How to reduce excess estrogen in 4 steps
Are you estrogen dominant? Have you been told (or do you suspect) that you might have too much estrogen? Here’s what you can do about it…
I often have patients come in who think that they’re estrogen dominant or they’ve had someone tell them they have too much estrogen down to reasons x, y and z – and they don’t know what to do about it.
It’s important that your hormones stay balanced – when your hormones are perfectly balanced your body can function properly and it will be easier for you to get pregnant… but when they are imbalanced, you begin to experience problems.
Excess estrogen (or estrogen dominance) can happen naturally… but it can also be as a result of taking certain medications.
Signs that you may be estrogen dominant include;
- Breast swelling/ tenderness
- Fibrocystic lumps in breasts
- Irregular periods
- Increased PMS symptoms
- Weight gain
- And more..
First things first: to be clear on your estrogen levels you’ll need to get your hormones tested.
You’ll need to test your estrogen levels and, if they are high, get further hormone testing done that will help to explain why.
There are two tests I think are important, first is blood tests. They are going to help you figure out where your blood hormone levels are at and help you to start building a better picture of what’s going on with your body.
My personal favorite test for this, though, is a Dutch Test. This is a dried urine hormone test which will not only tell you where your estrogen levels are at but it will also tell you how they’re being used and how your body metabolizes them. It will test the three different types of estrogen in your body and what their levels are.
I often do Dutch Tests with my patients who I suspect (or know) have high estrogen so I can receive their results and better understand their imbalances so together we can discuss their next steps.
This is an essential step to understanding what’s going on and knowing how to deal with it.
I’ve talked many times about toxins, and the harm many of the products we use daily do to our health.
Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with your endocrine (or hormone) systems. These disruptors are linked to infertility. Research studies have found endometriosis and uterine fibroids attributable to endocrine disruptors. As you know, both diseases can cause infertility and are usually very painful.
These disruptors can also throw off your estrogen levels and cause hormonal imbalances.
How to solve this? By being more mindful of what you have in your environment. Avoid ‘perfumed’ cleaning products, eat more organic foods and avoid plastic.
Fibre plays an important role in your gut health. Not only that, estrogen also binds to fibre.
This means that fibre can help to excrete excess estrogen out of the body and can assist in helping the body get rid of it. You should ensure you’re getting enough fibre in your diet if you’re trying to reduce estrogen levels.
Some fiber rich foods you can eat:
Detoxifying when you have estrogen dominance (along with the increased fibre) is going to help you get rid of excess estrogen by helping you to clear out toxins and reset your body.
My favorite way to do this – and I’ve seen awesome results from my patients who have done this – is with my Fertility Reset Detox.
The Fertility Reset Detox is a comprehensive, science-based nutritional program designed to support safe and effective detoxification.
It will help you to:
✓ Feel better and regulate your hormones naturally.
✓ Increase your energy and improve your overall health.
✓ Rid your body of harmful toxins and fertility medication.
✓ Increase your chances of getting pregnant naturally.
✓ Prepare your body for pregnancy and a healthy baby.
✓ Find new ways to nurture your body and your spirit.
✓ Deepen the mind body connection and your positive outlook.
✓ Support your body naturally with foods that nourish your fertility.
Still wondering if you should be investigating your estrogen levels as part of your fertility testing? Why don’t you try this free fertility exercise first?
The Fertility Wheel will ask questions about your hormone levels and have you evaluate your environmental toxins and give you a fertility score.
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