Do you drink water out of plastic bottles?
Did you recently get a new car or move into a new home?
Do you have limited access to organic fruits and vegetables or think eating organic is over rated?
All the situations above expose a person to XENOESTROGENS, which the average person is bombarded by every day. These endocrine disrupting compounds mimic the hormone estrogen and directly interfere with healthy hormone availability and function.
How Xenoestrogens Alter Hormones
- Increase production of certain hormones
- Decrease production of certain hormones
- Imitate hormones
- Can turn one hormone into another
- Interfere with hormone signaling
- Tells cells to die prematurely
- Compete with essential nutrients
- Bind to essential hormones
- Accumulate in organs that produce hormones
Children, Pregnancy and Xenoestrogens
And what about our children? We are in a time when kids are exposed to far more toxins than ever before and they seem to eat far less nutrients than other generations! There are numerous reasons why toxins are especially harmful for our little humans, and here’s what you can do to help.
Avoiding toxic exposure during pregnancy is just as crucial, and because the current federal law for toxic substances is too weak to protect you and your baby, I suggest taking matters into your own hands. Reduce your toxic exposure with these 10 tips. Talk to your health care provider before taking any herbs or supplements during pregnancy, but luckily there are plenty of behavior changes you can make to help.
Where Are Common Xenoestrogens Found?
–Food (pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, food dyes)
–Household Products (laundry detergent, coffee filters, dish soap, surface cleaners, hand soap)
–Skincare & Beauty Products (sunscreen, make-up, nail polish, toothpaste, body lotion, cream & gel)
–Plastics (water bottles, food storage containers, plastic wrap)
–Building Supplies (paint, lubricants, adhesives)
You guys, this is just the tip of the iceberg! There are so many toxins floating around, and figuring how to reduce exposure to them can be overwhelming. Here's a great place to start: 13 of the worst hormone disruptors, how they damage health, and tips on how to avoid them. Although overwhelming, eliminating these toxins from your body’s tissues is crucial for a healthy, well-functioning endocrine system and hormone balance. Removing these toxins via the liver happens in three important phases.
Turmeric: detox & antioxidant
Broccoli Sprout Extract: detox & elimination of xenoestrogens
Milk Thistle Extract: liver support for detox
Di-Indole Methane (DIM): detox elimination of xenoestrogens, hormone balance
Dimethylglycine (DMG): phase 2 liver detox, antioxidant, cell metabolism
Calcium d-Glucarate: detox, elimination of xenoestrogens, hormone balance
L-Glutathione: detox & antioxidant
No need to buy each ingredient individually – find them all in one convenient herbal blend.
DIM-X for Healthy Detoxification
This product has many functions:
1st, it supports healthy detoxification of toxins from the body’s tissues.
2nd, it supports elimination of environmental xenoestrogens.
3rd, it supports healthy hormone balance in men and women.
4th, it protects the tissues of the body from the effects of excessive oxidation that can occur from xenoestrogens.
Keeping your body in balance is so crucial and feels so great. Talk to your health care provider about some extra detox support.
Kelly Harrington, MS, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for Healthy Goods