Estrogen Dominance and Breast Health

In a previous article  I talked to you a little bit about estrogen dominance, and how that creates excess estrogen as well as imbalances in both of our estrogen and the balance between progesterone and estrogen. That can really contribute to a lot of breast issues, including:
  • tenderness
  • pain
  • swelling
  • discomfort
  • and mood swings

Stress can interfere with all of that as well.
So I wanted to give you some really concrete tips today about some other things that you can do to help reduce that excess estrogen and to also move through the body and in a more efficient way.
So one of the first things which you probably read a little bit about is let's use

glass not plastic . Stick to glass in bottles and things that we purchase.
Try not to use plastic wrap especially in the microwave. Ensure that any water bottles are the right kind of plastic.

Try to eat organic whenever possible to reduce the the pesticides and herbicides you are ingesting. Check out the dirty dozen to find out which foods matter when it comes to choosing organic.

Flax seeds are a good source of phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens are a good weaker form of estrogen - not like the strong negative kind of estrogen. They can also really can help with breast tenderness and some of the breast issues. Just ground up two tablespoons a day. That will also really help with constipation, and that brings me of course to gut health.

There's been a lot in the media about gut health and it's very important and probiotics and gut health are linked to our breast health.

Firstly let me just backtrack and say that gut health we're finding is is critical for serotonin and dopamine production which are our feel-good neurotransmitters in our brains. We used to think it was on the brain but we're now learning so much is produced from our gut. So be sure you are taking a good probiotic.

A good probiotic will help us eliminate excess estrogen. When our digestive system is working well, we eliminate all the toxins and the bad things in our body. But excess estrogen is designed to move through our body quickly if our gut and our digestive systems are functioning well. So do find a very good quality probiotic and take it every day.

Eating fermented foods is another way of getting good probiotics into your body: sauerkraut miso and other things like that you can also to help move things through. You want to be aiming for two good soft bowel movements a day.

Incorporating magnesium or a good supplement that you would take at bedtime that aids was sleep often will have magnesium in it. Magnesium helps bring water into the colon and can also contribute to helping our digestive system work better.

If you're looking for supplement recommendations, I use femMED and I would recommend you look at:

  1. Hormonal Balance 
  2. Probiotic
  3. Menopause Relief and
  4. Hormonal Balance
Take a good look at those I think you'll find that they offer a lot of assistance for breast health.
And as always please be your own best health advocate you're the only one that can make those decisions for yourself.