Estrogen Dominance: Causes and Remedies
Dr. Ray Peat, a pioneer in the field of natural hormone therapy, coined the term “Estrogen Dominance” to describe what happens when the normal ratio or balance of estrogen to progesterone is changed by excess estrogen or inadequate progesterone. Estrogen can be potentially dangerous when not counter-balanced by adequate progesterone.
While hot flashes and night sweats are classically a sign of decreased estrogen levels in the body, the answer may not be as simple as taking synthetic or even natural estrogen. It is possible that estrogen levels are low, but rarely does a case exist where the levels of progesterone are not also just as low or lower.
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Remove common inflammatory foods from your diet for at least 2-6 weeks so you’ll know how they are affecting you. These foods are: gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, corn, added sugar, artificial colors/sweeteners, all grains, caffeine, and alcohol. These foods can compromise your immune system and create hidden inflammation.
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Digestive dysfunction is rampant in the US. Approximately 9 million people suffer from at least one digestive problem-abdominal pain, IBS, constipation, or diarrhea. One in five of us suffer with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a disorder of the gastrointestinal tract characterized by diarrhea, stomach cramps and bloating. Digestive problems are the number one reason people see their medical doctor, especially as we age.
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