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Cancer & Weight Loss: Adipose Tissue & Estrogen Metabolism

Cancer & Weight Loss: Adipose Tissue & Estrogen Metabolism

February 24, 2024

Most things in life come down to a question of perspective. If you’ve been around The Wellness Way for a while, you understand that ours is generally different than that of the medical field. This is no different when it comes to breast cancer and weight loss. What most people think they know is neither the full story, nor is it the only perspective out there.

This week, on A Different Perspective, Dr. Patrick Flynn digs back into estrogens. This time, he explains the effect of estrogens on breast cancer risks and weight loss — and the connection between cancer and weight loss. Doc brings several supportive studies and an understanding of anatomy as he walks us through his perspective on the “why, when, and how” for these important topics.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Why “health foods” aren’t necessarily the answer: Your body needs to be able to burn its fuel well, and some people can’t digest even the most basic healthy food — lettuce!
  • Estrogens cause neither weight gain nor breast cancer: Estrogens tend to stir up trouble in the body when you are exposed to estrogens excessively and hormone levels become abnormal — similar to sugar!
  • Adipose tissue and estrogens: Why is adipose tissue considered an endocrine gland, and how does it impact the amount of estrogens your body has at its disposal?
  • Cancer and different demographics: Your ethnicity and where you live could impact your risk for certain health concerns. How can you use these factors to benefit your health?
  • Cruciferous vegetables and breast cancer growth: What do your eating habits have to do with weight loss and cancer? Doc goes into it!
  • CEA Test: What does this lab tell you and what if you have abnormal results?

Get all the science, learn something about your body, and put yourself on the path to health restoration. Watch now for all the details, and set up a call with one of our docs here:

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For further information, check out these resources:

Protein For Weight Loss: Can Plant-Based Work? – The Wellness Way

Cholesterol, Estrogens, and Heart Disease – The Wellness Way

Estrogen Dominance: Is This Imbalance Behind Your Hormone Problems? – The Wellness Way

Sugar Feeds Cancer: It’s Time for a New Approach- The Wellness Way

Breast Cancer: Natural Therapies to Complement Breast Cancer Treatment – The Wellness Way

Rethink Breast Cancer: Causes, Myths, and “Prevention” – The Wellness Way

Honoring Our Elders: Cancer Isn’t a Normal Part of Aging – The Wellness Way

Weight Loss – Harnessing the Swiss Watch Lifestyle – The Wellness Way

Triglycerides and The Hard Truths of Weight Loss – The Wellness Way

Metabolic Syndrome and Weight Loss – an Easy Answer? – The Wellness Way

How Liver Health Impacts Weight Loss: Toxicity May Be Keeping You From Reaching Your Goals – The Wellness Way

Articles and studies cited in this video:

Discovery of novel natural compound inhibitors targeting estrogen receptor α by an integrated virtual screening strategy – PubMed (

Adipose tissue | You and Your Hormones from the Society for Endocrinology

Estrogen metabolism and breast cancer – PubMed (

Endogenous Estrogens, Estrogen Metabolites, and Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Chinese Women – PubMed (

Cruciferous Vegetables and Cancer Prevention – NCI

Breast Cancer Facts and Statistics 2024

What Is Breast Cancer |

CEA Test (Carcinoembryonic Antigen): CEA Cancer Marker Levels (

CEA blood test Information | Mount Sinai – New York

Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA) Test | Kaiser Permanente

Carcinoembryonic Antigen – StatPearls – NCBI Bookshelf (


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