Estrogen dominance is a type of hormonal imbalance in which the body produces too much estrogen, and can cause a wide array of unpleasant symptoms.
What Causes Estrogen Dominance?
There are a variety of factors that can disrupt our hormones and cause our bodies to create more estrogen, including stress, environmental toxins, the state of our liver and gut health, our progesterone levels, the foods we eat, how much sleep we get, and other lifestyle factors.
Common Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance in Women include:
- Weight gain (particularly in hips, midsection, thighs)
- Heavy or light periods
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Fibroids in the uterus: benign growths that become a problem all their own
- Fibrocystic lumps in breasts
- Low sex drive
- Hair loss
- Breast, ovarian or cervical cancer
If this sounds like you, don’t be discouraged! There are many options to solve hormonal imbalances.
The first and most important step is to work with your functional health practitioner to determine WHY your estrogen is high or out of balance. The most effective way to do this is with functional hormone estrogen lab testing.
How to Stabilize Your Estrogen Levels
There are many natural ways to help support your body in reversing estrogen dominance.
Eat More Cruciferous Vegetables
Eat clean food and increase your intake of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale, arugula, bok choy, cauliflower etc. These super foods contain properties that assist with the metabolism and proper breakdown of estrogen.
Reducing stress allows the body to focus more on balancing hormones and less on “fight or flight.”
Limit or stop drinking alcohol all together. Alcohol changes the way the body metabolizes estrogen causing the hormone to build up.
Do your best to avoid toxins that mimic estrogen in the body, such as synthetic fragrances, plastics, and chemicals like parabens in beauty products.
Supplements that Help SUPPORT Estrogen Dominance
Estrogen metabolism ultimately processes through our liver and our gut. There are some wonderful supplements that support this as well.
If you have been DIAGNOSED with high estrogen, Hormone Protection is a powerful option as it helps protect estrogen-sensitive tissues by promoting healthy estrogen metabolism. It also supports detoxification of harmful estrogen metabolites and xenoestrogens. Yes, it’s that good!
Supports detoxification by binding to unwanted estrogenic hormones and toxins and eliminates them from the body.
Supports antioxidant and detoxification activity in the body.
Detox ReBalance integrates four complimentary formulas that work together to help support detoxication.
Provides whole-body, multifunctional antioxidant activity that helps to maintain healthy, well-functioning cells.
Working with your provider and having your hormones tested is key.
The providers at Inspired Health can help you identify if you have estrogen dominance. Using proper laboratory evaluation and listening to your story, we can create a treatment plan specific to you and guide you through the process of getting your hormones back on track.