What the heck are xenoestrogens?
Xenoestrogens adhere to the same receptor sites as estrogens. They can gum up the estrogen receptor sites and make it difficult for the body’s natural hormones to do their job well.
Think of a Hummer and a Volkswagen Bug competing for the same parking places. The xenoestrogens are like the Hummer and the natural estrogen is like the VW Bug. Xenoestrogens act like a bully; when there are too many in the parking lot, they occupy all the parking spaces–receptor sites–and the VW bug is not able to find a spot.
How does this translate? It means you are a grumpy, sweaty, unhappy hormonal mess.
Too many xenoestrogens create symptoms of estrogen dominance. But, oddly enought, they can actually create a natural estrogen deficiency because the cell receptors sites are clogged up.
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Xenoestrogens are fat soluble, and they must find a home. Where do they find it? They lodge in fatty tissues like the abdomen.
- Xeno means foreign.
- Xenoestrogens mimic natural estrogen.
- Xenoestrogens deposit in fatty tissues like the abdomen.
How do we get xenoestrogens out of the body?
- Use organically-grown or pesticide free fruits and vegetables.
- Use hormone and chemical-free meats, eggs and dairy products.
- Avoid using soft plastic goods that tend to leak xenoestrogens. Use BPA-free plastic.
- Do not microwave food in plastic containers.
- Do not leave plastic water bottles in the sun or let them get hot.
- Drink pure water.
- Avoid creams and cosmetics which contain parabens and stearalkonium chloride.
- Avoid nail polish and nail polish removers with acetone.
- Avoid petrochemical-based perfumes.
- Use non-GMO fermented soy products only.
- Avoid all pesticides, herbicides and fungicides.
- Wash your food well to rid it of pesticides.
- Bathe the washed food in a produce wash or ozonated water for 20 minutes before cooking.
- Avoid plastic goods; they leach into the environment.
- Use glass or ceramics whenever possible to store food.
- If a plastic water container has heated up significantly, throw it away.
- Don’t use fabric softeners as they put petrochemicals right on your skin.
- Use simple laundry and dish detergents with less chemicals.
- Use organic soaps and natural toothpastes.
- Avoid fluoride.
- Use only naturally based perfumes or pure essential oils.
- Avoid new carpet; it can give off noxious fumes.
- Avoid x-rays as much as possible.
- Be aware of noxious gas, such as that from copiers and printers, carpets, fiberboard, etc.
- Computer monitors can emit a high level of electromagnetic force (EMF).
The xenoestrogens cleanse:
- Indole-3-carbinol 1-2 x a day.
- Algin (alginic acid) 1- 2 x a day.
- Time-release milk thistle 1- 2 x a day.
- Chlorophyll capsules 1 -2 x a day.
It is suggested to do this for three months.
This information is for educational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose and treat diseases.