ESTROGEN DOMINANCE
 

Estrogen dominance is a state of either absolute excess of estrogens in the body or a relative excess because the opposing quantity of progesterone is too low.
 

Aka. A high estrogen to progesterone ratio

Causes of Estrogen Dominance

  • High body fat and/or sedentary lifestyle

  • Lack of sleep

  • Overloaded liver

  • Microbes in the colon, especially candida

  • Hypothyroidism

  • Tap water

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Signs of Estrogen Dominance

  • Bloating, constipation

  • Increased blood pressure & water retention

  • Irritability, mood swings, depression

  • Hypoglycemia & sugar cravings

  • Inflammation, increased allergies

  • Migraines / breast tenderness

  • Weight gain

Combatting Estrogen Dominance: Diet

  • Eating whole, unprocessed organic plant & animal products including complete proteins

  • A high fiber diet

  • Avoid coffee, tea, caffeine, stimulants, carbonated beverages

  • Avoid sugar, alcohol, & artificial sweeteners

  • Consume lots of water but not from plastic bottles

  • Avoid trans and hydrogenated fats

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Combatting Estrogen Dominance: Lifestyle

  • Do not microwave foods in plastic containers / wrap

  • Use natural cleaning agents / soap / cosmetics

  • Consider an alternative to the pill as a contraceptive

  • Get ample sleep

  • Reduce stress & practice stress management

  • Maintain consistent exercise (moving your body is key!)

  • Avoid cigarette smoke and pollutants

  • Assess thyroid hormone levels