ESTROGEN DOMINANCE & HOW TO OVERCOME IT
WHAT IS IT? WHAT DOES IT DO?
Estrogen Dominance is the hormonal imbalance of the 21st century. Estrogen dominance is where estrogen levels rise to unhealthy levels and causes:
• PMS
• Endometriosis
• Uterine fibroids
• Headaches
• Irritability
• Infertility
• Fibrocystic breasts
• Decreased libido
• Fatigue
• Allergies
• Breast cancer
• Uterine cancer
• Cervical dysplasia – precursor to cervical cancer
• Ovarian cancer

Estrogen dominance in men can cause the following issues:
• Decreased erectile functions
• Decreased morning erections
• Low libido
• Enlarged breasts
• Increase in abdominal fat
• Feeling restless
• Decrease in muscle mass
• Type 2 diabetes
• Depression and anxiety
• Increased risk of cardiovascular disease
• Increased risk of fractures
• Decreased bone strength
• Increases risk in autoimmune diseases
• Prostate cancer

OVERCOMING ESTROGEN DOMINANCE
1. Reduce your BMI as estradiol is stored within body fat. Estradiol is one of the most harmful types of estrogen and causes breast cancer.

2. GUT – When the gut does not get the nutrition it needs it interferes with hormones. Also, when the liver is not working properly, it often does not filter out all the estrogen. The following are foods I eat to help the good bacteria grow and improve my gut health and cleanse the liver. I have also listed the foods that actually help reduce estrogen. Eat 5-9 servings of fruits and veggies each day. Eat fiber and a variety of fibers. Eat these foods regularly:
• Apple cider vinegar
• Applesauce
• Arugula
• Avocado
• Bananas
• Beans – kidney, black, pinto beans, and peas – sprout
• Berries
• Bone broth
• Brussel sprouts
• Citrus fruit – reduces estrogen
• Coconut products are antibacterial and kill bad bacteria
• Cruciferous vegetables *
• Chicory root
• Cilantro
• Dandelion greens
• Garlic
• Goat milk butter
• Kale
• Legumes *
• Lemon water
• Matcha green tea powder
• Nuts/seeds – flax and sesame*
• Oats
• Onions/shallots
• Peas
• Plantains
• Raw sauerkraut and other fermented foods
• Sweet potato
• Swiss chard
• Turnips
• Taro
• Winter squash

3. Take probiotics – crowd out yeast and bad bacteria
These foods naturally balance estrogen & progesterone levels and are helpful for liver functioning:
• Chaste berry – increases libido, elevates progesterone levels, decreases headache, constipation, bloating, depression, lumpy breast
• Passionflower – lowers estradiol, calming qualities
Raspberry leaf – ellagic acid – alters estrogen metabolism rates
• Matcha – adapts to bodies hormonal needs and balances hormones
• Brussel sprouts and broccoli – prevents new tumors from forming – sulforaphane
• Liver function – can lose ability to filter out estrogen. Helpful foods for liver:
o Milk thistle – helps remove cholesterol and estrogen from the liver
o Artichoke – helps production of bile which helps liver
o Dandelion leaf and root – stimulates bile to detox liver and removal of estrogen and progesterone
o Cruciferous veggies – contain glycosylates – filter estrogen metabolites from body. Also helps thyroid functions. These veggies should be cooked.

4. Remove Xenoestrogens – phthalates and parabens
These reduce your progesterone:
• Farm raised fish
• Nonorganic meat
• Car exhaust
• Plastics
• Body care that contains sulfates and parabens
• Nonorganic foods covered in herbicides, pesticides, fungicides
• Canned foods with BPA, or bisphenol A
• Adhesives
• Solvents
• Emulsifiers
• PDB in industrial products

5. Deal with excess stress
Many of the disorders encountered today were unknown and unheard of a mere century ago. Technology, the multitude of new chemicals and other agents of modernization cause a host of illnesses and health problems. Chief among these silent killers is the estrogen hormone when present in excess amounts.
To alleviate PMS:
• Seeds, zinc, and vitamin E
• Boost estrogen with pumpkin and flax during days 1-14 of menstrual cycle
• Sunflower and sesame boosts progesterone days 15-28 is more important