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5 Ways To Take Back Control of Your Hormonal Health

A woman’s hormonal health changes throughout her life from puberty to post menopause. We can’t control the way our body changes at these various stages, but we can take some simple steps to retain maximum lifelong hormonal health.

Dr David Jockers

“As a species, we’re on a fast track to extinction,” says Ori Hofmekler, author of The Anti-Estrogenic Diet. “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.”

Dr David Jockers explains why we have such dreadful health statistics and how you can take back control of your hormonal health.

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, the author of this article sees countless men & 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, these endocrine 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:

a. Commercially-Raised Animal Products:
b. Plastics & Canned Goods (many have plastic lining)
c. Personal Care Products (makeup, lotion, & perfumes)
d. Oral Contraceptives
e. Pharmaceutical medications
f. Food Additives & preservatives
g. Styrofoam products
h. Laundry & Dishwashing detergents
i. Household cleaners & air fresheners
j. Pesticides & Herbicides

5 Ways To Take back control of your hormonal health

1 – Minimize the usage of endocrine disruptors as much as possible. Get off all oral contraceptives and hormone based prescription medications such as HRT.  You should consult your doctor about this and weaning stages may be necessary.

2 – Stabilize Your blood sugar. Unstable blood sugar causes enhanced fat storage, decreased cellular detoxification and hormone signalling. The healing diet is critical for quick effective blood sugar sttabilization.

3 – Do a quarterly detox cleanse. 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.

4 – 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.

5 – 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 to metabolize excess estrogen molecules.

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Sarah Glenn | 1:11 pm, December 1st, 2010

It seems to be very difficult to get saliva tests done in the UK to investigate hormone balance . Can you advise where this can be done?

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