12 years since Colborn published Our Stolen Future, the federal government has responded to research-based questions about endocrine disrupters mainly by protecting corporations that profit from them. Yet evidence that Colborn and her coauthors were right continues to mount.

For a microcosm of what’s been happening with endocrine disrupters in the US, consider the case of the widely used chemical bisphenol-A (BPA). Industry loves BPA because it makes polycarbonate plastic clear and nearly unbreakable. An extensive body of literature supports the view that this chemical, originally developed as a synthetic estrogen, can cause hormonal chaos. “We’re talking about hundreds of studies with large sample sizes by the world’s premier scientists in endocrinology, neurobiology, and developmental biology—published in the major journals in the world,” says University of Missouri-Columbia neurobiologist Fred vom Saal, a pioneer in BPA research. But the FDA has so far declared BPA safe, citing instead two tiny studies. Those studies, unlike the independent research that counters them, were funded by the chemical industry.

The government has also failed to act against phthalates—chemicals used mainly to ...

Author: Alan Reder

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