This Natural Substance in Vegetables
Clobbers a Major Cause of Cancer
June 22nd, 2016 by Holly Cornish
Men, if you’ve noticed you’re growing a spare tire around your waist lately…
…and ladies, if you’re been experiencing hot flashes, mood swings, or maybe some extra padding on your tummy and hips…
…you might chalk it up to normal aging. But scientists have found a surprising cause for these changes in a condition they call ‘estrogen dominance.’ Modern industrial societies are drowning in huge amounts of “bad estrogen.” But there’s a simple vegetable extract that can help you fix the problem…
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Although both sexes need the hormone estrogen to regulate growth and metabolism, you should know that there are both beneficial and harmful kinds of estrogen in your body.
And it’s important to know that too much of the wrong kind has been linked to health problems ranging from weight gain and decreased libido to heart problems and cancer.
But the good news is that studies show a nutrient called DIM (short for di-indolyl methane) increases your metabolism of estrogen to help protect your health.
According to the National Cancer Institute, this nutrient is abundant in a variety of vegetables including:
- Brussel sprouts
- Collard, mustard, and kale greens
Before you learn how DIM helps shield you from cancer—first let me tell you more about the problems that come from having too much estrogen…
Estrogen, estrogen EVERYWHERE!
Your body naturally produces the good form of estrogen called 2-hydroxy estrogen. But it might surprise you to know that in 2003, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) added estrogen to its list of known cancer-causing agents.
The group said there’s strong evidence linking the hormone to breast, endometrial, and uterine cancers. Now please be clear: It’s not the natural hormone by itself that causes problems…
In study findings published in the April 1, 2003 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, lead study author Dr. Hari Bhat found that estrogen had to experience oxidation in order to become carcinogenic.
Oxidation is caused by dangerous free radicals that can roam your body and damage otherwise healthy cells.
But a type of fake estrogen called xenohormones can cause even more cell damage than the oxidation of your body’s natural estrogen.
Xenohormones are NOT the natural hormones your body makes. They’re manufactured forms of estrogen that are just about everywhere in the environment. Strictly speaking, these industrial products are not true estrogen — they just mimic the hormone.
You absorb them almost daily when you come in contact with industrial products such as:
- Car exhaust
- Carpeting, rugs
- Room deodorizers
There’s an almost endless list of sources of these fake hormones or “hormone impersonators.” In America, nearly all livestock (unless organic) are fed estrogenic drugs to fatten them. When you eat the meat, you’re eating the hormones as well.
Chemical pesticides, herbicides and fungicides often contain xenohormones (also called xenoestrogens). When you eat plants that have been grown with chemical help, it’s almost certain you’re taking in a dose of the fake hormones.
And our old friend BPA also promotes the creation of xenohormones (see Issues #17 and #196.) You may recall that BPA is a toxic chemical found in many plastic bottles and the lining of cans. We’ve been saying for years that BPA’s signature toxic quality is its ability to mimic estrogen. The chemical is abundant in the body of nearly every man, woman and child in the United States.
Fake hormones mess up your real ones. . .
When fake estrogen enters your bloodstream, it can change the way your body produces and metabolizes natural hormones. Another name for xenohormones or xenoestrogens is “endocrine disrupting compounds” or EDCs. In plain English, this means they disrupt the body’s natural hormone-producing organs.
There are also natural substances in plants, called phytoestrogens, that mimic the action of human estrogens and are also classified as “xenoestrogens.” Soy is a major source of phytoestrogens and for that reason I avoid eating soy products such as tofu. Some authorities dispute whether phytoestrogens pose a danger, but I’m not taking any chances.
But when it comes to human-made xenohormones, there’s no doubt. According to the book What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Breast Cancer: How Hormone Balance Can Help Save Your Life, xenohormones “play a large role in the high rate of breast cancer in Westernized countries.”
Authors John R Lee, M.D., David Zava, Ph.D., and Virginia Hopkins explain that xenohormones easily pass through your skin and accumulate in your body over time.
The excess estrogen eventually causes cell damage that leads to various health problems, including heart disease and the growth of cancer cells in a woman’s breasts or a man’s prostate. The buildup of estrogen becomes a more serious concern as you age.
That’s why you need DIM, which I like to call the broccoli extract. Despite the fact that both natural and fake estrogens can build up in your body, studies show DIM can help you eliminate fake estrogen before it wrecks your health…
DIM chokes, pummels and CRUSHES cancer cells!
A number of studies support the idea that DIM may be one of the most effective nutrients for the prevention and treatment of breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers.
It has a unique ability to choke and starve cancer cells by cutting off their feeding tube. How so?
Well, in order for cancer cells to grow and thrive, they need a continuous blood supply. In fact, cancers use a process called angiogenesis to create their own blood supply. Preventing angiogenesis is a major aim of cancer treatment.
DIM can help. A study published in the May, 2008 Biochemical Pharmacology Journal showed that DIM actually stops tumors from completing this process that will create a tumor’s blood supply. And that’s not all…
Researchers also found that using DIM increased the oxygen level of tumor cells. As you might know, cancer cells HATE oxygen! Cancer thrives best in cells that have oxygen deficiencies.
In another study reported in the April 22, 2008 Pharmaceutical Research, scientists found that even low doses of DIM triggered apoptosis—or natural, programmed cell death—in prostate cancer cells. Promoting apoptosis is another major aim of cancer treatment.
Stops the spread of cancer cells, too
Another of DIM’s protective features is its ability to prevent the spread of cancer cells. In the March 28, 2008 Cancer Letter, researchers reported that many organs secrete molecules called ligands that bind to receptors on cancer cells.
They found that DIM regulates both the secretion of ligands and the receptor sites. In repressing this mechanism, their results suggest that DIM provides protection against breast, ovarian, and possibly other cancers, too.
DIM is a hands-down champion when it comes to battling harmful cancer. And as previously mentioned—this protective nutrient is found abundantly in many cruciferous vegetables.
But some folks may have a hard time digesting these vegetables or don’t want to deal with some of their mild, but unpleasant side effects such as indigestion or gas.
In this case, you might consider taking a DIM supplement to reap the advantages of its health-saving potential.
You may find that battling estrogen overload with DIM will also help you enjoy a healthier heart… reduce your cancer risk… and maybe even restore some youthful vigor. Eat some today!
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