Category: Xenoestrogens

Xenoestrogens

Xenoestrogens (literally “foreign estrogen”) are man-made compounds that mimic the effects of natural estrogens in the body. Excessive levels of the hormone estrogen, also known as estrogen dominance, are associated with many health problems. Xenoestrogens are believed to be a major contributing factor to many cases of estrogen dominance.

Avoiding xenoestrogens is an important step towards reducing the many symptoms and health problems associated with excessive estrogen levels, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, PMS, PCOS, and infertility/impotency. It is especially important for pregnant and lactating women, children and teenagers, and those with estrogen-sensitive diseases to reduce exposure to xenoestrogens. Unfortunately, xenoestrogens occur in thousands of everyday items, including everything from food to cosmetics and household cleaners.

pesticides

Chemical Pesticides

DDT persists in the human body for decades, where it is stored in fatty tissue such as breasts. Women with detectable levels of DDT in their breast tissue are five times more likely to develop breast cancer than women without detectable DDT levels.

It’s estimated that the average American consumes over one pound of pesticides per year.

How to Avoid Them

  • Eat organic foods as often as possible… apples and strawberries have the most pesticides.
  • Use natural pest control in your home and garden
  • Avoid synthetic flea shampoos, flea collars, and flea pesticides for your pets and home
Daily Food Intake

Daily Food Intake

 

Meat, Dairy, and Eggs

The growth hormones fed to cattle, pigs, poultry, and other livestock are another major source of xenoestrogens, and high consumption of conventionally raised dairy products is especially associated with high estrogen levels, due to the combination of naturally and artificially occurring hormones in the milk.

How to Avoid Them

  • Choose organic meat, eggs, and dairy products
  • Better yet, choose 100%grassfed meat and dairy products, and pastured pork and poultry
Make Up

Make Up

 

Cosmetics and Toiletries

Unfortunately, one of the most effective ways to absorb xenoestragens is through skin contact. Xenoestrogens absorbed by the skin are ten times more potent than those taken orally, because they travel directly to the tissues instead of passing through the liver.

Many types of cosmetics, toothpastes, soaps, nail polish, body lotions, shampoos and sun screens are a source of Xenoestrogens

How to Avoid Them

Find organic companies that make these products without the Xenoestrogen component.

Go visit a L3W provider and get your 17 page Bio-individualized report. Find out your Bio-chemical type and what organs and glands need attention.

 

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