Beyond Young

Sep. 22, 2017

 

We all know that the increase in estrogen hormones or activation of the estrogen receptors are associated with breast cancer. According to extensive research a few factors could contribute to estrogen dominance; external pollutants, stress, inflammation, and most importantly a defect in estrogen metabolism.

There are many pollutants that contribute to estrogen activity, such as xenoestrogens such as DDT, heavy metal toxicity, hormones added in food processing and environmental pollutants.

Stress, especially emotional stress leads to increased cortisol levels and at the same time a decrease in melatonin. A decrease in melatonin results in increasing estrogen and upregulation in estrogen receptors.

Life stressors and the aging process contribute to a decrease in androgen hormones such as DHEA and testosterones which has an impact on the immune system. The immune system creates inflammation which results in increasing enzymes that convert DHEA and testosterones into estrogens.

However, even if we have too many estrogen hormones it doesn’t mean that it can lead to cancer as long as they are effectively metabolized in methylation cycle. The process in itself is extremely complicated and it is very important that these hormones are metabolized the right way. If there is a defect in the methylation process it can create bad estrogen molecules which are highly oxidized and reactive. The defect in the methylation cycle could have a genetic factor but also lack of Vitamins, specially vitamin B6, B12, folic acid, selenium, and iodine.

To summarize my short article, you can avoid estrogen dominance by:

  • Avoiding all pollutants
  • Managing Stress
  • Preventing Inflammation
  • Eating healthy diet
  • Taking the right supplements

 

 

Aug. 4, 2017

We die because of the slight imbalance between oxidants and antioxidants. The chronic and long term inflammation produces overabundance of free radicals (oxidants) reducing the body's capability to handle and deal with oxidative stress. Inflammation is not only a root of most diseases but also speed up our ageing.

Jul. 8, 2017

STRESS is the greatest silent killer. Nowadays is hard to ignore those stressful situations like long working days, paying bills etc. but if you somehow manage to survive these modern obligations and complications, you should retire and slow down in some peaceful place, where you can reconnect with nature and try to live a calmer life.

Jul. 8, 2017

“In a survey of people who live to be over 100 years of age, one of the only common factors is that they ate low- calorie diets. So, it would seem one of the key factors to maintaining good health is to ensure that you are not overeating.” 

Jul. 7, 2017

The process by which sugars and proteins couple in the body - called GLYCATION - is what really ages us.

According to a Journal of Clinical Anatomy on Aging, Glycation prevents the protein from working appropriately. If it occurs in the protein in your intervertebral disc, the disc dries out and degenerates. The same process is what ages all the systems of our body, our brain, our skin, our arteries, and our joints. Consequently, the more SUGAR that we put into our bodies, the more we glycate and speed up the process of aging.