Do you know that the involvement of estrogen and its receptors in the development of cancer has been known for years?
However, the exact mechanism responsible is far from clear. The estrogen- mediated carcinogenic process is complicated but YOU need to know as much as possible and we will do that together here on the only website that will help you know about YOU.
Estrogens have multiple functions in cells and the effect of estrogen may be cell-type or organ dependent.
The estrogenic effect may be also greatly influenced by the state of two estrogen receptors, ERalpha and ERbeta.
There are endocrine-disruptors compounds that mimic the effects of estrogen in the body and throw off hormonal balances. These disruptors are everywhere today, in our food, our water, and the household products we use every day.
Children are reaching puberty younger than ever, hormonal imbalances are linked to a variety of cancers, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and depression.
The disruptors mimic the effects of true estrogen and lodge in fatcells and are resistant to breakdown. They affect sleep, stress, metabolism and mood.
The biggest source of disruptors is chemicals.
The following is a list of how to avoid disruptors as much as possible in YOUR life:
- Avoid plastics
- Use safe household cleaning products
- Reduce antibiotics
- Change your diet
- Avoid pesticides and herbicides
- Buy American grass-fed animal products
- Go raw
- Buy local
- Avoid SOY
There are two previous unrecognized xenoestrogens:
- propyl gallate — a preservative used to prevent fats and oils from spoiling
- 4-hexylresorcinol —used to prevent discoloration in shrimp and other shellfish these are used in many consumer products and trying to avoid them is a struggle.
They are in:
- Pasteurized dairy
- Soy products
- Personal care products
- Teflon Cookware
My solutions are that I do not buy any bagged, canned, boxed foods for my home. Now, am I every going to be free of these man-made products – no, and when I go out to eat – I try to eat in locally owned restaurants that serve more locally grown food.
Protect your family:
- Store your food in glass containers as much as possible.
- Use natural cleaning products
- Buy and eat organic food
- Avoid processed foods
- Avoid artificial sweeteners and MSG
- Use natural brands of toiletries’
12 Food additives to avoid and READ LABELS from now on
- Solium Nitrate — I love bacon – I buy my bacon at Whole Foods who have their own bacon without nitrates that are linked to various types of cancer. Ham, hot dogs, luncheon meats, corned beef, etc.
- BHA & BHT — a preserve common household foods and cereals, gum, potato chips and vegetable oils.
- Propyl gallate — another preservative, meat products, chicken sop base, gun and could be linked to cancer
- MSG – monosodium glutamate —a flavor enhancer in soups, salad dressings, chips, frozen entrees, restaurant food. Can cause headaches and nausea, damaged nerve cells in brains of infant mice.
- Trans fats — proven to cause heart disease-especially fast food
- Aspartame — may cause cancer or neurological problems
- Acesulfame-K — artificial sweetener found in baked goods, fun, gelatin desserts.
- Food coloring— Blue 1 & 2, Red 3, Green 3 Yellow 6
- Olestra — synthetic fat found in many processed chip brands
- Potassium bromate — additive to increase volume in some white flours, breads and rolls.
- White sugar — unsafe for your health and promotes bad nutrition
- Sodium chloride — bad salt and good salt – learn the difference
I have used Dr. Marshall’s pink salt for years. Thera are other good salts available. Do not use off -the-shelf grocery store salt.