Xenoestrogens, so what are they all about? Well, they are known to interfere with normal human hormone production and utilization.
Most prescription Oestrogens and progestins (synthetic progesterone) are not the same molecular structure as those produced by the body and are also referred to as xeno-estrogens.
Many common petrochemical compounds, especially pesticides, are similar in a molecular structure having estrogen characteristics that mimic women´s hormones. These compounds also interfere with normal hormone production.
Xenoestrogens are part of a group of chemicals known as endocrine disruptors. So, Hormone Disruptors can mimic or block our hormones and begin telling our tissues what to do. Once they are in our system, this is an issue and a big problem, as they then start interfering with what our hormones naturally do to keep us in balance.
This especially affects tissues that are heavy in hormone receptors, such as our breast or uterine tissue.
However, women who reduce or eliminate their exposure to these antagonists of natural hormone function and supplement with a premium quality bioidentical proper Natural Progesterone Balancing Cream are the ones who enjoy optimum relief from the symptoms of PMT, menopause and the conditions of infertility, osteoporosis and many other ailments
What can Xenoestrogens do to harm us and where can we find them exactly?
Xenoestrogens have been linked to miscarriages, early puberty, endometriosis, cancers, and obesity. In addition, xenoestrogens can become stored in fat cells because our body has difficulty breaking them down.
Xenoestrogens also include fabric softeners, some washing powders, bath, and shower gel (SLS) margarine and “E” numbers used to preserve cold meats, drinks, sauces including other preserving methods.
To reduce our intake of Xenoestrogens we must start slowly and start to read labels is vital for our health, but we must remember, not all the information is provided, so we must be wise and chose what we eat carefully.
Xenoestrogens are everywhere and in everything, so we must take care in choosing the right products for the whole family.
Try to purchase organic food whenever you can, or from a local farmers market where you know, they are not using pesticides and other products on their produce.
Food Additives and how they end up in our body
Additives are used in food processing to slow spoilage, prevent fats, and oils from going rancid, prevent fruits from turning brown and fortify or enrich the food with synthetic vitamins and minerals to replace the natural ones that were lost during processing.
Not only are they used to preserve, but they are also added to improve taste, texture, and appearance, as many processed foods would be as dull and bland as cardboard without some artificial help.
The time has come for us to be very aware of what we buy and what we consume, young children are growing up with chemicals already present in their body, so what will happen later on in life when they reach puberty and later menopause for women? This is something we really need to consider, not only for ourselves but for our whole family.
Our Resident Health Expert Dr. Jose Mercola
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