Posted by Bonnie Rogers on 4/9/2013
to Healthful choices
Do you know what xenoestrogens are? They are chemicals that can mimic estrogen. (xeno means “foreign”) They are synthetic chemicals that can have an estrogen effect in the body which means they are chemicals that fit into the estrogen receptors in our bodies. I love the description Sara Gottfried, MD says of xenoestrogens. “Think of them as unwanted guests, drinking, chatting convivially, but they are really party crashers who will disrupt the whole affair when they take off their masks.” So, not only are they crashing your endocrine party but they are stored in your fat tissue for decades, and the greatest amount of these live in breast tissue. Lengthened exposure to estrogen (or xenoestrogens) creates a significant risk factor for breast cancer.
What kind of disease is related to xeno-estrogens?