I am a Gynaecologist Obstetrician ( MD, DNB OBGYN )with an emphasis on INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE.
We all know that ESTROGEN the female hormone is implicated in breast cancer. Research shows that how you metabolize estrogen can be one of the causes of cancer. To prevent breast cancer, we at Truhealing focus on supporting estrogen detoxification, a process that happens primarily in the liver.
The question comes up that when all of us have estrogen, why do only some people develop breast cancer?
Well, its because there are two kinds of estrogens, good and bad and they make more bad estrogens than good ones.
When estrogen is processed for elimination, the hormones are sent to the liver where they are metabolized, a process also called detoxification. During the estrogen detox process, you can end up with “bad” estrogens or “good” estrogens. The bad ones are toxic and damage DNA, as opposed to the “good” estrogen metabolites that behave safely and are preferable. Although our genetics influence how easily we make the good and bad estrogens, it turns out that food and other lifestyle factors have a major effect on the kinds of metabolites the liver will make. Thats why I like to say that food is the most powerful medicine.
The best way to reduce your cancer risk is to increase your good estrogens, and decrease the bad. Here are some tips.
Breast cancer can be prevented with some simple dietary and lifestyle changes.
Originally published July 13, 2019 by Dr Disha Sridhar