xenoXenoestrogens are the ever sneaky hormone disruptors found in the lining of canned foods, plastic containers and wrapping that leach into foods. Oh yes, they are there, and we need to be aware it them. There are also hormone disruptors hidden in most producst, such as:

  • Solvents
  • Plastics
  • Adhesives
  • Makeup
  • Moisturizer
  • Nail polish
  • Hair dyes
  • Shampoos
  • Sunscreen lotions

Xenoestrogens are manmade chemical compounds that resemble the natural estrogen secreted in the human body. These chemical compounds can cause reproductive changes, developmental hazards and carcinogenic effect on our body. These compounds are a primary cause of reproductive health problems in both women and men because they attach to and over-stimulate estrogen receptor sites. This causes changes in estrogen-sensitive tissues like the breasts, uterus and prostate.

Even small doses of these petrochemical make us more susceptible to disease such:

  • Lupus
  • Arthritus
  • M.S.
  • Cancer

“Estrogen Somehow allows the autoimmune illness to occur more readily.” – John J. Condemi, M.D., Clinical professor of medicine and Dentistry in NY.

Here are a few steps to reduce exposure to xenoestrogens
  1. Gently detoxify your body regularly to eliminate excess of toxic substances.
    • Drink 16 ounces of fresh lemon squeezed in water upon rising each morning – I do this EVERY morning.
    • Incorporate fresh green juices and bitter greens into your daily diet.
  2. Drink more amounts of water as it is a natural liquid that helps in flushing out harsh chemicals from our body.
  3. Avoid heating of food in plastics as they may introduce xenoestrogens in your food during the heating process. Use glass or a good old fashioned pot on the stove. 
  4. Try to use natural personal care products, including cosmetics, household products, and fertilizers, oils that are without any added chemicals and only consist of herbs or natural ingredients. (I will post my own homemade recipes for these)
  5. Avoid processed foods, decrease amount of fats, increase intake of plant based proteins to boost up your immune system. Organic foods are recommended, which are free from hormonal ingredients.

I hope this information helps you better choose cleaner, healthier products for your personal care, and home care.

Susan xo