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ARE YOU ESTROGEN DOMINANT? SOME EASY, NATURAL FIXES!

in Diet & Fertility, Hormones, Health & Fitness
26 Jun 2014  |  11 Comments
 

ARE YOU ESTROGEN DOMINANT? SOME EASY, NATURAL FIXES!

Estrogen dominance is defined as the hormonal imbalance between a woman’s estrogen and progesterone levels, in which their body favors estrogen. Many think of estrogen as being the most vital female hormone. This is not true. A woman DOES need estrogen, but it needs to be in balance with her progesterone hormones. In today’s society, with our masses of estrogen mimicking chemicals, foods, and personal care products, it is in fact rare to have low estrogen levels. High estrogen levels on the other hand seem to be an epidemic.

According to Dr. Ray Peat (ray peat, http://raypeat.com/articles/aging/aging-estrogen-progesterone.shtml),

By the middle of the century, many toxic effects of the estrogens were known, and more are being discovered.

Cancer, abnormal blood clotting, and infertility were known to be caused by estrogen before 1940, but at the same time the drug companies began calling estrogen “the female hormone,” and claiming that it would improve fertility.

Since the 19th century, some people argued that aging was caused by hormonal deficiency; for example, the symptoms of thyroid deficiency resembled aging. The estrogen industry exploited this idea to create the “hormone replacement” business.

And thus began the myth that high estrogen levels were beneficial for women. High estrogen levels, or being estrogen dominant, is extremely inflammatory in a woman’s body. Women with high estrogen levels face a host of problems that doctors “Just can’t seem to figure out”. Some symptoms include: Spotting before period, migraines, cystic breasts, miscarriage, and unsteady mood. For a complete list see here:

a luteal phase less than 12 days
sugar cravings
ovarian cysts
low basal body temperatures
irregular periods
allergy symptoms
arthritis
spotting in the days before your period begins
recurrent early miscarriage
blood clots during menstruation
cold hands and feet
brittle nails
cracked heels
decreased sex drive
menstrual cramps
depression or anxiety
acne
fatigue
fibrocystic breasts
PCOS
endometriosis
fibromyalgia
gallbladder issues
Foggy thinking
headaches and migraines
infertility
vaginal dryness
slow metabolism
mood swings
weight gain, especially around the middle
Thyroid problems
Courtesy of (http://www.naturallyknockedup.com/symptoms-of-low-progesterone/)

Any of these symptoms seem familiar? One of the most interesting things that I have found about excess estrogen is that it can cause infertility! When your progesterone levels are higher, it is actually “pro-gestational” and not only helps a woman get pregnant, but helps her retain her pregnancy. Having optimal progesterone levels also improves thyroid function, reduces risk of breast cancer, and lowers PMS symptoms. When your progesterone levels are in balance with your estrogen, your whole body works at its optimal capacity. Cool eh?

So if you think this sounds like you, your next step would be figuring out what to do about it! I’ve compiled a list of what I think are the best (and some very surprising) tips to help you get your hormones in check:

1. Hormone balancing carrot salad. Dr. Ray Peat found in the 1970′s that a medium sized raw carrot eaten daily can raise thyroid function, lower inflammation, and reduce excess estrogen amounts stored in the body, while favoring progesterone. Amazing right!? Eaten every day, this is a quick and easy fix for balancing your hormones! To increase its effects, try this carrot salad recipe mixed in coconut oil. Coconut oil!?? I know, but listen. Raw veggies alone are great, but did you know your body needs fats to absorb the nutrients in them? That is why Mediterranean cultures always serve salad (or any vegetable really) with olive oil. Without that added fat your body only absorbs a portion of the nutrients. Coconut oil is very nourishing to the thyroid as well as our womanly hormones! So, try eating this salad every day for a month, and watch it work its hormone balancing magic!

2. Gelatin. Did you know that the glycine in gelatin is anti estrogen, and actually promotes progesterone production? Its true! Try to get gelatin into your diet daily in the form of homemade bone broth or a good quality packaged gelatin (The only ones known to be additive free and made from the best, all organic beef collagen are: Bernard Jensen and Great Lakes brands). How to get it in? Try making deserts and sauces with gelatin as a base. The internet is full of recipes.
You can get Gelatin here.

http://au.iherb.com

3. Vitex or Chasteberry herb. This herb, taken daily, has been found to reduce estrogen levels while increasing progesterone.

4. Turmeric. Taking turmeric daily has been proven to balance estrogen and progesterone levels.

5. Avoid soy products at all costs! Soy is very estrogenic, and lately that has been touted as a health enhancing feature for women. Wrong! Soy phytoestrogens wreak havoc on your endocrine system, lower thyroid function, raise your own estrogen levels, and promote breast cancer in women. The problem is that soy is in everything! It is best to avoid all processed foods because most all of them, even most chocolates, contain soy!

6. Avoid plastics (especially heating plastics in microwaves). Plastics, even the ones considered BPA free, contain chemicals that act as estrogen in the body. In small amounts this seems to be fine. But when accumulated through the years, it can cause problems. Microwaving plastic is especially dangerous as it allows these chemicals to seep into your foods!

7. Eat a real foods diet. A diet based on humanely raised grass fed meets, Growth hormone free organic dairy products, pesticide free organic produce, and traditional fats will be your best bet. Eating this way will reduce your exposure to estrogenic processed foods and factory farmed nasties.

8. Exercise regularly. Moderate daily exercise has been proven to help balance your estrogen levels.

9. Lower your stress levels. Excess stress lowers adrenal function, as well as tips the estrogen progesterone balance, favoring estrogen. Find activities that are relaxing to you, or give yourself a time out when you are feeling stressed. Do whatever it takes!

10. 'Talk to your doctor about using a natural progesterone. Synthetic estrogen creams can cause problems over time. Bio identical natural progesterone creams and oils on the other hand, (the ones with no crazy preservative ingredients) actually work exactly like your own progesterone, and are a safe and effective way to raise your progesterone levels. Make sure to get specific instructions from your doc on how and when to use it, because progesterone creams and oils can only be used at certain times in your cycle. When it comes to brands you should use, I thought this one, Progest e from Dr Ray Peat sounded great:

"Any form of progesterone that is not the natural (unaltered) molecule is harmful. Progest-E uses the natural progesterone that is the same molecule made by the human body. The reason Ray Peat was able to patent his natural progesterone formula was due to the unique delivery system that he discovered with vitamin E. In 1980, Ray Peat discovered the extremely high solubility of progesterone in vitamin E alcohols. Vitamin E is essential for human health and has anti-estrogenic effects. It has been described as the “progesterone- sparing agent,” so the combination made perfect sense. Vitamin E and progesterone actually work at the same mitochondrial site. A perfect combination!

By heating the vitamin E and the progesterone together, the progesterone readily dissolves and a stable solution is made. This solution in vitamin E is the fastest, safest, and most efficient way to absorb progesterone to the body. Ray Peat saw how effective this combination was and decided to patent his product Projest-E"
http://blog.arkofwellness.com/progest-e-my-favorite-product/
(Great website - check it out)

Can buy it here too - http://www.vitaminexpress.com/product_info.php/products_id/526

I hope this article has helped some of you out, and given you hope. Nothing has to last forever, and excellent health is always within our grasp if we are willing to work for it!

Till next time
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Comments (11)

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I have been trying to get pregnant for over 5 years now. My husband and I

have been seeing a fertility specialist. We have done our best but no luck.

My husband has a sperm count which goes up and down,the doctor has

recommended him taking the Proceed supplement which he is doing over 3

years with no change in the situation .. I was so confused until i

contacted this powerful spell caster Dr. Ebhota online who I saw a number

of testimonies of how he has help so many of people so I sent Dr. Ebhota a

mail and I told him all my sorrows and pain he replied me and ask me not to

cry any more that he will help, he sent me some instructions and caution,

Dr. Ebhota cast the spell and I bought some items to complete the spell

casting and he told me to meet with my husband.. Within 3weeks of doing

this I felt some changes and I went to my doctor and it was confirm that I

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17 Sep 2017, chatha

I have large uterine fibroid and multiple fibroid all over my womb (womb measures 15cm). I had a uterine fibroid embolisation in April last year. Before this treatment my womb measured 23cm. I still suffer every month with period pain, large blood clots and heavy bleeding. I was wondering if i would ever be okay,i try medications on hospital,the fibriod stay remain the same,my husband how has been taking care of me before abandon me,because i was unable to get pregnant for him,i was praying to God to help me out,i was chatting on facebook i sure a link,of a testimony of a man,on how Dr Ebhota help him to cure her wife fibriod,with his herbal medication,for over 6 years,after dr Ebhota treatment her wife got conceive with in two months,that was how i make up my mind to contact him,when i contact him there was no respond for two days,i was waiting for his respond,the third day he respond to me,that was how i explain every thing to him,that was how we make am agreement on how to purchase the herb,the following week of it,he send the herb to me,he gave me instruction on how i am going to be drinking the herbal potion,for 21 day,after the herb got finish,i went to met my doctor in hospital,with the doctor report shows that the fibriod has finally reduces to 3cm,immediately i call Dr Ebhota with happiness and send the cope of the result test to him,after that he also send a fertility herb to me,i am so happy,i am 3 month pregnant now,for any one out there that is passing true this problem should call him,+2349035324155 or email ,drebhota123456@gmail.com,Dr Ebhota God we always empower you and bless you to do your good work to people

17 Sep 2017, chatha

I'm so glad sharing this testimony. I was also a victim, having uterine fibroid for many years. Trying to conceive was so hard. My difficulty was not only getting pregnant, but keeping the pregnancy. I occasionally had reoccurring bouts with dysfunctional uterine bleeding due to fibroid tumors. I even came close to having a hysterectomy because of the pains(Heavy menstrual bleeding, menstrual periods lasting more than a week, pelvic pressure,frequent urination) it caused me, but due to future/possible complications, I refused. I learned about some herbs mixture prepared by Dr.Blaine Walter and that was my breakthrough to a long standing problem. I already gave birth to a bouncing baby boy, very healthy, happy, and bright and i named him after my doctor. I forgot to mention that my non-existent sex drive returned within just a few weeks of starting the herbs, this was a pleasant surprise. If interested write to Dr. Blaine Walter ..... official email address: drblainewalter@gmail.com

25 Aug 2017, Christine Parker

I'm so glad sharing this testimony. I was also a victim, having uterine fibroid for many years. Trying to conceive was so hard. My difficulty was not only getting pregnant, but keeping the pregnancy. I occasionally had reoccurring bouts with dysfunctional uterine bleeding due to fibroid tumors. I even came close to having a hysterectomy because of the pains(Heavy menstrual bleeding, menstrual periods lasting more than a week, pelvic pressure,frequent urination) it caused me, but due to future/possible complications, I refused. I learned about some herbs mixture prepared by Dr.Blaine Walter and that was my breakthrough to a long standing problem. I already gave birth to a bouncing baby boy, very healthy, happy, and bright and i named him after my doctor. I forgot to mention that my non-existent sex drive returned within just a few weeks of starting the herbs, this was a pleasant surprise. If interested write to Dr. Blaine Walter ..... official email address: drblainewalter@gmail.com

25 Aug 2017, Christine Parker

This information will help those suffering from Adenomyosis and Endometriosis, I was also a victim. I am excited to share this testimony, I was 3 years ago diagnosed of Adenomyosis and complicated Endometriosis. My medical condition was heart broken because it was causing my menstrual cramps,bloating before menstrual periods, lower abdominal pressure which result to heavy periods. I was subjected to different medications by my doctor for treatment such as Coenzyme Q10,ibuprofen, Danazol and many more. Despite my visit to several doctors my health wasn't getting better, all they could say was surgery. At the verge of giving up, I went to the internet to search for a treatment at least. But I found a cure instead. In the internet, I read a testimony of a lady who had Adenomyosis and Fibroid. She shared an e-mail address of the Doctor. Luckily everything seemed to be okay after I took the Herbal Medicine. I wish I could say that’s the end of it because I haven't had any symptoms since then.

Do not expose yourself to more danger, use a herbal remedy that is safe and effective. If interested contact him: ronniemd70@gmail.com to find out more information and treatment.

18 May 2017, karen jackson

This information will help those suffering from Adenomyosis and Endometriosis, I was also a victim. I am excited to share this testimony, I was 3 years ago diagnosed of Adenomyosis and complicated Endometriosis. My medical condition was heart broken because it was causing my menstrual cramps,bloating before menstrual periods, lower abdominal pressure which result to heavy periods. I was subjected to different medications by my doctor for treatment such as Coenzyme Q10,ibuprofen, Danazol and many more. Despite my visit to several doctors my health wasn't getting better, all they could say was surgery. At the verge of giving up, I went to the internet to search for a treatment at least. But I found a cure instead. In the internet, I read a testimony of a lady who had Adenomyosis and Fibroid. She shared an e-mail address of the Doctor. Luckily everything seemed to be okay after I took the Herbal Medicine. I wish I could say that’s the end of it because I haven't had any symptoms since then.

Do not expose yourself to more danger, use a herbal remedy that is safe and effective. If interested contact him: ronniemd70@gmail.com to find out more information and treatment.

18 May 2017, karen jackson

This information will help those suffering from Adenomyosis and Endometriosis, I was also a victim. I am excited to share this testimony, I was 3 years ago diagnosed of Adenomyosis and complicated Endometriosis. My medical condition was heart broken because it was causing my menstrual cramps,bloating before menstrual periods, lower abdominal pressure which result to heavy periods. I was subjected to different medications by my doctor for treatment such as Coenzyme Q10,ibuprofen, Danazol and many more. Despite my visit to several doctors my health wasn't getting better, all they could say was surgery. At the verge of giving up, I went to the internet to search for a treatment at least. But I found a cure instead. In the internet, I read a testimony of a lady who had Adenomyosis and Fibroid. She shared an e-mail address of the Doctor. Luckily everything seemed to be okay after I took the Herbal Medicine. I wish I could say that’s the end of it because I haven't had any symptoms since then.

Do not expose yourself to more danger, use a herbal remedy that is safe and effective. If interested contact him: ronniemd70@gmail.com to find out more information and treatment.

18 May 2017, karen jackson

Thanks for the article, it's answered so many issues.

31 Jul 2014, andrea

 
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