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4 Strategies to Balance Estrogen

hormones perimenopause Apr 14, 2024
balance estrogen naturally in perimenopause

If your period has become as unpredictable as the weather, with spotting, flooding, or a combination of the two, you’re exhausted all the time no matter how well you sleep, and your skin suddenly looks old despite the expensive creams and lotions, your estrogen is a hot mess!


Estrogen is like the superstar leading lady in your body's blockbuster movie. She's responsible for keeping things running smoothly, from your menstrual cycle to your mood to your skin health. But sometimes, she gets a little too carried away and starts hogging the spotlight, leading to what we call "estrogen dominance."


Between low estrogen and high estrogen levels - and, yes, you can have both - you’ll be struck with symptoms like hot flashes, weight gain, cravings for sweets and bread, fatigue, brain fog, mood swings, wonky periods, worse PMS and cramps, and saggy boobs. 


And between hormonal fluctuations through the day from natural release as well as the influences on our hormones by our food, hydration levels, and experiences, it’s really tough to get accurate hormone levels from lab tests.


While we can’t prevent our estrogen levels from naturally declining, we can do a lot - with food alone - to balance out estrogen to avoid those pesky symptoms and help you feel normal, light, healthy and in control. 


4 Tips to Balance Estrogen Naturally

Here’s a quick checklist to get you started:


Say "No" to Estrogen-Boosting Foods


Remember that scene in Harry Potter where Hermione uses her magical knowledge to outsmart the baddies? Well, you can do the same by avoiding estrogen-boosting foods like dairy, alcohol, and soy. These sneaky culprits can throw your hormone balance out of whack faster than you can say "Accio estrogen!" Each of these foods blocks healthy estrogen production, metabolism and/or detoxification in one way or another. 


Power Up with Estrogen-Balancing Foods

Just like Popeye with his spinach, you can supercharge your hormone health with estrogen-balancing foods. Load up on ground flaxseeds, apples, cruciferous veggies (hello, cauliflower smoothies!), and broccoli sprouts to give your estrogen levels a much-needed boost.


Get Your Body Moving


Did you know that skeletal movement isn't just about flexing those muscles and breaking a sweat? It's also a fantastic way to clear excess estrogen from your system. Maybe you don’t need a training session with Black Widow, kicking butt and taking names, but a simple walk around the park will flush out extra estrogen.


Bonus Pro Tip—strong muscles are like your secret weapon against sugar cravings. 


Embrace the Power of Healthy Fats

What if I told you that eating more fat could actually be the secret weapon for your hormones? Yup—healthy fats from foods like walnuts, olive oil, and avocados are like the Avengers assembling to save the day for your hormone health! These nutrient-rich foods provide the building blocks your hormones need to function at their best, improving cells' metabolism and usage of hormones like a well-oiled machine.


Estrogen Balancing Next Steps

Tried all that already? Amazing! You’re already well on your way to sailing through your 30s, 40s and 50s free from hormonal imbalance symptoms.  But, if these tips haven’t helped you hit your dream health goal yet, that’s okay - you’re not on the wrong path.  You’re just chipping away at the tip of the hormone imbalance iceberg.


To continue successfully rebalancing those hormones and avoiding perimenopause hell, work with a holistic nutrition practitioner to uncover your potential root cause - it could be a stealth viral infection, chronic inflammation that needs functional support, a kink in your complete detoxification system, or something else. 


There is no hormone balancing without optimized cellular health across every body system, organ and tissue. 


I’ve got two options for you to keep moving forward to balance those hormones:


ONE - book a root cause hormone analysis here (highly recommended).  We’ll uncover your personal hormone issues, the root problems keeping you stuck, and the nutrient gaps your body needs right now to thrive. 


TWO - grab a free copy of my Hormone Repair Guide, a special PDF covering the top 5 sneaky hormone saboteurs that I’ve seen in over 50 female clients struggling to understand their own bodies, hormones and health.  Click here to get instant access.


Hormonal Imbalances in her 30s, 40s and 50s aren't just related to estrogen, progesterone and testosterone!

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