This is the focus of my next program, to help others create a new nervous system by nourishing their adrenal glands, thyroid and their nervous system in a profoundly new and permanent way using food alone.
Today, my good friend and hormone expert Magdalena Wszelaki joins us on a brand new Randy and Christa Show to discuss how to use food to balance your sex hormones with a special focus on breast cancer prevention.
If you are interested in ANY of these topics, today’s show is for you:
Something to note:
85% of American breast cancer is due to estrogen dominance versus genetic breast cancer. This means we have tremendous power to prevent it.
Magdalena helps us understand the “dirty” estrogen, namely from plastic and toxic skincare.
We always suggest you upgrade your materials and use glass instead of plastic where food and drink is concerned. Don’t drink out of plastic water bottles (use glass water bottles instead) and never heat up plastic. This also goes for your to-go coffee cups—don’t use the plastic lids because they can be pro-estrogenic as well. We also suggest using a reusable coffee mug with a silicone top and drinking out of glass straws or stainless steel straws for your smoothies.
Whatever you put on your skin gets absorbed and can contribute to or detract from health, so make sure you’re using a clean, organic skincare line.
Our top four favorite skincare lines (I use things from each of them) are:
We’ve only begun to understand the toxic, corrosive effects of chronic stress on all aspects of health, but especially on our hormones. We don’t have a shot at having balanced sex hormones if we are constantly over-producing stress hormones.
Magdalena explains something called the pregnenolone steal, a behind the scenes biochemical process that happens under extensive stress. Pregnenolone is the hormone in the body that progesterone and cortisol are made from. We need progesterone to feel calm and peaceful, to sleep deeply, and to have vibrant glowing skin.
When we’re under excessive stress, the body “steals” pregnenolone to make cortisol and progesterone does not get made. Progesterone deficiency leads to estrogen dominance.
The health of your liver determines how well you can detoxify excess estrogen. We should poop out our excess estrogen if the liver is doing its job well enough, but often the liver is too overburdened to do so.
Foods to support the liver include:
To use food to detox estrogen, load up on broccoli sprouts at 1 cup a day (clinical studies prove they work!), as well as pomegranate seeds, and cruciferous vegetables.
Here is a recap of the ways you can help yourself in order to prevent breast cancer:
Pick up Magdalena’s cookbook Cooking for Hormone Balance and cook from it regularly to balance your hormones. The recipes are delicious and the book is highly educational!
Remember friends, there is nothing more powerful out there for your health than food. Hippocrates, the father of natural medicine, spoke about this 3,000 years ago and nothing has changed.
Using bio-identical hormone therapy can be helpful (I’ve used it), but nothing will usurp the power of food. Food is your foundation for healing. It takes life to create life and food is life, so let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.