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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If you’re suffering from fatigue, memory problems, weak hair and nails, gas, excessive burping, acid reflux, heartburn, bloating, or indigestion, you may have insufficient stomach acid.
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Traditional Chinese Medicine relies heavily on the use of herbs, tonics, and proper lifestyle in order to heal illnesses and imbalances in the body. But another technique that is essential to virtually every TCM visit is the use of tongue diagnosis.
Tongue diagnosis is a very traditional and effective method which has been used to diagnose diseases for over two thousand years. Knowledge of tongue diagnosis is one of the unique treasures of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
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Alfalfa is one of the most nutrient-rich food sources. The benefits of alfalfa stem from the fact that it is rich in vitamins including vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E and K. It is also especially rich in minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium, all in easily digestible forms. It is also a natural source of fluoride, fiber, antioxidants (such as chlorophyll), and phytonutrients (such as octacosanol, carotenoids and saponins). It is said to contain over 300 nutrients and phytonutrients.
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A couple of years ago, we decided it was time to get new living room furniture. After we had the furniture for a couple of weeks, I noticed I was having headaches more often. I did not relate them to the furniture purchase. As the headaches continued I started narrowing down what I was doing different. After a process of elimination I noticed I only got them when I was at home all day…still not relating it to the furniture. I would sometimes fall asleep on the new couch and wake up with a migraine. I thought it was just how my neck was positioned. Then it dawned on me that the only thing that was different was the new furniture. I went on line and looked up what kind of fabric covered the furniture….69% Polypropelene, 31% Polyester. YIKES!!
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I see many people for aches and pains that have not been helped with traditional medical intervention. The most frequent area of pain I see is right side neck and/or shoulder pain. A typical cause of the pain is gallbladder and liver dysfunction.
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