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Estrogen dominance is a common hormonal imbalance that occurs when the body has too much estrogen relative to progesterone. This can lead to a range of symptoms, such as heavy or irregular periods, bloating, mood swings, and increased risk of certain cancers. While there are many factors that can contribute to estrogen dominance, including stress, diet, and environmental toxins, there are also simple strategies you can implement to help improve this condition. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the most effective ways to support hormone balance and alleviate the symptoms of estrogen dominance.

1. Support Liver Function
The liver plays a crucial role in metabolizing and eliminating excess estrogen from the body. To support liver function, incorporate liver-supportive foods such as cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, brussels sprouts, bok choy etc), garlic, and beets into your diet. Consider taking a liver-supportive supplement such as milk thistle or dandelion root. Studies have also shown NAC to be of great benefit being a precursor to Glutathione, your main anti-oxidant required for liver detox phases 1 & 2!

2. Manage Stress
Chronic stress can disrupt hormone balance and contribute to estrogen dominance. Incorporate stress-reducing practices such as meditation, deep breathing, yoga, or spending time in nature. Regular exercise can also help reduce stress and support overall hormone balance.

3. Avoid Xenoestrogens
Xenoestrogens are synthetic compounds that mimic the effects of estrogen in the body and can contribute to estrogen dominance. Common sources include plastics, pesticides, and personal care products. To reduce your exposure, opt for organic produce, use glass or stainless steel containers instead of plastic, and choose natural personal care products.

4. Eat a Balanced Diet
A diet rich in whole, nutrient-dense foods can help support hormone balance and alleviate the symptoms of estrogen dominance. Focus on incorporating plenty of fiber-rich fruits and vegetables, organic proteins, and healthy fats into your meals. Avoid processed foods, refined carbohydrates, and added sugars, which can contribute to inflammation and hormone imbalances.

6. Consider Herbal Remedies
Certain herbs have been shown to help balance hormones and alleviate the symptoms of estrogen dominance. Chaste berry (Vitex) is a popular herb that has been used for centuries to support hormone balance and regulate the menstrual cycle. Dong quai and black cohosh are also commonly used to help support hormone balance.

7. Get Adequate Sleep
Sleep is crucial for hormone regulation and overall health. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night, and establish a consistent sleep routine to support healthy circadian rhythms. Avoid electronic devices before bedtime, as the blue light can interfere with melatonin production and disrupt sleep.

7. Work with a Functional Diagnostic Health Practitioner
If you suspect you may have estrogen dominance or are experiencing persistent symptoms, it’s important to work with a qualified holistic health practitioner who can help you identify the root causes of your imbalance and develop a personalized treatment plan. This may include hormone testing, targeted supplements, and lifestyle recommendations.

Remember, improving estrogen dominance is a gradual process that requires patience and consistency. By incorporating these simple strategies into your daily routine, you can support hormone balance and alleviate the symptoms of estrogen dominance over time.

If you’re interested in learning more about how to support hormone balance through nutrition and lifestyle changes, I invite you to book a free 15-minute Consultation with me. As a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner specializing in women’s health, I can help you create a personalized plan to support your unique needs and goals. During our session, we’ll discuss your health history, current symptoms, and lifestyle habits, and I’ll provide you with actionable steps to start feeling your best. Book FREE consult here

Don’t let estrogen dominance control your life. Take charge of your health today and schedule your free discovery session. Together, we can work towards achieving optimal hormone balance and helping you feel your best.

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