Did you know that certain estrogen inhibiting compounds in food help destroy stubborn fat and also defend against cancer?
Defend yourself against estrogen and its related chemicals
We live in an “over estrogenic world”. Never before has the human body been exposed to such an overwhelming amount of estrogen chemicals in the environment, meat, dairy, produce and water supply. Most people are prone to suffer from excess estrogen sooner or later in life. Excess estrogen, also known as estrogen dominance, occurs when estrogen levels are relatively too high, compared to other sex hormones (i.e. progesterone or testostone). Excess estrogen is associated with increased estrogen activity in the body. Estrogen chemicals are not the only reason why we suffer from excess estrogen.
Aging (both genders) is also associated with increased estrogenic activity (increased conversion of testosterone to estrogen via the aromatase enzyme). The use of drugs is another contributor to estrogen dominance. Athletes may suffer from over estrogenic activity due to steroidal drugs or “estrogen kickbacks” when on and off the drugs. Women on hormonal replacement therapy may suffer from increased levels of harmful estrogen metabolites and a related increased risk for cancer.
Consequently, there is an ever-growing rate of people who fall victim to estrogen’s devastating effects, some of which include weight gain (for men, typically in the belly or chest; for women typically in the hips, lower butt, upper thighs), feminization and sterility in men and estrogen disorders, including PMS and endometriosis for women as well as estrogen related cancers for both genders, including breast, ovarian and prostate.
Estrogen related weight gain (stubborn fat)
Studies demonstrated that estrogen acts in a vicious cycle-like manner, i.e. estrogen increases the size of fat tissues and the enlarged fat tissue increases estrogen production and so on and so forth. Note that excessive fat gain can lead into over estrogenic activity (due to increased conversion of testosterone to estrogen via the aromatase enzyme in fat cells). Over estrogenic activity increases the number of estrogen receptors in fat cells thus forming a highly estrogenic fat tissue known as “stubborn fat” due to its high resistance to fat burning.
Nutritional defense against estrogen
In a world which is already over estrogenic, it is critically important to know the difference between the “good guys” and the “bad guys”. Any nutritional program today must balance estrogen promoting nutrients with estrogen inhibiting nutrients. Unfortunately, mainstream nutrition and the medical authorities fail to provide any guidelines of how to deal with the aforementioned.
What can you do to protect yourself and get rid of the belly fat?
Increase intake of cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts or cabbage). Eat them cooked or steamed. Cooking softens the fiber, and therefore helps release the active estrogen-inhibiting ingredients. Broccoli sprouts are rich in active indoles and should be consumed raw.
Increase the intake of omega 3 oils derived from flaxseeds, hempseeds, or fatty fish (wild catch) such as salmon, halibut, mackerel, or black cod.
Decrease the intake of omega 6 oils derived from soy, canola, or safflower. For that matter, stay away from margarine products, even if they claim to be cholesterol-free.
Note that all monounsaturated oils-(omega 9) such as olive oil or nuts are neutral to estrogen activity, and therefore quite safe.
Eat organic food. Minimize the consumption of meat or dairy, unless they are hormone and chemical free. Fruits with a peel (banana, orange or kiwi) are generally safer than fruits without a peel (berries, cherries and grapes) due to lower exposure to pesticides after peeling.
Minimize alcohol intake. Alcohol increases estrogenic activity and its conversion to toxic derivatives.
Supplement with estrogen inhibitors (aromatase inhibitors flavones and estrogen modulating indoles). Unfortunately, most estrogen inhibitors are derived from herbs or bee products, which are not part of our typical diet and are not always accessible in their most potent form.
About the Author:
Ori Hofmekler is a nutritional and diet expert who has written three critically acclaimed books on health, nutrition and anti-estrogenic diet. Today at 56, Ori is in the best shape of his life!
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