ESTROGEN DOMINANCE AND FIBROIDS
𝗘𝘅𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝗳𝗮𝘁 is one of the main causes of estrogen dominance. Not only does fat tissue absorb and store estrogen in your bloodstream, it also synthesizes estrogen from your other hormones.
𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 is one of the main reasons women become estrogen dominant. When you are stressed, or overly busy, your cortisol levels go sky high and your body must use up its progesterone to keep up, which will ultimately deplete your “oh so helpful” hormone, progesterone.
𝗘𝗻𝘃𝗶𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁- Many products contain xenoestrogens, (man-made chemicals that act like estrogens) which in turn disrupt hormone balance. You would literally have to live in a bubble to escape the excess estrogens we are exposed to in our daily, modern environment. They are everywhere–in our food, personal care products, furniture and clothes. You encounter a shocking number of these hormone imbalancing xenoestrogens each day, without even knowing it.
𝗕𝗶𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗹 𝗽𝗶𝗹𝗹𝘀- oral contraceptives only add more estrogen on top of excess estrogen, without the balance of progesterone. Progesterone balances the effects of estrogen, and without enough, you upsets natural hormone balance and end up with symptoms of estrogen dominance.
𝗣𝗼𝗼𝗿 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗙𝘂𝗻𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻- When excess estrogen is constantly circulating in your body, the liver can become overloaded, rendering it unable to filter out harmful estrogen metabolites (which are easily excreted when the liver is functioning optimally). This can then lead to high levels of estrogen circulating.
What can you do to correct estrogen dominance? Quite a couple of things thankfully