As a sought after healthcare practitioner, I have seen large numbers of both men and women with sex hormone disorders. My expertise has always been in digestive, muscular, & neurological function, however, due to the sex hormone epidemic we are currently facing, I decided to dedicate much of my energies over the past couple months to studying this subject in detail. I will have series of workshops in Nov/Dec covering this information, demonstrating how practical it is to apply. Please share this information with the people in your life.
The first workshop is Monday, Nov 16th:
Among other things, you will have a chance to see and try the Healthy Hormone Shake that I will create with inexpensive, easy to get ingredients. Look forward to seeing you all there.
Manufactured from cholesterol by a woman's ovaries each month, the hormone called estrogen circulates in the blood, passes easily in and out of all organs and tissues and is eventually metabolised by enzymes in the liver. There are 3 major types of estrogen that are naturally produced by the body.
3 Major Types of Estrogen:
1) Estrone (E1): The main form of estrogen produced during menopause. Produced mainly in your liver and fat cells. Since toxins such as xenoestrogens, heavy metals, and other pollutants that directly affect hormone levels are stored in your liver and fat cells, individuals with higher levels of toxicity have altered and contaminated forms of estrone.
2) Estradiol (E2): The major estrogen made in the ovaries. This hormone is known to play a huge role in energy, sleeping, pleasure, sex drive, and healthy bones, skin, & hair. It also helps support the musous membranes, providing moisurization for the skin, lips, eyes, GI tract, and vagina.
3) Estriol: (E3): Made in the liver and breast cells. Also, primarily made by the placenta during pregnancy. It is suggested that this form of estrogen is a key regulator in determining which cells are turned on or off to estrogen.
Low Estradiol: Estradiol works to boost serotonin levels naturally. When this hormone is out of balance, serotonin levels drop. In order to counteract this, the adrenals kick out norepinephrine (Nr) and epinephrine (Ep), which have natural balancing mechanisms. However, if you are under chronic stress or have weak adrenals, Ep levels will drop, skewing it’s natural balance with Nr. Here are the symptoms that follow:
Low Serotonin: Headaches, depression, fatigue, low sex drive, insomnia, & hot flashes.
Imbalance of Nr & Ep: Hot flashes, insomnia, and anxiety.
Dangers Behind Hormone Replacement: When hormones such as thyroid, estrogen, & progesterone are supplemented through prescriptions, creams, & contraceptives such as birth control pills, they are abnormally flooding their body with an unnatural amount of hormones. This causes several responses within the body:
1) In response, the cell receptor sites for the particular hormone are reduced in an attempt to protect from too much hormone interaction. Therefore, one could have plenty of thyroid hormone, progesterone, etc, in the bloodstream, yet have poor cellular sensitivity.
2) The hypothalamus and pituitary gland, key centers in the brain that control hormone secretion, are in a constant communication with hormonal cells to regulate and control the amounts of circulating hormones. If the brain senses that there is not enough hormone, it will signal for more production and secretion. If it senses that there is too much, as is the case with hormone replacement, than it will slow down production. After a while, the constant bombardment of artificial hormone will shut down production of the natural hormone all together. The gland then atrophies and loses all function, making the hormone creams and pills a necessity.
3) An excessive bombardment of hormones taxes the liver, which desperately tries to break down the excess to effectively eliminate it from the body. Over time, the hormone eventually is stored in fat cells. Chronic liver stress causes severe problems with toxicity, digestion, metabolism, and inflammation among other things. The symptoms of this include high cholesterol, and lowered energy & immunity.
4) Poor liver function causes an inadequate breakdown of older hormones, allowing these back into the bloodstream in an even more toxic form than when they originally entered the liver. The toxic form of estrogen dramatically increases the risk for breast cancer, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, cervical dysplasia, prostate issues, menopause, andropause (male menopause), and thyroid disorders.
5) Even though the problem is too much hormone, blood tests will only look at the natural substance, therefore a deficiency will be present. Typical medical advice will include additional hormone replacement, which will only further the problems at hand.
Xenoestrogens: Artificially made compounds produced by industry, that have estrogenic effects and differ chemically from archiestrogens (naturally occurring) produced by living organisms. These new compounds are ubiquitous in our society. These mimic the effects of true estrogen, interacting with receptor sites and either contributing to estrogen excess or blocking the effects of true estrogen.
Natural Estradiol produced in the body depends on Sex-Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) in order to enter into the cell. However, these free estrogen molecules are able to interact directly with the cell without the need for SHBG. This difference is critical because it allows the artificial estrogen to enter the cells faster, inhibiting the natural form from getting in.
Endocrine disruptors lodge in fat cells and they are resistant to breakdown. Many of these chemicals will act synergistically, exponentially promoting their functions which cause devastating disruptions to the body.
1. 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. This also includes plastics,
2. Stabilize 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.
3. Specific Hormonal Detox:
a. Cleanse the liver and gallbladder so they can effectively transport excess estrogen out of the system.
b. Enhance Estrogen Metabolism with key nutrients and herbs
c. Support the Pituitary gland which becomes sluggish when exogenous hormones are being put into the system. This in-turn disrupts the pituitary-thyroid axis causing states of hypothyroidism.
4. Maximize Nerve Supply: Be sure that the brain-body pathway is clear and free of interference. This maximizes internal repair mechanisms,allowing the glands and tissues 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 Training: High intensity exercise opens detoxification pathways (sweating), enhances cellular oxygenation, stabilizes blood sugar, and promotes reparative hormones among other things.
HEALTHY HORMONES Part I
Monday, November 16th 7pm
Exodus Health Center
2750 Jiles Rd Kennesaw