Part Two of Relieving Perimenopause: The Xenoestrogens

A hormonal imbalance is one beast to deal with on its own, and imbalances can occur naturally for many reasons, including perimenopause and the onset of menopause.

This topic was discussed in part one of this series of blog posts, dedicated to breaking down the processes of hormone imbalances and how you can address them.

While it's vital to understand the effects of hormonal imbalances and how they affect the body, more issues can occur when outside agents, like toxins and parasites, start to influence the body and change how you feel.

They can interrupt normal body functions and make you ill.

This leads up to today's topic: xenoestrogens. What are they? How do they affect your hormone levels? And how can you get rid of them?

What Are Xenoestrogens?

Xenoestrogens are organic toxins – though some have been artificially produced – which come in contact with people through the use of pesticides, herbicides, cleaning products, make-up, and industrial pollutants. They most effectively infiltrate your body through the digestive system, making those pesticides particularly insidious. Though, trace amounts can be breathed in or absorbed through the skin.

It's not just xenoestrogens, though. There are thousands of compounds in the air and on our food that contain estrogenic effects that you have to contend with throughout your life. These can have lasting adverse effects on how your body functions.

These little buggers fall into a toxin category called "endocrine disrupters." These kinds of chemicals can infiltrate your body and alter the function of your hormonal system by pretending to be certain chemicals.

This can trick your body into thinking it has already deployed certain chemicals and doesn't need to make more. It can also affect your hormones by binding to the essential receptors that direct hormone flow. This can cause blockages and prevent hormones from properly dispersing.

Xenoestrogens are major mischief-makers in your body, and if left alone, they can cause you continued health issues. No matter how they get into your body, they end up causing hormonal issues that can be temporary. But they can also cause lasting damage if left to concentrate in your system. We are all exposed to many toxins each day, and it should be our goal to remove them before they become bigger issues!

How Do They Impact Your Health?

Xenoestrogens are not just minor toxins. These little beasties can cause a lot of issues to your body. This includes life-long hormonal balance issues if enough of them attach themselves to your hormonal receptors. There is even some evidence that exposure to these chemicals as a fetus is irreversible and will cause lifelong hormonal balance behavioral and developmental issues.

However, for most adults, damage caused is completely treatable.

Specifically, xenoestrogens mimic estrogen. Estrogen is not only vital for female and male reproduction. It is also essential for bone growth, the circulatory system, and blood health. When facing the processes of perimenopause, you may also be facing reductions in estrogen levels from anywhere from 30-60%.

The presence of xenoestrogen may trick your body into believing more estrogen is in your system than there actually is, steeply lowering this level.

The key symptoms to look out for in low estrogen levels include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Decreased energy
  • Mood swings and sudden-onset depression
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Urinary tract and vaginal infections

These symptoms usually get worse and more numerous the lower your estrogen level becomes. However, each individual experiences these things in their own way. It's important to listen to your body to understand when you're facing symptoms that feel worse than they should.

If this happens, you need to take action to start feeling better.

How Can You Remove Them?

Like in the case of being exposed to any toxin, if you've had exposure to xenoestrogen, the first step you should take is to avoid any more exposure. Always wash your produce and try to buy your food locally from farms that don't use pesticides are herbicides that contain endocrine disrupters.

Once you know you've removed the element that's been exposing you to endocrine disrupters, like xenoestrogens, you can safely start trying to flush them from your system.

Some basic things can help your body use its natural processes to flush these toxins from your system. Drink lots of water and eat enough fiber. Supplements like vitamin C and other antioxidants can help boost the natural functioning of your immune system and toxin flushing systems.

Take Your Health Back

Above are general steps you can take to start taking back your health into your own hands, especially if you're facing the problems associated with a hormonal imbalance.

However, taking calcium d-glucarate supplements is a more effective way of flushing endocrine disrupters from your body. This is a natural compound that has been shown in over 30 scientific journals to boast the clarifying powers of the liver to effectively facilitate the removal of organic toxins.

Why Orenda Supplements Are So Effective

So many perimenopausal and menopausal women are unknowingly facing worse mid-life transition symptoms and getting shamed for them. All while unknowingly exposing themselves to toxins that make these symptoms worse.

Reclaiming your health and body can be as easy as adding a supplement into your life. Orenda International offers a unique supplement blend called Orenda Immune®. It has a carefully made blend of nutrients meant to invigorate your natural immune system—including calcium d-glucarate.

Orenda Immune® is just a part of what makes Orenda's Mid-Life program so effective. By helping support your pituitary system and improving your immune system, your body can begin recovering from toxin-related hormonal imbalances and start finding a new kind of homeostasis.

Pulling the Pieces Together

Your body is an interacting system. No one section is independently functioning, separate from the rest. By targeting both your immune system and endocrine systems, you work from two sides to start feeling better about your health and life.

This isn't the final chapter of the story. The Orenda Mid-Life Balance program of supplements helps you in three distinct ways, and each offers amazing benefits to perimenopausal and menopausal women.

 

Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6104637/

https://womeninbalance.org/2012/10/26/xenoestrogens-what-are-they-how-to-avoid-them/

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/neuroscience/xenoestrogen

 

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