Estrogen dominance is silently sabotaging the health of Americans and no one seems to be doing anything about it. This hormonal health disorder has reached epidemic proportions, it is rarely diagnosed and it’s almost always left untreated. I will discuss the plethora of symptoms and health risks associated with estrogen dominance and reveal how you can identify and reverse it later, but first I’d like to explain what it is.
What is Estrogen Dominance?
Estrogen dominance is a condition that develops when you have too many harmful estrogens in your body. Females can also get estrogen dominance if their estrogen levels are normal but they don’t have enough progesterone to balance out the estrogen. Similarly, men can develop estrogen dominance if they don’t have enough testosterone. If you would like to screen yourself for estrogen dominance, you can take our free Estrogen quiz here. If you would like more accurate results and to also find out the levels of other important hormones that affect your health and longevity (testosterone, cortisol, progesterone, DHT, etc.) you can get a blood or saliva hormone test kit here.
Why Estrogen Dominance is So Common
Our modern world subjects us to an overwhelming amount of xenoestrogens which are environmental, estrogen-like compounds that mimic estrogen in the body. Xenoestrogens are in our cleaning and personal care products, our paint, our cars, our furniture, our food containers, our water and in the pesticides and fertilizers that most of our food is grown with. They are also highly concentrated in meat and dairy, large fish and many processed foods. This is why girls are reaching puberty years earlier than ever before in history – all these excess estrogens are triggering it. Three other major contributors to estrogen dominance include stress, a lack of exercise and excess body fat.
Signs, Symptoms and Health Risks
Estrogen dominance can wreak havoc on your skin and cause stubborn acne that is unresponsive to topical therapy. It can also cause cellulite, water retention and bloating. Worse still, estrogen dominance promotes the formation and storage of fat, and leads to belly fat that will persist even if you eat right and exercise regularly. It can also produce many sexual side-effects including a loss of libido, inability to orgasm, low sperm count, infertility and erectile dysfunction. And it’s harmful effects don’t stop there – it increases the risk for depression and stroke; for breast, uterine and ovarian cancer, cervical dysplasia, and endometriosis in women; and for benign prostatic hyperplasia, and prostate cancer in men.
How to Reverse Estrogen Dominance and Regain Your Health
If you suspect you may be suffering with estrogen dominance, it is essential to your health and wellbeing that you take action to restore hormonal balance. Some lifestyle modifications that can help reduce harmful estrogens include reducing stress, exercising regularly, and losing excess belly fat. If you struggle with low energy and find it hard to get through workouts, take Power & Speed before you exercise – it contains a blend of safe, energy-boosting nutrients that increase endurance, boost workouts, enhance alertness and turbocharge metabolism. You should also swap chemical cleaning and personal care products with natural, organic ones, and get a water filter for your shower and tap. Most importantly of all – transition to a plant-based diet because meat, dairy and processed foods are leading causes of estrogen dominance.
Nature’s Miracle Solution
Although the above lifestyle recommendations will certainly help to reduce your estrogen load, it may take months or even years to regain hormonal balance and to break free from estrogen dominance symptoms. Fortunately, nature has provided us with a safe and all-natural remedy – DIM and I3C. These two compounds have an incredible ability to reduce harmful estrogens and promote a healthy ratio of beneficial-to-harmful estrogens in the body. They also help prevent androgens from being converted into estrogens.
Although DIM and I3C occur naturally in cruciferous veggies, you would have to eat copious amounts of them every day to obtain noticeable estrogen reducing benefits. If your estrogen levels are already high enough that you’re experiencing acne, excess belly fat, fatigue or any other symptoms, I recommend you take Estro-Block Pro. Each serving provides the equivalent doses of DIM and I3C as would be found in 2 to 4 pounds of raw cruciferous vegetables. This nutraceutical formula also uses a unique delivery system which helps the two nutrients to enter the cells and detoxify the harmful estrogens. This delivery system can result in a 5 times higher absorptions rate than other DIM and I3C products, which makes it far more effective at restoring hormonal balance.