Estrogen dominance is a term used when your estrogen levels are higher in comparison to progesterone and other hormones in your body. This can occur at any stage of a women’s life and often through the perimenopausal years. Whilst estrogen is beneficial in many ways for a women’s health, if not correctly metabolised or balanced with other hormones, such as progesterone, it can cause unwanted symptoms such as:
What we ideally want to happen in the body is we make estrogen, our bodies use it in various ways, and then we effectively excrete it out of the body. Often though estrogen is not excreted properly through the detoxification pathways, it hangs around the body and is recycled and used again, causing unwanted symptoms.
What are detoxification pathways – proper functioning of the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, lymph, bowel intestines, lungs and skin. It is not hard for any one of these detoxification pathways to become sluggish or not be effective 100% of the time. Things that affect them are – everyday chemicals, lack of exercise, high sugar diets, high processed food diets, low vegetable intake, low fibre intake, alcohol, the pill, poor sleep, smoking and stress just to name a few.
7 Ways to enhance your estrogen detoxification naturally:
Think this is you? Book in with Samantha now to find out if you are estrogen dominant. There are functional tests that can help you work it out for sure.