— Traditional peoples, Native Americans and early ancestral healers believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would strengthen and support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual. (10) —
NOURISH YOUR WAY TO HEALTH & HArmony With Female enhancement mixture with mammary (fEMM) *
For most of human history, we effortlessly consumed (nose to tail) the things we needed for strength, health, and happiness. Like the fertile ground that we once walked upon, we were a natural extension of this earth. In the modern world, women unknowingly struggle to fulfill their nutritional needs in order to support and sustain a vibrant, disease-free life. We are now part of a world where most women are struggling with hormone imbalances, ovarian issues, low libido, and infertility. The solution is to address the root cause with dietary, lifestyle, and behavioral choices. Consuming a nose to tail, ancestral diet nourishes and supports women’s health with proven anthropological practices that are backed by modern science. This includes the consumption of ovary, uterus, mammary, fallopian tubes and of course, liver and bone marrow… all found within our Female Enhancement Mixture with Mammary (FEMM).
WOMEN EVOLVED NURTURING
Written by my friend River Universe
While men evolved fighting, hunting, providing, protecting, and persevering (they're hard-wired to do so), women evolved nurturing, caretaking, toolmaking, and teaching (we're hard-wired to do so). Our children evolved watching, modeling, and helping us protect and perform. Everyone was needed, everyone was important, and everyone knew their role.
Many modern day women are struggling to fulfill all the roles in front of them. So many of us have chosen roles that require us to be away from our homes, away from our families and integrated into the modern world of tech and desk jobs. All the while, we don’t have the nutritional support to keep us going, we burn out, our hormones crash and our drive diminishes.
Our sense of purpose is often lost in the monotony of modern day careers and our stress levels increase with every new deadline. Our health is suffering from a lack of quality nutrition, tribal bonding, and proper movement. We’ve been told not to lift weights because it will make us look bulky and less feminine (this is a far cry from the truth)! Our female ancestors were lifting and carrying heavy loads all day long. Imagine these women, with children strapped to their back (and more following closely behind them). They were carrying pots of water, baskets of food, clay, and materials for tool making… often covering multiple miles. Our ancestors were strong, energetic, and found deep purpose in caring for their families. Women have always upheld the archetype of The Great Mother... we were the supreme nurturers who cared for and brought new tribe members into the world.
Most women have simply lost touch with one of our most profound true feminine purposes… to nurture and teach the next generation of our people. This starts with nurturing and caring for ourselves, consuming nose to tail nutrition, and adopting lifestyle habits that support optimal female health like weight training, grounding, connecting deeply with our tribe (family), etc.
OUR ANCESTORS HONORED THE DIVINE BOVINE
Throughout history, humanity has been deeply connected to the bovine. These sacred animals not only provided our ancestors with nose to tail nourishment to support optimal health, they were also regarded as a symbol of fertility and motherhood.
Our ancestors honored cattle as an archetypal Great Mother. There are several ancestral creation stories and one of them tells of a great cow goddess… she represented the primal waters, the maternal source for the creation of the world. The cow goddess was said to have given birth to the sun at the beginning of time.
Cattle in their various forms have been revered in religions and cultures around the world. In ancient Egyptian astrology, the cow was worshipped as the goddess of joy and the nourisher of all things. In Celtic, Greek, and Norse mythology, cows have been associated with wealth and even credited with ‘mothering’ humanity. These mother creatures represent fertility, femininity, and the virtuous traits of sustenance and abundance.
BENEFITS OF FEMALE ENHANCEMENT MIXTURE W/ MAMMARY (FEMM)
Traditional peoples, Native Americans, and early ancestral healers believed that eating the organs from a healthy animal would strengthen and support the health of the corresponding organ of the individual. For instance, the traditional way of treating a person with a weak heart was to feed the person the heart of a healthy animal. Similarly, eating the ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes and mammary glands of a healthy animal was known to support fertility and optimal female health. This is known as “like supports like”.
Our early ancestors knew this, which is why their traditional diets included the frequent and nourishing consumption of nose-to-tail nutrients. ]
Whole food, nutrient dense organs, and glands can provide great benefit for those seeking fundamental support in harmony with nature — the old fashioned way, the way that our early ancestors did. FEMM is a whole food and dietary supplement that provides grass fed and grass finished bovine ovary, uterus, fallopian tubes, mammary gland, liver, and bone marrow with female specific building blocks peptides, cofactors, and enzymes to nourish and support optimal female health.
Dr. Royal Lee, and other early nutritional pioneers, believed the degenerative processes of a specific organ / gland could be reversed by ingesting the corresponding raw materials specific to that organ / gland. *
OVARY, rich in female-specific hormones, peptides, and enzymes, supports optimal hormone balance.
Located within the pelvic cavity on each side of the uterus are the ovaries, a central part of women’s reproductive system. These female-specific glands perform two major functions...first and foremost, women’s ovaries are responsible for the storage and monthly maturation of the primordial germ cells (undifferentiated stem cells). Essentially these are the eggs from which all new life will come forth. Healthy ovaries are at the forefront of the survival and health of future generations.
Secondly, ovaries secrete estrogen and progesterone as well as a small amount of testosterone into the bloodstream. When the ovaries are healthy, these hormones will be secreted in perfect harmony with each other. These hormones are responsible for the release of an egg (ovulation). If these hormones are out of balance, health begins to decline, infertility arises, and women struggle to maintain their energy, drive, and mood.
An adequate supply of ovary specific vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and peptides, is required to support the optimal function of the ovaries. Bovine Ovary contains all of these specific nutrients and has been shown to *:
- Improve the integrity of ovarian cells*
- Reduce hormonal acne, ovarian cysts, and female facial hair growth*
- Improve mood and PMS related symptoms*
- Restore menstruation in those who should have menstrual cycles, normalize menstrual flow*
- Reduce cramps and hot flashes*
- Reverse infertility*
- Support libido*
UTERUS, rich in uterine specific peptides and enzymes can help to restore the endometrial lining.
While the ovaries produce eggs and are the conductors of hormonal harmony, the uterus (latin for womb) is the cradle of life where the miracle of birth begins. The womb is the space where women derive their strength, femininity, and fundamental womanhood. This hollow, pear-shaped organ provides the structural integrity for the female reproductive system and also supports the bladder, bowel, and pelvic bones. It is a strong muscular organ that has the ability to stretch exponentially, so that it can nourish and support a growing fetus, as well as powerfully contract to move the baby out during birth.
Lining the uterine cavity is a moist mucous membrane, known as the endometrium. In the course of a woman’s monthly cycle, the endometrial lining goes through vascularization, a process that synchronizes with ovulation, in which micro blood vessels proliferate causing the endometrium to grow thicker in preparation for pregnancy. If a woman does not become pregnant, the top layers of the endometrium along with blood from the blood vessels are shed and flow out during menstruation.
If conception does occur the endometrium will become the nest for the fertilized egg and eventually develop into the maternal portion of the placenta.The networks of blood vessels and nerves in the uterus direct blood flow to the ovaries and to the external genitalia which supports sexual function.
An adequate supply of uterine specific vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and peptides are required to support the optimal function of the uterus. Bovine Uterus contains all of these specific nutrients and has been shown to *:
- Improve the integrity of uterus cells*
- Reduce inflammation of the lining of the uterus (endocervicitis)*
- Reduces pain associated with endometriosis*
- Reduce uterine cysts and aid with uterine displacement*
- Relieve post-partum depression*
- Support the uterus to contract back to normal size after childbirth*
FALLOPIAN TUBE, rich in fallopian tube specific proteins, peptides, and enzymes has been shown to increase fertility.
Extending from either side of the uterus are the muscular j-shaped fallopian tubes that connect the uterues to each ovary. Inside, fallopian tubes are lined with delicate hair-like structures. These “hairs” work in both directions; helping an egg to travel from the ovaries down to the womb (uterus) and helping sperm travel up from the womb towards an egg. Each fallopian tube ends in fimbriae, which are finger-like structures. The fimbriae catch and guide an egg when the ovary releases it. The fallopian tubes play an important role in conception because most eggs are fertilized within the fallopian tubes. If any part of the fallopian tube is damaged, for example by surgery or an infection, they can become blocked by scar tissue and reduce fertility and optimal overall function.
Our functional health care practitioners report that an adequate supply of fallopian specific vitamins, minerals, enzymes, protiens and peptides are required to support the optimal function of the fallopian tubes. Bovine Fallopian Tube contains all of these specific nutrients and has been shown to *
- Reduce inflammation of the fallopian tubes*
- Increase the chance of egg fertilization*
- Restore the integrity of the fallopian cells*
- Reduce scar tissue and aid in recovery from fibroid removal*
- Reduce pain in the pelvis associated with blocked fallopian tubes*
- Support the fallopian tube micro biome*
MAMMARY, rich in mammary specific peptides and enzymes helps to support the proper development and function of breast tissue.
All mammalian mothers hold a great sense of purpose in nourishing their young with the life-giving milk that flows from the mammary glands. It is this specific characteristic that gave our class its name... mammal is derived from the Latin word mamma which means breast.
Within the female breast exists a perfect combination of mammary glands, adipose, and collagenous tissue. The mammary gland is composed of milk-transporting lactiferous ducts which expand extensively in response to a woman’s hormone fluctuation during puberty, pregnancy, menopause, and even during her monthly cycle. Breast tissue development begins when a young female is still in the womb of her own mother and will continue up until her first pregnancy when her mammary glands fully develop. After she goes through menopause, the reduction of estrogen causes the connective tissues of the breasts to lose elasticity, and without proper nutrition, breasts can lose their shape.
Mammary glands are among the most intelligent glands in the female reproductive system. These glands have the ability to decode the saliva of a newborn mammal and generate the perfect quality of milk needed to support the newborn's immune system and gut health. In order to produce breast milk, her mammary glands will derive nutrients from her bloodstream, remove excess iron, and then concentrate sugar, fat, protein, and micronutrients into the sustenance that develops our complex brains and growing bodies.
Our ancestors never had access to formula. Native mothers nursed exclusively until age 2 and most children still nursed until age 3-5. Native women didn’t struggle with poor breast health, improper development, fibrocystic breasts, nipple infections, poor milk supply, etc.
The topic of breast health in the modern world is often only spoken about in relation to a disheartening statistic... one out of every eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her lifetime. * For most women, it's not a matter of if…. it's simply a matter of when. Supporting optimal breast health should be a high priority for all modern women.
An adequate supply of mammary specific vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and peptides is required to support the optimal function of the mammary glands. Bovine Mammary contains all of these specific nutrients and has been shown to *:
- Improve the integrity of mammary cells*
- Support the proper development of breast tissue*
- Reduce mastitis, nipple pain, inflammation, congestion, and lactation difficulties*
- Reduce inflammation of the lymph nodes*
- Reduce menstrual pain*
- Reduce fibrocystic breasts*
LIVER & BONE MARROW
Grass fed liver is one of the most nutrient-dense, health promoting foods you could possibly eat. Grass fed liver is particularly rich in B vitamins, vitamin A, choline, folate, and many other powerful nutrients that most people are deficient in. Grass fed liver also contains compounds that help the human liver function better. Other substances in liver increase energy, improve hormone health, and support brain function.
Bone Marrow contains all the nutrients, specialized cells (including stem cells and base cells), collagen, growth factors, fat soluble activators, and substances that the body uses to build, repair, and maintain our living bones, connective tissues, and more. In the Chinese paradigm, bone marrow is considered the deepest tissue of the body and contains the essence of the being. Itʼs an interesting correlation to consider that modern science has shown that within bone marrow are high concentrations of stem cells, the very organizing influences, and genetic material, for the being. It is these essential nutrients that help our bodies continue to build healthy, vital constitutions and repair cellular damage.
Many people look to targeted support "like supports like" while neglecting the very fundamental nourishment that governs our biology, health, and well-being. It's no wonder that so many people successfully support organ and glandular related health conditions (thyroid, adrenal, and gut included) by just nourishing their bodies with the fundamentals — Liver and Bone Marrow.
ANCESTRAL WISDOM BACKED BY SCIENcE
Based on the concept of "like supports like," consuming FEMM may strengthen and support women’s ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes and mammary glands… This ancestral superfood is especially rich in uterus, ovary, and mammary specific enzymes and peptides. These essential nutrients all work synergistically with each other in harmony with nature, and in harmony with the wisdom of our ancestors.
Peptides are tissue-specific information molecules, which influence gene expression, start the process of protein synthesis in cells, and regulate proper cell functioning. Enzymes are biological catalysts that encourage metabolic, catabolic, and digestive processes in the body, in other words, they help cells rebuild and detoxify.
A young, healthy womans sex organs consistently produce an optimal amount of peptides and enzymes, but as she ages and is impacted by a number of different stressors ( environmental toxins, poor nutrition, stress, etc.) her ovaries, uterus, and mammary glands will decrease protein synthesis and no longer be able to form new peptides or enzymes. Deficiency of these nutrients results in cellular dysfunction, degenerative diseases, and accelerated aging.
One of the most effective ways to counter this deficiency is the consumption of ovary, uterus, fallopian and mammary specific peptides and enzymes, by consuming their respective glandulars (FEMM). While ovarian peptides and enzymes are only found within ovarian tissues, the same goes for uterus, and so on... it turns out mammalian specific peptides and enzymes are bio-identical to one another. In other words, bovine peptides and enzymes are accepted by the human body as our own endogenous substances. Consuming FEMM supplies a woman’s body with peptides and enzymes her body can recognize and use.
100% NEW ZEALAND
- Pasture Raised In New Zealand
- Absolutely No Fillers (or) Flow Agents
- 100% Freeze Dried & Non-Defatted
- Third Party Tested For Purity
- Allergen Free
CONSIDER THE SOURCE
New Zealand seems like it was made for raising healthy animals. Its location and climate produce pristine conditions for cattle, sheep, and fish. The farmers and fishers have uncanny expertise handed down for generations. New Zealand is unique among meat-producing regions in the world because its climate is moderate so the grass in the pastures grows fresh and grows green year-round which means the cows and sheep can eat the food that’s healthiest for them every day of the year.
Our nose-to-tail product line is always from grassfed, inspected animals born and raised without the use of pesticides, hormones or antibiotics. Health of livestock used for manufacturing in New Zealand is closely monitored by a world leading biosecurity system that is second to none, and is a global exemplar. Strict government licensing, auditing and certification procedures mean that our genuine New Zealand freeze dried products can be used with complete confidence in their origin, safety and efficacy. Freeze-drying preserves the heat sensitive vitamins, minerals and co-factors of components leaving the nutrients in the same balance as found in nature.
We care deeply about each and every aspect of our "seed to supplement" way of life... great love and gratitude goes out to the souls of our animal brethren, such beautiful creatures that were sacrificed so that we could be nourished.
* Our product line is 100% additive-free. Absolutely no stearates, lubricants, binders, fillers or flow agents... except with our Bone and Marrow (see Other Ingredients) *
- Serving Size: 6 Capsules
- Servings Per Container: 30
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Grass Fed Reproductive Tissue (Bovine) 1200MG
— Ovary, Uterus, and Fallopian Tubes
- Grass Fed Mammary (Bovine) 600MG
Grass Fed Liver (Bovine) 600MG
Grass Fed Bone Marrow (Bovine) 600MG
OTHER INGREDIENTS: (Beef Gelatin) Capsules
SUGGESTED USE: Six capsules daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.
MANUFACTURED IN THE USA: ANCESTRAL SUPPLEMENTS, LLC
* FDA STATEMENT: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
GRASS FED FEMALE ENHANCEMENT MIXTURE W/ MAMMARY (FEMM) CONTAINS...
Proteins, Peptides, Enzymes, Stem Cells and Molecular Biodirectors Specific to Ovaries, Uterus, Fallopian Tubes, Mammary Glands, Liver & Bone Marrow
The Super Nutrient Coenzyme Q10 (also known as CoQ10), Vitamin B12, Collagen And Elastin
Preformed Vitamin A (aka retinol), Choline, Folate, Copper, Bio-Available Heme Iron
Bone Matrix, Bone Marrow And Cartilage, High Concentrations Of Stem Cells, Growth Factors and Fat-Soluble Activators
Glycosaminoglycans Naturally Present in Bone Matrix. Bone Marrow also contains high levels of a class of lipids known as alkylglycerols (AKGs for short) that have been shown to boost the immune system and prevent cancer.
NOTE: There are two types of bone marrow: red marrow (also known as myeloid tissue) and yellow marrow. Red blood cells, platelets and most white blood cells arise in red marrow; some white blood cells develop in yellow marrow. Our bone marrow is exclusively sourced from calves which contains a predominance of red marrow.*
GRASS FED FEMALE ENHANCEMENT MIXTURE W/ MAMMARY (FEMM) SUPPORTS...
Ovary, Uterus, Fallopian Tube, Mammary Gland, Liver & Bone Marrow Health Based On "Like Supports Like" *
Hormone Balance, Libido, & Fertility
Cardiovascular & Mitochondrial Health
Immune Health, Cartilage, Joint & Collagen Health
Methylation & Detoxification Pathways
NOTE: For intensive support, consider the combination of FEMM, Kidney, and Thyroid to support hormonal health, fertility, and estrogen detoxification.
SUGGESTED USE (6 CAPSULES PER day)
Our Grass Fed Female Enhancement Mixture w/ Mammary (FEMM) is a whole food dietary supplement that provides ovary, uterus, fallopian tubes mammary glands, liver and bone marrow within the ultimate food matrix. This supplement can be taken with (or) without food (even though it technically is food). The suggested use is 6 capsules a day or as directed by a healthcare professional — for added support, the dose can be doubled or tripled. If consuming more than six capsules at once, the doses should be separated by at least three hours to improve tolerability.
As it relates to little ones, our Ancestral Supplements are 100% pure and they're encapsulated in 100% pure bovine gelatin. Since we do not add any stearates, lubricants, binders, fillers or flow agents, (except with our stand-alone Bone Marrow; see Other Ingredients), our products contain all the natural nourishing properties of grass fed organs as they exist in harmony with nature. In other words, if you would consider preparing homemade liver and onions (or) a homemade organ meat paté for a little one, our supplements would be no different — it's just food, whole-food at that!
As it relates to dosing for kiddos, most of our functional healthcare practitioner accounts suggest 1 capsule for every 15-20 pounds of body weight. I always tell people that I put the care, attention and quality assurance into my products as if I am giving them to my family... because I am! My young boys, wife and I all take the Beef Liver, Beef Organs and Bone Marrow every day.
POTENTIAL ISSUES (DETOX REACTION)
Most customers tolerate our supplements without incident; however, approximately 5 to 10% of customers (usually with an autoimmune condition) may experience a detoxification reaction. Detoxification reactions go by many different names including healing reactions, healing crises, cleansing reactions (or) Herxheimer reactions with hallmark symptoms of nausea, headache, lethargy, dizziness and other flu-like symptoms. In this instance, detoxification reactions are generally an indication that detoxification pathways in the body are back online... cells suddenly have an opportunity to release an even greater than normal quantity of stored toxins, metabolic wastes, pathogens and unwanted material.
A detoxification reaction is more likely to occur when starting with the full suggested serving size of 6 capsules per day. If you know that you are sensitive to supplements and/or you have an autoimmune condition, you may wish to start slow when adding this product to your current regimen. Tolerability can be greatly improved by starting with just 1 (or) 2 capsules a day and increasing by just 1 capsule every couple of days — this method may take a full few weeks to achieve the desired serving size of 6 capsules per day.
If you know that you're ultra-sensitive to supplements, email us and we'll do everything we can to help.
high quality ORGANS & GLANDS
Okay, you're convinced! You're going to start incorporating nose-to-tail nourishment in your routine because, well... you're educated now... you understand, just as our early ancestors did, that they provide superlative health benefits that are missing in our modern diets. The next step is sourcing it. It's important that you source the highest quality because not all organs, glands and cartilage are created equal. Consider the source.
- Should Come From An Unpolluted Geographical Region — Isolated, Healthy, Pristine Lands and Waters
- Should Come From Pasture Raised or Wild Caught Animals
- Should Come From Grass-Fed & Grass-Finished Animals
- Should Come From Animals That Are Hormone, Pesticide & GMO Free
- Should Also Be Ultra Pure... Absolutely No Fillers (or) Flow Agents, No Allergens
- Should Be Non-Defatted
- Should Be 100% Freeze Dried... Freeze Drying Preserves Heat Sensitive Biological Activity
SUGGESTED SUPPLEMENTS (3) FOR EVERYONE
If you're going to pick just one ancestral supplement to start with, make it our GRASS FED BEEF LIVER... unless you need targeted support with another specific organ system (see below). If you are going to pick two supplements, our GRASS FED BEEF LIVER and our GRASS FED BEEF ORGANS provide complementary and synergistic nourishment. If you can add a third supplement, GRASS FED BONE MARROW fills fat soluble nutrition gaps, provides stem cells, bovine cartilage, glycosaminoglycans and the fat soluble activators that nutrition giant Dr. Weston Price extensively wrote about.
- Grass Fed Beef Liver
- Grass Fed Beef Organs (liver, heart, kidney, pancreas, spleen)
- Grass Fed Bone Marrow
On the other hand, if you're looking for targeted organ support, you may be interested in our GRASS FED TALLOW to support hormone health (or) our GRASS FED THYROID to support a struggling thyroid (or) our GRASS FED THYMUS to support thymus function and immune health... you get the picture.* We have a nose-to-tail product line that can be found on our "Products" page. If you can't find what you're looking for (or) you're not sure what you're looking for, send us an email and we'll do everything we can to help.
On the other hand, if you're looking for a complimentary product to take with FEMM make it our GRASS FED BEEF KIDNEY... for increased estrogen detoxification support. If you are going to pick two supplements to add to FEMM, our GRASS FED BEEF KIDNEY and our GRASS FED BEEF THYROID provide synergistic nourishment. If hormones are struggling because of poor thyroid function, you’ll need to address your thyroid health. We have a nose-to-tail product line that can be found on our "Products" page. If you can't find what you're looking for (or) you're not sure what you're looking for, send us an email and we'll do everything we can to help.
FEMALE ENHANCEMENT MIXTURE W/ MAMMARY (FEMM) SUMMARY
Our genome has evolved with the nourishment of nose-to-tail dining since the beginning of time. Female Enhancement Mixture w/ Mammary (FEMM) is a whole food and dietary supplement that provides 100% pure bovine ovary, uterus, fallopian tubes, mammary glands, liver and bone marrow. Based on the concept of "like supports like," FEMM may strengthen and support your own ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, mammary glands and reproductive health.
Many of our modern day functional practitioners use FEMM to support fertility, hormone balance, and libido. A common protocol is to combine this product with our Grass Fed Thyroid. If low Thyroid is at play in hormone imbalance this may be the root cause that requires attention.
Most customers, clients and patients notice significant improvement with 2 to 3 months of continuous use of FEMM, Thyroid, and other Ancestral Supplements products, like Kidney (for extra estrogen detoxification support). Feel free to email us to see what we mean when we say that "we offer a one-of-a-kind ‘guided’ experience."
ANCESTRAL PRACTICES TO ADDRESS ESTROGEN DOMINANCE
Yes, I’m a man, but you’d be surprised what I’ve learned about estrogen due to how it impacted my own life. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals that favor estrogen dominance in the body are pervasive in our modern world. They have far-reaching health effects warranting concerns for both men and women. When I have this conversation with people, I always go back to the root-cause narrative.
You can’t out-supplement these chemicals. To be healthy, and to stay healthy, we need a total systems approach with diet, lifestyle, and behavior. This is because our hormones operate on mostly negative feedback loops, whereby higher levels of a given hormone down-regulate production to maintain balance. Similarly, greater exposure to hormones will down-regulate the activity of receptors they bind to, so there is less hormonal signal being seen by the body.
Hence why we need a total systems approach. Balancing estrogen naturally should be a major focus for both men and women, especially considering that almost everyone is bathing in phytoestrogens and xenoestrogens in the modern world. I know I was, ten years ago. I developed a lump in my chest, it grew, my estrogen was way higher than it should have been, I had estrogen dominance — as do many other men and women in the modern world.
I eliminated all phytoestrogens and xenoestrogens from my life, which is one reason why I talk about not eating/drinking from, nor wearing non-native materials because this is yet another source of estrogen. I also provided my body with all the things it needs for detoxification, which includes heavily supporting liver and kidney health. Turns out, I am homozygous for the COMT gene, meaning that I have an 80% decreased capacity to clear estrogen (thanks mom and dad!). So, I further supported my methylation metabolism with lots and lots of liver and egg yolks. My estradiol (e2) went from >80 pg/mL to within 22–26 pg/mL, the lump totally went away, and my life is way, way, way better now as a result.
Once again, think root cause… and yes, this is only one of them! In biological systems, it’s rarely one (or) the other that produces results (for good or bad), but rather the combination of diet, lifestyle, and behavior. All of that said, I’d like to introduce you to the wife, Barbara Johnson, to share how she avoids the dangers of the modern world with her ancestral lifestyle habits.
barbara Johnson's ancestral lifestyle habits
Written by my lovely wife, Barbara Johnson.
Listen up, ladies! Estrogen isn’t bad, but we need to have an optimal level… by reducing your dietary and environmental intake you can re-establish an estrogen level that is in harmony with nature. I have a zero-tolerance policy for anything that is potentially hormone-disrupting. If it’s scented, plastic, or emitting EMFs it has no place in my home or around my family. There’s always an alternative for everything, I promise. Once you take a good look around your home, I hope you’ll be inspired to start choosing natural materials. It’s better for you and better for the planet too. Here’s how I do it.
EMF’s: No wifi in the house —we use ethernet cords. Anything that needs internet access gets connected to an ethernet cord… even ipads! Cell phones are always in airplane mode. When we need to download text messages or make a phone call we take the phones outside, we use headphones or speakerphone. You don’t want that phone next to your head… trust me. I download any navigation routes before a trip and put the phone in airplane mode in the car too! If you really want to dive deep and learn more about EMF's, read Dr. Mercola's book EMF*D. You might think twice about putting the hormone-disrupting microwave back in your pocket.
Homegoods: I clean with castile soap, tallow soap and for almost everything else, I’ll use good ol’ fashioned baking soda & vinegar. Baking soda and vinegar go on the dishes, in the dishwasher, in the washing machine, and even on the floors. You do not want to use the overpriced cleaning supplies labeled natural that are scented with lavender and tea tree… they are still loaded with hormone-disrupting compounds. Even the seemingly innocent lavender and tea tree oil are totally estrogenic. I won’t touch it, and I’ll never let it touch anything the men in my family are wearing. One more tip… ditch the dryer sheets, use wool dryer balls.
Cooking: Use non-toxic cookware… basically do everything you can avoid teflon and plastic. Opt for stainless steel, ceramic, glass, or cast iron cooking pots and pans. Get rid of any plastic containers, utensils, cups, baggies, etc. There is always another option.
Clothing: If you don’t want to be eating plastic, you don’t want to be wearing it all day either. Cotton t-shirts and shorts are our go-to around here. Causal, comfortable, and totally non-toxic. Choose native materials like cotton, linen, wool, hemp, bamboo, leather, etc. You want to avoid anything that is synthetic (polyester, acrylic, nylon, etc.).
Furniture: Modern mattresses are infused with flame retardant chemicals and made of polyester and other non-native materials. Not only does the mattress inhibit your natural posture while sleeping, but it’s totally off-gassing all night long while you should be resting and regenerating. The same goes for pillows, sheets, blankets, chairs, couches, rugs, curtains, etc. We prefer wool bedding pads (on the floor), wool pillows, cotton sheets, cotton or down blankets, wooden chairs, native fiber rugs, and so on.
Makeup and lady products: I’ll modestly say that I present myself well. I still love my eyeshadow and lipgloss, but I only use clean personal care and beauty products. Beauty products and personal care products are some of the worst culprits for xenoestrogens (chemicals that mimic estrogen in the body). Clean out your cabinet and opt for only pure options. Consider swapping feminine hygiene products for a silicone menstrual cup or least an organic tampon.
Water: We love our spring water… it feels the most natural and the most ancestral to drink water from a spring. If this isn’t an option for you, I highly suggest investing in a water filter, like the Berkey Filter. In the modern world, we have so many toxins and endocrine disruptors in our drinking water… they are in our shower water too! I suggest using a shower filter (or an entire home water filter) to remove chlorine, fluoride, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals, etc. I consider bathing in and drinking pure water one of the best things you can do for your health.
Food: While avoiding toxins in our food supply might seem like the most daunting task, we can certainly take steps. Many of the dietary changes we suggest have to do with reducing inflammation and avoiding foods that inhibit estrogen detoxification pathways or promote estrogen dominance. Things to avoid include: PUFAs, veggie and seed oils, alcohol, coffee/tea, refined carbs (like flours and sugars), phytoestrogens, soy, flax, and oats.
When you’re considering foods to include… it's all about detoxification support (to mobilize, bind and excrete toxins/excess estrogen). If you do everything on this entire page, you're good to go. If you don't, start!
Improve methylation by consuming more Liver, Kidney, Bone Marrow, organic egg yolks & creatine. Take Activated Charcoal Between Meals (this is temporary). Get Plenty Of Magnesium. Consume cruciferous vegetables if you tolerate them. They contain sulforaphane that has been shown to restore estrogen receptor expression. * Eat more foods high in omega-3 fatty acids such as wild-caught fish and fish eggs. I’ve never felt more purpose and satisfaction in feeding my family than I have when I started preparing ancestral home-cooked meals.
Move with purpose. Train for strength. Maintain lean muscle for longevity.
Written by my lovely wife, Barbara Johnson.
Our ancestors would have been lifting, carrying, pushing, and dragging heavy loads no matter the gender, no matter the age. Weight training is primal and every human of every age (man or woman) needs to be challenged physically to be healthy.
Oftentimes women feel apprehensive about weight lifting. Many women don’t want to touch the weights at the gym, and if they do it's 5-15 pound dumbbells and hardly anything heavier. Women fear gaining size when lifting weight because they assume anyone who touches a barbell will look like my husband, the Liver King. The good news is that women who lift will typically gain strength without size. (Look at me.) Women have 10% the level of testosterone that men have and we are actually more likely to lose inches as a result of strength training, not gain them.
Lifting Weight (beyond the 5-15 pound dumbbells) promotes lean muscle mass, which means a faster metabolism and fat loss. Estrogens are stored in body fat. So when you lose weight, you reduce storage space for estrogens. This kind of movement practice gets your sweat glands working hard too. Sweating is one of the best methods of detoxification. If you live in a dry/cold climate and don’t sweat a lot, get yourself into a sauna to get your sweat glands working!
Strength training (and exercise in general) produces mood-improving neurotransmitters such as endorphins, dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin that all work together to balance hormones, enhance mood, prevent depression, and improve self-confidence. Training hard and heavy will even improve cardiovascular health in several ways, including lowering LDL ("bad") cholesterol, increasing HDL ("good") cholesterol, and lowering blood pressure. Improving your cardiovascular health without logging hours on a treadmill (who has time for that anyway!?) sounds pretty good to me...
Picking up and carrying heavy loads not only builds stronger muscles but also builds stronger bones, connective tissues, and increases joint stability. It is essential for women to develop and maintain strength as they age to prevent injury and stave off bone loss and osteoporosis. It’s never too late to start… even women in their 70s and 80s have built up significant strength through weight training and studies show that strength improvements are possible at any age. Get outside, (or in the gym), and get lifting! Your bones, joints, muscles, and husband will thank you for it!
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