Xenohormones: Causing a Hormone Imbalance Epidemic

Xenohormones: Causing a Hormone Imbalance Epidemic

Is your fertility being affected by xenohormones?

Xenohormones are substances not found in nature that have hormonal effects on the body. They have an estrogenic effect on both the male and female bodies causing a progesterone deficiency. These toxic substances are easily absorbed through the skin and build up in the body over time.

We come into contact with xenohormones on a daily bases. Once you know where and what they are you can avoid them or not use products that contain them. There has been extensive research on the connection between xenohormones and hormone disruption, which leads us to fertility issues and imbalances. 

I wrote this article to bring you to awareness so you can avoid these substances, especially when you are preparing for pregnancy and are pregnant; they need to be avoided at all costs.

How xenohormones have an estrogenic effect :

  • They combine with estrogen receptor sites and activate the estrogenic action
  • They induce the formation of extra estrogen receptor sites
  • Inhibit the ability of the liver to excrete estrogens
  • Common sources of xenohormones

    -Solvents and adhesives – These enter the body easily and can be found in paint/varnish, nail polish and in dry cleaning. Solvents can damage a developing fetus and should be strongly avoided by pregnant women, in any amount.

    -Car exhaust

    -Almost all plastics

    -Meat from conventionally raised livestock (non-organic)- They feed them estrogenic drugs to fatten them up

    -Petrochemically derived pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides

    -Emulsifiers found in soaps and cosmetics

    -PCD’s from industrial waste

    NOTE: You can absorb xenohormones by ingestion, inhalation and direct skin contact.

    What you can do…

    1.Stop using pesticides of all sorts, bug sprays, lawn sprays. – Instead use organic treatments for your lawn and garden, and natural bug sprays made with essential oils

    2. Eat organic, especially your meats, dairy and coffee.

    3. Avoid exposure to solvents, plastics, cosmetics, and soaps made with petrochemical based emulsifiers – a.k.a. mineral oil. Switch to a skin care line that is safe and pure

    4. Do not use mineral oil products on your body. Mineral oil is made from crude oil (the same stuff we make motor oil, gasoline, and plastics out of) and is like putting plastic on your skin.

    5. Do not microwave your food in plastic. This will release the xenohormones into your food

    6. Stop wearing polyester clothing (it is made out of plastic).

    7. Do not use air fresheners, fabric softeners, fake wood paneling when building a house. A healthy alternative would be using air fresheners that are made with essential oils.

    8. Don’t use spermicide.

    9. Avoid all synthetic sex hormones.

    10. Use natural feminine care products. Feminine care products contain rayon, polyester, propylene, polyethylene and fiber finishes.

    Natural Alternatives for Xenohormone Exposure/Estrogen Dominance

  • Progesterone Cream helps to balance the estrogen dominance by balancing the hormone levels. Learn more about using natural progesterone here.
  • The Fertility Cleanse- aids the body in eliminating excess estrogens and toxins in preparation for conception.
  • DIM stands for diindolymethane. DIM balances the hormones and aids in the breakdown of excess estrogen.
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    1. Update 2014 – We are back! We have been away for a while and we sure have missed all of your wonderful questions and thoughts on our articles. Moving forward, one of our staff herbalists will be here to respond to comments! We look forward to connecting with our readers once again!

    2. Is it ok to take fertility enzyme therapy with improve egg health kit?

    3. hi, just wondering which is best to take spirulina or maca or can you take both? Also ive started taking immunance and wonder whether i can take these with spirulina or maca?

      Thanks for your help. Kelly

    4. Hello. desperately want to get pregnant,am 40 with a son,fibroid detected single. what herbs should l take to shrink it.

      thanks
      Jo

    5. Hello,
      My OBGyn gave me Provera for 5days to promote mentruation but 2 days after finishing it, there is still no menstruation. I had started taking Maca a week before being placed on the Provera. My husband and I agreed to not take any more chemical prescriptions and would like to continue the natural route. Is there anything else that I should take with the Maca to help ovulation/increase my fertility?
      **side note: my tests came back stating all hormone levels are fine and uterus in good position…husband healthy too! Trying for 1 year…not sure what’s wrong??**
      Thank you in Advance,
      Tere!

    6. is it ok to take fertility cleanse and improve egg health at the same time?

    7. hi am currently taking a herbal tablet to shrink my fibriods as i desperately want to get pregnant. Would it be safe to combine the fertility cleanse while taking this medication? it’s completely herbal and so far there are side effects. can i buy your product in the uk? thank you

    8. Hi,

      Is it safe to take Vitex during pregnancy instead of the synthetic hormone progesterone?

      • Hi Milena,

        It would be best to not use Vitex into pregnancy without the strick supervision of a qualified herbalist, ND or midwife. It would be best to learn about using natural progesterone cream instead of synthetic progesterone prescribed by your doctor. Natural progesterone is safe to use during pregnancy and may likely prevent many first trimester spontaneous abortions but should be used with caution in nursing as it may stop lactation. In the first trimester of pregnancy progesterone production is the sole responsibility of the ovaries, often they may fail to produce sufficient levels to maintain the pregnancy. By the second trimester, the placenta itself is responsible for producing progesterone, and it hikes the level of this hormone to 486% higher than the non-pregnant norm.

        Synthetic progesterone drugs, not being natural progesterone, have side effects that if used to maintain the pregnancy may do damage to the baby.

        If you are taking progesterone and get pregnant, you must continue taking progesterone until at least the 16th week. I personally would not stop if I had seriously low levels to begin with. But it is best to work with your health care practitioner if this is the case. They will continuously monitor your levels to make sure they are healthy for pregnancy.

        Best Wishes,

        Dalene

    9. Is it safe to take maca and wheatgrass along with chinese herbs? My chinese herbalist says generally it’s not safe to combine western and chinese herbs but he’s not qualified in western herbs so can’t comment specifically. Thanks!

      • Hi Jane,

        Your Chinese herbalist is correct. In general it is best not to combine Chinese Herbs with Western Herbs unless the practitioner is trained or educated about both. It is possible to combine some of them when educated about each particular herb of interest. Maca and wheatgrass are considered superfoods first and foremost and have been shown safe to combine with most herbs. You could print some information about Maca off for him, he could look it over and then you can go from there.

        Maca: http://natural-fertility-info.com/maca

        Best Wishes,

        Dalene

    10. Is it safe to take vitex and other herbs whilst taking maca?

    11. i want to know how soon i can start the fertility cleanse after a fibroid operation and how soon i can start using the vitamins

      • Hi bisi,

        It would be best to wait for at least a month after the operation, to make sure you are fully healed and rested. You may begin a multivitamin supplement at any time.

        Best Wishes,

        Dalene

    12. I got the fertility cleanse and improve egg health kit. I have commenced the fertility cleanse and would like to know when to commene the improve egg health kit,