While estrogen is vital to the succuss of our bodies - the way we live, the foods we eat, and other lifestyle factors are causing a bunch of us, both men and women, to have higher estrogen.
This interferes with testosterone, progesterone, and much more, leading to hormone imbalances that can wreak havoc on our bodies.
Here are some lifestyles changes I recommend to people who have high estrogen:
Now please don't go buy some detox pills that make you poop your brains out :)
Let's help support the natural detox of our hormones, and we do this through supporting our liver!
Saunas - 3x a week for 15 minutes. Sweating is a wonderful way to detox your liver + sweat out toxins
Epsom Salt Baths - can increase sulphation to support the liver
Consume sulfur containing food - cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts, kale), allium vegetables (onions, garlic), eggs, and meat (turkey, beef, eggs, fish, chicken)
Methylation Support - Consumption of natural sources of Folate + B12, or consumption of methylated forms of these B vitamins, as well consume dark leafy greens
Support your Gut: probiotics, kefit, fiber, flaxseed, other fermented food
Exercise - 200-300minutes/week (walking, running, Pilates, lifting weights, yoga, anything that gest you moving!)
Consume liver happy foods/drinks/teas - dandelion root, garlic, eggs, milk thistle, fatty fish, berries, olive oil, citrus fruits, green tea, garlic
Reduce your liver burden - decrease consumption of unhealthy fatty foods, alcohol, drugs, while increasing hydration + minerals, and foods listed above
Reduce Exogenous Estrogens + Mimickers
BPA + BHT (Aluminium Cans, plastic water bottles, recepits)
Triclosan (Soaps, deodorants, toothpaste)
Phthalates (Candles, perfume, air freshners, lotion, laundry, nail polish, plastic wrap)
Xylene (Cigarette smoke, paint)
Fragrances in lotions, skincare, anything you put on your body.
Disclaimer - I always recommend testing before starting new supplements. Please consult your provider before starting new supplements
DIM - up to 300mg/day - Compound found in cruciferous vegetables that helps directly detox estrogen
Omega 3s - minimum 300mg EPA + 300mg DHA - support inflammation + general wellness
Magnesium Glycinate - general hormone Support
Increase Consumption of:
- Grass Fed, Organic, Pasture Raised Meats + Eggs
- Wild Caught Fatty Fish (Salmon, Mackerel, Cod, Trout, Sardines)
- Healthy Fats - Ghee, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil
- Organic Dairy, Raw Milk
- Sprouted Grains, Nuts
- Organic Fruits + Vegetables
Decrease Consumption of:
- High Sugary Foods
- Simple Carbohydrates
- Trans Fat
Work on Stress Levels
- Find something that works for you, and do it! Whether that is meditation, journaling, exercise, reading
- Aim for 7+ Hours of sleep
- Unplug from your devices
SUMMARY: Estrogen is vital to our bodies, but we need to maintain a balance. There are ways to reduce your extra estrogen through: liver support, nutritional support, supplementation, reduction in stress levels, and more!
Interested in seeing if you have high estrogen? I would be more than happy to order + analyze a hormone panel for you!