An imbalance in hormones is likely related to Estrogen Dominance. Estrogen dominance describes a condition where a woman can have deficient, normal or excessive estrogen, but has little or no progesterone to balance its effects in the body. Even a woman with low estrogen levels can have estrogen dominance symptoms if she doesn’t have adequate progesterone. Estrogen dominance can affect women from 14 to 94.
Our food chain is laced with toxic pesticides, herbicides and growth hormones – a sea of endocrine-disrupting chemicals that mimic estrogen in the body. If we are overweight, our body’s store of excess fat can be converted into estrogen. Insulin resistance too can lead to estrogen dominance.
Estrogen dominance also occurs in men. As men age, weight gain causes estrogen to gradually rise, while levels of progesterone and testosterone gradually fall. We often find men over fifty have higher estrogen levels than women over fifty!
This indicates that these men may be low in progesterone and testosterone and often be experiencing elevated estrogen. In men breast cancer, prostate problems, and prostate cancer are related to estrogen dominance.
In women estrogen dominance results in hormone-related health problems such as: PMS, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, infertility, post-partum depression, weight gain, increased blood clotting, thyroid dysfunction, even breast and uterine cancer.
Dr. Cavalieri, Professor at the Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer and Allied Diseases, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center are on the brink of discovering that almost all human cancers found in Western civilization have the same origin – ESTROGEN! Estrogen, according to Dr. Cavalieri, is an initiator and promoter of cancer.
Estrogen Dominance can be detected by taking a saliva test. Rarely available from medical doctors, this simple very accurate test can reveal hormone levels. Men can also take this simple at-home test to determine if their hormones are out of balance predisposing them to hormone challenges.
Saliva testing is the most accurate method for measuring hormone levels. It is suggested that, women 30+ and men 45+, take a saliva test annually to keep track of their hormone levels.
Men and women who experience estrogen dominance generally feel bad much of the time – drug therapies are not the answer! There are safe, natural alternatives available. Women and men must become more informed about their own hormone health.
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