October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Learn to balance female hormones naturally
It has been estimated virtually 95 percent of our modern health challenges including hormonal balancing may be managed with correct lifestyle strategies. We are bombarded by toxins at every level; the water we drink, the food we eat and even the air we breathe is heavy with toxins which stress the detoxification process in the body. Toxic burden can alter ones genetic potential which can lead to breast cancer.
The liver is the principal gland in charge of neutralizing any product you place in and or on your body. Females apply nearly 150 different chemicals on their body every day. If the items you choose are determined by the liver as a potential harmful agent it must be neutralized. Over time, continuous consumption of processed food and beverages and even emotional or continuous chemical stress accelerate the burden placed on the liver.
It is wise to develop label savvy reading habits and focus on products with the least amount of toxic ingredients and focus on items that you presume are produced from natural sources.
You can logically reduce your potential to experience the negative impact caused by the toxins in the environment by following a few natural principles: focusing on whole, natural, organic foods versus canned or processed products, and prepare food at home. A family can save 50 percent on their food budget by eating at home. It has been attributed to Hippocrates: “Let food be your medicine and let medicine be your food.” The chemicals used to process food before they are placed in cans or packages sabotage the normal body detoxification function and result in visible body signals which suggest liver distress: varicose and spider veins, hemorrhoids and small red bumps or “cherry hemangiomas” are common in patients who have hormonal imbalances. You can support liver function by eating one half of a red apple, one third cup of beet fiber and one medium carrot daily. Add one tablespoon of flax oil daily per 100 pounds of body weight. You are what you eat!
Dr. Casen DeMaria
Dr. Casen DeMaria, Chiropractor in Westlake