Dysendocrinia (hormonal imbalance) is this century’s most often encountered health condition, yet it remains largely ignored by most physicians. Everyone should have their hormone baseline profile evaluated as early as thirty years of age, way before the onset of hormonally induced pathologies. Today, thyroid conditions are being diagnosed in epidemic proportion, while other compensatory endocrine glands, like the adrenals, are being mostly ignored – as if these glands were never a part of human physiology. Plastic bisphenol A (BPA) mimicking estrogen is at the root cause of many dysendocrinia and there is an array of medical embryonic plant extracts that can effectively correct hormonal imbalances and also detoxify these phthalates (plastics). BPA is an endocrine-disrupting chemical that mimics the hormone estrogen (xenoestrogens) and can lead to breast cancer and diabetes.
These phytochemicals have proven capable of modulating hormonal imbalances, contrary to modern medicine, which has no drugs capable of modulating hormones in a permanent corrective way. Stress is the number one contender for adrenal dysfunction. We now are seeing children, as early as seven years of age, having premature puberty with developing breasts and pubic hair. Stress also increases total cholesterol which has nothing to do with dietary fats intake.
When a male presents with clinical signs of low testosterone that is confirmed by blood test, or when a female has low DHEA levels, also having elevated total cholesterol levels is usually a clearer sign of estrogen dominance than cardiovascular disease (CVD), unless he or she is also diagnosed with diabetes type 2.
You cannot rely on a blood test to give an accurate estrogen level in a peri- or post-menopausal woman – such tests are basically useless. In a female, the only accurate way of looking at all three estrogen levels, (estriol, estradiol, and estrone), is in the luteal phase of a menstruating woman’s cycle. In a 28-day menstruating cycle, days 18 to 21 are best for evaluating estrogen level, and most important is the ratio of estradiol to progesterone. Currently, no other tests have proven to be reliable, including saliva or urine, to evaluate estrogen levels in a female.
The FDA does not agree with these studies regarding BPA being unsafe and reports it as safe, but this is not the only synthetic chemical that we’re exposed to on a daily basis. Besides, let us not forget what impact BPA has shown on the environment, including what it is doing to our oceans and their inhabitants: sterilizing fish, making them incapable of reproduction. Phthalates and BPA have been shown to affect reproduction in all studied animal groups, to impair development in crustaceans and amphibians, and to induce genetic aberrations (Oehlmann et al., 2009). Professor Donald W. Light has released a report that is published in the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, stating that the FDA “cannot be trusted” (Light et al., 2013).
Be informed, responsible, and proactive by periodically detoxifying your body’s internal environment. Doing so will very likely prevent the many root causes of diseases for which pollutants are largely responsible.