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Hormones:  A Delicate Balance
are very powerful substances that regulate bodily functions and cause dramatic changes in our health.  As estrogen levels decline and fluctuate during the perimenopausal and menopausal periods, the normal balance of this group of hormones is disrupted and typical menopausal symptoms result.  Too much of a hormone is as much of a problem as too little of a hormone, which is why products like Estrosense from WomenSense can be beneficial.
Estrogen Dominance:
Estrogen dominance occurs when there is too much estrogen in the body and too little progesterone.  This often happens as result of toxic levels of environmental pollutants being present in the body.  Many of these pollutants, especially those from plastics and petrochemicals, have a similar molecular structure to human estrogen.  So, in your body, these pollutants bond to estrogen receptor sites causing changes in the cells.  The problem is that these pollutants are much, much stronger than human estrogen, and can cause dramatic changes in cell growth that can lead to cancers of the breast, uterus, ovaries, and other female cancers.  Ironically, they may also play a role in the development of prostate cancer in men as well.
What You Can Do To Eliminate Estrogen Analogs and Pollution:
   Detoxify your body
   Keep hormones balanced with the right supplements and foods
   Avoid plastic food storage or water containers.
   Eat plenty of vegetables
   Support your liver nutritionally.
There are many supplements that you can use to help eliminate estrogen analogs from environmental pollution in your body:
Supplemental glucaric acid is formed by adding calcium to produce calcium D-glucarate.  It is a detoxifying agent that works to increase liver processes that neutralize harmful chemicals and metabolic byproducts.  Preliminary studies have been done on calcium D-glucarate for cancers of the breast, prostate and colon.  Calcium D-glucarate has been shown to decrease enzymes that are thought to stimulate cancer growth.  It also helps with hormonally related cancers by decreasing the resorption of estrogen from the gastrointestinal tract.  Calcium D-glucarate may be a beneficial treatment for cancer, high cholesterol and drug induced kidney damage.
I3C as it is also known, is the active ingredient in broccoli and cauliflower that has been studied for its anti-cancer effects.  It has been shown in clinical studies to help eliminate potent forms of carcinogenic estrogens from the body.
Broccoli extract also contains the nutraceutical sulforaphane.  Sulforaphane is particularly useful for clearing excess estrogens from the body because it supports the production of liver enzymes that break them down into less harmful substances that are then easily excreted.
Green Tea Extract
Green tea’s antioxidant properties neutralize free radicals and therefore reduce damage to tissue.  Green tea’s epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and prevent the spread of tumours to other areas of the body.  It may also increase the effectiveness of some anti-cancer medication while protecting the body’s normal cells from cancer therapies like radiation and chemotherapy.  Natural health practitioners for low immune functioning, age-related diseases, cardiovascular disease and cancer may recommend green tea.  
Turmeric and Milk Thisltle
Turmeric contains antioxidant chemicals, called curcuminoids, for neutralizing free radicals.  Free radicals are unstable molecules that cause damage to the body’s tissues when they bump into healthy cells.  Thus turmeric can be used to stop infections, protect the liver from toxins and may be useful for cancer.  The medicinal activity of milk thistle is in a molecule called silymarin.  It causes liver cells, hepatocytes, to resist toxic compounds and regenerate themselves.  It also increases glutathione in the liver.  Glutathione is an antioxidant that the liver uses to catch damaging free radicals that are created when the liver changes toxins into harmless chemicals.  Silymarin also blocks the toxic effects of drug overdoses and poisonings.
Lycopene is in a class of compounds called carotenoids. The carotenes include beta-carotene and lutein. Lycopene is partly responsible for the colour of vegetables like tomatoes. Lycopene acts as a free radical scavenger. Free radicals are unstable molecules that in their bid to become more stable must bump into healthy cells and cause damage. Cellular damage, over time, leads to degenerative changes and cancer. Lycopene can help prevent and treat cancer, especially breast cancer and prostate cancer. It also protects the body against environmental pollutants other substances that and lead to aging. A deficiency in lycopene has been linked to increased risk of breast and prostate cancers.