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Toxicity and Hormone Imbalance

The modern world is full of toxins that we don’t fully understand. Anyone who works in natural or holistic medicine can attest to the fact that chronic illnesses are on the rise. Examples of these illnesses include asthma, diabetes, heart disease and a variety of cancers. The rise of these diseases might be attributed, to some degree, to toxicity in the environment and how the body interacts with those toxins.

Science has shown a clear link between excess levels of toxins and hormonal imbalance. A 2004 study from the Environmental Working Group revealed that fetus cord blood contained 154 chemicals related to hormone disruption, and 186 chemicals associated with infertility. There can be little doubt that many of the issues patients face involving hormone imbalance are impacted by the level of toxicity we are exposed to every day.

There are two primary areas of support when dealing with hormone imbalance related to toxicity. First is improving liver function through the use of hepatoprotective herbs. Second is the use of botanicals to relieve ongoing symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Research and clinical usage show that specific botanical agents can play important roles in liver detoxification and restoration of hormone balance.

The white paper and webinar below examine both evidence-based and traditional approaches to using botanicals for both liver detoxification and to correct hormonal imbalances.

Webinar - The Relationship Between Toxicity and Hormonal Imbalance

Download webinar Recorded on February 14, 2013. Presented by Dr. Beverly Yates, ND.

Science has shown a clear link between excess levels of toxins and hormonal imbalance. This webinar will explore the relationship between toxicity and hormonal imbalance, and review research and clinical usage of specific botanical agents to support improved liver function and restoration of hormonal balance. Environmental and age-related factors that affect hepatic function will be addressed.

Herbs to be discussed include: Milk thistle, dandelion root and leaf, chaste tree berry, turmeric, schisandra, and red clover.


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