Estrogen -- Right or Wrong?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 12, 2012 at 12:07 AM

I was on a estrogen/testosterone/progesterone supplement from my doctor on my request from my hospital (I am a 51 year post menopausal woman) It did make hair grow on my face. I read that extra estrogen created a belly, which I had. I decided to try cutting it out. The belly did decrease -- not flat, but better. What have other people heard about this? Where is estrogen in food? Do folks stay away from it?


on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

As Dragonfly wrote, read John Lee's work and book. Additionally, read this and explore this site: http://www.cemcor.ubc.ca/help_yourself/articles/progesterone_therapy_menopause



on October 12, 2012
at 11:15 PM

I should've said consuming estrogen.



on October 12, 2012
at 09:27 AM

Estrogen prevents women from reproducing???? why would fertile women produce it naturally then? Without it there is no lining in the uturus to nest an embryo



on October 12, 2012
at 12:53 AM

Estrogen prevents women from reproducing. That by itself makes it seem unhealthy. It might have other bad effects.

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on October 12, 2012
at 04:00 AM

Ray Peat recommends having a raw grated carrot salad each day (just one medium carrot) which he claims helps to balance estrogen by detoxing it through the liver somehow. According to Ray Peat, the fibers in uncooked carrot can bind to excess estrogen and allow you to remove it from the body.


"As found by Ray Peat Ph.D in the 1970s, with his research into hormones and anti-ageing, a medium sized raw carrot, or its equivalent, eaten daily can lower anti-thyroid and inflammatory substances, reduces liver burden, assists the GI tract and liver to detoxify endotoxin* and estrogen."

As long as you aren't allergic to carrots, I can't see it hurting. Peat's website is below, but I find his articles to be a little difficult to digest.



on October 12, 2012
at 03:15 AM

In answer to your question about estrogen in food: Soy is high in estrogen and plastics can leach phyto-estrogens into your food. It is best to avoid the use of both. Unfortunately, our environment is saturated with estrogens and estrogen like substances. See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1470369/pdf/envhper00322-0024-color.pdf



on October 12, 2012
at 12:10 AM

Read Dr. John Lee's book "What your Doctor May NOT tell You about Menopause." Really helpful & should answer all your questions.

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