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How can I stop oestrogen dominance in 2023

Updated: Nov 2, 2023

Before I go any further are you clear on what oestrogen dominance is, and the symptoms that can occur for women?

If you have abnormally high oestrogen levels relative to your progesterone levels, it's known as oestrogen dominance. This happens when your body has too much oestrogen or not enough progesterone to keep everything working as it should. Oestrogen dominance usually occurs when women in their 30s and 40s enter pre-menopause when no egg is released during their monthly cycle.

Oestrogen dominance occurs when there is too much aggressive oestrogen (oestrone and oestradiol), as compared to protective oestrogen (oestriol). Alternatively, when the ratio of progesterone to oestradiol is too low, meaning you do not produce enough progesterone, oestradiol becomes dominant and causes havoc.

The symptoms of oestrogen dominance include;

- Fatigue

- Mood swings

- Weight gain

- Brain fog

- Depression

- Bloating

- Tender breasts

There are several ways that you use to balance your oestrogen levels and one that I go into extreme details with on my Creating Hormone Balance program is seed cycling.

Seed cycling or seed rotation as it is also known you introduce certain seeds into your daily eating habits, particular seeds at the start of your bleed and alternating to another set of seeds further into your cycle.

The seeds that are included are flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds. All have differing key benefits, but for instance, both flax and pumpkin seeds work on increasing oestrogen to where it needs to be or reducing oestrogen dominance whereas both sunflower and sesame seeds are used to increase or balance progesterone.

To find out more about seed cycling and how it can benefit you in perimenopause, menopause and beyond book a call

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