Endometriosis is a pelvic inflammatory disease causing pelvic pain and infertility. Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent disease, being made worse by increased estrogens in our environment.
The question asked here is whether the increased incidence of endometriosis in the past decade is the result of environmental estrogen toxicity. The recent increase in the incidence coincides with the rapid increase of genetically modified (GM) foods in diets around the world.
Genetically modified foods introduce the metabolites of antibiotics and foreign abnormal proteins into the body. The health risks of these have not been studied adequately. The metabolites of an herbicide like Roundup are said to have estrogenic effects.
CONCLUSION: This article reviews current information on genetically modified foods as they alter immunity, oxidation, endocrine systems and epigenetics.
NOTE: Unfortunately, this full article is in French. This summary is based on the author’s abstract, only.
Read more about the importance of labeling GMOs.
Epigenetics is the study of how food, exercise and medications alter the expression of our DNA. Link, A., et al, wrote a great review of the epigenetic alterations that cause disease and the lifestyle changes which can reverse them. De Vendomois wrote a good article on the health risks of GMOs.
There are, already a large number of estrogen-like chemicals in our environment which alter the frequency of hormone-related diseases in males and females in humans and many other species of animals. Bispenol A is a chemical found in plastics which has received a large amount of attention and study. Read about herbs that protect the liver from Roundup.
Read about the use of aromatase inhibitors for endometriosis.