Hormones in Our Food

December 23, 2010
by Jacqui


There are many consequences to making food choices that can harm you.  Food choices can
change the reproductive hormone levels.  Hormones can harm you and hormones are especially harmful to young girls. 

 Sex Hormones are injected into the cattle we eat making them grow larger faster. 

 As a society changes from eating plant  based foods, such as the Chinese did and, unless they have moved to a U.S. type metropolitan area, still do, to eating rich foods, children mature earlier.

Let’s take Japan for example.  Back in 1875 girls started menstruating at around seventeen years of age.   Not only were they not eating much meat at all but the meat they were eating was not filled with sex hormones. 

 After World War II the onset of menstruation came earlier until by 1970
Japanese girls were maturing at around the age of 12,  the same age as girls in the United States.

Other consequences include tenderness of the breasts, lumps and a condition known as fibrocystic breast disease or lumps and bumps of the breast. 

 All of this is the result of excessive hormones and sex hormones injected into our cattle.  Along with this the inside linings of the uterus,the endometrium, grows too thick.  This causes a large amount of blood lost along with cramps and blood clots.

Many years of hormone overstimulation can cause dysfunctional
uterine bleeding and endometrial cancer.   A hysterectomy is often recommended for both conditions. 

 The most common reason for a hysterectomy is removal of fibroid tumors, caused by years of hormone overstimulation of the uterus.  As we all know many industrial chemicals are dumped into our environment.  Along with a myriad of other health problems these chemicals produce strong hormone (estrogenic) effects.

These chemicals are concentrated in rich fatty foods like meat and dairy products. The result is hormone dependent problems like breast cancer in women and infertility in men.  The above information comes from Dr. John McDougall M.D. 

 To carry this thought process a bit further but with the same conclusions we have information from Dr. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study.    The risk of breast cancer increases when a woman has early age menarche, late age of menopause, high levels of female hormones in the blood and high blood cholesterol.

A diet high in animal foods and refined

One of our feedlots crowded with cows.

carbohydrates (Please note the word, “refined” here) lowers the age of menarche (first menstruation) and raises the age of menopause.  This kind of diet increases female hormone levels and increases blood cholesterol levels.    Are you aware that the the European Union has refused to import U.S. hormone-treated beef?

There must be a pretty good reason for this.  U.S. beef cattle are routinely implanted with sex hormones including Zeranol, trenbolone acetate, progesterone, testosteerone, and/or estradiol.  These steroid hormones are used to make the cattle gain more weight.    John Robbins,  “The Food Revolution. ”

Today more than 90 percent of U. S. beef cattle receive hormone implants.  This can go to 100% in the larger feedlots.  The U.S. cattlemen claim repeatedly that this high use of hormones is safe. 

If this is true then why, since 1995 has the European Union completely prohibited treating any farm animal with sex hormones to promote growth?  These sex hormones are known to  cause several human cancers and types of reproductive dysfunction.  “The Bad Seed,”  Rachel’s Environment and Health Weekly, September 2, 1999.  

According to the China Study date, lifetime exposure to estrogen is at least 2.5-3.0  times higher among Western women when compared with rural Chinese women.  

 According  to one of the leading breast cancer research groups in the world, Wu AH, Pike MC, and  Stram DO  there is overwhelming evidence that estrogen levels are a critical
determinant of breast cancer risk.

Diet plays a major role in establishing estrogen exposure.  Consequently it is important  to pay attention to the foods that we are eating. 

 Breast cancer is preventable along with many other cancers and other diseases if we choose to take responsibility for our  lifestyles.


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