Be Aware and Act: Flax
Posted by Andrea Nakayama
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
That does not mean that your awareness and action should stop by the end of the week. In fact, you should be honing your breast cancer awareness throughout the year (and that’s for women and men alike!).
Approximately 75% of breast cancers are estrogen receptor positive. What this means for you is that one of your best cancer prevention technique is addressing your internal hormonal equilibrium and understanding the estrogen dominance that plagues so many of us (again, women and men alike).
But estrogen dominance doesn’t just result in breast cancer.
Estrogen dominance has lead to a significant increase in female-related disturbances as we have never before seen in history. It’s a modern day epidemic influenced by both environmental factors and our body’s abilities to break down, process and eliminate the excesses that we’re exposed to.
Anything excess in your body functions as a toxin.
And estrogen has reached toxic levels in many of us.
Consider these facts and figures related to our cultural hormonal instability:
Scientific data now supports the fact that hormone disruption is at the root of all these seemingly separate but related conditions.
in comes flax
While achieving hormone balance may not come in a snack bar, we’ve got a tip that will most certainly help you on your way.
FLEX YOUR FLAX MUSCLE
Flaxseeds are a nice source of omega-3 fatty acids, and a great addition to your diet for myriad reasons. Check it out.
Join me for your next Action Steps. . .
Estrozen: The Detox Diet to Restore Your Hormonal Balance
We often don’t realize that our hormones exist in a delicate balance to one another. When they get off balance, you not only feel it in your body, but you see it in the mirror.
It’s time to be the Zen Master of your own biochemistry.
Estrozen inlcudes three online classes to discuss the Whys & Hows of your Detox Diet.
Learn key information for your health while eating great food and living the best life possible to support not only your own wellness and aging, but that of your entire family.
*Some people have questions about flax being a phytoestrogen, meaning a plant estrogen. Does it increase the levels of estrogen in our body? Likely not. In fact, it helps detoxify the more harmful forms of estrogen.
According to Lise Alschuler, author of the Definitive Guide To Cancer: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Healing, studies on flax lingnans demonstrate safety and efficacy in their use against breast cancer, “inhibiting the growth of human estrogen-dependent breast cancer cells in mice and strengthening the tumor-inhibitory effect of tomoxifen”.
Our rule of thumb is to hit the “just right” mark.
While we’re not fans of daily consumption of daily crackers loaded with dehydrated whole flax seeds, we do promote the use of 1 to 2 tablespoons of fresh ground flax per day.
This flexes just the right amount of flax muscle as we’ll be doing in Estrozen.
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