Treatments For Estrogen Dominance

Treatments For Estrogen Dominance

Conventional medicine considers estrogen dominance normal. This leads to not treating the root cause of the issue. Birth control or other hormone replacements are the common treatments for most people that suffer from estrogen dominance. 

Instead of focusing on the symptoms, finding the underlying cause of the hormone imbalance is crucial. You can find the underlying cause by implementing lifestyle changes.

Treating Estrogen Dominance

Here are some things you can start doing to balance your hormones:

Add brassica/cruciferous veggies to your diet.

I know many people that have thyroid issues get worried about this one because we’re told that these foods negatively impact your thyroid health. Unless you have a food sensitivity to them or are eating them raw in high amounts, you shouldn’t have any issues. Just make sure to always cook them.

Some examples are:

  • Broccoli
  • Broccoli sprouts
  • Turnips
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Collard greens
  • Kale

These foods have indole-3-carbinol (I3C) and diindolylmethane (DIM), which support your estrogen metabolism and detoxication.

Add lots of fiber to your diet

Fiber supports the gut and is also important for estrogen metabolism and detoxification. It helps keep your body clear of constipation so you can remove excess estrogen. If you have a problem taking fiber you should look into what is causing it. Some issues may stem from SIBO or leaky gut.

Try Seed Rotation

The first half of your cycle (days 1-14) eat seeds that would help the production of estrogen.

  • 2 tbsp of ground flax or pumpkin seed per day

The second half of your cycle (days 15-28) eat seeds that support progesterone production.

  • 2 tbsp ground sunflower seeds or sesame seeds per day

Avoid exposure

Limit your exposure to non-organic meats and processed dairy. They are found to have growth hormones, antibiotics, and xenoestrogens.

Reduce caffeine and alcohol 

Caffeine and alcohol are linked to high levels of estrogen. This can impair your liver and put stress on the adrenals.

Other Recommendations 

  • Get off birth control
  • Choose natural skincare products
  • Filter your water
  • Get on a sleep schedule
  • Sweat
  • Do stress relieving hobbies

Kara Stavish

Kara is a teacher, coach, online course instructor and the founder of Concepts Of Life & Wellness. She received a bachelors degree in psychology from Penn State University and not long after was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Autoimmune Disease in 2015. As she struggled to feel better, she began an intense search to find healing. After immersing herself into the learning process, she removed her medication and healed her body. From this experience, she now dedicates her life to helping others learn how to feel better and live a healthier life. Her enthusiasm for healing has helped so many people and continues to do so.

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