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AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES…EVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOW..!! Hormonal Imbalances, PMS, Prostate, Skin conditions, Arthritis, Infertility…Causes & Treatments

Updated: May 19

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES…EVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOW..!! -Thomais de Fois

Why do they call them “Autoimmune” & “Incurable” Diseases while all the Medical evidence that define the causes of those diseases are officially published, and that we could potentially cure them…?

 

For the beginning, let’s clarify something.

The following health issues and diseases are all caused by hormonal imbalances, foods & toxins (chemicals)!!!

Have a look at them, and then we’ll see why the industry names them “Autoimmune Diseases”, and how we fix them.

 

1. Women’s reproductive system:

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES…EVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOW..!! -Thomais de Fois

 

· PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) & PMDS (Premenstrual Dysphoric Syndrome). The difficult experience of a woman 7-10 days before her period. Irritation, pain, swellings, headaches, mood changes, hypersensitivity, nausea, depression).

* 47.8% of the women population suffers from PMS, and they rarely know it!!!

· Early periods (girls start menstruating at the ages of 9 and 10 nowadays!!).

· Heavy periods (severe cramps, heavy bleeding, nausea, dizziness, etc.)

· Heavy Menopause.

· Irregular Periods

· Hypogonadism (underactive gonads), or Hypergonadism (overactive gonads)

· Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) (hyper-androgenic disorder)

· Endometriosis

· Pregnancy and post-partum problems

· Low libido

· Infertility

· Cancers!!


= Deregulated Hormones: Androgens, (Testosterone, Dihydrotestosterone/DHT, Androstanediol, Dehydroepiandrosterone/DHEA, Androstanediol), Oestrogen, Progesterone, Endorphins, Serotonin, Prolactin, vitamin D deficiency (link 1, link 2)

 

*I suffered from PMDS for 5 years, and as all doctors say that there is no cure for it, I recently recovered solely, only with natural treatment, nutritional changes and detoxing from specific chemicals!! I’ll explain bellow.

 


2. Men’s reproductive system:

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES…EVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOW..!! -Thomais de Fois

· Erectile dysfunction

· Prostate Hyperplasia

· Prostate Cancer

· Tumours

· Hypogonadism

· Gynecomastia

· Delayed or Precocious Puberty

· Andropause (male menopause)

· Muscle loss

· Infertility

· Cancers!!


= Deregulated Hormones: Sex Hormones. Androgens. Testosterone, Oestrogen, Thyroid Hormones, GnRH, FSH, LH, vitamin D deficiency (Link1, link 2)


AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES…EVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOW..!! -Thomais de Fois


3. Cardiovascular Diseases:

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES…EVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOW..!! -Thomais de Fois

· Hypertension (high blood pressure)

· Dyslipidaemia (abnormal lipid levels)

· Atherosclerosis

· Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

· Heart Failure

· Arrhythmias

· Systemic Inflammation

· Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)

· Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

· Stroke

· Cardiac arrest


= Deregulated Hormones: Oestrogen, Testosterone, Cortisol, Adrenalin, Thyroid hormones (T3-T4), Adiponectin, Leptin, vitamin D deficiency (link)

 


4. Diabetes


· Insulin resistance

· Diabetes Type 1

· Diabetes Type 2

· Gestational Diabetes (a type of diabetes that develops during pregnancy)

· Monogenic Diabetes (caused by mutations in a single gene and typically runs in families)

· Secondary Diabetes (caused by other medical conditions or factors, syndromes, and medication drugs)

· Obesity related to Diabetes


= Deregulated Hormones: Sex hormones(!!! I’ll get back to this), androgens, testosterone, oestrogens, Insulin, Glucagon, Cortisol (stress), Epinephrine (Adrenaline-Stress), Growth Hormone (Somatotrophin), Glucocorticoids (steroid), Thyroid Hormones, vitamin D deficiency. (link 1, link 2)

 


5.  Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)


= Deregulated Hormones: Oestrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, Prolactin, Thyroid Hormones (T3, T4), Cortisol. (Link 1, link 2)

 

 

6. Gastrointestinal (GI) & Organs diseases

· Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

· Peptic Ulcer Disease

· Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

· Irritable Bowel Syndrome /IBS (10% to 15% of the Western population. It’s related to sex hormones)

· Pancreatic Disorders

· Gallbladder Disorders

· Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders FGIDs (Dyspepsia, Constipation, Diarrheal, Abdominal Pain Syndrome, Bloating, Gallbladder and Sphincter of Oddi Disorders)

· Leaky Gut

· Crohn’s Disease

· Celiac Disease

· Kidney stones

· Gall stones

· Adrenal Gland Disorders (Adrenal tumours, Cushing’s Syndrome, Pheochromocytoma, Adrenocortical carcinoma, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Pituitary tumours, Addison’s disease, Hyperaldosteronism).  ( Link )

· Cancers!


= Deregulated Hormones: Sex hormones (Oestrogen, Testosterone), Progesterone, Cortisol, Serotonin, Motilin, Ghrelin, Gastrin, CCK (Cholecystokinin), Secretin,  insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia, glucagon, corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH), neuropeptides (Oxytocin, Vasopressin, Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone/GnRH, Substance P, Gastrin-Releasing Peptide /GRP), Somatostatin, Thyroid hormones, vitamin D deficiency. (link 1, link 2)

 


7. Skeletal – Musculoskeletal Diseases

·  Arthritis

·  Osteoporosis

·  Osteopenia

·  Fibromyalgia

·  Paget’s Disease

·  Rickets {affects children’s bones, lack of vitamin D *it’s a hormone(link)}

·  Osteonecrosis


= Deregulated Hormones: Oestrogen, Testosterone, Calcitonin, Parathyroid Hormone (PTH), Growth Hormone, Cortisol, Thyroid Hormones, Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1), Insulin, Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, vitamin D deficiency. (link)

 


8. Metabolic syndrome / Mets

·  Abdominal Obesity

·  Obesity

·  Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

·  Elevated Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

·  High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycaemia)

·  Increased fasting glucose

·  High Triglyceride Levels

·  Low HDL Cholesterol Levels: HDL (high-density lipoprotein)-"good" cholesterol.

·  Inflammation

·  Dementia

·  Cardiovascular Disease

·  Diabetes

·  Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver (NAFL)

·  Cancer

 

= Deregulated Hormones: Testosterone, estradiol, SHBG (transfers sex hormones: oestrogen-testosterone), Insulin, Leptin, Adiponectin, Ghrelin, Cortisol (stress-fasting), Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1), Thyroid Hormones, Incretins, Leptin, Resistin, Natriuretic Peptides (GLP-1, GIP), vitamin D deficiency. (link 1, link 2)



9. Thyroid problems

· Hyperthyroidism

· Hypothyroidism (Hassimoto)

· Graves' disease

· Thyroid Nodules


Deregulated Hormones: Oestrogen and Progesterone, Thyroid-Stimulating hormone (TSH), Thyroxine (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3), Thyroid Hormone-Binding Proteins, Calcitonin, Insulin, Growth Hormone, Glucocorticoids, vitamin D deficiency. (link)

 


10.  Growth Conditions (physical)



·  Gigantism

·  Acromegaly

·  Dwarfism - Achondroplasia

·  Cushing's syndrome


= Deregulated Hormones: Growth hormone, Leptin, insulin, Cortisol, oestrogens, androgens, vitamin D deficiency (link 1, link 2, link 3)

 

 

1. Allergies

·  Asthma

·  Allergic Rhinitis

·  Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

·  Allergic Contact Dermatitis

·  Urticaria (Hives)

·  Angioedema

·  Pruritus (Itching)

·  Drug Allergies


Deregulated Hormones: Cortisol, Oestrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, Thyroid hormones, Adrenaline (epinephrine), Histamine, Leptin, Insulin, vitamin D deficiency. (link 1, link 2)

 

 

12. Mental – Brain – Developmental disorders


· Cognitive Impairment

· Brain Fog

· Headaches and Migraines

· Epilepsy

·  Autism

·  Dyslexia

·  Neurodegenerative Disorders (ME READ!!! link)

Ø  Parkinson’s disease

Ø  Alzheimer’s disease

Ø  Huntington’s disease

Ø  Ataxia

Ø  Motor Neuron disease

Ø  Multiple System Atrophy

Ø  Progressive Supranuclear Palsy


= Deregulated Hormones: Cortisol, Thyroid hormones, Serotonin, Dopamine, Oestrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, Insulin, Oxytocin, Melatonin, Growth hormone, vitamin D deficiency. (link 1, link 2)

 


13. Skin conditions.

 

*All mentioned skin conditions result either from hormonal imbalance, or from body’s toxins rejection through the skin (I’ll explain about toxins, bellow).

· Acne (link 1. As you can see, they don’t treat the cause, but only the symptoms, link 2)

· Hives (Urticaria) (link)

· Hirsutism (link 1, link 2)

· Melasma (link)

· Acanthosis Nigricans (link 1, link 2)

· Dry Skin (link)

· Rosacea (link)

· Seborrhoeic Dermatitis (link)

· Androgenetic Alopecia (link)

· Premenstrual Skin Changes (all the links explain this)

· Lichen Sclerosus (link)

· Striae (Stretch Marks) (link)


Deregulated Hormones: Oestrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, Cortisol, Thyroid Hormones, Insulin and Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1), Melatonin, Androgens, Adrenal Hormones (Epinephrine and Norepinephrine), vitamin D deficiency.


* Androgens, Testosterone -- dihydrotestosterone (DHT), excessive androgen activity promotes sebum production, hair growth-loss, acne such as acne vulgaris, Hirsutism, and Androgenetic alopecia (male-pattern baldness).

* Adrenal Hormones (Epinephrine and Norepinephrine): They affect blood flow, sweat gland activity, and skin sensitivity, triggering conditions such as flushing, itching, hives, chronic stress exacerbates inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

 

*I’ve conducted extensive evidence-based research on this topic after many years of study, aiming to create my natural skincare and repair products. This field holds great interest for me.

*It's worth mentioning that most of the people I assist, regardless of age, suffer from skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and dermatitis. These are followed by those with musculoskeletal issues, including arthritis, tendonitis, and osteoporosis, as well as individuals with gallbladder and kidney stones, all of which are caused by hormonal imbalances and toxic exposure.

 


14. High Cholesterol Levels

When fat-soluble toxins (chemicals)accumulate in our bodies because our liver is unable to break them down, convert them into water-soluble forms, and discard them through urine, sweat, breath, or skin, our system coats them with lipids (fatty cells) to protect us from those toxins. This results in extra arterial (and adipose) fat that can be detected by blood tests. (link)

 


15. Psychological problems

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES…EVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOW..!! -Thomais de Fois

· Depression

· Melancholy

· ADHD

· Anxiety disorders

· Bipolar disorder

· Disruptive Behaviour

· Dissocial Disorder

· Narcissistic Disorder

· Panic disorder

· Phobias

· PTSD / post-traumatic stress disorder

· Social anxiety disorder

· Neurodevelopmental disorders (Autism, ADHD, etc.)

· Insomnia

· Mood Swings

· Irritability and Aggression

· Sleep Disorders

· Behavioural Disorders

· Eating Disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder)

· Psychiatric Disorders (such as schizophrenia, OCD, borderline personality disorder, hallucination, etc.)


= Deregulated Hormones: serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, cortisol, Testosterone, Thyroid hormones, cortisol, melatonin, ghrelin, insulin, Oestrogens, Progesterone, vitamin D deficiency (link 1, link 2, link 3)

 

* Unfortunately, there are still therapists who follow Freud’s guidelines, and subject people to extremely lengthy analyses of their childhood & parents, while it’s not needed. This occurs even though ample medical evidence exists that patients could efficiently be treated in a shorter amount of time and avoid the side effects and dependencies associated with heavy drugs, such as antidepressants. This situation truly saddens me..!

 


16. CANCER

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· Breast cancer

· Prostate cancer

· Endometrial cancer

· Ovarian cancer

· Testicular cancer


= Deregulated Hormones: Oestrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), Prolactin, Cortisol, Thyroid Hormones (T3, T4), Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1), vitamin D deficiency.


*Vitamin D: Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with an increased risk of cancers, such as: Colorectal, Breast, prostate, lung, pancreatic, ovarian, cervix uterine, testis, and bladder cancers, multiple myeloma, osteosarcoma, and other autoimmune diseases (link).




 

  I can’t stop thinking about people who are convinced that undergoing hormone replacement therapy—changing their female hormones to male, and vice versa, in order to change their gender—is safe. As we've seen, sex hormones are linked to many so-called 'autoimmune diseases,' as well as cardiovascular diseases, strokes, bone diseases, and cancers. Why don’t doctors and the medical industry talk about these risks? We know why… health doesn’t generate income.

I beg the LGBT community to conduct some serious research on this huge chapter!! (link)




 

  Note that the hormones are produced in the liver, some, in the brain, thyroid, pancreas, parathyroid glands, Gonads, adrenal glands.

So, what’s the problem with contemporary Western medicine? It’s the over-specialization. One doctor is specialized in bone diseases, another in psychological issues, another in lung and respiratory conditions, and another in cardiovascular health, and so on. How would they be able to connect the pieces of the puzzle and treat a condition if their expertise is irrelevant to the problem’s causation?

 

For example:

Someone suffers from arthritis. The doctors will prescribe heavy (and expensive) medications with all the side effects and damage they entail. These medications will not cure arthritis—has anyone ever been cured? Instead, they will label it as a chronic and autoimmune disease and prescribe immunosuppressive drugs, which will leave the patient with a compromised immune system, leading to constant illness. This results from the fact that an orthopaedist is not trained to make connections between all organ functions, hormones, diet, and other factors.

*That is what Holistic Therapy addresses. As a Holistic Therapist, this is what I do, and it’s how I cured my PMDS, PTSD (following losses), IBS, acne, depression, and panic attacks. It's also how I help others overcome their conditions.

 

  I’d like you to remember that vitamin D deficiency is observed in all of the above categories of health problems and diseases. I mention vitamin D as an important aspect of human health. Currently, I’m conducting research on natural sources of vitamin D, and we will soon be investigating whether vitamin supplements are safe or, conversely, toxic.

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What are the causes of Hormonal Imbalances & “Autoimmune” Diseases?

  Now that we’ve understood how hormonal imbalances are linked to and cause many diseases, let's explore a few factors that cause hormonal imbalances and disease, including so-called 'autoimmune diseases.' I’m saving the most disastrous one for the end.

 


1. Stress, Prolonged Stress, Oxidative Stress, Depression & Anxiety

The 'Fight or Flight' mode, sadness, and emotional distress, when prolonged, cause cortisol and adrenaline levels to remain constantly elevated. Not only are these levels toxic in such quantities, but they also deregulate liver function and cause more hormonal imbalances that lead to disease.

 


2. Sleep Habits – Sleep Hygiene


 

  Hormone imbalance affects our sleep quality, and vice versa. If we don’t sleep enough hours, or if we sleep in an inappropriate environment—regarding light conditions, air circulation, temperature, mattress quality, noise, and interruptions—our hormones will be severely affected over time (e.g., melatonin production, cortisol, adrenaline). As a result, our brain, organs, muscles, and hormones will not have the chance to rest, repair, grow, regulate, heal, and balance. (read more)

* My example is that when I haven’t slept enough, besides experiencing a psychological breakdown, my cardiovascular system is also affected, and my arrhythmia goes crazy…

 


3. Exercise

Exercise directly affects not only our sex hormones (oestrogens, testosterone) but also our 'mood hormones' such as serotonin and dopamine. This means that exercise has an important impact on our psychological, emotional, and mental health, and it plays a defining role in our daily decision-making. Lack of exercise can itself cause hormonal imbalances. Regular weekly exercise is incorporated into the treatment of several health issues, including PMS, arthritis, diabetes, and more. (link)

 


4. Working & living environment

How much stress, depression, and toxic exposure does our daily life cause us? Consider the place we live, our working conditions, and the people we interact with. Do we have to tolerate negative behaviours? Do we have support? Do we feel appreciated and respected? Do long working hours and excessive effort burn us out? Are we exposed to chemicals daily? All these factors directly and severely affect our psychological-emotional state and our endocrine system!!!

 


5. Age

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Age can affect hormones by influencing their production, balance, and responsiveness, leading to changes in physiological processes and health outcomes.

 


6. FOODS & DRINKS !!!

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES…EVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOW..!! -Thomais de Fois

· Saturated Fats, Sugars (fruits included) and Refined Carbohydrates: They lead to fluctuations in blood sugar levels and insulin resistance, which disrupts hormone signalling pathways involved in glucose metabolism, insulin regulation, appetite control. (link 1, link 2, link 3)


· Processed Foods and Trans Fats: Artificial additives, preservatives, and trans fats promote inflammation and oxidative stress, which affect hormone production, metabolism, and signalling, causing insulin resistance, inflammation, hormonal imbalances, metabolic disorders. (link)

 

· Excessive Alcohol Consumption: Disrupts hormone balance by affecting liver function, altering hormone metabolism, and signalling pathways, altering oestrogen - testosterone levels, causing hormonal imbalances & diseases. (link)

 

· Goitrogens in foods, which can interfere with thyroid hormone production and potentially contribute to thyroid hormone imbalance, particularly in individuals with iodine deficiency or pre-existing thyroid conditions.

Eg. GLUTEN, Cruciferous Vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, bok choy), Soy Products (Soybeans, tofu, soy milk, edamame), Cassava (yuca or manioc), Millets, Peaches, Strawberries, Spinach. (link 1, link 2)


· Wheat!!! Stay connected, there will be an article about how unhealthy wheat is nowadays.

 

· Dairy products disrupt hormonal balance  in the body, primarily due to their content of hormones and hormone-like substances. Here are some of the ways in which dairy products impact hormonal health. 

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES…EVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOW..!! -Thomais de Fois

Ø Presence of Natural and man induced Hormones (oestrogen, progesterone). Cause reproductive problems, hormonal imbalances.


Ø Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1). It’s a hormone that promotes cell growth, similar in structure to human IGF-1, and is resistant to digestion, which means it is absorbed into the bloodstream. Elevated levels of IGF-1 cause several cancers, like breast, prostate, and colon cancer.


Ø Disrupt Insulin Levels. Dairy consumption leads to raised insulin levels, which contributes to insulin resistance, associated with type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

 

Ø  Allergies. Some people experience allergic reactions to milk’s protein Casein, as it is recognised as harmful as  release of histamine and other chemicals results in allergy symptoms, which can range from mild to severe. Common symptoms of a milk allergy include hives, wheezing, itching, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, vomiting, and in severe cases, anaphylaxis—a potentially life-threatening reaction that can impair breathing, cause a dramatic drop in blood pressure, and affect heart rate.


Ø Acne and Skin Conditions: Dairy products exacerbate hormonal conditions such as acne, Eczema, Dermatitis, Cancers, as the hormones & bioactive molecules in milk stimulate the production of sebum, are recognised as toxins in the body, and trigger the immune system.

Ø Inflammation. Dairy products is the No1 responsible food cause for Inflammation!! components such as lactose or certain proteins (casein and whey).


Ø Arthritis and Osteoporosis. As dairy products end up as something highly acidic in our body, our system needs to alkalise them using alkaline resources, such as calcium. When there’s not enough calcium in the blood, our system derives it from our bones. That causes calcium deficiency, osteopenia, osteoporosis, oxidation.

(link 1, link 2)

 

 

· Meat & Animal Products

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Ø  Fat Content & Hormone Production: Animal products contain high levels of saturated fats, which alter hormones, affecting everything from reproductive health to insulin resistance, as  analysed above.


Ø  Hormones in Animal Products: Livestock are treated with hormones to promote faster growth, lactation, and increased production. They deregulate the human hormonal system, leading to health issues such as early puberty, reproductive health problems, and increased cancer risks.


Ø  Insulin and IGF-1: Animal proteins has been shown to increase levels of insulin and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), both of which play significant roles in metabolism and growth. High levels of these hormones cause cancers, such as breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers. IGF-1, in particular, promotes cell division and growth, which exacerbates the growth of cancerous cells.


Ø  Disrupt Gut Bacteria (probiotics): A meat-heavy diet leads to a gut microbiome that reactivates oestrogens from their inactive forms, increasing the body’s overall oestrogen levels and promotes the oestrogen-related diseases such as breast cancer, etc.


Ø  Inflammatory Response: Animal products, especially processed meats, induce an inflammatory response in the body. Chronic inflammation causes hormonal imbalances & diseases, such as Cardiovascular, Arthritis & Gout, Diabetes, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Asthma, Psoriasis, Lupus, Multiple sclerosis, Psoriasis, Cancers.


Ø  GMO Fed: Almost all mass-farmed animals are fed with GMO foods, like Alfalfa & soy, due to their lower cost of production.


Ø  Steroid Hormones: Meat and dairy products contain steroid hormones naturally, as these are produced by all animal cells. These hormones, even in small amounts, lead  to hormonal imbalances.


Ø  Antibiotics in animal foods: Commercial meat and dairy producers are obliged by the international laws (Codex Alimentarius) to treat their livestock with antibiotics….for the consumers…”safety” (try to remain calm). Those antibiotics are passed directly to us, causing all the health damages I mention in the next section (medications)!!

 

· GMO Foods

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What does it mean for a product to be genetically modified? It means that its DNA has been altered. DNA is located in our cells, and what we feed our cells directly affects our DNA. Do you know what cancer is? It involves the alteration or modification of our body's cells. When we consume modified foods, these substances enter our cells. If the DNA of the food is not compatible with our DNA, critical changes can occur. We can rarely find in our days non GMO soya, corn, potatoes, cotton, canola oil, rainbow papaya, pink pineapple, apples, summer squash, alfalfa, yellow rice, tomatoes, dairy, peas.

It’s proven that they cause infertility, they transfer antibiotic resistant genes to bacteria in humans, they cause allergic reactions & toxicity, carcinogenesis, mutagenesis, they contain antinutrients (phytoestrogens, glucinin) . (link 1, link 2)

*I’m about to write a detailed article about GMOs, subscribe to be notified.

 

· Nutrient Deficiencies:

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Inadequate intake of essential nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids, polyunsaturated & unsaturated fats, not enough amino-acids for our system to create protein where it needs it (forget the myth “protein is meat”) impairs hormone synthesis, secretion, and function causing hormonal imbalances and the associated health problems. Anti-nutrients, as I mentioned, contribute to nutrient deficiencies.

 

 

7. MEDICATIONS!!!

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES…EVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOW..!! -Thomais de Fois

Here are some categories of medications known to severely hormonal balance:


· Hormonal contraceptives (eg. birth control pills, patches, rings): These contain oestrogen and progestin, which directly affect hormone levels to prevent pregnancy.

· Steroids (such as prednisone): They affect the adrenal gland's production of cortisol and other hormones.

· Hormone replacement therapy (such as oestrogen or testosterone supplements): Directly adds hormones to your body, affecting the natural balance.

· Antipsychotics (such as risperidone): Lead to elevated prolactin levels, affecting reproductive hormones.

· Antiepileptics (such as phenytoin and valproate): Disrupt sex hormone levels and metabolism.

· Certain antidepressants: Interfere with sex hormones and function.

· Chemotherapy drugs: Cause changes in reproductive hormones, potentially leading to temporary or permanent changes in fertility.

· Antibiotics. These, do not only kill harmful bacteria, but also our gut microbiome, suppressing our immune system, leading to diseases (which then will be named “autoimmune”…)!! They have hormonal disruptive properties, they cause developmental problems, severely affect our reproductive system. Besides, animals treated with antibiotics develop

 

 

8. CHEMICALS IN FOODS (HIDDEN TOXINS)


 

· Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS):

Hormonal Impact: Endocrine disruptors, affect thyroid hormone production and reproductive hormones, they cause Immune system diseases, higher cholesterol levels, cancers.


· Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs):

Hormonal Impact: Found in processed foods, affecting thyroid function and oestrogen levels, cause Cancers, Immune – nervous -  reproductive system diseases, children’s cognitive development through prenatal exposure.


· Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO):

Hormonal Impact: Used in citrus-flavoured soft drinks and sports drinks, they disrupt endocrine functions, causes memory loss, skin and nerve diseases.


· Atrazine:

Hormonal Impact: One of the most widely used herbicides. Disrupts endocrine function affecting oestrogen production, causes developmental and reproductive toxicity.


· Glycol Ethers:

Hormonal Impact: Used as solvents in food processing, cause hormonal disruptions, blood abnormalities and reproductive harm.


· Red 40 (Allure Red), Yellow 5 (Tartrazine),Yellow 6:

Behavioural Impacts: Cause hyperactivity and other behavioural issues in children, especially Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Cancers.


· Blue 1 (Brilliant Blue) and Blue 2:

 Allergic reactions, several cancers.


· Artificial Flavourings and MSG

Symptoms: headaches, flushing, and sweating after consuming MSG, commonly referred to as "Chinese Restaurant Syndrome."

Hormonal and Metabolic Effects: Effects on appetite and weight due to MSG’s disruption of glutamate levels in the brain, which is involved in signalling satiety (fullness).


· Formaldehyde

It’s found in fish (especially farmed), seafood, apples, pears, plums, as processed foods preservative, in high temperature with no humidity cooked foods (smoked-barbequed), in foods’ packaging, in pressed wood products, paper, cosmetics, toothpastes, detergents, and more.

It severely affects health, causing hormonal disruption, dermatological diseases, respiratory problems, neurological problems, eye irritation, allergies, immune system reactions, cancers!


· Acrolein

Found in cigarettes, fried-roasted-smoked-baked foods (cooked without water), cooking fats with low smoking point (that’s why we should always cook with few olive oil, as it has a high smoking point), in processed foods, in roasted nuts. It causes respiratory & cardiovascular diseases, neurological problems, hormonal imbalances, chronic inflammation, cancers!

 

· OPEs, Triphenyl phosphate (TPHP) and 2-Ethylhexyl Diphenyl phosphate (EHDPP)

 

Ø  Endocrine Disruption

Ø  Impact on Thyroid Hormones

Ø Reproductive Health Effects

ØNeurodevelopmental Effects: Exposure to OPEs, especially in critical developmental periods like pregnancy and early childhood.


  OPEs are mostly used as flame retardants in furnishings and textiles, building, food packaging materials and decorating materials, in many more consumer products.

 They can be detected in the dust we inhale, in water, in foods. The most contaminated foods with these chemicals are the dairy products. The rest of the animal products, except from the eggs, were found to be highly contaminated, as well as the cereals, the baby foods, the soft drinks, and the plant delivered foods. Those chemicals cannot be rejected by the human body, and build up.

*I didn’t know eggs were so much safer…! Read the resent research!!


· Carmine and Chitin (insects) in food colouring, packaging, as additives in many applications. Read my Article


  My friends, there are more chemicals found in foods today that cause several health problems and diseases. The only solution we have is to switch to so-called 'clean eating' and, even better, buy our food supplies directly from producers we know or have tested. Do yourself and your loved ones that favour! Cooking doesn’t have to be a struggle; simple meals can easily cover all our needs. And if you don’t want to give up animal foods, try to consume them rarely.

 

9. CHEMICALS IN WATER

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES…EVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOW..!! -Thomais de Fois

· Bisphenol A (BPA), Phthalates – Coming from plastics and resins, they mimic oestrogen and cause reproduction problems. (link)


· Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) – Coming from electrical equipment, coatings, and adhesives. They accumulate in the food chain, causing thyroid and reproduction problems. (link)


· Perfluoroalkyl - Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) – Found in non-stick cookware, water-repellent fabrics, etc. causing hormonal disruption. (link)


· Organophosphate Pesticides - Widely used in agriculture, they alter hormone levels and enzyme activities.


· Dioxins – Used as paper bleaching and waste incineration, highly toxic, they cause reproductive and developmental problems.


· Heavy Metals – Coming from industrial waste, mining, natural deposits, they mimic & block hormones, causing various health problems.


· Fluoride (in some countries & US), (it’s also found in toothpastes, in fluoride treatments). It causes:

Ø  Dental Fluorosis (when babies & small children are treated with dental fluoride, toothpastes, or consume it through water, their teeth develop white streaks which can include brown stains, surface pitting, and structural damage to teeth.

Ø  Skeletal Fluorosis: Fluoride accumulates in the bones, causing, joint stiffness, severe pain, bone structure changes, calcification of ligaments, increased risk of fractures.

Ø  Arthritis

Ø  Osteoporosis

Ø  Muscular Damage

Ø  Damages in organs: Heart, Liver, Arteries, Endocrine Glands

Ø  Damages in Neuron System

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES…EVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOW..!! -Thomais de Fois

* Note that the organizations that test foods, water, and other substances claim there are safe percentages of these chemicals. However, they never mention that our bodies cannot process and eliminate these chemicals. Instead, they accumulate in our liver, brain, and blood vessels, causing health problems and (the so called) 'autoimmune diseases”…!!

 

10. CHEMICALS IN DAILY LIFE PRODUCTS !!!

 

  Daily life's chemicals, also known as environmental chemicals, can disrupt hormonal balance through various mechanisms, and cause cancers and several immune diseases!

 

Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs): They’re found in everyday products, cleaning agents, air fresheners, Fragrances, plastics, solvents, personal care products, flame retardants,  surfactants, pesticides, food packaging, cookware, in air pollution. They enter our body when inhaled, consumed, applied on skin (and end up in the bloodstream) causing reproductive, metabolic, thyroid disorders, skin conditions, cancers and immune diseases.

 

For chemicals in daily life products you can read my articles on the:

·         poisonous toothpastes

·              -//-    deodorants

·              -//-    cookware


AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES…EVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOW..!! -Thomais de Fois

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES…EVERYTHING WE NEED TO KNOW..!! -Thomais de Fois

 


So. What do we do in Holistic Therapy to treat  hormonal imbalances & diseases?

 

·DETOX DETOX DETOX!!: The most important step is a personalized detox plan.


· Liver Regulation: Since liver plays a key role in hormone production and detoxification, a specific diet is tailored to regulate the liver’s function.


· Chemicals Replacement: We focus on swapping out toxic chemicals, which significantly contribute to hormonal issues, with safe, affordable, and pleasant alternatives to reduce stress and support immune function.


· Nutritional Programming: A well-designed personalised nutritional plan ensures adequate nutrient intake and supports detox processes without the stress of harsh diets & calorie counting.


· Gut Health: Learning to prepare nutrient-rich & probiotic, meals to boost the gut microbiome, immune system & endocrine system health.


· Vitamin D Enhancement: We boost vitamin D levels naturally through dietary adjustments and lifestyle habits.


· Psychological support: Implementing stress management practices, mindfulness, and psychological support to prevent therapy relapse.


·  Creative Outlets: Engaging in new skills and creative activities by Art & Music therapy to manage stress & emotional challenges.


· Lifestyle Modifications: We plan a program with light exercise, adequate sleep, weight management, and less exposure to toxins, to boost overall health.


· Supportive Treatments: We complement the therapy with herbal medicine, supplements, and safe skincare products.


·  Medical checks, and consultations with other specialists may be recommended to ensure the therapy’s efficacy and safety. 

 

  If you would like us to manage together any health issue, you can fill out the Medical History & Health Condition Form, I will review it and get back to you ASAP. Alternatively, feel free to contact me directly, if you prefer to have a discussion first.

* The form is sent directly to my email, and no one else has access to it. It is protected by the Medical Confidentiality Law, as is all our communication.



* Today, I provided you with some links to medical research studies that support my arguments. However, as I always say, do your own research! It would not be possible for me to include all the references in this article, and quality research is what the world needs most!!!

 

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Thomais


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