(NaturalNews) Environmental estrogens are a real problem these days and if you're not familiar with them, you should be. Environmental estrogens are synthetic substances that when absorbed into the body, function similarly to estrogen. They're found just about everywhere and actually, they are difficult to avoid. They're in plastics and easily leach into plastic-wrapped foods. They're in pesticides, detergents, preservatives, carpets, and even in the air. As hormone disruptors, they cause some serious problems. Environmental estrogens are connected to everything from PMS to cancer and reproductive problems in animals - even generations after exposure. In fact, environmental estrogens have been found to change our genes and give our bodies the instructions to produce cancer.
In light of their pervasiveness and the obvious problems they create, the question becomes: How do we get environmental estrogens out of our bodies? Deep detoxification, including liver and colon cleansing, can be a large part of the answer as these methods remove considerable stores of environmental garbage from the body. But another part of the answer lies in the foods you're consuming.
Cruciferous vegetables, including cabbage, broccoli, kale, and cauliflower, contain key compounds that help detoxify us, and specifically, they speed environmental estrogens out of our bodies. These compounds actually signal our genes to increase the production of detoxification enzymes - which jumpstarts our body's detoxification processes. And of course, the more environmental estrogens and toxins your body can detoxify for you, the healthier you'll be all around.
These foods also contain special compounds that change a dangerous cancer-causing form of estrogen into a benign, protective form of estrogen. In a society where most are heavy on estrogen, this is critical.
Cruciferous vegetables are so effective that many studies have found greatly reduced cancer risks by consuming them. One study showed that people eating these foods regularly have about half the risk of creating some cancers - when compared to others eating non-cruciferous vegetables. To get the benefits, these vegetables should be raw or only lightly cooked and it's best to consume four or more servings each week as part of a 21st century maintenance program.
An easy way to consume cabbage regularly is to use it as your "lettuce" in salads. Homemade sauerkraut is another delicious way to enjoy cabbage. It's great on lentils, salads, or by the spoonful.
Another key is to simply avoid as much excess estrogen as possible. To do so, you'll also want to avoid consuming non-organic meat or animal products, as these animals are given hormones to speed their time to market. It's also important to enjoy organic, whole foods as often as possible. By eating organic, you'll limit the quantities of pesticides that directly enter your body. Because whole foods are detoxifying and fiber-rich, you'll also be helping your body remove that which it doesn't need.
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Kim Evans is a natural health writer and author of Cleaning Up! The Ultimate Body Cleanse. Cleaning Up! offers deep cleansing and using methods in this book, people have gotten rid of dozens of different types of health problems, as well as just losing excess weight, thinking more clearly, and feeling better.
Kim's next book chronicles events in her life that happen to match patterns in the Bible. She's also found three places in the Bible that tell us its about these patterns and even asking you to match them. Here's a little from the upcoming book... In Isaiah 22:20, it says, "And it must occur in that day that I will call my servant, namely Eliakim." But, because these prophecies are cryptic and they aren't meant to be understood until they are understood, it's only the last three letters. A few lines later, it says, "From the land of Kittim it has been revealed to them." Here, you just take out any three middle letters, and again, it's the name of the person bringing you this message, or the sacred secret of the prophecy. Actually, if you take those two passages, Kim is about the only name you can get from both of them. In Numbers 1:1 – 1:18, it's talking about "the family" and mentions Pagiel. It also twice mentions February 1st, (Kim's birthday) and then says that the youngest is 20 years old. Kim's little sister Paige is currently 20 years old. In Chronicles 1 11:20 it mentions the brother of Joab and then in the same sentence uses the word brandishing. Kim's middle name is Jo and her older sister's name is Brandi. There are other patterns to her sisters too but these sort of mention them by name. Of course, it helps if you know that there is a magical spiritual reality available that comes deep cleansing and often major dietary upgrades. It's also why Jesus was teaching the same thing, if you find his teachings in the Essene Gospel of Peace. In this text, he even says things like, "You'll never see the father unless you clean your colon." But, this is paraphrased... In the Bible Jesus says things more like, happy are those who wash their robes, as they can enter the tree of life. The tree of life is elsewhere explained as God's paradise. He also said, first clean the inside of the cup and then the outside will also be clean. Kim's book Cleaning Up! is here http://www.cleaningupcleanse.com. You can also preorder The Sacred Prophecies Have Been Fulfilled here. It shouldn't be long.