Holy Hormones Honey! - A colleague also sent this article to me – I do not know the date – but the videos which I could not copy on to my blog – were circulated in December of 2009. Please read – and then watch the videos of Gina’s sad story of suffering in silence from estrogen dominance – and not being taken seriously by her doctor.
The videos about Gina are on the left hand side of the Health911 page. This has to stopped. Estrogen dominance is a real and growing problem. Women need to be heard. We know when something is not right with us. And the ‘Take two Valium and Go Home Honey Syndrome” – will not cut it.
Something strange is happening to modern girls: menstruation is starting much earlier than it should. The traditional age of onset for menstruation is between ages 12 and 13, or around two years after the first signs of puberty begin. However, more and more girls are beginning to menstruate at 10 years of age – up to five years early. What is causing this significant and frightening shift?
At the same time, another curious change is occurring in the American population: people are becoming more and more overweight. Other, seemingly unrelated patterns are developing simultaneously: cancer rates and infertility levels are spiking.
While it may seem hard to imagine, these four unique problems – and myriad more – are intricately interrelated and caused by the same thing: estrogen dominance.
Estrogen is typically considered the female hormone due the fact it is responsible for many definitive feminine traits, like breasts, menstruation, and lactation. Yet estrogen is naturally found in both sexes, just significantly less in men.
There is no doubt that estrogen is a vital component to all human bodies and an essential player in the miracle of reproduction. But like all things, too much of a good thing can make it bad, and in the case of estrogen too much can be downright dangerous.
In spite of the serious health threat estrogen dominance poses, humans continue to expose themselves to more and more of the hormone. Natural and synthetic versions are found in countless products we touch or ingest on a daily basis, from food to plastic to prescription medications. The result is a growing yet silent epidemic that is affecting all levels of society and all ages.
While the facts about estrogen dominance and the havoc it can wreak on the body are shocking and scary, the good news is that every individual can take control of their level of exposure and reclaim their health. Many health and environmental agencies have also been constantly alerted to the dangers and prevalence of estrogen contamination, and with continued pressure from individuals will hopefully enact stricter regulations in our lifetime.
To empower you as a patient and provide you as much information as possible, Health911 has compiled a comprehensive guide to estrogen dominance and how to manage it. This document contains the following information related to estrogen dominance:
- What Is Estrogen dominance?
- Symptoms of Estrogen dominance
- Causes of Estrogen dominance
- Diagnosing Estrogen dominance
- Treating and Reducing Estrogen dominance
More videos on this issue on Huffington Post.