Estrogen dominance and breast cancer
It is well established that breast cancer is the number 1 cancer among women. And the numbers keep going up.
Estrogen dominance is the condition of increased estrogen levels relative to progesterone levels in the body. Many conditions are associated with it – breast and uterine cancer, fibroids, endometriosis, and polycystic ovarian syndrome.
The body makes three main estrogens –
Estrone E1 – present after menopause
Estradiol E2 – strongest made by ovaries before menopause
Estriol E3 – weakest, present during pregnancy
Estrogen is broken down to – 2 hydroxyestrone and 16-hydroxyestrone. 2 hydroxyestrone is cancer-protective, while high 16-hydroxyestrone is associated with inflammation, excess level of refined oils (I suspect this to be the missing factor in all types of cancer), obesity, hypothyroidism, pesticide toxicity.
A decreased ratio of 2:16 hydrooxyestrones has been associated with breast cancer and lupus. The Estrogen Metabolism test available in my clinic is used to test this parameter. Many of my patients get it tested to find out their risk.
Please note that cancer can start to develop ( because of estrogen metabolism) long before any detection in mammography. This is why it is prudent to know your hormonal profile, rather than wait for the lumps to appear.
A person with a stagnant blood liver or dark spots in certain areas of the tongue (as detected by my tongue diagnosis) may indicate a precancer. This is because the liver is not able to detoxify carcinogenic substances and lack of oxygenation of the cells.