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Xenoestrogens: What are they and why you should be concerned.

posted Jul 28, 2015, 8:26 AM by Donna Li   [ updated Sep 22, 2016, 5:28 PM ]
Xeno-estrogens are foreign or artificial estrogens made by man and not naturally found in the environment.  Why are they a concern?  Xenoestrogens are taken into our bodies and cause an abnormal, strong, and unhealthy response.  I like to use the analogy of a shout vs. a whisper.  Naturally, our bodies make the hormone estrogen, uses it, and clears it from the body.  Our natural occurring estrogens need only to use quiet (cell to cell) communication to get the delicate jobs done in the body like building the uterine lining in preparation for fertilization.  Artificial estrogens, like pthalates (chemicals that make plastic soft), are the loud mouths in the body, boisterous and rude.  Xenoestrogens are the SHOUTS, cellularly speaking, they are the "get up and move it" drill sergeants.  In other words, If your diet contains Xenoestrogens, then your estrogen receptors, located on the surface of cells, are being bombarded with shouts and demands, instead of gentle nudges and whispers.  Think gorilla vs. a lamb.  Who would you rather be in a cage with?  Simply stated, Xenoestrogens are harmful because they can keep the estrogen receptors on the cell surface TOO ACTIVATED.  What health problems does this cause?  Uterine Fibroids, FBD (fibroids in the breast), and most harmful is activation of cancer in hormone rich tissue like the uterus and breast.  Want to learn more?  The attached article goes into more detail about the sources of Xenoestrogens and how they affect the body.