Julia Chang's website http://www.sensiblehealth.com describes the relationship the liver and gall bladder have to the body. The liver regulates hormones in men and women. Hormones are removed through bile via the intestines and through urine via the kidney-bladder. If they are not effectively flushed out of the body, abnormal growths can occur such as uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, breast cysts, breast cancer, prostate enlargement, or prostate cancer. Excessive estrogen is also the most common cause of painful menstruation.
The liver and intestines, organs daily detoxifying and renewing the body, cannot do their job efficiently or at all when they are overworked or blocked with excessive toxins. Liver congestion, parasites and gall stones contribute to the weakened condition of these organs and lower their productivity. The liver does not conjugate or break down estrogen when unable to process and eliminate sufficiently.
Estrogen once released from the liver into the intestines may be reabsorbed into the body if the intestines are sluggish and the walls are compromised. If a women has a slow transit time (the time it takes for food to travel from the mouth to the anus) or she is constipated, estrogen gathers in the intestines and is absorbed back into the blood stream. Therefore, higher levels of estrogen circulating through the body may have an effect on fibroid development, tumors and cancer.
Leaky gut occurs when the intestinal walls start to break down. Leaky gut offers obvious trouble to the body and reproductive area whether fibroids are present or not.
At http://www.mercola.com/2000/dec/31/estrogen_cancer.htm Dr. Mercola, the author of this site, has a newsletter article entitled, Estrogen Should be Added to Cancer-Causing List Along with Other Substances.
"Estrogen, the hormone used in birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy, should be listed as a known cancer-causing agent, according to the advisers to the National Toxicology Panel (NTP).