(NaturalNews) Hormonal imbalance, especially from estrogen dominance, is not limited to women. It is also a problem with men these days, thanks to the environmental hazards of environmental estrogen mimicking chemicals, known as xenoestrogens, in many chemically produced commercial products. A myriad of nagging health problems, emotional and physical, from estrogen dominance among the three sex hormones of progesterone, testosterone, and estrogen affects both men and women.
But even worse is the long term potential for cancer; breast cancer for women and prostate cancer for men have been linked to long term estrogen dominance or sex hormone imbalances. Not to worry. All the measures you need to handle hormonal imbalances naturally are available and inexpensive.
Xeno means foreign. And this applies to a large amount of toxic chemical products and waste in our polluted environment that contain estrogen mimickers. Among them, the most notorious and insidious is BPA (Bisphenol-A); it is in many plastic and Styrofoam products and inner can linings that are used to contain our foods and liquids, as well as in epoxy resins used to bind pressboard.
Throw in most non-organic personal care and cosmetic products as well as detergents to increase the xenoestrogen loads. Pesticides, insecticides, paints, lacquers and thinners as well as fuels and fuel exhaust contribute to the synthetic estrogen mimicking assault from our environment.
Oh, let`s not forget pharmaceutical drugs, especially those birth control pills that are linked to hormonal imbalances for women. The less you have to deal with these toxic substances, the better off you will be. It's that simple.
Minimizing Excess Estrogen Loads
A simple strategy is through diet, especially by increasing your intake of cruciferous vegetables, which include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, bok choy, turnips, and mustard. It`s been determined that these cruciferous plants contain indole-3- carbinol, a phytochemical that enhances environmental estrogen elimination and improves hormonal balance. There`s one explanation for cruciferous vegetables` known protection against cancer.
Avoiding commercial meats and dairy products from hormone injected animals is another important measure. Bovine growth hormones such as Monsanto`s rBGH are common in big dairy and mass produced meats.
To help eliminate these xenoestrogens once they accumulate in the liver, make sure you drink lots of pure water from glass containers while increasing fiber by eating lots of whole grains and legumes. Everyone should have two or more bowel movements per day.
Other methods of eliminating toxins, which are useful for eliminating xenoestrogens, are exercise to induce sweating, taking zeolites, improving liver function with milk thistle, and detoxing the liver with coffee enemas per the Gerson protocol.
Determining and Curing Hormonal Imbalances
A simple inexpensive saliva test is available to determine if the three vital sex hormones are in proper balance. That balance varies according to gender, of course. You can consult a naturopath for this or even order a testing kit on line.
For a while, mainstream medicine`s synthetic hormone replacement to balance these hormones was the ticket. People felt better and younger after this procedure. But eventually this synthetic hormone replacement was linked to causing various cancers!
There is a safer solution. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement (BHRT), using natural hormones, has come to the forefront. A naturopath or other holistic health practitioner or MD can administer or prescribe this therapy. There are transdermal creams containing natural hormones, which are applied to the skin for absorption into the body, available to compensate for hormonal imbalances as well.
Natural hormone replacement with BHRT to balance the three vital hormones will help safeguard against cancer as well as produce a resurgence of vital youthful energy and stable elevated moods.
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