But perhaps the biggest estrogenic cancer-causing culprit of all are the xenoestrogens -- estrogens from environmental pollutants such as petrochemicals, plastics, pesticides, food additives, cosmetics and shampoos, etc.. The effects of estrogen are counterbalanced by progesterone, and to a lesser extent by the male hormones (testosterone, DHEA, etc.).
The primary female hormones are estrogen and progesterone, produced in the ovaries during the reproductive years.A  Both, along with testosterone, are made from cholesterol.
If fertilization does not take place, secretion of progesterone decreases, causing the thick endometrium (uterine lining) to be sloughed, and menstruation begins. Progesterone isna€™t just needed to support pregnancy and oppose estrogen.A  It is also needed to stimulate bone production and ward off osteoporosis, convert fat into energy, metabolize glucose, and perform many other vital cell functions. About 20-25 milligrams (mg) of progesterone are secreted per day during the monthly cycle; 400 mg are produced daily during pregnancy. Estrogen also promotes cell division, and is responsible for development of secondary female characteristics during puberty, including growth and development of breast tissue, and pubic hair.

As women age, the balance between estrogen and progesterone can be disrupted, leading to peri-menopausal and menopausal symptoms. Today we can find many different types of molecules with estrogenic activity, some are natural, and some are not; all have different molecular structure and somewhat different effects. Many estrogens are carcinogenic, especially the xenoestrogens, which are present in pesticides and many personal care products.A  While some human estrogens can be carcinogenic (for example, Estradiol and 16-I± OH Estrone), others are non-carcinogenic and possibly anti-carcinogenic (for example estriol and 2-OH estrone).
In addition to being anti-cancer, these good estrogens are also powerful anti-oxidants, and provide protection from lipid peroxidation caused by free circulating iron. Some research indicates that the isoflavones in soy (specifically genistein) can also promote this a€?gooda€™ pathway,2 but genistein has other known toxic effects, and is not recommended (refer to Soy Alarm 2:A  Impact on Health). You can also help your body convert a€?bada€™ 16I± OH estrone to a€?gooda€™ Estriol by ensuring you have adequate iodine in your diet (or by adding a daily drop of Lugola€™s Solution, a combination of iodine and potassium iodide, to your regime). Some practitioners suggest increasing the amounts and frequency of the following organic foods (cruciferous vegetables) in your diet, but do so with moderation.

It affects all of the female sexual organs, including ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, vagina, and breast. They provide cancer protection because they contain weak phytoestrogens which competitively occupy the estrogen receptor sites on the cell membrane to prevent the stronger, internal estrogen from exerting its effects on the cell. John Lee, the worlda€™s authority on natural hormone therapy, believes that modulation of the progesterone to estrogen ratio is absolutely critical for optimal health, and strives for a ratio between 200 and 300 to 1.

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