How to avoid estrogen mimicking chemicals

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(NaturalHealth365) For decades, there has been serious concern about the environmental implications of hormone disrupting chemicals called “xeno-estrogens” or false estrogens. Literally translated, Xeno-estrogens are “foreign estrogens” that imitate estrogen and its effect on the body. These chemical estrogens are potent and powerful and have been found in extremely high levels in Breast Cancer tumors.

What types of products contain “foreign estrogens”?

  • Weed killers
  • Sunscreen lotions that contain 4-MBC
  • Food preservatives such as BHA
  • Canned foods and plastics (BPA and BPA-S)
  • Insecticides and pesticides
  • Food Dyes
  • Food chemicals that are used to protect fats and oils from becoming rancid
  • Anti-perspirants that are made with Metalloestrogens or toxic metals
  • Make ups and skin care products that have the preservative called paraben
  • Tap water (most city waters are contaminated with estrogens from oral contraceptive pills)
  • Detergents and surfactants
  • Growth hormones in dairy and meat products

What are the health implications of “foreign estrogens”?

Since estrogen is intricately involved with so many hormonal pathways, the concern about these foreign estrogens is that are interfering with reproduction, increasing endometriosis, increasing fibroids in the uterus and breasts, affecting sperm production and increasing the possibility of developing Breast Cancer.

A study recently posted in an article in the Journal of Applied Toxicology, revealed high concentrations of parabens in post-mastectomy breasts affected with Breast Cancer. The parabens were present, even with women who had never used any type of underarm deodorant throughout their whole lifetime, indicating that the parabens were acquired through the environment. The level of parabens in the breast tissue was 1 million times higher than the normal estrogen levels in breast tissue.

How can you protect yourself from “Xeno-estrogens”?

The simple answer is to become aware of what you put in your body, on your body and the products you use in your home and in your environment. Don’t get overwhelmed by the process but simply start with 1 item at a time. You will feel empowered that you are being proactive about your health – which will encourage you to take the next step.

Here is a simple checklist for you to follow:

1. Begin with your lotions and skin care products. There are many organic and parabens free products that are available on line or at a natural market.

2. Stop using toxic sunscreens.

3. Store your food in glass containers.

4. Stop microwaving your food, and especially NOT in plastic containers.

5. Avoid regular dairy products and replace with hormone free dairy or almond milk.

6. Eat only organic meats that are hormone and antibiotic free.

7. Try to eat only organic fruits and vegetables.

8. Read your food labels. Never eat food that has food preservatives in it. (BHA and BHT)

9. Replace the pesticides and insecticides with bio-degradable natural products.

10. Drink purified, filtered or clean spring water.

Men, women and children are being affected by Xeno-estrogens. The American Cancer Society estimates that over 2100 men and over 290,000 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2012. Creating awareness about this environmental issue may very well help save many lives. Please help sound out the warning by sharing this message with your friends and family – use the Facebook and Twitter buttons below this article.

About the Author: Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, better known as “Dr. V” maintained a successful practice – specializing in Bio-Energetics, Meridian Stress Analysis, Homeopathy, Digital Thermography and Chiropractic. After personally overcoming Breast Cancer without the use of chemotherapy, radiation or surgery – Dr. V currently helps to empower women about healing and preventing breast cancer….naturally. For more information about Dr. V’s personal Cancer Coaching – visit:


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  • Sherarn

    Are the extrogen pills my doctor prescribed for me? Estradiol 1 mg, medroxyprogesterone 2.5 mg. I’m recovering from defused, large B cell, aggressive, Non-Hodgkins lymphoma, which the PET scan shows is gone.
    Please let me know if these put me at risk. They were trying to replace and balance my hormones as chemo made all things embalanced after killing all cells that were changing during the chemo. I’m a 63 year old woman.

    Thank you.

  • margie

    He Sherarn, I’m no doctor but those are synthetic hormones, estrogen and progesterone in very small doses and perhaps they will balance eachother out, but if I were you, I would go to a website called and there they discuss the synthetic hormone concerns and recommend some “herbal”, plant based, natural hormone replacements, like maca, black cohosh, etc… hope this helps.

  • Dr. V

    For obvious reasons, I will answer your question in a round about way.In the early 2000’s, the WHO organization stopped a study about the effects of HRT because so many women were developing cancer.
    Personally, I would find gentler, more effective ways to balance my hormones after the effects of chemotherapy. There is also the iodine and Vitamin D3 levels that you should have cheeked. I would invite you to read several of my articles about balancing your hormones. Feel free to email me personally if you have any more questions.

  • Sandy is the site Margie meant.

  • Patrick McGean

    All of the estrogins you mention are harmful to us because we lack the sulfur necessary to eliminate the toxins which would normally sulfate.
    Pub Med says at least seven times; sulfur can protect and repair the damage of radiation (radioactive in many cases) what can it not repair?
    To repair the damage done by your fellow doctors during your treatment we suggest adding organic sulfur to your diet, a table spoon twice a day.
    Fear is a remarkable motivator, becoming healthy trumps depression and fear.

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