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Liver Health in Preventing Breast Cancer

Unlike other cancers, breast cancer is strongly influenced by our endocrine status, specifically by estrogen, hormones stimulating cell replication in adulthood contribute to tissue renewal. The sensitivity of mammalian cells to stimulation of estrogen due to the high concentration of estrogen receptors on their membranes.

These hormones are synthesized by the ovaries, but also body fat. Once their useful life are removed by the liver, via the bile, after conversion into other metabolites. As there are several types of cholesterol, “good” (HDL) and “bad” (LDL), there are also “good” estrogen and “bad”. The first are those that promote breast cancer, the second not. Milk, because it contains growth hormones and pesticides for their copycat effect of estrogen also have a hormonal effect.

There are three types of estrogens: estrone, estradiol and estriol. The first two (especially estradiol) stimulate cell growth in the breast, estriol no. After completing its life, estrone and estradiol are converted in the liver to estrogen C2 (good estrogen), C16 (bad estrogen) or estriol. The C2 is harmless, while C16 is a cancer promoter agent. It is in the blood of women with breast cancer at higher levels than women without this disorder quantities.

The condition of the liver is central to the way in which this conversion occurs. If it is in good condition, the conversion process will be more effective, increasing the production of “good estrogen” (Estriol, C2), and decreasing the “bad estrogen” (estrone, estradiol and C16). It has been shown, for example, the indole-3-carbinol (cruciferous contain it: broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, radishes, etc.), decreases the production of “bad” estrogen (C16) and increases estrogen “good” (C2, estriol).

A second phase of removal is the intestine. The excess estrogen are linked to dietary fiber and eliminated in the feces. A slow transit and promotes intestinal putrefaction estrogen reabsorption by the gut mucosa. Animal fats excess estrogen promotes becomes free in the intestine and the same happens.

The liver is the key organ of detoxification of the blood. The more toxic to debug, the greater the overload, which can affect estrogen scavenging work. Housewives know that it is much more convenient not to mess to clean up. With the liver is the same: it is important to reduce their work, avoiding as far as possible what intoxicates him, snuff, alcohol, pesticides, saturated fats and animal foods and braised smoked, rapid excess carbohydrates (sweets, pastries, etc.), fatty dairy products, chemicals, etc.

Besides clean, low-fat diet high in fiber (vegetables, fruits, whole grains, organically grown vegetables …) you can also use aalimentosbeneficiosos liver: A vegetable traditionally used to improve liver lafunci├│n is the Artichoke . Has a regenerating liver cell stimulating and hypocholesterolemic gall bladder. It can be found in vials of juice in combination with black radish, also interesting for its beneficial action on the liver and gallbladder. Chicory is a bitter vegetables with beneficial effects on the liver, and easily incorporated into salads.

Among the medicinal plants that help purify and improve liver function include: Dandelion, for their cleansing properties hepato-renal; Milk Thistle, which increases the speed with which the liver removes toxins through the bile and helps to regenerate the liver cell; Peppermint for its cooling and decongestant effect on the liver; Fumaria because it promotes the secretion and biliary clearance and has antispasmodic properties. Often part of formulas to complete and balance the effect. A specific plan to complement a debugging take time, but have limited effectiveness if dietary and living habits are unhealthy and are not modified.

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