Ayurvedic Approach to Excess Estrogen

July 12, 2022

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Ayurvedic Approach to Excess Estrogen

What does estrogen do?

  • Estrogen helps play a role in ovulation. It thickens the lining of the uterus to prepare for pregnancy. 

 

  • If pregnancy occurs that follicle was first released 3 months ago so the habits and lifestyle you’ve had the past 3 months make-up that egg and potential fetus. 

 

  • Estrogen- helps with your blood flow, cholesterol levels, blood sugar levels, bone and muscle mass, collagen production, moisture of the skin, brain function and many other important processes in the body. 

 

  • Estrogen is predominant in the first half of the menstrual cycle and has a second smaller peak later in the luteal phase.

What does estrogen dominance look like?

  • Cyclic breast tenderness, breast cysts
  • Heavy Periods
  • Menstrual migraines
  • Mood Swings
  • Short Menstrual Cycles (less than 21 days) or shorter for you 
  • Fibroids
  • Bloating, water retention 
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Estrogen Dominance - What causes it?

  1. What’s coming into the body? - Endocrine disruptors such as make-up, water, plastics, alcohol, caffeine. 
  2. How well does the liver metabolize and detox things? 
  3. Elimination- Gallbladder to bile to stool 
  • Excess ama (toxins or stool) clogs channels and contributes to excess estrogen 

How to reduce Estrogen?

  • Reduce ama (toxins in the body)
  • Regular bowel movements
  • Improve progesterone production

 

Still struggling with bowel movements?

  1. Triphala-1/2 tsp with warm water, let it soak 15 minutes. Take an hour before bed. Whatever taste you pickup from triphala you're missing in your diet.
  2. Fiber- Flaxseed powder- 2 TBsp daily.
  3. Loose stools- take psyllium husk- take right away.

*Don't take triphala or psyllium husk while pregnant. Only take small amounts of flaxseed powder during pregnancy.

*Excess flaxseed can lead to a decrease in testosterone in men.

How to increase progesterone

  • Hugs- to support your progesterone 
  • Nature
  • Chill out in the luteal phase
  • Have love and kindness towards yourself 

Read more about progesterone here

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