WHY IS THIS COMMON HORMONAL IMBALANCE VIRTUALLY BEING OVERLOOKED AND IGNORED AS A PRECURSOR TO CHRONIC DISEASE, INCLUDING CANCER??
It appears that there is very little consideration or regard to the importance of this ‘environmentally sensitive’ hormonal imbalance, namely ‘Estrogen Dominance‘, which appears almost disregarded and totally overlooked by the medical profession as a cause of a whole range of chronic health conditions. It appears that the medical research fraternity also have little to no interest either, in this area, evident by the lack of research papers available on this subject!!
The fact is that the body needs natural Progesterone to counter the effects of Estrogen throughout life, otherwise the adverse affects of ‘Estrogen Dominance‘ runs rampant without it’s hormonal partner Progesterone to keep it in check.
“Estrogen dominance” is a term coined by Harvard physician John R. Lee M.D. It describes a condition where either a male or female can have deficient, normal, or excessive estrogen, but the body has little or no progesterone to balance its effects.
Progesterone is made from pregnenolone, which in turn comes from Cholesterol. Therefore, with Cholesterol being the most prolifically tested substance in every medical practitioner repertoire to-date, then would it not be prudent to ensure that we are also testing ‘hormonal profiles’, especially estrogen vs progesterone??
Estrogen is part of a family of hormones, each with a specific purpose. The three human estrogens are estradiol, estrone, and estriol and which belong to the steroid hormone family. It is a fact that ‘estrogen-dependent’ cancers are on the rise most certainly due to this often unchecked hormonal imbalance, which has been shown to manifest more so in women than men and to varying degrees, due to this ever fluxing yet co-dependent relationship.
‘Researchers have shown that ‘estradiol’ increases breast cell proliferation rates by two hundred and thirty percent, while progesterone decrease it by more than four hundred percent. Estrogen has been associated with breast and endometrial cancers, while progesterone has a cancer preventive effect.’
We have seen in a previous post that the Anti-Oncogene ‘P53’ is activated by Progesterone which inhibits BCL2 production and thereby cell proliferation, therefore it seems evident that Progesterone is a very important hormone which protects us from a range of chronic diseases including ‘estrogen-dependent cancers’. The female sex hormone Oestrogen is known to drive not just breast cancer, but colon cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, brain tumours, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, ovarian cancer and more…..
Posted: 17/10/16 – Author: D. Blanch