The effects of estrogen on your body is not related solely to it’s function but also by how it is detoxified in the liver and other tissues. In addition, you are also exposed to toxins on a daily basis including environmental estrogens called xenoestrogens which can throw your delicate balance of estrogen out of whack. One example of a dangerous xenoestrogen found in the environment is BPA, which can be found in plastics, lining of canned foods, and receipt paper.
Detoxification is the process by which your body transforms toxins and medications into harmless molecules that be eliminated from the body. It is largely accomplished in the liver in two phase (Phase I and Phase II). Each of these two phases relies on specific amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Therefore eating a balanced diet of lean proteins, nuts/seeds, vegetables, and fruits everyday is essential for proper daily detoxification.
Unfortunately, due to high stress levels, exposure to many toxins in the environment, medication use and reduced nutrient intake, most people will need additional detoxification support periodically throughout the year.
Skip the “Master Cleanse” of lemon, maple syrup, cayenne pepper, and water as this does not have the sufficient components needed to assist the liver in detoxification, as mentioned above. It is important you do a properly guided detox that balances both detox pathways because an increase in Phase I clearance without an increased in Phase II clearance can lead to the build up of toxic intermediates that may be more toxic than the original substance.
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