Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 5, 2006
Is it true that our diets are deficient in critically important nutrients? Can the missing nutrients virtually destroy stubborn fat and defeat cancer? Surprisingly, it is true. Even though their sheer existence is still widely unknown, one can’t ignore the facts, says Ori Hofmekler of Warrior Diet™ (http://www.WarriorDiet.com) and Defense Nutrition (http://www.DefenseNutrition.com).
There is growing evidence that certain compounds in plants have a unique capacity to interfere with the body’s metabolism and – astonishingly – create an environment that favors the breakdown of fat cells and destruction of cancer cells. These plant chemicals are not vitamins or minerals. Some of them are not easily accessible. Nonetheless, it is now known that they can literally help modulate the body’s hormonal system, responsible for sustaining strength, virility and youth. Some researchers have speculated that the answer to obesity, aging and cancer may relate to these highly bioactive compounds.
What makes these plant chemicals so special are their unique biological effects on the body. In a nut shell, they have the capacity to inhibit estrogen and counteract its excess. When in excess, estrogen promotes fat gain, metabolic disorders and cancer in both genders. Estrogen inhibitors can help fight excess estrogen by interfering with its metabolism and virtually blocking its harmful effects. Their supportive effects go beyond those that we get from vitamins or minerals.
Estrogen Inhibitors – The Missing Link -
The most critical missing nutrients in our diet today are plant estrogen inhibitors. While some of these actually appear in small amounts in our food, others are totally missing. Besides being anti-estrogenic, plant estrogen inhibitors have shown to exert additional biological benefits including antioxidant, anti-cancerous and anti-aging properties. Estrogen inhibitors are currently a topic of great interest by virtue of their anti-cancerous properties.
Recent studies in Holland led researchers to the conclusion that in their natural occurring state, estrogen inhibitors are generally countered by other compounds in plants that actually promote estrogen. Therefore, to reach maximum inhibition potency, estrogen inhibitors must be separated and isolated from estrogen promoters. Furthermore, estrogen inhibitors should be supported by other co-factors in the diet such as certain estrogen-modulating oils and food that can help enhance their actions.
Estrogen inhibitors were found to possess various inhibition potencies and different affinities to the body’s tissues. In order to practically apply estrogen inhibitors in the diet, it’s important to know who they are, where to find them and how they work.
Estrogen Inhibitors – Where are they found?
Some of the most potent estrogen inhibitors belong to the family of plant flavones and are found in passion flower, chamomile flower, onion, garlic, citrus fruits, raw honey and bee products.
Other potent estrogen inhibitors belong to another family of naturally occurring compounds in plants called indoles. Estrogen inhibiting indoles are found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and cabbage. The estrogen inhibiting and modulating effect of crucifers indoles may explain why these vegetables have been widely regarded to be cancer preventing food.
It is important to note that all the above estrogen inhibitors are not estrogen mimickers. Not like soy isoflavones, they do not have any inherent estrogenic activity.
Combining Estrogen Inhibitors with Estrogen Inhibiting Foods -
Estrogen inhibitors should be supplemented in a pure isolated form (to prevent a potential counter-effect by naturally occurring estrogen promoting compounds). Estrogen inhibitors should be incorporated together with estrogen inhibiting foods such as cruciferous vegetables, citrus fruits and N-3 rich foods such as flaxseeds, hempseeds, and wild catch fatty fish or their derived oils.
For more information or to purchase estrogen inhibitors log on to http://www.DefenseNutrition.com . For more information on the Warrior Diet Fat Loss Program and Controlled Fatigue Training (CFT) log on to http://www.WarriorDiet.com or call 818-992-1994 (866) WAR-DIET. Ori Hofmekler is the author of The Warrior Diet and Maximum Muscle, Minimum Fat, published by Dragon Door Publications.