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Estrogens: The Good, the Bad, and the Liver

Estrogens: The Good, the Bad, and the Liver

March 2, 2024

Can the body naturally produce something that’s bad for you? It may be surprising, but it’s true: Between “bad estrogens,” “bad cholesterol,” and “excess fat,” many people are unhappy with what the body does from time to time. That’s usually because most people don’t truly understand why the body would do something that’s bad for us.

This week on A Different Perspective, Dr. Patrick Flynn dives back into estrogens: Why are they considered “bad,” and what do they have to do with the excess fat so many of us are unhappy with? Do estrogens play a role in breast cancer and weight gain? If so, what is the connection? Doc goes into it and walks us through several studies to illustrate his point.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Adipose tissue: what does it do, when is it produced, and how is it connected with estrogens?
  • There are no such things as “bad estrogens”: What are estrogens, what do they do, and why is it bad if they get too high or too low?
  • Cytochrome: Why does it matter that you reach adult levels when you are only one year old?
  • Steps for a healthy liver: What are seven things you can do to support your liver’s function, and why are these steps important?
  • Orthorexia: What is this new disorder, do you have it, and is it bad?

See the science-backed research behind these topics, learn new facts about estrogens and the liver, 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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