What you can do to minimize Xenohormone exposure
Avoid all synthetic and horse hormones (oral contraceptives and conventional HRT).
Eat organic meat and dairy minimally, and/or avoid the fat of non-organic meat and dairy (this is where the greatest amount of animal accumulation occurs, this is where xenohormones, xenoestrogens, endocrine disruptors will concentrate).
Decrease or stop all conventional pesticides, lawn and garden chemicals, etc. (use something natural instead). Don't contract with conventional lawn services that use these sprays (most do); they are extremely toxic and full of xenohormones and are endocrine disruptors.
Wear protective gloves and clothing when in contact with any glues, solvents, cleaning solutions, etc., that contain xenohormones.
Buy cosmetics without phthalates a known xenohormones.
Avoid particle-board if you’re remodeling or building a new house, synthetic-fiber carpets and fake woods products are loaded with known chemical disruptors. Canned goods that are almost always lined with Bisphenol avoid as much as possible or transfer them to glass container or freeze them in the appropiate freezer bag.
Ventilate properly when in contact with any of these materials. (Think ahead; for example, if you do install synthetic-fiber carpets, do so when the windows can be opened-it takes months to out-gas the chemical.)
Drink filtered water from a high quality home installed reverse osmosis filter, not "city water" that contains chlorine, fluoride, xenobiotics and other industrial, agriculture chemical like Atrazine.
Use tampons and sanitary napkins made of organic cotton without chlorine. (The FDA detected dioxins and dozens of other substances in conventional tampons. Look for ones that contain no chlorine, fragrance, wax, surfactants, rayon, etc.)
Purchase non-bleached coffee filters, use a french press or something equivlent, napkins, toilet tissue, tampons, etc. should be purchased with caution. The EPA has determined that using bleached coffee filters alone can result in a lifetime exposure to dioxin that exceeds acceptable risks
Estrogen dominance is when your body has excess estrogen or estrogen like compounds in relation to the amount of progesterone. This almost always occurs when women have used birth control and are exposed to exogenous sources of "estrogen like" chemicals known as xenohormones. Estrogen dominance can be reduced by reducing your exposure to environmental xenoestrogens or other known xenohormones.
Holistic Alternatives for Xenohormone Exposure
Bioidentical progesterone cream (Progensa 20)
Recent studies indicate that bioidentical progesterone cream helps to correct hormonal imbalances caused by exposure to xenoestrogens by balancing the excess estrogen.
Herbal Formula (ProSoothe)
An all natural herbal formula that significantly improves hormonal imbalance: Uterine fibroids and pelvic pain/cramps, irritability, tension, mood swings, acne, headaches, breast pain, bloating and weight gain. The herb vitex/chaste tree has long been a stable for women who are re-balancing their body of excess estrogen from environmental exposure, to xenohormones, xenoestrogens and hormone therapy.
Milk Thistle (Silymarin)
Beyond the treatment of liver disorders, everyday care of the liver lays a cornerstone health. Holistic doctors, who look beneath the symptoms of an illness to its underlying cause, often discover that the liver has had a role to play. This is true across a vast range of different ailments including exposure to endocrine disruptors. The herb commonly called milk thistle cleanses the body of xenoestrogens by strengthening the liver which becomes weakened and less able to function optimally from all pharmaceutical and chemical exposure. Whether the drug is prescribed or over the counter they all hamper the livers ability to keep you balanced hormonally.
Educational and Resource Links
Eliminating the environmental causes of breast cancer
Helping your body once exposed to xenohormones
Endocrine Society Scientific Statement on Endocrine Disruptors