chemical xenoestrogens, hormone mimickers and endocrine disruptors
Xenoestrogens are a type of xenohormone that imitates estrogen. They are widely used industrial compounds such as PCB, BPA and Phthalates, that have estrogenic effects on a living organism even though they differ chemically from the naturally occurring estrogenic substances internally produced by the endocrine system of the organism.
Most scientists that study xenoestrogens, including The Endocrine Society, regard them as serious environmental hazards that have hormone disruptive effects on both wildlife and humans%5B2%5D%5B3%5D%5B4%5D%5B5%5D%5B6%5D.
I removed many from this list, mostly pesticides and insecticides that are banned, but just because they are banned, doesn't mean they are gone from our environment. Also, many banned items are still manufactured and sold in other countries so could still be in your food. Anyway, don't use pesticides & insecticides. Killing everything isn't the answer. And I seriously don't get everyone's fascination with their lawn. It kind of fits the definition of insanity.
More on phthalates:
Phthalates are used in a large variety of products, from enteric coatings of pharmaceutical pills and nutritional supplements , adhesives and glues, electronics, agricultural adjuvants, building materials, personal-care products, medical devices, detergents and surfactants, packaging, children's toys, modeling clay, waxes, paints, printing inks and coatings, pharmaceuticals, food products, and textiles... Phthalates are also frequently used in soft plastic fishing lures, caulk, paint pigments, and sex toys made of so-called "jelly rubber". Phthalates are used in a variety of household applications such as shower curtains, vinyl upholstery, adhesives, floor tiles, food containers and wrappers, and cleaning materials. Personal-care items containing phthalates include perfume, eye shadow, moisturizer, nail polish, liquid soap, and hair spray.%5B3%5D They are also found in modern electronics and medical applications such as catheters and blood transfusion devices.
Phthalates are easily released into the environment because there is no covalent bond between the phthalates and plastics in which they are mixed. indoor air concentrations are higher than outdoor air concentrations due to the nature of the sources.
selected from the Wikipedia article.
Parabens & Metals & Breast Cancer
In a survey of 40 women with breast cancer, 99% of breast cancer tissues were found to contain
paraben esters. http://articles.merc...20402_DNL_art_1
"Parabens are chemicals with estrogen-like properties, and estrogen is one of the hormones involved in the development of breast cancer."
Commonly found in:
Deodorants and antiperspirants, Shampoos and conditioners, Shaving gel, Toothpaste, Lotions and sunscreens, Make-up / cosmetics, Pharmaceutical drugs, Food additives
Check labels for:
Methyl paraben, Propyl paraben, Isobutyl paraben, Ethyl paraben, Butyl paraben, E216
Metals can bind to estrogen receptors:
Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenite, Barium, Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Lead, Mercury, Nickel, Selenite, Tin, Vanadate
Petrochemical compounds found in general consumer products such as creams, lotions, soaps, shampoos, perfume, hair spray and room deodorizers. Such compounds often have chemical structures similar to estrogen and indeed act like estrogen.
Other sources of xenoestrogen include car exhaust, petrochemically derived pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides; solvents and adhesives such as that those found in nail polish, paint removers, and glues; dry-cleaning chemicals; practically all plastics, industrial waste such as PCBs and dioxins, synthetic estrogens from urine of women taking HRT and birth control pills that is flushed down the toilet and eventually found its way into the food chain and back into the body. They are fat soluble and non-biodegradable.
Edited by alternativista, 23 April 2014 - 03:30 PM.
Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.
[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.
Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.
Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!
For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*
When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!