Are You Struggling with Hormonal Imbalance?
Perhaps it’s xenoestrogens
The endocrine, or hormone system, is in daily danger of being disrupted, sometimes by the food we eat, but mostly by the products we buy. An increasing number of household cleaning products, cosmetics, and plastic items, are loaded with chemicals that interfere with proper functioning of the endocrine system.1
These chemical compounds are known as xenoestrogens, which mimic the effects of natural estrogen in the body.2
The world is more heavily contaminated than it was a short 20 years ago, and research has shown that this a major reason why chronic health issues are constantly on the rise. The enormous increase in the production of cleaning materials, cosmetics, and plastic products being manufactured, many of which form part of our daily lives, is absolutely breath taking.3
The human body is exposed each day to these harmful chemicals which can lead to serious health issues. By carefully reading the labels of the products you buy, you will be able to avoid those which may be harmful to your health and reduce the risk of taking in the dangerous xenoestrogens.
How xenoestrogens can damage your health
Xenoestrogens can play havoc with your hormonal balance and cause a variety of problems, including thyroid malfunction, adrenal gland exhaustion, and low immunity.4
Here are some of the ways your health may be compromised:
- Xenoestrogens bind to hormone receptors creating an excess of estrogen in the body. Too much estrogen can lead to an irregular menstrual cycle, hair loss, and even chronic lethargy. This is known as estrogen dominance, and in some cases, may result in sexual dysfunction such as low libido.
- Adding extra hormones to the system adds to the burden of the liver and kidneys to efficiently cope with the extra work. All the body systems may subsequently be compromised.
- The system can easily, successfully, and quickly process the natural estrogen produced by the body. However, because xenoestrogens bear no resemblance to the estrogen manufactured by the body, it is treated as an alien substance and is much more difficult for the body to process.
- This means that the artificial estrogen unable to be processed is stored in the fat cells where they can build up and cause even greater problems like water retention, weight gain, and cancers which feed on synthetic estrogen.
Which products should you avoid?
The list of the hormone-disrupting products grows longer each day. Listed here are only some of the worst sources of xenoestrogens which are in daily use:5
- Skincare products including cosmetics, nail varnish and sunscreens. Be on the lookout for those containing parabens, which are widely used as a preservative in personal care products. Parabens have an ability to mimic estrogen, adding the false hormone to your body.
- Other products including body lotions, toothpaste, hairsprays, nail polish removers and more, also contain xenoestrogens in the form of parabens.
- Many household cleaners such as laundry detergents, fabric softeners, air fresheners, and insect repellents are major sources of xenoestrogens.
- Reduce consumption of food from cans, as in the US 85% of tin cans are lined with bisphenol-A, known as BPA. Unfortunately, BPA is a well-known xenoestrogen.
- BPA is also prevalent in many plastic items such as plastic wrapping, plastic food bags, plastic lunch boxes, and even some plastic baby feeding bottles.
Avoid these products wherever possible to limit your exposure, and help you reduce your toxic load.
Some actions you should take to stay free of xenoestrogens6
- Buy hormone-free meat and dairy products – organic if possible.
- Try not to store food in plastic containers. Use glass or ceramic which pose no health problems.
- Keep plastic out of the dishwasher and microwave. And do not heat any item in its plastic or polystyrene wrapping.
- Always wash non-organic vegetables and fruit well, before cooking or eating. This will nullify the spraying of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.
- Switch to natural hair and beauty products, and choose unbleached sanitary products and bed linen. Most modern-day cosmetics and lotions contain parabens which are 100% absorbed into your body through the skin.
It is extremely difficult to completely avoid these dangerous chemical pollutants, but the simple steps you can take will certainly help to keep large volumes of xenoestrogens out of your system.
The hormonal issue
There is an on-going debate about the safety of contraceptive pill and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) whether it be estrogen or the pill combined with progesterone.7
The hormones used in the pill and HRT, estrogen and progesterone, are chemically and artificially manufactured and bear no resemblance to the hormones made by the body.
Therefore, the chemically made estrogen falls under the mantle of xenoestrogens – a foreign agent and may have harmful side effects. Growing evidence has linked xenoestrogens to a wide range of human health problems, notably liver stress from having to detoxify the chemical estrogens.8
There are numerous natural therapies to replace falling estrogen levels, which have no side effects, are very effective, and entirely free of xenoestrogens.
Awareness of xenoestrogens, the damage they can do, and how to avoid them, is the key to sustaining optimal health. The best advice is to always buy natural, organic and chemical-free products – and ALWAYS read the label before you buy!
Natural therapy protocols
If you need to restore estrogen levels and balance your hormones naturally, we can help. Bio-identical Hormonal Replacement Therapy or BHRT is scientifically proven to be much safer than conventional HRT treatment, and less likely to have any harmful side effects.
BHRT hormones are manufactured from all-natural plant-based ingredients, and are the same as the hormones in the body, therefore being completely free of the dangerous xenoestrogens.
For more information about the BHRT treatment, visit us at www.renewmetoday.com to take the Hormone Health Test and see how we can help you.