Estrogen therapy has seen a revival as doctors claim it's beneficial, especially for menopausal women. And Pharma is making a mint on the idea that low serotonin causes depression. Find out why these myths may be some of the most damaging health advice ever given.
What You Need to Know About Estrogen and Serotonin
Estrogen is an obesity promoter and well-established human carcinogen
The Women’s Health Initiative studies, which began in 1991, showed estrogen replacement therapy in menopausal women significantly increased the risk of heart attacks, strokes, dementia, Parkinson's disease and cancer, not just in the breast but all female reproductive organs
The biochemical role of estrogen is to aid in wound healing. In cases of tissue trauma, estrogen reverts the differentiated cells in that specific tissue back to a stem cell-like condition, to repair the damaged tissue. In young, healthy women, progesterone will turn off estrogen’s activity. Progesterone declines with ages, but estrogen synthesis typically does not. Hence, if your estrogen is high and progesterone low, your cancer risk will rise
Estrogen is antimetabolic and radically reduces the ability of your mitochondria to create cellular energy in a form of ATP
Elevated serotonin destroys empathy, love and wisdom, and contributes to fibrosis, impaired thyroid function, reduced metabolism and reductive stress. High serotonin is also responsible for bizarre, recurring nightmares and may play a role in PTSD as well