Dr. Katz is an Instructor at Baylor College of Medicine in The Center for Precision Environmental Health. She began her research career as a McNair Scholar at the Pennsylvania State University and earned her Ph.D. at Rutgers University where she was a Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholar and a National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute Fellowship recipient.
During her dissertation work, she began studying the developmental origins of health and disease and breast cancer risk. She went on to the University of Pittsburgh in the Women’s Cancer Research Center to continue studying how epigenetic mechanisms contribute to breast cancer risk with a particular focus on the protective effect of early pregnancy against breast cancer.
Dr. Katz believes that there are periods during the life course where the genome becomes highly dynamic to accommodate great change such as early development, puberty, and pregnancy and has termed these times of purposeful plasticity.
In today’s episode, we’re talking about the connection between endocrine disrupting chemicals and various health issues including fibroids and endometriosis.
Today’s episode is also sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs. My Fertility Awareness Programs are designed to help you to master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles. Gain confidence charting your cycles, and gain deep insights into the connection between your health, your fertility, and your cycles. Click here for more information!
- The protective effect of pregnancy on the lifetime risk of breast cancer (and how it relates to a woman’s age at first pregnancy)
- Is there a link between xenoestrogens and the development of fibroids and/or endometriosis?
- Developmental exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals
- The potential fallout of early exposure (in utero) to endocrine disrupting chemicals
- The role of epigenetics in future risk of developing various health conditions
- How big of a role a genetic predisposition to certain illnesses (i.e. fibroids, endometriosis) play in your risk of developing it?
- Genetic determination versus environmental exposure
- The difference between xenoestrogens and phytoestrogens
- Practical ways to reduce your exposure
Connect with Tiffany:
- Potential Mechanisms underlying the Protective Effect of Pregnancy against Breast Cancer: A Focus on the IGF Pathway | Tiffany Katz
- Endocrine disrupting chemicals and uterine fibroids | Tiffany Katz
- Measurement of endocrine disrupting and asthma-associated chemicals in hair products used by Black women
- Tiffany Katz | Research Publications (complete list)
- Hack Your Cycles to Change Your Life! | Live Event in New York | November 3rd, 2018
- Fertility Awareness 101 FREE Video Series
- Fertility Friday Facebook Group
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Music Credit: Intro/Outro music Produced by J-Gantic
A Special Thank You to Our Show Sponsor:
This episode is sponsored by my Fertility Awareness Programs! Master Fertility Awareness and take a deep dive into your cycles and how they relate to your overall health! Click here for more information!