Hormone Balance 101

Hormone Balance 101
In November of 2010 my life was forever changed. Dr. Stacey Bean of Madison, WI, presented a women’s wellness seminar – which primarily covered hormone imbalances as it relates to environmental exposures to chemicals in our hygiene and skin care products, food, and air. The books she recommended, which proved to be the catalyst for my own health journey, are authored, in part by Dr. John Lee. Lee was the pioneer in providing women hormone balance through bio-identical hormone replacement therapy –which is vastly different from the synthetic Rx hormones that allopathic medicine likes to dole out. Synthetic hormones (including xeno-estrogens found in our skin care products) mimic estrogen and therefore create a state of what Lee has coined "estrogen dominance".What this means is that progesterone, which is the only hormone that cancels out excess estrogen in the body, cannot keep up! Excess estrogen compounds upon one another, and it is a growth hormone. This is why we develop ovarian cysts, lumpy breast tissue, and even polyps in the colon! And yes, tumors. When a man experiences estrogen dominance it reduces testosterone and contributes to mid-section weight gain, and eventually, could lead to erectile dysfunction. It's important to realize that both breast cancer and prostate cancer share a root cause imbalance of hormones.SELF EDUCATION IS KEY!! To learn more please visit the Purely Living Wellness website for the full-length article, which also contains links to additional resources.http://www.purelylivingwellness.com/hormone-balance-101.html" target="_blank">http://www.purelylivingwellness.com/hormone-balance-101.html