Woodland Hills, CA, (PRWEB) April 26, 2006 –-
Can certain food compounds be the secret weapon to destroy stubborn belly fat, ignite energy and – most surprisingly -- get a leaner and stronger body? Is it true that adding certain missing plant compounds to our diet can make us sexier and healthier? “Evidently yes!” says weight loss and nutrition author of The Warrior Diet™, Ori Hofmekler (http://www.warriordiet.com). But you need to know what to do, or you probably will still bloat up and suffer.
All of us are exposed to estrogenic chemicals day by day. Known as xenoestrogens, they are capable of mimicking estrogen activity in the body. The ongoing assaults of these chemicals affect the body as excess estrogens do with overwhelming and sometimes devastating consequences.
It is almost impossible to avoid these estrogen mimickers. They’re in the air, car emissions, detergents, paints, nail polishes, lotions, soaps, containers, food and water. Most notable sources of estrogenic chemicals are petroleum based products, pollutants, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and plastics.
Both men and women may suffer from some of the following symptoms: weight gain in the waist and other areas that virtually resist fat burning, water retention, fatigue and loss of vigor, all of which may be symptoms of excess estrogen due to estrogenic chemicals.
Other symptoms in women such as PMS, headaches, mood swings, and irregular menstrual cycles may also relate to excess estrogen.
Xenoestrogens are not the only reason for excess estrogen. Obesity, aging, birth control pills, estrogen replacement drugs (HRT), anabolic steroids, hormones in meat and dairy, and a poor diet are also major contributors to excess estrogen and its related disorders in men and women.
A most notable sign of aging is the loss of hormones that balance estrogen (progesterone in women and testosterone in men). With age, there is also an increased conversion of androgens to estrogen in both sexes, all of which leaves the body with an excess of renegade estrogen. Ironically, perimenopausal women, who initially lose estrogen, suffer from increased levels of excess estrogen due to the aforementioned reasons.
In summary, our “estrogen cup is full”. Estrogenic chemicals cause a “spill over” effect in the form of excess estrogen and its related disorders.
For additional information, see the complete article link in the window below, or visit our website at http://www.defensenutrition.com. There you will find lots of information on how to defend yourself against the adverse effects of excess estrogen.
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