As you likely know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. My guess is you know someone who has been impacted by breast cancer or maybe you have had it yourself. Did you know that many women have estrogen dominance? You may have heard the term estrogen dominance used loosely in magazines and conversations... but what is it, exactly?
Estrogen dominance is one of the most common hormonal imbalances women experience today.
In fact, it is so common, that we assume that feeling PMS, being menopausal and having fibroids is pretty normal. Many women are struggling with estrogen dominance but they don't even know it. I am always flabbergasted as to why a woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer has not been advised to have her hormone and vitamin D levels checked.
Research has shown that women who have breast cancer with optimal levels of vitamin D have better outcomes then women who don't. When I have a woman come to me that has breast cancer, I always ask, has your vitamin D level been checked and the answer is always no. So I check it and guess what? It is always low. This is one simple test that I think everyone should have whether you have breast cancer or not. Optimizing your Vitamin D is very protective to your overall health.
When it comes to checking your hormones, this is another area where we can be proactive. I have also checked these same women's hormone levels and they often will have estrogen dominance. There are things we can do to help this. My preferred method of checking hormones today is a dried urine test for comprehensive hormones or DUTCH Test. Using this test we can actually see how you are breaking down or metabolizing your hormones. If you have estrogen dominance, the last thing I am going to do is give you hormones. Rather we are going to want to support the healthy metabolism of your hormones.
Here are 17 symptoms that may indicate the presence of estrogen dominance:
- PMS, PMDD and dysmenorrhea
- Fibrocystic or lumpy breasts
- Heavy periods (menorrhagia)
- Lack of periods (amenorrea)
- Hip fat and cellulite (no matter how much you exercise)
- Thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer
- History of ER+ breast cancer
- Irritability, mood swings
- Depression and/or anxiety
- Headaches or migraines, particularly before your period
- Bloating, puffiness, or water retention
- Gallbladder problems, or your gallbladder has been removed
- Brown facial discoloration (melasma)
- Headaches, especially before your period
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms, I might have a perfect resource for you to help.
Magdalena Wszelaki, has opened up her Estrogen Reset program to a FREE preview. She is giving our community access to all lectures and recipes and showing you how she reversed her hormone problems using foods, herbs and some supplements...you might find it very helpful to learn her practical, easy strategies and tips.
Magdalena’s free program will show you how to naturally lower your estrogen in her exclusive program viewing!
Even if you think you know a lot about health, you'll be surprised and inspired by her simple solutions and delicious hormone-balancing recipes. Then if after watching the series, you want to get your hormone levels checked, schedule a consultation with me.
Estrogen dominance is very common and a growing concern given the environemnt we live in today. Be proactive and watch Magdalena's program.