Functional Medicine News
Chiropractic Acupuncture Health Center
Dr. Cherie Johnson DC, Functional Medicine Practitioner
Conspiracy by food and cosmetic industry to make women sick?
I have become so frustrated recently with an increase in women health issues, that are being misdiagnosed and just covered up with a drug.
At a recent seminar I had my eyes opened wide about our cosmetics, soaps, shampoos, and lotions. I have known for years the toxic ingredients in these items, but just discovered many of the companies are adding a hormone DHEA into our cosmetics and protein shakes and they do not have to label this addition.
DHEA is added to give subtle bounce and antiaging effects. Yet this hormone has a delicate balance with Cortisol, Testosterone, and Estrogens. When this hormone is increased it will start affecting your estrogen hormones. If you did not know: estrones, estradiols, and estratriols are markers of breast cancer. Studies show many of these products we consume and put on our bodies, lead to a variety of cancers.
Luckily our Liver will detox these excess estrogens. But what if you keep using these products and the ratio of your hormones is still off, guess what, the body can’t get rid of it fast enough and it turns into an AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE, RA, PCOS, INFERTILITY, and HORMONE issues.
To determine what products may effect your Endocrine system, there is a non profit company that will help. EWG.com or EWG Skin Deep.
Hormone issues are best tested using a saliva test vs. blood. With this we can see the cortisol, DHEA, testosterone, estrogen and progesterone levels.
If you would like to be tested, please call our office to set your appointment. Costs range $250-$600 based on tests ordered for your particular condition. Call at 205-408-5600 or visit our website: WWW.CAHC.BIZ