Hey everyone!

We’re back from holiday. We usually take Thanksgiving through mid-January off. (Psssst…you can do that when you have a thriving virtual health food franchise! Hit us up and we can show you how!)

Back to it now, I wanted to tag in real quick to leave you with a quick thought about obesogens! It’s a nasty word most people haven’t even heard!

We blame weight gain on eating too many burgers and burning too little fat, but scientists are discovering that the chemicals we’re exposed to every day are an enormous part of the obesity epidemic!

Called obesogens, or endocrine disruptors, these chemicals actually alter the regulatory system that controls your weight—increasing the fat cells you have, decreasing the calories you burn, and even altering the way your body manages hunger.

There are five MAJOR obesogens I’d like to discuss today.

Bisphenol-A (BPA)

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a synthetic compound found in many types of products, including baby bottles, plastic food and beverage containers, as well as metal food cans. BPAs structure is similar to estradiol, the main form of the female sex hormone estrogen. As a result of their similarities, BPAs bind with estrogen and wreak havoc in the body especially for females. BPAs have consequently been linked to breast cancer.


Phthalates are chemicals used in manufacturing to make plastic more soft and pliable. They are found in food containers, beauty products, paint, shower curtains, toys, and pharmaceuticals. Studies have shown that men are especially susceptible to phthalates. Like BPAs, phthalates are endocrine disrupters. They affect weight gain by inhibiting hormone receptors called PPARs. PPARs are involved in metabolism. Studies not only show the weight gain connection but specifically the increase of waist circumference and insulin resistance. As you know, insulin resistance further compounds unhealthy weight gain. One study actually found that phthalate metabolites in the blood correlated with type 2 diabetes!


Atrazine is one of the most commonly used herbicides in America. It has been banned in Europe for more than a decade due of groundwater contamination. Atrazine is also an endocrine disruptor that has been linked to birth defects in humans! Here in America, there is an overlap between the areas that use the most atrazine and the prevalence of obesity. Studies have shown atrazine to damage mitochondria in rats, decreasing their metabolic rate and increasing abdominal obesity.


Organotins are a class of synthetic chemicals used for many different industrial purposes. One is a fungicide called tributyltin (TBT). It is applied to boats and ships to prevent the growth of marine organisms on the hull. It is also used in wood preservatives and some industrial water systems. Many lakes and coastal waters are contaminated with TBTs. Tributyltin is harmful to marine life and has been banned by various regulatory authorities. In one test-tube study, tributyltin was found to cause the rapid fat cell growth and reduction in their production of leptin. In yet another study, tributyltin exposure for 45 days caused weight gain and fatty liver disease in mice. There is also evidence that in utero exposure to TBTs may increase the number of fat cells, which may promote fat gain!


Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a synthetic compound used for various purposes. It is an element of non-stick coating made with Teflon. It’s also found in microwave popcorn. PFOA has been discovered in blood samples of over 98% of Americans. It has been linked to diseases such as thyroid disorders, low birth weight, and chronic kidney disease. In a particular study, mice exposed to PFOAs while developing led to increased insulin, leptin, and body weight in mid-life. If you’d like to know more about this one, I highly encourage you to watch The Devil We Know documentary on Netflix!

Avoiding obesogens entirely is impossible in the modern world. However, there are a few things you can do to limit your exposure and also to detox your body of what you cannot prevent. Here’s what to do:

• Avoid foods stored or packaged in plastic containers
• Use stainless steel or quality aluminum water bottles
• Use glass not plastic bottles to feed your babies
• Use iron or stainless steel cookware instead of non-stick
• Use natural, organic cosmetics and household cleaning products
• Incorporate NUTRITIONAL CLEANSING into your health routine

Our nutritional cleansing system helps rid the body of toxins already stored in fat. This is also key in healthy weight management as the body stores toxic overload in fat cells. Toxic overload is the excess toxins that cannot be filtered and removed in a timely fashion by the kidneys and liver. In today’s modern world of toxin absorption via obesogens, wifi, cell phone, radio/tv waves etc, we are all in a TOXIC OVERLOAD scenario at all times. We are absorbing toxins at a rate faster than our bodies can naturally remove them. This is why it is nutritional cleansing is so important! For more information on nutritional cleansing, click here! 💪❤️💪❤️

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This honey garlic shrimp is an extremely popular recipe on our blog because it’s not only delicious, it’s a super quick and easy dinner recipe. Ready in 20 minutes, this healthy entree will definitely be a much appreciated add to your regular dinner rotation. Serve with brown rice and vegetables, grill on skewers, or serve over salad.

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4
Calories: 241 kcal


  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (I use reduced sodium)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • optional: 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 lb medium uncooked shrimp, peeled & deveined
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • optional: chopped green onion for garnish


  1. Whisk the honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger (if using) together in a medium bowl.
  2. Place shrimp in a large zipped-top bag or tupperware. Pour 1/2 of the marinade mixture on top, give it all a shake or stir, then allow shrimp to marinate in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or for up to 8-12 hours. Cover and refrigerate the rest of the marinade for step 3. (Time-saving tip: while the shrimp is marinating, I steam broccoli and microwave some quick brown rice.)
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place shrimp in the skillet. (Discard used marinade.) Cook shrimp on one side until pink– about 45 seconds– then flip shrimp over. Pour in remaining marinade and cook it all until shrimp is cooked through, about 1 minute more.
  4. Serve shrimp with cooked marinade sauce and a garnish of green onion. The sauce is excellent on brown rice and steamed veggie side fixins!

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Sheet pan chicken fajitas is such an easy meal for the whole family! Easy. Healthy. Versatile. Sold! Tender chicken, fresh veggies, all cooked up on the same pan! Serve with tortillas, on top of a salad, or wrapped up in a lettuce wrap!

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 241 kcal


  • 1 pound chicken breasts – sliced thinly
  • 1 red pepper – sliced
  • 1 green pepper – sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper – sliced
  • 1 onion – halved and cut slices
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. In small bowl combine oil, chili powder, cumin, chili flakes, garlic, salt and pepper.
  3. Toss chicken, veggies and oil mixture together on a large sheet pan with one inch edge.
  4. Spread out evenly.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes until chicken is cooked and the veggies are soft with a crispy edge.
  6. Serve with tortillas, sour cream, avocado and all your favorite fajita fixins!