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The Hidden Hormone Epidemic For Women – And Men

“As a species, we’re on a fast track to extinction,” says Ori Hofmekler, author of The Anti-Estrogenic Diet and statistics show how essential good hormone balance is for our health.

Dr David Jockers

The author lays it out in clear detail: “In the past few decades, men have lost 50% of their sperm count and within only one generation, the average man’s sperm count and testosterone have dropped by 20%. Women are no better. Staggering figures show that most women today are suffering from female disorders and three out of ten women between the ages of 35 to 60 will develop breast cancer.”

Billions of dollars are spent annually on diet and weight loss. The United States healthcare budget is at an all-time high. Technology and the advancement of modern medicine has never been greater. Nevertheless, people are getting fatter and sicker than ever before with growing rates of diabetes, obesity, cancer, and sterility among men, women,  and children.

“If the human species were an animal, zoologists will render us as a species becoming to be extinct,” says Hofmekler. As a health care practitioner, I see countless men and women coming in daily with all kinds of hormone based issues. Something is seriously wrong with our current level of hormonal health.

So what’s to blame?

The over reliance on highly processed, chemically-laden industry based goods and products seems to be the major culprit. Xenoestrogens are artificially made compounds produced by industry. These differ chemically from archiestrogens (naturally occurring) produced by living organisms.

Xenoestrogens mimic the effects of true estrogen and interact with cellular receptor sites. This process contributes to estrogen excess and blocks the effects of true estrogen. To make matters worse, theseendocrine disruptors lodge in fat cells where they are resistant to breakdown.  Many of these chemicals will act in a synergistic effect when combined with other endocrine disrupters. This synergistic process exponentially enhances their effects within the body causing major problems at the cellular level.

The most common sources of xenoestrogens include:

  1. Commercially-Raised Animal Products:
  2. Plastics and Canned Goods (many have plastic lining)
  3. Personal Care Products (makeup, lotion, and perfumes)
  4. Oral Contraceptives
  5. Pharmaceutical medications
  6. Food Additives and preservatives
  7. Styrofoam products
  8. Laundry and Dishwashing detergents
  9. Household cleaners and air fresheners
  10. Pesticides & Herbicides

Take back control of your hormonal health by following these recommendations:

  • Minimize the Usage of Endocrine Disruptors as much as Possible.  Get off all oral contraceptives, hormone creams, and hormone based prescription medications, etc.  You should consult your doctor about this and weaning stages may be necessary and switch to using bioidentical natural hormones instead.
  • Stabilize Your Blood Sugar: Unstable blood sugar causes enhanced fat storage, decreased cellular detoxification and hormone signaling.  The healing diet is critical for quick effective blood sugar stabilization.
  • Do a Quarterly Hormone Detox: Begin by cleansing the liver and gallbladder so they can effectively transport excess estrogen out of the system. Enhance your estrogen metabolism with key nutrients and herbs. Finally, support the pituitary gland with adequate rest, movement, and nutritional components.
  • Maximize Your Nervous System: Be sure that the brain-body pathway is clear and free of interference.  This maximizes internal repair mechanisms. With a healthy nervous system, the glands and tissues are able to self-detoxify and eliminate poisonous chemicals.  Forward head posture and loss of the natural curve in the neck dramatically affect this self-detoxification process.
  • Burst Train For Incredible Fitness: High intensity exercise opens detoxification pathways (sweating), enhances cellular oxygenation, stabilizes blood sugar, and promotes reparative hormones among other things. Additionally, it allows the body to burn fat more effectively and metabolize excess estrogen molecules.

Summary

You can’t always change your environment or all the elements in it, but elementary self-care that includes a good diet, regular exercise, reduced stress and essential hormone balance to allow progesterone to reduce the effects of excess oestrogen is the best place to start.

Dr. David Jockers owns and operates Exodus Health Center in Kennesaw, Georgia. He is a chiropractor, exercise physiologist and natural health specialist. His expertise is in weight loss, customized nutrition and exercise, and structural corrective chiropractic care.

For more information on him and his work go to www.exodushc.com

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Geraldine | 9:12 pm, October 3rd, 2012

How do I detox my hormones

 
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