Endocrine disruptors are found in many household products. These sneaky chemicals have been shown to cause decreased estrogen levels in women beyond what’s expected during perimenopause. There is good news: decreasing exposure to these chemicals and eating a phytoestrogen-rich diet can help you sidestep the negative effects caused by endocrine disruptors.
What is perimenopause?
Perimenopause occurs before the onset of menopause and can last up to eight years (yes, really!). Menopause becomes official when your menstrual period is absent for more than 12 consecutive months. Perimenopause symptoms can include irregular menstrual cycles, changes in sexual function, hormonal fluctuations, and emotional changes.