Scientific research is beginning to shed light on the importance of maintaining a balance between progesterone and estrogen for overall health and well being. It is also beginning to show the significant differences between natural (bioidentical) and synthetic progesterone.
Extra hormones may directly contribute to weight gain. These substances, which are actually able to mimic hormones in the body, are now being called “obesogens”.
Foreign Estrogens, or Estrogen Mimickers come in the form of chemicals (xenoestrogens) and plant based foods (phytoestrogens). They can mimic the action of estrogen produced in cells and can alter hormonal activity in women and men.