Xenoestrogens are found in a wide range of everyday items, from make-up, body care products and plastics to name a few.
They are in a category of chemicals that alter the normal function of hormones, in this case, estrogen.
Estrogen is a natural hormone in humans that is important for bone growth, blood clotting and reproduction in men and women. The body regulates the amount needed through intricate biochemical pathways. When xenoestrogens enter the body they increase the total amount of estrogen resulting in a phenomenon called, estrogen dominance. Xenoestrogens are not biodegradable so, they are stored in our fat cells.
Build up of xenoestrogens have been indicated in many conditions including:
Breast, prostate and testicular cancer,
Early onset of puberty,
My 3 top tips to avoid these hormone-disrupting chemicals are:
1. Avoid using plastics - use glass, stainless steel, bamboo instead. Better for your body and the environment!
2. Eat organic where possible - xenoestrogens are found in chemical fertilisers and herbicides in fruits, veg and salads, and hormones given to animals.
3. Use natural body care products to avoid chemicals such as phthalates and parabens - my go-to moisturiser is coconut oil with some essential oils mixed in.
It's a good idea to detox as well!
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