5. Foods High In Xenoestrogens. Xenoestrogens are compounds that basically act like estrogen in the human body. Unfortunately, our food supply is teeming with them.
Too much estrogen in your body, regardless of where it comes from, leads to a condition known as estrogen dominance.
Estrogen dominance can affect weight gain, fibrocystic breast disease, PMS, migraines, menstrual disturbances, endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts and breast cancer.
Estrogen is produced not only internally but also produced in reaction to chemicals and other substances in our food. When it is not broken down adequately, higher levels of estrogen build up. You can avoid exposure to harmful xenoestrogens by avoiding crops that are heavily sprayed with pesticides.
One also wants to avoid factory farmed meat and eggs, and opt for a more pasture focused option if money allows. One of the WORST things about estrogen dominance is that it forces fat onto your hips and belly.
What Is A “Lean Body Response?”
This is a term recently coined by Dr. Bowden to explain what happens when you get the right mix of foods in your diet. When you get things right, it literally triggers a responsewhere your body starts to burn more fat for energy.