– Get Rid of These for Your Health!
The Green House
by Margaret Durst: Cleansing
– When Is the Last Time You Did This?
Xenobiotics and Xenoestrogens are chemicals in our environment and
in our food supply that have a hormone-like activity. There is mounting
evidence that exposure to these chemicals may be a significant cause
of breast cancer, the decline in male sperm production, testicular
cancer, prostate cancer and other serious health conditions.
xenobiotics are derived from a petroleum source. They are found
in literally thousands of products that we use everyday. These products
include plastics, microchips, medicines, foods, soaps, lotions,
clothing, pesticides, herbicides, cleansers, etc.
Our main source
of xenoestrogens in food is from animal fats, particularly red meat
and dairy products. Cattle and chicken are given estrogenic substances
to make them gain weight. Additionally, they are exposed to xenobiotic
chemicals through their food supply that has been grown with chemical
fertilizers and pesticides. Anyone who eats meat and dairy products
from traditional commercial sources is exposed to these compounds.
in these xenobiotics and xenoestrogens is that they mimic our natural
hormones. Because of their close resemblance to natural hormones,
the cells accept these hormone-like molecules. However, because
these chemicals are not our natural hormones, the cells get either
a contaminated message or no message at all. If even one atom is
missing from a hormone molecule, the cells messages will be
incorrect causing cells to malfunction.
So what do
we do to minimize the damage from these unavoidable chemicals? Go
organic. Use natural products that are safer for both you and the
environment. Eat a diet high in fiber so that toxins are eliminated
rather than absorbed. Most of all, eat lots of fruits and vegetables
Be aware that
cooking in plastics increases leaching of the harmful chemicals
into your food. A recent study showed that microwaving with plastic
wrap caused levels 10,000,000 times greater than the FDA acceptable
level of the known carcinogen DEHA. This same study also revealed
increases in food levels of xenoestrogens.
and other supplements that help protect and detoxify the liver such
as milk thistle, and n-acetyl cysteine. DIM a broccoli extract
and calcium d-glucarate will help the body break down and eliminate
excess estrogens. Avoid low quality supplements that include synthetics
and unnecessary incipients and fillers. If you suspect problems
associated with excess estrogen such as unexplained weight gain,
breast cancer, prostate problems, loss of libido, depression, mood
swings, etc., consider using a natural progesterone cream to balance
the excess estrogen.
There is considerable
research linking these chemicals to health problems in both animals
and people. If you want more information, search the internet on
xenobiotics or xenoestrogens.
August 14, 2012
Durst owns The
Green House, a vitamin, herb and health food store in Mason,
© 2012 Margaret
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