(20-05-2014, 06:47 AM)Lotus Wrote:
(20-05-2014, 06:32 AM)lovely11 Wrote: Those are xenoestrogens too. xenoestrogens include all non-human estrogens. Phytoestrogens, Metalloestrogens, Mycoestrogens, and synthetic estrogens are all xenoestrogens.
Most of the herbs discussed here, and the ones you use have phytoestrogens. Metalloestrogens are toxic, except dietary chromium. Most synthetic estrogens are bad, except some of the ones doctors prescribe. Red reishi mushroom has mycoestrogens.
Red Reishi isn't toxic, and the elimination of xenoestrogens IS necessary.
Xenoestrogens are not plants or botanicals, and this is why we want to eliminate the bad estrogen:
Estrogen is broken down in the liver, and is influenced by the presence of certain chemicals. It is either broken down into a "good" kind of estrogen (Technically known as 2-hydroxyestrone) or a "bad" kind of estrogen (16-alpha hydroxyestrone). For instance substances in cruciferous vegetables and flax create more of the good kind, while environmental toxins (xenohormones) create more of the bad kind. The difference between good and bad estrogen is that good estrogen causes the cells to divide very slowly, whereas bad estrogen causes them to divide rapidly. Bad estrogen can also cause mutations or mistakes in how the cells grow that increase your risk of cancer even more.
The good estrogen causes no damage and drives immediately to the colon or to the bladder where it leaves the body. The bad estrogen backfires, gets stuck in reverse, and speeds back to the breast where it wreaks havoc. If this bad estrogen finds a parking spot on a breast cell, it will rapidly speed up cell division. If you have a lot of bad estrogen in your body, your risk of breast cancer goes up significantly.
In the colon, estrogen is either eliminated or absorbed back into the blood. If it is absorbed back into the blood, it adds to the total amount of estrogen in your body, and therefore, adds to your risk. There is a simple solution: eat more fiber. Fiber binds to the estrogen in your colon and eliminates it."