Ukrainian Living Doll, Valeria Lukyanova, Uses Plastic Surgery And ...
Valeria Lukyanova describes herself as “the most famous Russian woman on the Russian-language Internet.” She has posted a multitude of online content, from photos to YouTube videos to outlandish quips on her personal website. Her YouTube channel, Amatue, has over 1.5 million video views.
Lukyanova has big, glassy eyes, long blonde hair, an ample bosom and a tiny carved waist. Her Facebook page features tens of photos of her astonishing Barbie-like body and face. In her YouTube videos, she reveals that she uses opaque lenses to achieve that glassy, wide-eyed look of a doll. She also shows off some interesting makeup styles that echo Barbie, like porcelain skin and glossy bow lips.
Her living-doll looks have brought her Internet fame but some are shocked by her physical appearance.
via Ukrainian Living Doll, Valeria Lukyanova, Uses Plastic Surgery And Cosmetics To Become Barbie [PHOTOS] – International Business Times .
Balancing your Hormones Naturally: Avoiding Xenoestrogens
What are xenoestrogens?
As if it is not enough that insulin resistance, obesity , stress and dietary factors cause hormonal imbalance, our bodies are also being constantly bombarded by toxic environmental estrogens. The effects of these toxic substances further compound issues related to female hormonal imbalance and have been speculated to be one of the reasons our children are reaching puberty at a much earlier age age.
Over 70,000 registered chemicals have hormonal, as well as toxic effects, further compounding the impact of estrogen dominance . They are hiding in unsuspecting places like in our hair products and cosmetics. Xeno literally means foreign, therefore xenoestrogens are foreign estrogens that accumulate our bodies and are difficult to detoxify in our liver. While the presence of these substances are well documented, their synergistic effects are largely unknown. Xenoestrogens can also be found in pesticides, herbicides, industrial chemicals and in the petrochemical residue in plastics. These plastics ranges from plastic water bottles to baby bottles . Did you know that estrogen compounds are feed to our cattle and chickens to increase milk and egg production? No wonder we are a hormonal mess!
Byproducts of the plastic and pesticide industries—called organochlorines—are one of the largest sources of xenoestrogens and have been shown to exert hormone-disrupting effects. What’s more, organochlorines are known to accumulate in fatty human tissue and fluid such as breasts and breast milk. Plastics in our lives also expose us to the chemical bisphenol A, a breakdown product of polycarbonate, widely used in many plastics. Bisphenol A, found in the lining of many food cans and juice containers, escapes when polycarbonate is subjected to high temperatures. The estrogenic effects of bisphenol A became clear when men working in the plastics industry developed breasts after chronically inhaling the chemical in dust -source Energenic Nutrition article on Environmental Estrogens.
Further evidence suggests that these toxic estrogens may be causing breast cancer , fibroids and other reproductive issues in women, as well as increasing breast tissue (man boobs) and reducing sperm counts in men. So another challenge we face is to minimize these environmental estrogens through diet, supplements, lifestyle changes and reducing chemical exposure.
Balancing your hormones naturally
1 - Increase your intake of phytoestrogens which bind to the receptors that are stimulated by xenoestrogens. Good sources of phytoestrogens include; legumes, beans, whole grains, dark leafy vegetables and flaxseed oil with lignans.
2 – High fiber diet : In our past posts we have identified multiple benefits of a high fiber diet. Fiber also binds with the toxic xenoestrogens in the gut which in turn, decreased their absorption.
3 – Cruciferous vegetables : Broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage enhance the liver’s ability to break down excessive estrogens.
4 – Natural progesterone may help balance the estrogen dominance created by excessive estrogen exposure. We will discuss this in greater detail next week.
5 – Reduce exposure to chemicals and byproducts of plastics
- Minimize your exposure to pesticides, herbicides & fungicides
- Wash your produce well to remove the pesticides
- Buy organic foods whenever possible – especially apples, potatoes, dairy & meats.
- Use a water filter for your source of water.
- Avoid microwaving foods in plastic containers or plastic wrap. Use glass or ceramic containers instead.
- Do not leave plastic containers such as water bottles sitting in the sun. If it heats up – throw it away.
- Use chemical free laundry and dish detergents
- Avoid fabric softeners as they contain petrochemicals.
- Use organic soaps and toothpaste. Avoid fluoride.
- Choose cosmetics and facial creams that have estrogenic ingredients such as parabens & stearal konium.
- Cheaper cosmetics typically contain more toxic ingredients.
- Most perfumes contain petrochemicals. Use only naturally based perfumes.
- These are just a few key tips. Google xenoestrogens – you will be blown away by what you will find !
Photo courtesy of Josef Seibel’s Photostream
Please share any information you may have on xenoestrogens so we can help each other make better choices.
Dr. Laura Ruby is a doctorally prepared nurse practitioner with over 25 years of health care experience. She has specialized in the field of endocrinology for the past 10 years with a special focus on women...