Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Women Are Treated As Second Class Citizens When It Comes To Healthcare

When a woman becomes irritable or depressed prior to her monthly cycle, people around her tend to be intolerant. If a woman goes to a doctor with a health issue (that cannot be detected through diagnostic tests), she is often categorized as being a hypochondriac or is told, “It’s all in your head”. Men are treated differently.

These are not character flaws but biochemical imbalances which can affect mood and behavior in specific ways. 

One cause of imbalance is today’s toxic lifestyle, which leads to an excess of estrogen in the body (called estrogen dominance), causing a host of “female” problems:

Fibrocystic Breasts, Uterine Fibroids, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovaries, Menopausal Hot Flashes and Night Sweats, infertility and many other disorders.

Why? Because estrogens are able to produce fibrosis, a condition which leads to the painful disorders mentioned above. (Fibrosis is a thickening and scarring of connective tissue).

So, what causes estrogen dominance?
·         Breakdown of petrochemicals, pesticides, herbicides, plastics, sodium lauryl sulfate from cosmetics and vehicle exhaust produce substances that mimic estrogen activity (known as pseudo-estrogens)
·         Injecting cattle and poultry with estrogenic hormones to make them grow faster and bigger.
·         Use of powerful pharmaceutical estrogens (i.e. synthetic hormones) and oral contraceptive pills that magnify the existing estrogen excess in the female body.
·         Misuse of estrogens in therapy as a sole agent instead of combining natural estrogen with safe natural progesterone, which nullifies the adverse effects of “estrogen-alone” therapy.
·         Diets high in sugar and dairy products result in recycling estrogen into the body instead of eliminating it. These diets also interfere with proper production of progesterone.

Many women cease ovulation 10 or more years before menopause due to estrogen dominance. The heavy intractable bleeding they experience often leads to hysterectomy. Uterine fibroids tend to develop and enlarge under the stimulation of excess estrogen.

To make matters worse, excess estradiol (a form of estrogen), promotes the Bel 2 oncogene which blocks a natural phenomenon called ‘programmed’ cell death (apoptosis), leading to cancer.

On the other hand, both testosterone and progesterone promote the p53 gene leading to normal healthy cell death (apoptosis)...a phenomenon that protects the body from cancer.
There are natural therapies that can create hormonal balance and stop the development and enlargement of existing uterine fibroids and in certain cases assist in dissolving them without surgery.

So, let’s stop the PMS jokes, now that we are aware that hormonal balancing can generate normal menstrual cycles, create a smooth transition into menopause, protect a woman from various cancers and greatly improve overall quality of life regardless of age.

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