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Estrogen dominance is not anything new, but as we are constantly exposed to unhealthy foods, habits, medications, plastic and pollutants, we are more susceptible to it today than ever before.
In this blog post we talk about what estrogen dominance is, what causes it, what are the symptoms of having high estrogen levels and how you can fight it with our all natural Calcium D-Glucarate. Keep reading to find out!
What Is Estrogen Dominance?
Estrogen dominance, as the name hints, happens when your body has too much estrogen compared to other hormones like progesterone or testosterone. This is essentially a hormonal imbalance and it should be dealt with.
We wrote an article about hormonal balance a while ago. You can read it by clicking HERE.
Estrogen and progesterone are the main female sex hormones, whereas testosterone is the main male sex hormone. Naturally, women tend to have higher levels of estrogen and men have higher levels of testosterone, but both hormones are found in men and women. However, when your estrogen levels are too high it can cause various health issues.
In addition to being the primary female sex hormone and being involved in puberty and menstrual cycle, estrogen protects your brain and mood, and it’s also a key player in dealing with blood cholesterol levels.
What Causes Estrogen Dominance?
There are many possible reasons why someone might develop estrogen dominance. Your body might produce too much estrogen on its own or it’s accumulating in your body because of the things you consume or the environment you’re in.
One of the sneakiest causes of hormonal balance are xenoestrogens. What are those, you ask? Xenoestrogens can mimic the effects of estrogen. They are compounds that can be found in all sorts of products starting from household chemicals, laundry detergents to face masks and body lotions, and all sorts of plastic like plastic water bottles, shower gel bottles, food containers and more.
This means that we really are constantly exposed to harmful substances that mess with our hormones. In addition, medications, some antibiotics and of course hormonal contraceptives or estrogen replacement therapy for women going through menopause can all contribute to developing estrogen dominance. Not to mention obesity and excess body weight.
Fun Fact: Fat cells produce more estrogen, so it is especially important to maintain a healthy weight and not contribute further to the production of excess estrogen.
Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance
The symptoms of estrogen dominance can vary and they are different for men and women. Let’s look at the most common symptoms of high estrogen levels.
NB! These are just the potential symptoms of high estrogen levels. Every person is unique and having one or more of these symptoms does not necessarily mean that you have high estrogen levels. In case you’re worried about the symptoms you’re experiencing, make sure to consult with your doctor about them.
- Severe PMS symptoms
- Irregular menstrual periods, light spotting or heavier bleeding
- Swollen, tender or fibrocystic breasts
- Low sex drive
- Weight gain (especially around the hips and waist)
- Mood swings, anxiety, panic attacks or depression
- Fatigue, lethargy or difficulty sleeping
- Memory issues or difficulty concentrating
- Cold hands and feet
- Hair loss
- Hot flashes
- Enlarged breasts
- Erectile dysfunction
As we mentioned above, having some of these symptoms is not a sure way of saying that your estrogen levels are too high. If you’ve noticed any of the symptoms mentioned above, make sure to have your doctor do the appropriate tests to see if you have estrogen dominance.
Having high estrogen levels for a while and leaving it untreated can pave a way to more serious health issues like weight problems, thyroid diseases, breast, ovarian or prostate cancer, blood clots, heart attack or stroke.
How to Fight Estrogen Dominance Naturally?
The most important thing is of course your diet. Your overall health is deeply affected by what you eat and consume otherwise. Ditch soy products like soy milk, tofu and tempeh, meat and dairy that’s been produced with hormones, and foods that have high levels of pesticides. Also, try to switch to natural body, face and household products to minimize the amount of chemicals you’re exposed to. You should keep an eye out for parabens, phthalates
Estrogen is processed in your liver, so keeping your liver healthy and properly functioning should be your top priority. Avoid drinking too much alcohol, don’t do drugs (what a shocker, right!) and keep your fat intake at a moderate level. However, make sure you consume high quality and healthy fats like Organic Coconut Oil, extra-virgin olive oil and omega-3 fatty acids from fish, nuts and seeds.
Our Calcium D-Glucarate is designed to help remove toxins and excess hormones from your liver and body. It supports detoxification by bonding glucuronide with waste, toxins and excess hormones like estrogen and flushing waste out of your body more easily.
Furthermore, eating a high-fiber diet helps your body to bind and remove excess estrogen. Fiber will also help to keep you regular as constipation is bad for your hormonal balance. Try eating more whole grains like wheat bran, flaxseeds, more fruits like apples, pears, grapes, berries, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, kale and cabbage. You can also add Psyllium Husk to your diet as it provides you tons of fiber and it’s 100% natural.
To naturally balance your hormones and support estrogen balance, Magnesium Glycinate is another great supplement to add to your diet. Not only is it great for your overall hormonal balance, it also supports your liver in detoxifying excess estrogen from your body.
Likewise, exercise is crucial for your hormonal balance, but it also helps you maintain a healthy weight or lose weight if needed. Remember, the more fat cells you have, the more they produce estrogen in your body.
In conclusion, estrogen dominance is definitely a condition that you should pay attention to. It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female, over time, high estrogen levels can cause serious health issues. Our new Calcium D-Glucarate is one of the best natural supplements that you can take for removing excess estrogen and other toxins from your body.
Even if you haven’t been diagnosed with high estrogen levels, leading a healthy lifestyle and avoiding certain compounds will benefit your health and promote your hormonal balance. Doing a few changes here and there might be annoying at first, but you’ll be investing that time and energy into your own health and wellbeing.