Today we are going to talk about a topic that many women have never even heard of. However, this phenomenon is something that we come into contact with every single day, and may be affecting our health and even our fertility. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
We’re talking about Xenohormones. In short, xenohormones are “fake” or synthetic hormones. They are substances that are not found in nature that can cause hormonal effects in the body. Xenohormones can be toxic when they build up in the body over time.
We are exposed to xenohormones on a daily basis and we don’t even realize it. They are in tons of stuff that we use every single day. One of the most common sources of xenohormones is car exhaust.
Plastic wrap is another common cause, and it is especially toxic when heated. Another very common source is fumes from things such as paint, dry cleaning, and nail polish.
Commercially raised meat is also another very common source of xenohormones, since not only are the animals fed estrogenic drugs to fatten them up before slaughter, but their food is also laden with tons of chemicals. Commercial shampoos and conditioners also contain xenohormones, and so do sunscreens, cosmetics and soaps.
Even plastic bottles, yes, like the ones we all drink water out of, contain xenohormones. As a matter of fact, almost ALL plastics contain xenohormones. You can ingest xenohormones through inhalation, ingestion, or direct skin contact.
Xenohormones can damage many body processes, including fertility. Xenohormones can cause hair growth in women, as well as cysts in the breasts or ovaries. Xenohormones can mess up your regular hormones, causing your body to do things it shouldn’t be doing.
Extra estrogen receptor sites can even form in the body. Sometimes so many xenohormones build up that the liver can’t even process it all. Xenohormones can lead to decreased progesterone in the body.
Some experts even think that xenohormones can lead to very bad PMS, miscarriage, endometriosis, and other hormonal problems. Other experts think that fetal exposure to xenohormones leaves a unborn child at a greater risk of birth defects and developmental problems.
Of course, there is probably no way to ever completely avoid ALL xenohormones, because they are just everywhere and in everything that we do. However, by being diligent and working hard to avoid xenohormones whenever we can, we can limit our exposure.
You can do a few things to limit your exposure, including limiting the use of all pesticides and chemicals at home. Eat organic whenever possible, including meats, veggies and fruits. Try to use cosmetics, soaps, shampoos, etc. that are pure and natural whenever possible.
Do not ever use plastic to microwave your foods, and try to avoid drinking out of plastic water bottles. Avoid spermicides and spermicidal condoms. Making your own household cleaners is a great way to avoid some xenohormones as well. Using natural feminine care products can also help. Ask your doctor for more ways to avoid xenohormones in your everyday life.