Sunday, November 23, 2008

Battle of the Raging Hormones

I'm at war.

I'm at war with people who think, for some odd reason that I need more hormones, ie. estrogen. Excuse me!!! G-d made me just fine! Nonetheless, you've got companies injecting stuff like bovine growth hormone(BGH 1), insulin-like growth factor (IGF 1) into milk and xenoestrogens into pesticides for one.

And the poor cows. Dairy companies demand more yield of milk, so the cows are injected with BGH 1and IGF-1 that sort of supersize their mammary glands-which, I'm sorry just is not natural. Indeed, many of these cows get sick and require antibiotics. So, add some antibiotics into the mix!!

In modern dairy farms, because cows are milked even when they are pregnant, there are 33 x more of estrogen compound than in a non-pregnant cow.

So, what's so bad about some more hormones in the milk anyways? What's the big deal? What do do you want from my life???!!!


where shall I start...?

Insulin growth hormone1and bovine growth hormone1 are similar and are related to growth of breast cancer cells.

"IGF-I is critically involved in the aberrant growth of human breast cancer cells." M. Lippman. J. Natl. Inst. Health Res., 1991,

Excess estrogen has been linked to increase in certain cancers.

Xenoestrogens which are basically imposter estrogen hormones that are put in pesticides and other products causing a toxic form of estrogen to be produced in the body leading to all sorts of problems. Can someone say uterine fibroids? Cervical cancer? Depressed thyroid function?

Need I say more?! (Uterine fibroids really hit home for me. )

So who says I need milk and cereal for breakfast? Who says I need a grilled cheese or Mac-n-cheese for lunch? Who says I need to stuff myself with junk?
Who says?

Next time for breakfast, I"ll try some old fashioned oatmeal. And for lunch, I"ll have some grilled chicken. Is this the end of milk drinking? And what about calcium? I'll address these topics abit later. Each thing at it's proper time.

Anyways, like I said I'm at war.

But changing how I eat and more importantly how I think is really tough! I can't say I've got all the answers, but I don't want to be stupid!! As they say, "knowing is half the battle."

G-d bless!

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