20 Dec Hormone Balance in Cancer Care
Are you suffering from a hormone-dependent cancer such as breast or prostate or simply want to prevent it? Certain hormones and their metabolites act to promote growth of the respective tumor cells. The goals of treatment are to reduce the hormones themselves and/or to optimize their metabolism. Key compounds to consider are I-3-C/DIM and Calcium D-Glucarate. Both I-3-C and DIM are derived from cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli. The main role is to modify the metabolism of estrogen, shifting to produce favorable estrogen metabolites that will function as antioxidants to eliminate damaged or cancerous cells. Calcium D-Glucarate is the calcium component of D-glucaric acid, also found in cruciferous vegetables (mustard greens, cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts), beans such as black beans, black-eyed peas, cannellini beans, chickpeas, edamame, northern beans, kidney beans, lentils, lima beans, pinto beans and white beans. Calcium D-Glucarate prevents deconjugation and reabsorption of estrogen in the intestine, allowing the body to eliminate the dangerous hormones and their metabolites.
Whether you have cancer or are interested in prevention, consider running a urinary hormone test to determine your production of the hormones estrogen, testosterone, DHEA, progesterone and its metabolites. And remember to always eat your broccoli sprouts!