Endocrine Specialist Del Valle TX

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.

Debra Lynne Freedenberg, MD
(512) 419-1000
900 E 30th St Ste 220
Austin, TX
Specialties
Medical Genetics, Clinical Molecular Genetics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Brackenridge Hosp, Austin, Tx; St Davids Med Ctr, Austin, Tx; Seton Nw Hosp, Austin, Tx; Heart Hospital Of Austin, Austin, Tx
Group Practice: Genetics Institute Of Austin

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Lesley M Drummond Borg, MD
(512) 458-7111
1100 W 49th St
Austin, TX
Specialties
Clinical Genetics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Otago, Med Sch, Dunedin, New Zealand
Graduation Year: 1971

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Frederick D Mannerberg, MD
(512) 328-8821
Austin, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1959

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Radhia Gleis
(512) 416-1810
1501 Koenig Lane
Austin, TX
Company
Advanced Health Institute
Industry
Holistic Health Counselor, Naturopath, Nutritionist
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Weight Loss, Women's Health

Therapies : Nutritional Counseling, Natural Hormone Replacement, Holistic Medicine, Counseling, Detoxification, Natural Health, Nutrition Education
Insurance
None
Professional Affiliations
International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists

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Ted Leroy Edwards, MD
(512) 327-4886
4201 Bee Cave Rd Ste B112
Austin, TX
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1960

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Lesley M Drummond Borg, MD
(512) 458-7700
1100 W 49th St
Austin, TX
Specialties
Medical Genetics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Otago, Med Sch, Dunedin, New Zealand
Graduation Year: 1971

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Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin
(512) 693-4373
4701 Westgate Blvd., Bldg C.
Austin, TX
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Chiropractors, Herbology, Integrative Medicine, Meditation, Nutrition, Qi Gong, Reflexology, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
Associated Hospitals
Student Clinic

Alexander Orlov
(512) 473-8900
1501 W. 5th Street
Austin, TX
Company
Austin Wellness Institute
Industry
Ayurvedic Practitioner, Nutritionist, Osteopath (DO)

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Ted Leroy Edwards Jr, MD
(512) 327-4886
4201 Bee Caves Rd Ste B112
Austin, TX
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: South Austin Hospital, Austin, Tx
Group Practice: Hills Medical Group

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Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin
512-371-3738, 512-467-0370
2700 W. Anderson Ln. #512
Austin, TX
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Chiropractors, Herbology, Integrative Medicine, Meditation, Nutrition, Qi Gong, Reflexology, Tai Chi, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tui Na
Associated Hospitals
Student Clinic and Professional Clinic

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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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