Hormone Secrets Revealed

In all my study one of the most interesting topics is the field of hormones. The key to balancing your hormones lies in a lot of things and this can get confusing. I hope that today I will shed some light on this confusion by looking at it from a 3 prong approach. The first approach is going to look at what makes us hormonally toxic. The second is going to look at how to get rid of these hormonal toxins and start the rebalancing process. Finally, we will look at how to live a balanced hormonal life. I do recommend that you get your hormones checked.

How do we get Hormonally Toxic?

Every day we accumulate hormonally toxins from various sources. Let us take a look at some common foods and chemicals that are toxic:

  • BPA is number one mainly found in plastic bottles that we drink water in. BPA is also lined in a lot of canned foods as well. Companies take pride in putting a BPA free label on their bottles and those are the ones we recommend.
  • Dioxins and Atrazine are two common pesticides that contaminate our food supply. These pesticides disrupt our endocrine system the main system in the body that regulate hormones throughout our body. Eating organic foods will help you avoid these pesticides.
  • Organophosphate pesticides which are a very dangerous pesticide used in world war 2 as a nervous system disrupter. Can you believe that we still use pesticides like this today growing foods? I can’t stress enough to avoid conventional food and eat organic.
  • Perchlorate which is a component of rocket fuel. Perchlorate can be found in starch that we use on our clothes and also on conventional produce especially in iceberg lettuce. Perchlorate competes with iodine in the body and iodine is used every day to ensure the body hormonally is in homeostatic.
  • Heavy metals can disrupt the endocrine system and throw your hormones out of whack.

How do we get rid of these hormonal toxins?

The number one thing we can do is eat clean. Organic produce and meats will help you greatly reduce hormonal toxins in the body.

  • Iodine can help you balance out your hormones and protect the thyroid from the toxins.
  • When looking into purchasing iodine make sure it is a nascent form or atomic form.
  • DIM or Diindolylmethane is a phytochemical that is present in cruciferous vegetables. DIM can take hormonal toxins and bind them up and remove them from the body.
  • Fiber and probiotics can help remove these toxins from the body binding them up and removing them from the digestive system.
  • Stress: yes I am considering this a toxin. Stress can throw of not only the endocrine system but also the whole body. We need to find ways to reduce stress in our lives.

Hormonal Balance:

Now as I stated above I recommend you work with a practitioner that specializes in hormones that can run a blood test. I also recommend working with a compounding pharmacy as well that produce bio identical hormones. I do not recommend using any hormonal product from the grocery store as they are in really weak concentrations compared to those you can get a compounding pharmacy.

  • Reducing stress.
  • Exercise
  • Chiropractic
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Anything to move the lymphatic system and get the blood flowing will help balance the body and hormonal system.


I hope I inspired you to start your journey of hormonal balance. This process of hormonal balancing is not an overnight process but a journey that will take a while to change. Stay tuned in our next blog where we will be taking a look at green foods.