Doctor's Note

Sorry for the cliff-hanger, but the video was getting a bit long. To find out which foods may contain these alkylphenol endocrine disruptors, check out my next video Dietary Sources of Alkylphenol Endocrine Disruptors.

Here’s the link to the video I mentioned on Preventing Childhood Allergies. A plant-based diet may also help alleviate allergies in adults. See Say No to Drugs by Saying Yes to More Plants and Preventing Allergies in Adulthood.

More on endocrine disruptors in:

A different class of chemicals has been found to be associated with smaller penis size in humans. See Chicken Consumption and the Feminization of Male Genitalia.

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  • Tobias Brown

    “Seminal work.” Got the pun Dr!

  • Thea

    I can’t wait for the sequel!

  • Miranda Brocki

    Dr. Greger, I love and appreciate you but the photo of you at the bottom left of the video covers part of the screen even when you close the “subscribe” banner. This keeps me from reading things that are in your presentation. I use this info in my medical practice so being able to pause and read the backgrounds is very important to me. Thank you!

    • Thea

      Miranda: I share your annoyance of that picture. But just so you know, if you hover over the expanded banner, you will see a tiny circle with an “x” in the upper right area of the box. It may take some practice and even then, it is hard to get the mouse to hit that tiny “x” just right, but if you do, you can make the whole thing, including the picture disappear.

      Hope that helps.

      • Miranda Brocki

        Most excellent! Thank you Thea.

  • marysaunders

    Oh boy. Who has been watching the Tyrone Hayes v. Syngenta story? Effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals have been known for a long time, and atrazine, in particular, is banned in many countries, including Israel. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000, I read that Israel reduced their rate of breast cancer after the ban. Atrazine is still allowed in the U.S. The best source I know of for carefully vetted, world-wide work is The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX) in Colorado. U.S. people are exposed to unspeakable amounts of disruptors. The Potomac River has stretches where 100% of the male small-mouthed bass are duel sexed. Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times went on Colbert to talk about this, if you are interested in tragi-comedy.

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  • Steve Mayer

    Lake Stubby? Love it!

  • Noor Pekala

    Eager to try + find the small x, as it annoys me for the same reason as dr.Brocki!

  • Kris

    HI Doctor Greg,
    I had got to that i have Low testosterone from blood test done last week. Doctor ordered a MRI scan of my pituitary and got to know that i have a 0.4cm benign tumor in my pituitary gland. Can you give me any insights on type of food that can shrink the tumors? Is it possible to shrink the tumors with a good healthy diet naturally?


  • Anne

    I dare to doubt this. My mother was very progressive for her time and has been a vegetarian since her 18th (born in 1952). So also during her pregnancy from me she didn’t eat any meat or fish, and I have been raised as a vegetarian from birth (I’m now 24). Still I have a range of allergies since I was little (hayfever, cats, dogs, mold, housedustmite) and crosslink allergies (like peanuts, hazelnuts, apple, pear, wheat and soy).

  • Jeffrey M. Lehmer

    I’m a physician and was asked by a patient about post-Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism and the WFPB diet. I was hoping to find something on your website about it but there aren’t many “direct hits” when I search “thyroid” or “hypothyroid” on your site. I’ve also perused the indexes of your book as well as those of The China Study, Eat to Live, and others and come up with very little regarding hypothyroidism. Can you direct me to some info on this? Thanks!