What’s your Estrogen Quotient?
On the health front this week, check out my friend Dr Daniel Chong’s post on the importance of knowing your “Estrogen Quotient”. Also be sure to read the article he references there by Dr. Jonathan Wright.
I have written before about the emerging field of functional medicine. Progressive doctors and NDs have the ability to identify potential underlying causes of disease well before you actually become sick. This is another great example relating to breast cancer.
Before you dudes dismiss this as not applying to you, research shows that men with higher E16 are more likely to get prostrate cancer, while those with higher E2 (which is anti-cancerous) had the lowest risk. Many (most?) men today have abnormally high estrogen levels.
Eat more cruciferous vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, cabbage, Brussels sprouts – for a natural boost of your E2 levels. This can help shift your estrogen ratios into a more favorable range.
Dr Chong will soon be offering consultations, testing, and IV therapy in our treatment room upstairs.
“Urinary Estrogen Metabolites and Prostate Cancer: A Case-Control Study in the United States,” Cancer Causes & Control 2002; 13(10): 947-955
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