I sometimes feel sorry for estrogen. It gets a bad rap for so many things. Women hear that too much estrogen causes breast disease (my specialty), and too little causes everything from hot flashes to hair loss in menopause. I also hear from many women with concerns about “estrogen dominance” — a state of high estrogen levels blamed for a wide range of distressing symptoms as well as fibroids, endometriosis, hypothyroidism and breast cancer, too.
While excessive estrogen can lead to problems, it’s a little more complicated than simply “too much estrogen.” To manage all your symptoms, it’s important to understand how your individual estrogen levels are related to your other hormones — particularly progesterone and testosterone. For example:
Some signs & symptoms of high estrogen-to-progesterone ratio
Unwanted hair growth
Irregular periods / anovulatory cycles
Breakthrough bleeding, spotting
Some conditions associated with relatively high (or “unopposed”) estrogen levels (more…)
For years, Natural News has reported on research from scientists who are sounding the alarm that estrogen-mimicking chemicals in the environment, including bisphenol A (BPA) are ending up in our bodies — with potentially health-harming results. Specifically, in study after study, researchers have found links between these “xenoestrogens” and decreased sperm viability, obesity, ovarian dysfunction, neurodevelopmental problems in children and more.
Unfortunately, this tale of chemicals-changing-humans just got worse. Much worse. (more…)
Aging and high levels of physical, chemical and emotional stress are associated with the loss of progesterone in women and testosterone in men. When these key hormones are depleted it causes a state of “estrogen dominance”. This state of estrogen dominance is one of the major factors associated with degenerative disease.
“As a species, we’re on a fast track to extinction,” says Ori Hofmekler, author of The Anti-Estrogenic Diet. “In the past few decades, men have lost 50 percent of their sperm count and within only one generation, the average man’s sperm count and testosterone have dropped by 20 percent. Women are no better. Staggering figures show that most women today are suffering from female disorders and three out of ten women between the ages of 35 to 60 will develop breast cancer.” (more…)
Pueraria mirifica (also known as Kwao Krua or Butea Superba) is a plant found only in Thailand and parts of Burma; 99% is grown in Thailand. Menopausal women, have been using Pueraria Mirifica for 700 years.
The region where this plant is grown is remarkable for its low rate of breast cancer and impressive longevity, which alerted scientists to something good going on. The lucky women get to use this local plant and the benefits are enormous and the science is building all the time.
Men should use it too, especially as they age, since men are increasingly exposed to old-age estrogens (“male estrogen”). (more…)
Many of the drugs used to treat breast cancer today are probable or known cancer-causing agents. Tamoxifen, for instance, is classified by the World Health Organization as a “human carcinogen,” but recent news headlines praised extended use of this drug for “saving lives.” It is obvious that the mainstream media has swallowed the tamoxifen-flavored Kool-Aid … will you? (more…)
If you’re a man and your prostate isn’t bothering you, chances are good you’re not spending much time thinking about this walnut-sized gland. And if it is bothering you with either painful or just annoying urinary tract symptoms, you’re probably thinking about it a lot, whether you want to or not.
Either way, paying attention to the health of this small gland can have big benefits. That’s because even if you don’t feel as if there’s anything wrong with your prostate, two of the most pressing male prostate health concerns can be symptom-free.
Some men with an enlarged prostate—known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)—don’t have symptoms. Additionally, early-stage prostate cancer is also often silent. This means that there could be something wrong with your prostate and you wouldn’t even know it without an exam from your doctor. (more…)
Studies show that many of us spend our adult life struggling with compromised immune function, infertility, and sleepless nights and using stimulants like caffeine and sugar to get through the day.
The signs of PMS and menopause that women experience today are not normal.
By the time that retirement is an option, many of us are on at least 2 to 3 pharmaceutical medications – if not more.
Dr. Shiao-Ting Jing, a sixth generation physician at the Traditional Chinese Medicine Healing Center in Los Angeles specializing in hard-to-treat disorders and women’s health, believes that natural medicine such as acupuncture and herbology create an opportunity for people to live long and full lives. (more…)