Thursday, February 10, 2011

Do you have Estrogen Dominance? What does this mean for you health?

Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance

• Allergies and Asthma
• Missed or irregular periods
• Swollen or Fibroycystic Breasts
• Irritability
• Fatigue
• Infertility
• Fibroids
• Mood Swings
• Magnesium deficiency
• Thyroid dysfunction

Causes of Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen is primarily generated in thecal cells of ovaries in menstruating women, and in the adrenals in post-menopausal women.
Sugar intake promotes estrogen production, stimulates thecal cells in ovaries, increase in testosterone production, aromatisation of testosterone to produce more estrogen. (positive feedback loop). Need to cut out sugar!!!
Can also be a problem with liver not properly detoxifying hormones properly leading to a buildup in the body.
• stress
• obesity
• birth control pills
• plant estrogens (soy, flaxseed)
• hormone replacement therapy
• peri-menopause
• glandular dysfunction
• environmental estrogens (

Increase Anti-estrogen foods

• cruciferous vegetables (like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts) - have natural antiestrogenic indoles
• all green vegetables
• citrus fruits, berries - contain flavonoids
• green tea - polyphenols
• herbs: resveratrol, passionflower, chamomile, and turmeric, rosemary
• conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in grass-fed, organic milk products
• nuts, seeds, avocado and fertilized eggs - high-fat, "male" (y-chromosome) containing foods that nourish the hormone system
• Goji berries (preferably organic)
• Fish oil/flaxseed oil
• Garlic, onion


  1. Thanks for sharing this post to us as well as the signs and symptoms. This will help people to be aware about estrogen dominance.

  2. Thanks for the post! Keep posting!

  3. Thanks for sharing this post to us. This is really helpful for people to be aware on this kind of illness..

  4. Thanks a lot ! I hope it will help control my PCOS