Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Are Making Us Fat and Giving Us Diabetes

George Washington's picture

We documented in 2012 that that toxic chemicals in our food, water and air our causing an epidemic of obesity … even in 6 month old infants.

No matter how lazy and gluttonous adults may have become recently, 6-month-olds can’t be lazy … they can’t even walk, let alone go to the gym.   And 6-month-olds can’t “binge” … Gerber doesn’t make corn dogs or milk chocolate truffles fried in beer batter.

And we documented in 2012 that the same thing is being observed in animals … hardly your stereotypical couch potatoes.

A study published last month in the journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practice found that it’s harder for adults today to maintain the same weight – even at the same levels of food intake and exercise – as adults in the 1980s. (As reported by the Atlantic and the Independent.)

And last month, the prestigious Endocrine Society reinforced the argument that endocrine-disrupting chemicals are making us fat.

As Medical Xpress reports:

Emerging evidence ties endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure to two of the biggest public health threats facing society – diabetes and obesity, according to the executive summary of an upcoming Scientific Statement issued today by the Endocrine Society.




The statement builds upon the Society’s groundbreaking 2009 report, which examined the state of scientific evidence on endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and the risks posed to human health.




The chemicals are so common that nearly every person on Earth has been exposed to one or more. An economic analysis published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism in March estimated that EDC exposure likely costs the European Union €157 billion ($209 billion) a year in actual health care expenses and lost earning potential.


“The evidence is more definitive than ever before – EDCs disrupt hormones in a manner that harms human health,” said Andrea C. Gore, Professor and Vacek Chair of Pharmacology at the University of Texas at Austin and chair of the task force that developed the statement. “Hundreds of studies are pointing to the same conclusion, whether they are long-term epidemiological studies in human, basic research in animals and cells, or research into groups of people with known occupational exposure to specific chemicals.”




Animal studies found that exposure to even tiny amounts of EDCs during the prenatal period can trigger obesity later in life. Similarly, animal studies found that some EDCs directly target beta and alpha cells in the pancreas, fat cells, and liver cells. This can lead to insulin resistance and an overabundance of the hormone insulin in the body – risk factors for Type 2 diabetes.


Epidemiological studies of EDC exposure in humans also point to an association with obesity and diabetes, although the research design did not allow scientists to determine causality. The research offers insights into factors driving the rising rates of obesity and diabetes. About 35 percent of American adults are obese, and more than 29 million Americans have diabetes, according to the Society’s Endocrine Facts and Figures report.

Postscript: This is in no way an excuse.  I've got to get off my @ss and exercise more and pig out less if I want to lose my "Dad Bod".

But it doesn't f@©king help.

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dizzyfingers's picture

https://intensivedietarymanagement.com/the-proof-is-in-the-pudding-more-turds-in-the-punchbowl/ The Proof is in the Pudding – More Turds in the PunchBowl

Fact #1 – Conventional weight loss advice is to Eat Less, Move More, or Caloric Reduction as Primary (CRaP). 

Fact #2 – Obesity is just friggin’ exploding all over the damn place.

dizzyfingers's picture

Simple fix:  Don't buy/use plastics. Eat only fresh food; monitor (reduce) carbohydrate content in the diet; don't buy anything in packages, plastic bottles, cans. Avoid all sugars and everything made with flour (grains). Real butter is health food: low-fat diet doesn't supply the nutritional elements (fats) we make our hormones from. Visit www.dietdoctor.com


John_Coltrane's picture

There's a simple reason exercise (vigorous and everyday) trumps diet.  Exercise develops muscle mass which metabolizes more glucose and fats than other cells.  And of course your heart is a muscle.  If you use a heart rate monitor you'll realize an hour of vigorous exercise (in the training zone) will easily burn an extra 700 caloriies/day.  That's a lot of extra food intake when you realize the muscles require more colories even in the resting state.  But, of course, modern sedentary lifestyles and basic lack of discipline are the easier American approach.  This is the reaons for the obesity problem.  But even if you're an endomorph and naturally thin, you won't be healthy without daily vigorous exercise (cardio and weights and/or physical labor). 

"Got a problem, look first in the mirror for the solution."  -Libertarian motto

Whoa Dammit's picture

In the early 1900's many doctors advocated "milk cures."  The milk back then was raw milk, as pasteurization and homogenization was not common. Here are links to some of the early writings about this:

An article by Dr. J. R. Crewe, of the Mayo Foundation, forerunner of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, published in Certified Milk Magazine, January 1929.


And a book written by Bernard McFadden in 1923 


The interesting thing about drinking raw milk, other than its  use to allegedly cure actual diseases, is that it purportedly helps people attain their optimal weight.. Although I have yet to try the hard core  live off of milk for a month "cure". I have been drinking a quart of it a day for the past 2 months. Despite the extra calories, and with no additional exercise, I have lost about 10 pounds of stubborn flab and added muscle tone. Plus my teeth and skin look amazing.

medicalstudent's picture

air. water. food n stuff.

hepa. reverse osmosis. polimaster barley sauna.


we are a polluted race.

scrappy's picture
With the stems and seeds that you don't need... Acapulco Gold is... ( Bad Ass Weed )


nah's picture

gluten's spell the end of civilization

Yohimbo's picture

Endrocrine system assault, AND could it be that few do any actual fucking work anymore (other than lift a pudgy hand holding a cheese puff to their drooling maw, and or running rackets and pushing papers and threats).

I remember the 80s, people still worked, they produced things, instead of producing misery for others. 

the country is fucked and the fuckees are too arrogant to admit they are failures, just push the debt ceiling 

voila , ego remains intact another few months. 



world_debt_slave's picture

went from obese to lean from not eating processed foods, restaurants or junk food.  Using raw goats milk and Kefir grains for breakfast smoothie, make my own probiotics e.g. saurekraut, fermented veggies, fermented tea etc etc

gcjblack's picture

The fat content in breast milk has radically changed over last 50 years, as has the subcutaneous fat on humans.  We are now 8 times higher in Omega-6 fats, instead of the prior Omega-3 fats.


The impact of this is not totally understood, but is believed to be a strong contributing factor.

Pullmyfinger's picture

12 Hormone-Altering Chemicals and How to Avoid Them


BarnacleBill's picture

I'm an old man (mid-70s), and lead a sedentary life. I used to doze every day for an hour or two, and thought that was what old people had to do. Then I gave up eating bread. No more daily dozing. True story.

Bastiat's picture

The article doesn't mention how these EDC polutants get into the body: what foods carry them?


"One study, highlighted in my video, Dietary Sources of Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors, examined the Japanese food supply to find out which foods had these potentially allergy-exacerbating endocrine disruptors. The researchers found that chicken and fish had the highest levels. Water animals and birds concentrate these compounds to levels several thousands of times greater than those in the environment because these are fat-soluble chemicals. “Therefore, they can easily contaminate foods of animal origin, which are thought to represent the most important source of human exposure to many organic pollutants,” not just the alkylphenols. Another research group also found that fish was the worst."


sam site's picture
The globalists understand that domination of a population requires that their immune systems must be overwhelmed by toxic metals and chemicals.  This forms the basis for infectious sites throughout the body continuously emitting caustic enzymes that inflame body tissue and cause a subtle fear and anxiety subconsciously. This is the original capturing process that creates sheeple and drives them to government/oligarch controlled television for distraction, comfort and security.  This causes a continuous caustic inflammatory enzyme flood from invading germ sites, into our blood streams. We’ve completely lost sight of what natural health is.  Healthy people have a natural contempt for any coercive force over them like government.

Healthy people are highly competent, moral, compassionate, independent and resourceful and don’t like paying for “services” from anyone that they can do themselves.     In many ways the poisoning agenda of deliberately polluting and disabling the public explains even better the capture of the public through fear compared to external false-flag attacks and propaganda. 
   It’s the internal attacks from toxic injury that enable the external fear campaign from false flag attacks and media propaganda to get any traction.

Our emotional health and nervous systems are being assaulted from fluoride, vaccines, chemtrails and GMOs that overwhelm and disable our immune systems and cause germ infections that result in anxiety, fear, fatigue and depression. Our oligarch/government rulers are adamant that everyone gets the poison early and often with our infants starting with a health disabling vaccine at birth.  Even bottled water must contain fluoride that’s as toxic as lead.  The continuous shower of chemicals from chemtrails, Roundup and Anthrax-like BT Toxin in GMO Frankenfood are designed to handicap and enslave us through mind-controlling and emotionally disabling poisons.   While external false flag events stampede the public into the commonly perceived safe haven of the Establishment, the greater impetus behind this blind loyalty is the fear everyone feels internally when these infectious sites, causing life-long diseases, emit inflammatory enzymes causing a pre-existing state of fear.
       As Edward R Murrow said, “We have currently a built-in allergy to unpleasant or disturbing information.”  That’s because we are already disturbed, depressed and anxious from the continuous internal inflammation from our toxic injury. 
   Most of the public is already subconsciously in overload with anxiety and depression and will not tolerate criticism of their perceived savior and safe-haven - Government. 

The only symptom we see is a blind loyalty to the Establishment that when criticized, provokes anger, ostracism and immediate dismissal as “crazy” talk.
   To better understand the Poisoning Agenda see Neurosurgeon Dr Russell Blaylock’s Vaccine & Fluoride expose video for a real wakeup. Russell-Blaylock ~ Fluoride's Deadly Secret                 Russell-Blaylock ~ Fluoride's Deadly Secret View on www.youtube.com    Preview by Yahoo  
NoBillsOfCredit's picture

Yes, we have polluted the earth and it is getting worse every day. The PTB are also getting poisoned.

Amy G. Dala's picture

Hormones are planar molecules, that is they pass very easily through lipid membranes (our cells).

Natural hormones are highly regulated . . .they come with "on" and "off" switches to provide for normal growth and development.  Discrepancies on a molecular level can cause huge problems.

Synthetic hormones are designed for specific targets.  All industrial livestock are treated with hormones to accelerate growth.  They have no "off" switch . . .after all, when the animal has reached a desired state of growth they are usually butchered.

There are questions:  what tempurature do synthetic hormones denature, i.e., will cooking destroy them?  Do they compete with natural hormones, or are they synergistic?  Can a hormone be an antagonist in one cell, and an agonist in another?

Much of forensic pathology, when a pathologist needs to assign an age to a cadaver, is based on orthopedic development and in particular craniofacial development.  It is quite clear that growth and development is accelerating.

Remember, the growth hormones J.R. Simplot feeds his cattle do not come with "off" switches.


Jim in MN's picture

Numbers game. 

Wanna lose 30 pounds? 

Then get ready to remove 100,000 calories from your lifestyle. 

I bet you can get 1,500 a day out--1,000 from eating better (less) and 500 from exercise.

See you in 66.666 days. 

You're welcome. 

Tips go to ZH.

zrussell's picture

The evolutionists say that in a few million years the human body will adapt to all the toxins in our food.

I can wait...

CheapBastard's picture



Whew! All this time I thought it was eating a Quater_pounder Pink Slime and a dozen donuts for snacks each day.

cigarEngineer's picture

This is bullshit. Please help me find resources where I can find 1.) Which common items (shampoo, canned food, milk) have STATISTICALLY-significant amount of EDC, because I can't find any. I search for info online and all I find are BS sites telling me to eat organic, avoid everything, and live like a freak.

I need to identify safe brands of canned food and oatmeal. If anyone has a resource where products were tested and ranked, please share.

Bastiat's picture

For oatmeal and other dry goods:  Bob's Red Mill--available on Amazon.

Pullmyfinger's picture

Oh, for crissake, learn how to do an Internet search. I simply began by typing in 'endocrine disrupting chemicals studies,' and pulled up a mass of references.

Endocrine Disrupters

"Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in both humans and wildlife. A wide range of substances, both natural and man-made, are thought to cause endocrine disruption, including pharmaceuticals, dioxin and dioxin-like compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls, DDT and other pesticides, and plasticizers such as bisphenol Endocrine disruptors may be found in many everyday products– including plastic bottles, metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, food, toys, cosmetics, and pesticides. The NIEHS supports studies to determine whether exposure to endocrine disruptors may result in human health effects including lowered fertility and an increased incidence of endometriosis and some cancers. Research shows that endocrine disruptors may pose the greatest risk during prenatal and early postnatal development when organ and neural systems are forming."


"There is growing interest in the possible health threat posed by endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which are substances in our environment, food, and consumer products that interfere with hormone biosynthesis, metabolism, or action resulting in a deviation from normal homeostatic control or reproduction. In this first Scientific Statement of The Endocrine Society, we present the evidence that endocrine disruptors have effects on male and female reproduction, breast development and cancer, prostate cancer, neuroendocrinology, thyroid, metabolism and obesity, and cardiovascular endocrinology. Results from animal models, human clinical observations, and epidemiological studies converge to implicate EDCs as a significant concern to public health. The mechanisms of EDCs involve divergent pathways including (but not limited to) estrogenic, antiandrogenic, thyroid, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor ?, retinoid, and actions through other nuclear receptors; steroidogenic enzymes; neurotransmitter receptors and systems; and many other pathways that are highly conserved in wildlife and humans, and which can be modeled in laboratory in vitro and in vivo models. Furthermore, EDCs represent a broad class of molecules such as organochlorinated pesticides and industrial chemicals, plastics and plasticizers, fuels, and many other chemicals that are present in the environment or are in widespread use. We make a number of recommendations to increase understanding of effects of EDCs, including enhancing increased basic and clinical research, invoking the precautionary principle, and advocating involvement of individual and scientific society stakeholders in communicating and implementing changes in public policy and awareness.


Fish Gone Bad's picture

I became interested in this problem a few years ago when I observed my cat not being fat, not having cavities, not brushing its teeth, AND licking its butt.  Simply put, people are not like they are supposed to be because they are eating foods and doing things their bodies were not evolved to eat and do.

In short, sugar(s) used to be hard to obtain, and seed oils did not exist. Sure, other things may be contributing to this problem, but this covers the majority of it.  People need to stop eating great-tasting-fake-foods.  Check out The Perfect Health Diet.  Written (with research provided) by a couple who suffered from this exact problem.  I love that book.


cigarEngineer's picture

The secret of being skinny is eating enough, and not too much. For example, avoid portions with more than 10g or 15g of simple carbs per hour, as such amounts can provoke an insulin response. Fat is a great calorie source.

Telling people to stop eating donuts, cake, cookies is stupid. I eat all that and I look like a Greek statue. The secret is consciously eating how much you need and eating lots of fiber.

alphahammer's picture
alphahammer (not verified) cigarEngineer Oct 22, 2015 4:37 PM

"I eat all that and I look like a Greek statue"

Including the missing head...

daveO's picture

Fat is the best energy source. The problem with our food is that fat's are usually combined with sugar and the fat gets the blame for the diseases. 

Bastiat's picture

Right, that's why chimps eat so much of it.

Longest lived people on the planet? 

Okinawans  85% of their calories from sweet potatoes, another 14% from grains and greens, 1% from animal sources.

Read "The Blue Zones" which includes the Okinawans and several other pockets of very long lived people.  You won't see much fat, or animal products, in any of their diets.  Only Blue Zone are in the US?  Loma Linda:  7th Day Adventists, predominantly vegetarian.

Yohimbo's picture

probably false correlation, they may just have longevity genes

George Washington's picture

"Okinawans  85% of their calories from sweet potatoes, another 14% from grains and greens, 1% from animal sources."

That's fascinating. Where are those stats from? Blue Zone?

Silvergood's picture

Why can't I find a skinny attractive female anymore?  Where have they gone?

Macon Richardson's picture

The skinny attractive females are hiding inside the fat unatractive ones.

cigarEngineer's picture

Fashion-conscious cities like Paris, Milan, and NY are full of them. Almost everyone there is super-skinny 

_SILENCER's picture

I was addicted to Diet Coke in the late 90s. NASTY SHIT. It took me longer to unfuck my mind from that stuff than it did cigarettes years earlier.

Eat green and lean, get your cholesterol and fats, eat them goddamned eggs, stay away from grain, sugar, anything processed. Tossing out bread is a bummer, but it has to be done.

FILTER you water. At the very least, buy a Berkey filter, today.

alphahammer's picture
alphahammer (not verified) _SILENCER Oct 22, 2015 4:41 PM


Damned straight. The other thing to consider is all this shit in food is making people crazy. I'm not being flippant. What I am absolutely saying is that all these mass shootings are fed or the tipping point is the bullshit all these people eat. I'ts literally making them crazy and the firearms industry is taking it straight to the nuts. It's not the guns per se -- it's the food.

NRA needs to take on Monsanto et al. 

kumquatsunite's picture

Cane sugar is not highly processed and is OK. Bread is fine if made with whole wheats and grains, by hand, at home, eaten fresh. Eaten fresh means it won't last more than two days, and "in the old days" food was cooked each and every day Because it was considered a full-time job to provide the food that the family ate...I'm a scratch cook, eat out maybe a couple of times a year, and have no weight problems. We buy organic which is more expensive and adhere to a no waste policy. Made fresh chicken soup last night from the organic chicken ($15!) but ate it for two nights and Then made the chicken soup. Meanwhile one meal of a burrito, guacamole, and a pop at the so-called "healthy" Chipotles For One Person totals at $12...two people would push that to $24....Ridiculous.

We NEVER eat at McDonalds or Burger King; take one look at the people "serving" you and leave. Disgusting.

ForTheWorld's picture

Sourdough made with a homemade starter (it's not terribly difficult to do) from, if possible, freshly milled whole wheat flour from the closest wheat farm.

free's picture

Totally agree with you - with the diet sodas, I keep going back and forth.

But caution with the eggs!  I believe they can also be carriers of ECDs - with all the hormones they pump into chickens!

So I  stay away from  chicken, turkey, beef etc., including cheese and milk too.

HFCS/sugar, BPAs, roundup and a long list of other chemicals are poisoning our food chain and environment.

Don't even get me started on the ocean, water, air....

Grow your own food, if you can - keep away from processed.   The poisons are hidden and no doubt they don't care if we get sick and die.  Sickness is big business, as we all know.

Good Luck, everyone.

xavi1951's picture

And sunblock is killing the coral reefs.

r0mulus's picture

Hey George,
This is great- thanks! Maybe you could also do a follow-up where you tell us what these chemicals are, how they typically infiltrate our local environments/bodies, and what products produce them. Or at least provide some links for this?


MrTouchdown's picture

No shit. "I heard about a chemical that does bad things" isn't very useful. Sounds like a fucking chain letter made its way to George. 

Neil Patrick Harris's picture

You're fat because you eat too much, you weezing butter huffers!

Your endocrine system doesn't break the 2nd law of thermodynamics. Energy in, energy out (or in your case, stored).

Da Nut Job's picture

That's a pretty stupid thing to say. If a person's endocrine system is being affected, in all liklihood their metobolism is going to be affected. While its true that energy in will equal energy out in the end, if the rate of energy out is impaired because of endocrine issues, the extra energy in the short term is stored as fat. It is very difficult to burn this extra energy with an impaired metobolism, regardless of diet and excerise levels.

Da Nut Job's picture

As a diabetic, I can see the effect that aspertaime has on my blood sugar. It induces insulin intolerance.

InnVestuhrr's picture

I have observed that most of your posts are worthless blatantly anti-America, pro every much worse regime, propaganda.Probably most of you are islamists and russians.

Very nice to see that in this post you wrote something valuable and useful to ordinary people instead of your routine political propaganda.


MotherAyahuasca's picture


you seem to be suffering from "d/s/4-brains" syndrome and I hope you get some help for it real quick.  This malady is directly attributed to having "too much sSHITs in your head and excessive cocksucking."  Get the help you need, son.