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Plastics, Petrochemicals, and Hormones

Do you have any of these symptoms or know someone who does?  Allergies?  Thyroid imbalance?  Depression?  Foggy thinking?  Headaches?  Gallbladder issues?

Do you know that all of these health conditions can be contributed to estrogen dominance?  That’s right, too much estrogen.  And, how do you get too much estrogen?  Stress, nutritional deficiencies, synthetic estrogen medications, and substances from our environment.

Petrochemicals, most notably found in plastics, have the ability to mimic natural estrogen in the body, and these compounds, known as xeno-estrogens, accumulate in the fat tissue and are difficult to release.  They are taken up by the body’s estrogen receptor sites and interfere with the body’s natural biochemical processes (see page 7 for further information on cleansing your receptor sites).

This, then, contributes to all of the symptoms previously listed, as well as having relationships to osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer, cervical cancer, and more.

The first step to hormone balance is to avoid exposure to xeno-estrogens in plastics.  Use glass, stainless steel, or ceramic containers, especially for drinking water.  Use washable cloths instead of paper towels, napkins, etc.  If products you buy have a lot of plastic packaging, try to buy ones with less.  Change the type of feminine hygiene products that you use to reduce direct exposure (see page 4).

Next, clean your cell receptor sites to take the xeno-estrogens off of your cells and to allow your natural estrogen to work more efficiently.  Also, take Indole-3-carbinol to flush out the xeno-estrogens now that they are not docking on the cell receptor sites.

Indole-3-carbinol is a phytochemical found in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, and Brussels sprouts.  It works as a strong antioxidant, protecting the DNA and other cell structures.  It blocks estrogen receptor sites and protects against the carcinogenic effects of pesticides and other toxins.

Indole-3-carbinol is available from Nature’s Sunshine in capsule form.  We recommend starting slowly with no more than 1 capsule per day.  Because it is such a potent antioxidant, some people have experienced some rapid cleansing effects.

If you’re wondering if your health concern is caused by xeno-estrogens, make an appointment with a naturopath at Herbs, Etc. today to discover your health plan.