Naturopathic Doctor‘s tip of the week: Xenoestrogens
This week’s post features a guest piece from Broadway Wellness’ own Dr. Krista Moyer:
What are Xenoestrogens?
Xeno means foreign. So xenoestrogens are foreign estrogens. We are exposed to them in our environment – via the WATER we drink, the FOOD we eat, the AIR we breath, & what we put on our SKIN.
Why should we care about Xenoestrogens?
They have the ability to bind & cause estrogen activity in the body. Estrogen dominance is a common occurrence in women. Symptoms of estrogen dominance include;
- Menstrual cramps
- Heavy menstrual flow
- Irregular periods
What can we do?
There are many ways to avoid exposure of xenoestrogens. Look to the infographic below for helpful options. If you are concerned about your current exposure, love your liver. Your liver is your main filter in your body. What you breath, eat, inhale, or apply to your skin all gets filtered through your liver.
Bitter foods will be helpful to your liver/gallbladder filter. FLAX seeds contain lignans, which are specific for binding excess estrogens. 2 TBSP/d is generally a good dose for most people. Make sure you’re drinking an appropriate amount of water.
The hormonal cascade is a delicate & very intricate system in women. This hormonal cascade can be addressed beautifully via naturopathic medicine. Know you have so many options available to you to detoxify from excess xenoestrogens.
-Dr. Krista Moyer, Naturopathic Doctor
Please check out the original post on Dr. Moyer’s site here.
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