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Anyone have estrogen dominance and sorted it out?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 06, 2011 at 12:37 PM

After my frustrated post earlier in the week

Thank you to all that really did try and help me - I can be a cranky B when frustrated - I do appreciate all your responses.

I went back to my Naturo today and we nutted out all my issues and looked at my blood results and symptoms - we are going down the Estrogen Dominance route it seems to fit perfectly. He agrees that there has to be a hormonal imbalance for me not to lose weight on my current level of Nutrition. We are going to change it up a bit for a wk ( add in some more Broccoli and such ) and then look at sorting out my imbalance.

Anyone already gone this road ?? do you have any advice in relation to Estrogen Dominance and what worked for you??

Thank you! - trying to stay positive !

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on July 27, 2012
at 07:49 PM

The issue will not be too much estrogen Lynn - it will be too little progesterone. BIG DIFFERENCE. You do not want to "get rid of" estrogen.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on July 27, 2012
at 04:09 PM

Dont worry Kelleil (great name btw, if that is your name) because you likely do not need a product to "strip excess estrogen)... if you are Estrogen Dominant then you most likley need more progesterone. Bio-Id creams are great and also pregnenolone increases progesterone in women too. Allergy Research Group makes some as do other companines.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on July 27, 2012
at 02:32 PM

Good to know, Crowlover!

C8b2136ef95ba6aac211825ff38cc0e9

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on July 27, 2012
at 05:27 AM

Thanks for the link!

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

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on July 27, 2012
at 04:11 AM

Estero clear is out of my price range!

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on July 27, 2012
at 03:14 AM

Thanks Dragonfly. The Zinc helped lower my copper some but it really didn't start coming down till I added Molybdenum (per my nutritionist).

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on July 27, 2012
at 02:54 AM

I meant Magnesium, but it was a source I read some time ago. I suspect that overall mineral balance is the key, but I think that Zinc may be the main player.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on July 27, 2012
at 02:34 AM

Dragonfly - do you mean Zinc and Molybdenum or Magnesium. I was put on zinc and moly for my problematically high level of copper (years of IUD) and it is going down. Funny that neither my ND, or nutritionist mentioned Magnesium for lowering copper. I put myself on it recently though anyway, for leg cramps and so I guess Im covered. Thanks

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 27, 2012
at 02:32 AM

Heather the dominance just refers to the ratio of progest to est. There should be a lot more progest. then est. (I forget the ratio. Dragonfly will know) but you're right - both can be low and you can still have "estrogen dominance". Drives me crazy that everyone thinks that estrogen dominance means you have too much estrogen. Mine was slightly too low and progesterone was way too low.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 27, 2012
at 02:25 AM

Heather these two websites can guide you to a doctor who specializes in Bio-Identical hormones (a must if you need hrt): http://foreverhealth.com/ http://www.acamnet.org/site/c.ltJWJ4MPIwE/b.5420171/k.BD4C/Home.htm Amercan Academy for advancement of science

C8b2136ef95ba6aac211825ff38cc0e9

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on July 27, 2012
at 02:13 AM

Yeah, this is where I get confused. I need to find a doc to help out with this (mine won't). I'm sure I have symptoms of low estrogen and worry about lowering it further.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on July 27, 2012
at 02:07 AM

Not really. I only eat 3-4 oz a week and it's from free-range, pastured, organic chickens & lamb. I understand that sufficient Zinc & Magnesium will help the body eliminate any excess copper.

C8b2136ef95ba6aac211825ff38cc0e9

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on July 27, 2012
at 01:47 AM

Do you worry about copper with the liver?

C8b2136ef95ba6aac211825ff38cc0e9

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on July 27, 2012
at 01:47 AM

I have also been using progest/estrogen cream, I'm still confused on that. BUT like I said before I think I'm low estrogen right now (I understand you said it could still be dominance).

C8b2136ef95ba6aac211825ff38cc0e9

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on July 27, 2012
at 01:46 AM

Wow, Dragonfly, you've been having an effect on me I guess, b/c this last week my program looks very similar to yours (food and supps, I've done the same changes as you with the food)...and I have to say I feel MUCH better so far. My skin this week looks better than it has my whole life (is that an estrogen thing?). I haven't been taking vit C and my B is not a multi, it's been B6 (200mg) which seems to have made a more noticeable difference. The zinc is amazing (just started).

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on July 27, 2012
at 12:20 AM

Why would you want to "strip your system of estogen". YOu likely do not have too much estogen rather too little progesterone. HELPPppppp

286a4ff7c362241c5c4b020df4972212

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on April 21, 2012
at 12:40 PM

I prob should give an update - went on estroclear ( concentrated version of broc and cauli and a few herbs ) to strip my system of excess estrogen ( but only after getting my gut in better shape) lost a few inches off my hips and my tuckshop arms are much smaller - But I think it probably had more than estrogen dom prob more adrenal fatigue. It was helped by better sleep - reduced stress and low fat and carb ( ketosis) down 25kg and 10 to go!

E40b2fc9ddcf702bab9d61d28b8c8440

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on March 23, 2012
at 05:58 PM

My doc recently told me Calcium D Glucarate and DIM help metabolize estrogen properly, but they do NOT rid the body of excess. I have taken them for several months with no improvement. Also have been taking 100 mg Progesterone, sublingual drops for several months. Since I have been frustrated with my lack of improvement went to a different doc (Paleo loving) and we just did a saliva hormone test. If my estrogen is too high as we suspect, I think she's going to have me do a LIVER detox to rid me of the excess. Will report back what happens.

D3495cd9e3e7173f24e1dbee40774573

on January 28, 2012
at 03:46 PM

I realised I never commented back- my amenorrhea went away after 6 weeks of a low starch, high simple sugar, lower fat (although all saturated), moderate protein diet. Diet is mostly low fat milk, fruits and fruit juice, beef eg shank and oxtail, lamb, lamb's liver, cheese, eggs and some white rice. More neolithic than paleo which is prob why I didn't get round to commenting back:)

286a4ff7c362241c5c4b020df4972212

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on October 08, 2011
at 07:17 AM

For the last few wks its eggs for breakfast ( 2) protein soup a few times a day ( 8gms protein ) lunch 60 gms of meat and salad ( green only and about 80 g of that ) dinner much the same meat and green veg - broccoli or beans 15g carb / 60 - 80 g or protein less than 1000kj a day - No weight loss yet! ( killing me no weight loss - I am not hungry but diet boring !)

286a4ff7c362241c5c4b020df4972212

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on October 08, 2011
at 07:14 AM

My Naturo tells me that our liver rids our system of Estrogen but its released into the digestive system via bile - if we have leaky gut ( or what ever you call it ) we reabsorb it - so Paleo will for sure help this. High estrogen is because of low progestrone because of high cortisol and because we are making so much estrogen to compensate our cholesterol is up too! ( cholesterol is the building block of hormones ) There is no magic pil for bringing down cortisol levels - but coffee takes it way up there so avoid coffee. I will keep you posted of progress thanks !

286a4ff7c362241c5c4b020df4972212

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on October 08, 2011
at 07:08 AM

I am told the veg to eat are broccoli and cauliflower ( basis for DIM) they absorb excess estrogen.

286a4ff7c362241c5c4b020df4972212

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on October 08, 2011
at 07:06 AM

I must look into Zinc thanks !

286a4ff7c362241c5c4b020df4972212

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on October 08, 2011
at 07:06 AM

No so much but def have fluid retention causing cankles !

286a4ff7c362241c5c4b020df4972212

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on October 08, 2011
at 07:05 AM

Yes its got to do with the E2 and E16 ratio - there are some good studies and there is even a test to measure the ratio. Dragonfly you are right - Low Progesterone is def one of the causes of making this ratio out of wack! Now I need to do some more thinking on the Vita E - its a receptor antag - that still does not solve the problem of excess Estrogen in blood system it just stops our body from picking it up ( kinda like clomid and tomoxifin - both make me gain weight - probably the very thing that started it all for me!)

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on October 08, 2011
at 01:41 AM

Cortisol competes for progesterone recptor sites. Flood with cortisol chronically and....well, you can figure it out.

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on October 07, 2011
at 03:36 AM

can u give an average daily menu?

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on October 07, 2011
at 03:34 AM

the raw carrot is because the fibers in raw carrot have anti-bacterial properties which reduces endotoxin from other easily fermented fibers like leafy greens

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on October 07, 2011
at 03:32 AM

Wanted to add I am also doing hormone testing, and Adrenal/Cortisol testing. She suspects I have insufficient Progesterone that is causing the imbalance. Be interesting to see the test results....

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on October 06, 2011
at 11:44 PM

Maj~ I'm taking it daily for now since I believe I've been depleted for awhile. Will do the taste test in a month and see where I am & then adjust my intake. I will continue to take *some* daily since I eat no shellfish ATM.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 06, 2011
at 10:43 PM

Do you plan to take Zinc each day or week before menstruation only ?

183f5c49a7a9548b6f5238d1f33cb35e

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on October 06, 2011
at 10:06 PM

Yeah, its all about the balance - that's why testing is always the first plan of attack :)

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on October 06, 2011
at 09:50 PM

It's not necessary an *excess* of estrogen. Insufficient Progesterone will cause a dominance of estrogen.

183f5c49a7a9548b6f5238d1f33cb35e

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on October 06, 2011
at 09:32 PM

Very interesting - would like to know more about vitamin e supplementation and grape seed extract. I regularly come up short in Vitamin E with my daily food consumption, and have all the signs of estrogen dominance...hmm :)

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on October 06, 2011
at 07:55 PM

Glad to hear about your zinc success! Not to derail -- last month I had no cramping except for the REALLY BAD day that I'm not sure any amount of anything would help with. We'll see how it goes this month. I'll take one bad day over three or four.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on October 06, 2011
at 07:27 PM

Oh, and I eliminated all xenoestrogens from the house --cleaning products, skin care, detergents, etc.

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on October 06, 2011
at 05:36 PM

Yup. Read all the ray peat stuff for sure!!! He has alot of knowledge and advice about reducing estrogen.

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at 01:17 PM

Great site thanks for that link!

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on October 06, 2011
at 06:32 PM

I'm 48. Regular 28 day cycles. 11 months Primal (lacto-paleo.)

Prior to going Primal, I was experiencing estrogen dominance symptoms--insomnia, stubborn belly fat and spotting before my periods. After 4 months of Primal eating & fine-tuning my diet all my symptoms have gone. 11 months Primal now and have never felt better.

I never got tested, but read Dr. John Lee's book & other online info & it made sense to me. I used Pro-gest for a few months & it helped, but never eliminated the symptoms. For me, addressing deficiencies was the ticket.

Looks like menstrual cramps will be gone soon, now that I've added zinc--CD27 today & no cramps so far! Also, minimal bloating & moodiness this cycle. Zinc rocks! (Thanks again, Travis!)

I eat predominantly free-range eggs, 100% grass-fed ruminants & organic veggies. Gelatin & liver weekly.

Key supplements:

D to sufficiency--for me this is 6000-8000 IUs

Magnesium 200-400 mg

Zinc 50 mg

B-multi 50 mg

C 1-2 gm

Krill Oil 1000 mg

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 06, 2011
at 10:43 PM

Do you plan to take Zinc each day or week before menstruation only ?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on October 06, 2011
at 07:27 PM

Oh, and I eliminated all xenoestrogens from the house --cleaning products, skin care, detergents, etc.

82a8b7c6e7f67787c2b16bd595db510e

(253)

on October 06, 2011
at 07:55 PM

Glad to hear about your zinc success! Not to derail -- last month I had no cramping except for the REALLY BAD day that I'm not sure any amount of anything would help with. We'll see how it goes this month. I'll take one bad day over three or four.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on October 06, 2011
at 11:44 PM

Maj~ I'm taking it daily for now since I believe I've been depleted for awhile. Will do the taste test in a month and see where I am & then adjust my intake. I will continue to take *some* daily since I eat no shellfish ATM.

286a4ff7c362241c5c4b020df4972212

(1288)

on October 08, 2011
at 07:06 AM

I must look into Zinc thanks !

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on July 27, 2012
at 02:32 PM

Good to know, Crowlover!

C8b2136ef95ba6aac211825ff38cc0e9

(971)

on July 27, 2012
at 01:47 AM

I have also been using progest/estrogen cream, I'm still confused on that. BUT like I said before I think I'm low estrogen right now (I understand you said it could still be dominance).

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 27, 2012
at 03:14 AM

Thanks Dragonfly. The Zinc helped lower my copper some but it really didn't start coming down till I added Molybdenum (per my nutritionist).

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on July 27, 2012
at 02:07 AM

Not really. I only eat 3-4 oz a week and it's from free-range, pastured, organic chickens & lamb. I understand that sufficient Zinc & Magnesium will help the body eliminate any excess copper.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 27, 2012
at 02:32 AM

Heather the dominance just refers to the ratio of progest to est. There should be a lot more progest. then est. (I forget the ratio. Dragonfly will know) but you're right - both can be low and you can still have "estrogen dominance". Drives me crazy that everyone thinks that estrogen dominance means you have too much estrogen. Mine was slightly too low and progesterone was way too low.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 27, 2012
at 02:34 AM

Dragonfly - do you mean Zinc and Molybdenum or Magnesium. I was put on zinc and moly for my problematically high level of copper (years of IUD) and it is going down. Funny that neither my ND, or nutritionist mentioned Magnesium for lowering copper. I put myself on it recently though anyway, for leg cramps and so I guess Im covered. Thanks

C8b2136ef95ba6aac211825ff38cc0e9

(971)

on July 27, 2012
at 01:46 AM

Wow, Dragonfly, you've been having an effect on me I guess, b/c this last week my program looks very similar to yours (food and supps, I've done the same changes as you with the food)...and I have to say I feel MUCH better so far. My skin this week looks better than it has my whole life (is that an estrogen thing?). I haven't been taking vit C and my B is not a multi, it's been B6 (200mg) which seems to have made a more noticeable difference. The zinc is amazing (just started).

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on July 27, 2012
at 02:54 AM

I meant Magnesium, but it was a source I read some time ago. I suspect that overall mineral balance is the key, but I think that Zinc may be the main player.

C8b2136ef95ba6aac211825ff38cc0e9

(971)

on July 27, 2012
at 01:47 AM

Do you worry about copper with the liver?

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 06, 2011
at 12:43 PM

Vitamin E is known estrogen antagonist, Grape Seed Extract too.

See more at Ray Peat: http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/vitamin-e.shtml

286a4ff7c362241c5c4b020df4972212

(1288)

on October 06, 2011
at 01:17 PM

Great site thanks for that link!

183f5c49a7a9548b6f5238d1f33cb35e

(1716)

on October 06, 2011
at 10:06 PM

Yeah, its all about the balance - that's why testing is always the first plan of attack :)

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on October 06, 2011
at 05:36 PM

Yup. Read all the ray peat stuff for sure!!! He has alot of knowledge and advice about reducing estrogen.

183f5c49a7a9548b6f5238d1f33cb35e

(1716)

on October 06, 2011
at 09:32 PM

Very interesting - would like to know more about vitamin e supplementation and grape seed extract. I regularly come up short in Vitamin E with my daily food consumption, and have all the signs of estrogen dominance...hmm :)

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on October 06, 2011
at 09:50 PM

It's not necessary an *excess* of estrogen. Insufficient Progesterone will cause a dominance of estrogen.

286a4ff7c362241c5c4b020df4972212

(1288)

on October 08, 2011
at 07:05 AM

Yes its got to do with the E2 and E16 ratio - there are some good studies and there is even a test to measure the ratio. Dragonfly you are right - Low Progesterone is def one of the causes of making this ratio out of wack! Now I need to do some more thinking on the Vita E - its a receptor antag - that still does not solve the problem of excess Estrogen in blood system it just stops our body from picking it up ( kinda like clomid and tomoxifin - both make me gain weight - probably the very thing that started it all for me!)

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9b0a4701e373d4dd13831cfb9b13f42d

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on October 06, 2011
at 05:21 PM

Calcium D Glucarate and DIM are supposed to help Estrogen detox. .

Not to pry too much but do you have fat deposits on your ankle area? IE Cankles

286a4ff7c362241c5c4b020df4972212

(1288)

on October 08, 2011
at 07:06 AM

No so much but def have fluid retention causing cankles !

E40b2fc9ddcf702bab9d61d28b8c8440

(505)

on March 23, 2012
at 05:58 PM

My doc recently told me Calcium D Glucarate and DIM help metabolize estrogen properly, but they do NOT rid the body of excess. I have taken them for several months with no improvement. Also have been taking 100 mg Progesterone, sublingual drops for several months. Since I have been frustrated with my lack of improvement went to a different doc (Paleo loving) and we just did a saliva hormone test. If my estrogen is too high as we suspect, I think she's going to have me do a LIVER detox to rid me of the excess. Will report back what happens.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 27, 2012
at 07:49 PM

The issue will not be too much estrogen Lynn - it will be too little progesterone. BIG DIFFERENCE. You do not want to "get rid of" estrogen.

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89d6f9abf1af437fcfeb77d69c016ad7

on October 07, 2011
at 03:28 AM

I am having the same problem, I went back to my accupuncturist for hormone balancing. I had a baby a year ago, just stopped breastfeeding and everything went out of whack. Weight gain, hot flashes, night sweats,bloating, mood swings, you name it. I am just starting on Chaste Tree, taking extra Vit D, doing my apple cider vinegar drink each morning and evening with 1 Tbls Chia seeds (chia seeds for fiber to help flush out excess estrogen in the gut). Eating more fermented foods such as raw sauerkraut (great recipe in the latest Martha Stewart Magazine). Staying Primal in my diet. Perhaps some of this helps? Good luck. I feel your pain!

89d6f9abf1af437fcfeb77d69c016ad7

on October 07, 2011
at 03:32 AM

Wanted to add I am also doing hormone testing, and Adrenal/Cortisol testing. She suspects I have insufficient Progesterone that is causing the imbalance. Be interesting to see the test results....

Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on October 08, 2011
at 01:41 AM

Cortisol competes for progesterone recptor sites. Flood with cortisol chronically and....well, you can figure it out.

286a4ff7c362241c5c4b020df4972212

(1288)

on October 08, 2011
at 07:14 AM

My Naturo tells me that our liver rids our system of Estrogen but its released into the digestive system via bile - if we have leaky gut ( or what ever you call it ) we reabsorb it - so Paleo will for sure help this. High estrogen is because of low progestrone because of high cortisol and because we are making so much estrogen to compensate our cholesterol is up too! ( cholesterol is the building block of hormones ) There is no magic pil for bringing down cortisol levels - but coffee takes it way up there so avoid coffee. I will keep you posted of progress thanks !

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4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

on July 27, 2012
at 12:19 AM

Sure have!!

Finally, my third (so-called) expert on hormones (one MD and two NDS) knows what the hell she is doing. My issue was PMDD and it was severe. Not fun at all. Low thyroid too but even when that was fine the other hormones were whacky.

Its important for people to know that estrogen dominance does not usually mean that there is too much estrogen... it simply means that progesterone is too low.

This is a real pet peeve of mine since the first 2 docs only helped me a small amount since they recommend (stupid) Progon B (oral progesterone) instead of a progesterone cream and seemed to be overly focused on getting rid of estrogen, like it was some bad thing. WTH? So so so frustrating.

So much time and money and crap to deal with clearing estrogen (like Calcium D Glucarate and DIM). This might help some women but the reality for me is that I while I was Estrogen dominant (progesterone was too low), my estrogen, while in range was not optimal at all.

Once I got both Bio-identical progesterone AND estrogen, my brain quit freaking out every month - THANK GOD

C8b2136ef95ba6aac211825ff38cc0e9

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on July 27, 2012
at 05:27 AM

Thanks for the link!

C8b2136ef95ba6aac211825ff38cc0e9

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on July 27, 2012
at 02:13 AM

Yeah, this is where I get confused. I need to find a doc to help out with this (mine won't). I'm sure I have symptoms of low estrogen and worry about lowering it further.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 27, 2012
at 02:25 AM

Heather these two websites can guide you to a doctor who specializes in Bio-Identical hormones (a must if you need hrt): http://foreverhealth.com/ http://www.acamnet.org/site/c.ltJWJ4MPIwE/b.5420171/k.BD4C/Home.htm Amercan Academy for advancement of science

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86c48d1cc61397d6406256fcc31ff04d

on April 15, 2013
at 06:26 PM

Hi I'm currently and very slowly going through the process of diagnosis for oestrogen dominance My symptoms include. Extreme moodiness very dry itchy skin early periods very heavy my only relief was when on my period a blood test was taken while on my period an it was low which would make sense as to why my symptoms went at that time does anyone. else's skin suffer x

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E6bb3be76c760bc86685a1eee2cc70db

on February 24, 2013
at 10:20 AM

Estrogen dominance is a huge problem in the Western world. All the products we use and the way we are living causes this. Occurrences of PCOS and endometriosis have gone up. All the plastics we use especially heating things up in plastics like tupperware or saran wrap. My biology teacher in college told us that our estrogen receptors can receive the molecules from some plastics as they leach into our food.

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/which-plastics-are-safe.html

I wouldn't recommend anyone with estrogen dominance eat red meat. There are lots of hormones and antibiotics in red meat in the US that's pretty bad for you.

Estrogen dominance and low progesterone levels are one in the same pretty much. The hormones balance each other so if you have too much estrogen you don't have enough progesterone to counteract the estrogen. So taking DIM to reduce excess and harmful estrogen types while using progesterone cream as well could help you. It's true that the liver helps rid the excess estrogen from your body. I also take a milk thistle supplement which is very good for you liver.

I have severe endometriosis and birth control and such never helped. I was in severe pain on pretty much a daily basis and I already had surgery to remove an ovary and two very large cysts. I didn't start to get better until I got a Mirena IUD which releases some progesterone directly into your uterus. I also started taking DIM and using progesterone cream. My OBGYN never mentioned any natural treatments but I brought up DIM and progesterone cream to her and she was really enthusiastic about it and said she thought I should definitely use them. It also took a few months before my symptoms really drastically improved. Just remember you cannot fix your hormonal balance overnight.

So having pain only once a month during my period and not having 7-8 day periods is like a small miracle for me. I also have to stay away from wheat/gluten, avoid dairy, any meats with growth hormones. It's worth to have a more pain free life, well a functional life. My energy levels and overall health as improved too.

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on April 17, 2012
at 03:58 PM

This is so helpful Thank You for sharing all these cures, I will create a facebook page to address womens hairloss and bellyfat based on your answears has anyone here used Amla? a sort of indian grape.

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on April 21, 2012
at 12:40 PM

I prob should give an update - went on estroclear ( concentrated version of broc and cauli and a few herbs ) to strip my system of excess estrogen ( but only after getting my gut in better shape) lost a few inches off my hips and my tuckshop arms are much smaller - But I think it probably had more than estrogen dom prob more adrenal fatigue. It was helped by better sleep - reduced stress and low fat and carb ( ketosis) down 25kg and 10 to go!

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on July 27, 2012
at 04:09 PM

Dont worry Kelleil (great name btw, if that is your name) because you likely do not need a product to "strip excess estrogen)... if you are Estrogen Dominant then you most likley need more progesterone. Bio-Id creams are great and also pregnenolone increases progesterone in women too. Allergy Research Group makes some as do other companines.

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on July 27, 2012
at 04:11 AM

Estero clear is out of my price range!

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on July 27, 2012
at 12:20 AM

Why would you want to "strip your system of estogen". YOu likely do not have too much estogen rather too little progesterone. HELPPppppp

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on April 14, 2012
at 06:33 PM

Natural progesterone cream rubbed on the chest or inner arms (anywhere with thin skin). 1 mg daily, then if you get symptoms lower to 0.75 and so on until you reach 0.1. Thn skip days until you wean off. Took me a year but relieved all symptoms (insomnia, cranky, sore hands/feet, lethargy). I got it through a script but you can buy a natural mexican yam cream i heard. It saved me!

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on October 06, 2011
at 08:49 PM

I'm pretty sure this is my problem. I'm going down the Ray Peat route for a possible solution, but I've only tried this for a few weeks, and I've still got amenorrhea. According to him, some fibre in the gut will help eliminate estrogen- he usually recommends raw grated carrot. If the stuff I've been trying works, I'll let you know. I've also started supplementing on top of taking chaste tree berry/agnus castus. I take 2g mangnesium citrate, 2g vitamin c, 1mg zinc, 10mg vitamin b6 and a Vitamin D, K and calcium chewie that has the UK RDAs for those.

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on October 07, 2011
at 03:34 AM

the raw carrot is because the fibers in raw carrot have anti-bacterial properties which reduces endotoxin from other easily fermented fibers like leafy greens

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on October 08, 2011
at 07:08 AM

I am told the veg to eat are broccoli and cauliflower ( basis for DIM) they absorb excess estrogen.

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on January 28, 2012
at 03:46 PM

I realised I never commented back- my amenorrhea went away after 6 weeks of a low starch, high simple sugar, lower fat (although all saturated), moderate protein diet. Diet is mostly low fat milk, fruits and fruit juice, beef eg shank and oxtail, lamb, lamb's liver, cheese, eggs and some white rice. More neolithic than paleo which is prob why I didn't get round to commenting back:)

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