#28 Hormone of teaspoonful

2023 . 04 . 23

In the previous issue, we wrote about gently facing the menopause stage of life under the title Postmenopausal Goddesses.

Typical symptoms of menopause, such as hot flushes, sweating, palpitations and dizziness an emotional ups and downs are to some extent accepted as natural due to hormonal fluctuations, in the meantime, I think it is important to somehow adjust one’s mind and body to get by.

But I am very concerned the menopausal symptoms trends very very severe these days.

One of the major causes of severe menopausal symptoms is a large gap between the levels of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone.
These two female hormones in our bodies naturally decrease around menopause, modern people have a decrease in progesterone compared to a decrease in estrogen is less and less, such an unnatural phenomenon happens.

The possible causes of why this is happening is environmental hormone.

Dioxin is a well-known environmental hormone and these are also called endocrine disruptors, and when they enter the human body it has a strong action that disrupts our hormonal balance.

One of the most worrisome is the estrogenic effect of the female hormone.
It causes estrogen-like effects.
That’s why when menopause occurs with a lot of estrogen already accumulated in the body, an imbalance occurs where estrogen does not decrease in contrast to the decrease in progesterone.

Typical diseases said to be caused by increased estrogen include uterine, cervical, ovarian and breast cancers, which are also steadily increasing.

Furthermore, environmental hormones affect not only women’s bodies, but also men’s, of course it’s often referred to as the “femalefication of males,” i.e., a decrease in sperm count, male infertility is also said to be the result of environmental hormones that function similarly to female hormones in excess.

So I would like to take in as little as possible, but environmental hormones have been detected in food and everyday household products.

I wonder if there is a question as to whether the amount of environmental hormones we take in from the outside is enough to affect our bodies, but even trace amounts have a definite impact.

Anyways, the amount of female hormones a woman secretes in our lifetime is only about a teaspoon. Just only one cup.
With this amount, women have ovulation, menstruation, pregnancy, and childbirth in a lifetime and it supports living 80 or 100 years as a woman.

This is why environmental hormones taken in through diet and daily necessities can have a significant impact, even in minute amounts.

This environmental hormone is also found in large amounts in the umbilical cord blood that connects baby and mother. An era that affects us even before we are born.
If a female hormone-activating substance arrives in the belly while still a baby, it may affect the gender.

What kind of foodstuffs, what kind of daily necessities, what kind of metals can introduce environmental hormones into our bodies,
perhaps we need to be more serious and face to it.

The answers to live a healthy living lie close to our lives.

Actively learn and go for information! Let’s live a life where we can rejoice and enjoy the attitude of.

Author ; Mayumi Inoue