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Learn about the dangers of Estrogen Mimics.

(CNN) -- Glyphosate, an herbicide that remains the world's most ubiquitous weed killer, raises the cancer risk of those exposed to it by 41%, a new analysis says.  While the potential carcinogenic properties are the subject of widespread debate, the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer classified glyphosate as "probably carcinogenic to humans"

CNN went on to report on thousands of people suing the multinational chemical company that makes Glyphosate for having caused cancer.  One high-profile case against the chemical company was that of Dewayne Johnson, a former school groundskeeper diagnosed with terminal non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2014.  In August 2018, a judge ordered the company to pay Johnson $289 million.

According to a research article recently printed in 'Food Chem Toxicology', Glyphosate showed potential adverse effects to humans in that it may be an endocrine disruptor.  Their research showed that "Glyphosate exerted proliferative effects in human hormone-dependent breast cancer. "These results indicated that low and environmentally relevant concentrations of glyphosate possessed estrogenic activity.

Endocrine disruptors, sometimes called estrogen mimics, are chemicals that interfere with the body's endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in both humans and wildlife.  Glyphosate joins a long list of substances that may also cause endocrine disruption and cancer, including dioxins, PCBs, DDT, BPAs, and others.

In addition to increasing risk for cancer, endocrine disruptors are known to cause of a great deal more medical problems in both men and women.

Men:  lower sperm count, breast development (gynecomastia), infertility, erectile dysfunction, shrinkage of penis and gonads, delayed puberty, gaining weight around hips and breast, lack of stamina and drive, lower libido.

Women:  early puberty, weight gain around hips and tummy, infertility, ovarian cysts, breast cysts, hormone imbalances i.e. heavy bleeding and irregular periods, endometriosis, PCOS, uterine fibroids, adenomyosis.

At The Renewal Point, we are experts in hormone balancing as it relates to environmental endocrine disrupters.  For years, we have been detecting and correcting the root cause of hormone abnormalities in both men and women.  Many patients who come to us have already been diagnosed with breast cancer or some other hormone-related malady and are looking for the WHY.  If you suspect you may be suffering from the effects of these hormone disruptors, we are here to help.

To learn more, we encourage you to come to our upcoming seminar, call us at 941-926-4905, email us at info@therenewalpoint.com or visit our website at therenewalpoint.com

About the practitioners:

With over 30 years of experience and numerous board certifications and credentials, Dr. Watts, MD, ND, MSNM and Helena Williams, ARNP, MS are experts in the Science and Art of Integrative Medicine, Toxin Elimination, and Bio-identical Hormone Balancing.  With the expertise of Dr. Watts and Helena Williams, an individual program is created for each patient.  Success is not only determined by lab values, but also by how the patient feels and functions.  At The Renewal Point, we believe you can spend the rest of your life discovering new levels of vitality and vigor – not simply trying to rescue what’s left.

References:

Zhang et al. Exposure to Glyphosate-Based Herbicides and Risk for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Meta-Analysis and Supporting Evidence. Feb 10, 2019. Mutation Research.

CNN, Emily Dickson- Friday, February 15, 2019- "Common weed killer, Glyphosate, increases cancer risk by 41%, study says"

Thongprakaisang, S. et al. Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors- Food Chem Toxicology-Sept, 2013.