What is Estrogen Dominance?
If you are a female and reading this, there is a 1 in 5 chance you have too much estrogen. Many women between 30's and early 40's get it and a surplus of it can be mild to moderate.
Weight gain around abdomen
Cold hands and feet
- Astonishingly, there are strong links, unfortunately, to breast cancer. - Most breast cancers (around 90%) are said to be due to estrogen dominance. - You see, as women enter peri-menopause (years before menopause) and women experience anovulatory cycles (a cycle where no ovulation occurs), estrogen can become unopposed, causing the above symptoms. So, skipping ovulation cycles enhances these symptoms.
A diagnosis may be essential and can be tested through saliva hormones (bizarre isn't it!?). Kits can be sent to your home and results sent off to a laboratory to look at the different types of estrogen you have.
1. No quick fixes, I'm afraid. however getting the diet right is essential. 2. Increasing fibre - estrogen excess is eliminated in the toilet 3. Progesterone creams - e.g. Wild Yam 4. Decrease the carbs! 5. Milk thistle, or chemicals in broccoli extract called Indole-3-Cordinal encourages the liver to flush the excess out 6. Stress - decreasing it always helps