Estrogen is essential for many roles in the human body ranging from fertility, proper immune function, maintaining bone health, cardiovascular health, as well as regulating blood sugar.
- Eliminate regularly
If you do not have regular bowel movements, your body is unable to get rid of excess estrogen. Not having enough digestive enzymes and/or low stomach acid (anyone taking acid blockers) are some possible causes of estrogen recirculation. Low levels of magnesium, dehydration, low fiber intake, as well as dysbiois or an imbalance of bacteria in the gut can all contribute to poor elimination and estrogen dominance.
- Reduce exposure to toxins
This includes food sources, toxins found in personal hygiene products, cleaning products, and even drinking water. These toxins are endocrine disruptors and will affect the balance of hormones. The herbicide glyphosate is prevalent in our food/water, and by eating organic foods and using a water filter, you can reduce your overall toxin load.
- Reduce stress
Pregnenolone can convert into progesterone and cortisol. When there is an increased need for cortisol (one of the body’s stress hormones) production, the overall availability of progesterone decreases. The end result – estrogen dominance. So, be sure to include a variety of stress-reducing activities such as deep breathing exercises, heart-centered meditation, yoga, prayer, journaling, being in nature and connecting with others in beneficial ways.
- Improve body composition
Excess adipose tissue or fat increases the amount of aromatase, which converts androgen hormones into more estrogens. By losing fat and gaining muscle, you can reduce estrogen and improve hormonal balance.