Estrogen Dominance

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Do you have any symptoms of estrogen dominance? They may include:

  • Endometriosis
  • PMS
  • Irregular Periods
  • Cellulite
  • Infertility
  • PMS
  • Fibroids & Ovarian Cysts/PCOS
  • Breast Lumps
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Mood swings

What can you do about it?

One way to tackle estrogen dominance is to avoid xenoestrogens. Xenoestrogens are a type of xenohormone that imitates estrogen.

  • Eliminate plastic bottles, especially softer bottles which often contain high levels of phthalates and other compounds that mimic estrogen.
  • Eliminate skin products that contain parabens and 4-MBC. Skin products are not regulated by the FDA, so we need to be careful about the ingredients in our makeup as they will likely enter our bloodstream upon application.
  • Avoid or minimize consumption of fish that contain high levels of pollutants.
  • Avoid dairy and meat products that have been given growth hormones.
  • Avoid dryer sheets. They are loaded with xenoestrogens. Instead, use wool dryer balls which are just as effective and don’t contain harsh chemicals.
  • Avoid soy protein. They contain unnaturally high amounts of plant estrogen.
  • Avoid disposable menstrual products. If they are white, they most likely contain dioxins, a byproduct of bleach. Consider using Diva cup or similar reusable products.
  • Eat organic foods whenever possible. Pesticides can contain xenoestrogens.