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Belly Fat & Estrogen
That belly fat may be a telltale sign of too much female hormone estrogen. This happens especially with aging when not enough male hormone testosterone is being made and too much estrogen is being accumulated.
Why are we absorbing these Xeno-estrogens?
We absorb estrogen in various chemical forms everyday in our food, water, personal care products, use of plastics, pesticides and animal hormones. These chemicals are estrogen-like hormones that are foreign to our body and behave like bad hormones that disrupt and lower our body’s good hormones. They cause all sorts of health conditions from obesity, sleep disorders, depression, enlarged prostate, and start cancers.
We need to drink water daily so it pays to invest in a water filter to remove as much of the xenoestrogen that was leached from PVC pipes. We should aim to reduce the food, plastics and product choices that contain xenoestrogen chemicals and then remove the excess in our bodies.
Nutrients that remove Xeno-estrogens
This is done with responsible nutrition. Foods like rolled oats, chia seeds, dark coloured berries and citrus rind contain active fibres and nutrients that either block the aromatase enzyme or convert estrogen down the safe pathway through our liver.
These nutritional supplements assist in the breakdown of Xenoestrogens in our bodies:
We may not be able to completely change our living environment or eliminate every source of estrogen but we should certainly do all we can to detoxify our body and prevent estrogen from accumulating. Our body uses nutrients to heal itself.