Does estrogen cause cancer? No, it does not. Estrogen is thought to be the driving force behind many breast cancers; however, it is important to remember that cancer cells do not feed on estrogen, rather its growth is promoted by the presence of estrogen—after all, estrogen is a growth hormone. But again, estrogen does not cause cancer, but growth enhancing hormones cause cells to grow out of control. Our grandmothers had estrogen, and their grandmothers had estrogen and they did not have nearly the cancer rates we have now. The problem is not the estrogen; it is the environment in which the estrogen operates and the external estrogens we are feeding it. The propane used for barbecues rarely causes fires, but throw some gasoline on your barbecue and just see how your fire will grow out of control.
Hormones, and especially synthetic hormones, promote the growth of reproductive cells because they have lots of receptors for steroid hormones such as estrogen. Again, growth enhancing hormones cause cells to grow out of control, so we need to reduce our exposure to synthetic hormones and hormone-like compounds found in toxins such as plastic, and pesticides, as well as the synthetic steroid hormones added to our livestock—we live in a toxic environment, something that started brewing some 70 years ago; and cancer rates began to soar.
And estrogen is only one part of the story. To protect ourselves against cancer, we must manage our estrogen, cut off the pathways for cancer, detoxify the body, reduce inflammation, and protect our DNA and so much more. What magic bullet can do all that? Food.
To read Food: The Natural Solution for Cancer-Protective Estrogen Management, please visit my column, Options for Life in the late summer issue of Natural Healing Natural Wellness , (See page 22). http://issuu.com/topricin/docs/spring_2013_newsletter_b155ff039ae538
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Helayne Waldman on the Survive and Live Well Radio Show : Modulating Hormones with Diet and Supplements http://hipcast.com/podcast/HBzGGr6s
Read my current contribution to Natural Healing, Natural Wellness, How Does Your Garden Grow :
A garden needs pure water, sunlight, healthy soil, and lots of love in order to thrive. If we deprive our garden of the essentials of life, it will wither and die. If we remedy our sick garden with synthetic chemicals, it will not flourish for long. Like a garden, a healthy body requires this very same support and attention. Read more, page 14. http://bit.ly/nhnwspring2014
~~If you don’t know your options, you don’t have any~~
Elyn Jacobs is a breast cancer survivor, professional cancer strategist, speaker, and the Executive Director for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation. Elyn empowers women to choose the path for treatment that best fits their own individual needs. She is passionate about helping others move forward into a life of health and well-being. Elyn has been featured on CNN Money, Talk About Health, and Breast Cancer Answers and has written for the Pink Paper, Breast Cancer Wellness, Integrative Oncology Essentials, Surviving Beautifully, Body Local and more, and writes the Options for Life column for the Natural Healing-Natural Wellness Newsletter. Elyn hosts the Survive and Live Well Radio Show on the Cancer Support Network. Elyn lives in New York with her husband and two young boys. http://elynjacobs.wordpress.com/about/
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