Estrogen Dominance

Dr. John Lee often talks about estrogen dominance, in fact, he even coined the phrase, but not too many women really know what it is or what causes it.

Simply put, estrogen dominance is when your progesterone levels drop but your estrogen levels dont, or your doctor prescribes estrogen replacement therapy only if you are already low on progesterone, causing an imbalance in your body.

This syndrome is still somewhat new so research is still underway, but its thought that estrogen dominance happens most often in these cases:

  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy
  • Pre-menopause
  • Birth Control pills
  • Hysterectomy
  • Post-menopause
  • Low fiber diet
  • When ovaries dont make enough progesterone
  • In diets high in fats and sugars

But just because you may fit into one of those categories doesnt necessarily mean you have estrogen dominance syndrome. To be sure you can always request a saliva test from your doctor to check your hormone levels.

Dr. Ronald Hoffman believes that certain diseases and problems, such as weight gain, fibrocystic breast disease, irregular and heavy menstrual bleeding, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and menstrual migraines might be traced back to excess estrogen or too little progesterone.

But there are many natural ways to get your body and hormones back in balance and get back to happier you!

Try adding fiber to your diet or supplementing with amino acids (such as lecithin, l-taurine, and l-methioine). You can eat some tofu or bean curd, or supplement with Soy Isoflavone (which acts as a phytoestrogen).

The best way to balance your estrogen and progesterone level is to add Progesterone to your hormone therapy by either a progesterone cream or take a supplement with natural progesterone or pregnenolone in it. Stay clear of Wild Yam creams and pills if they have not already been converted to progesterone in a lab your body cant absorb wild yam any other way.

But before you rush out and grab that tofu turkey or down a gallon of amino acids be sure your symptoms are from estrogen dominance and not some other hidden problem. Not every woman suffers from estrogen dominance do your research first!!

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