Disclaimer: This is an educational and informative post, nothing in it is meant to take the place of medical treatment, neither does it claim to treat, cure or diagnose any condition.
What is Estrogen?
Estrogens are a group of hormones made in the body. There are three main types: Estrone, Estradiol, and Estriol.
- Estradiol is the main type produced before menopause, mostly by the ovaries.
- Estriol is the main type produced during pregnancy, mostly by the placenta.
- Estrone, produced by the adrenal glands and fatty tissue, is the main type produced after menopause.
Female sex hormone
Although Estrogen is also found in males, it plays a bigger role in the female body as it is needed for fertility, pregnancy, breast development and menstruation.
However it is also needed for bone and skin health and cognitive health.
Xenoestrogens are synthetic compounds that mimic the effects of estrogen in the body.
They are also known as Endocrine disrupters. They block the uptake of natural hormones and disturb normal hormone signalling, metabolism and detoxification of estrogen.
They result in much damage.
We are constantly subjected to xenoestrogens such as plastics, chemicals including household cleaning agents, pollutants, Perfumes, pesticides, cosmetics, birth control pills, food dyes, synthetic fabrics, personal care products and much more.
What your body cannot detox, it stores in your fat cells. These build up over time and this is how estrogen dominant conditions begin such as PMS, Endometriosis, Uterine fibroid tumors, breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer and prostrate cancer in men.
he Estrobolome is made up of estrogen and the microbiome in the gut. It is a collection of bacteria in the gut which is capable of metabolising and modulating the body’s circulating estrogen.
These bacteria affect estrogen levels, which in turn can impact weight, libido and mood.
A healthy gut microbiome produces optimal levels of an enzyme called betaglucuronidase – too much and estrogen levels become imbalanced.
Approximately 80% of breast cancer occurs in women with little, to no family history.
Research has shown that an increased lifetime exposure to estrogen, and unbalanced estrogen metabolism, is a strong risk factor in the development of breast, ovarian and prostate cancer, as well as estrogen dominant disorders, such as endometriosis and premenstrual syndrome.
The DNA Oestrogen (Estrogen) Test provides an analysis of the genes involved in the process of oestrogen metabolism, and provides appropriate diet, supplements, and lifestyle recommendations.
It is for women (and men) who have estrogen dominant conditions; a family history of breast, ovarian, colon or prostate cancer; who suffer from endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome, and uterine fibroid tumors.
The Test is also for women considering oral contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy or bio-identical hormone supplementation and
Women who are considering invitro fertilisation or who have been diagnosed with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer.
You can do much to limit your exposure to xenoestrogens. Here are some suggestions:
- Eat organic where possible
- Switch to natural cleaning products
- switch to natural skincare products
- buy organic, eco-friendly and biodegradable products
- use essential oils over chemical scents
- limit the use of perfumes and colognes
- Avoid plastic containers and bottles
- Use natural hormone balancing products over synthetic
Contact me for your Etrogen DNA test.