Migraines, PMS, Weight gain, Irritability, and Fibroids. What do these have in common?
When I was in my 40’s, I would get a 3-day migraine monthly right before my cycle. They were excruciating and would take me down for the entire 3 days.
The doctor wanted to give me meds, but since I don’t even take Ibuprofen, that was out of the question. I wanted to know why this was happening regularly, and I wanted the solution. For awhile I suffered, (which was unnecessary), until my digging pointed me in the direction of ESTROGEN DOMINANCE.
I ordered a saliva test showing my hormone and cortisol levels. This was the proof I needed, that I was estrogen dominant. My progesterone level was too low, and cortisol levels were too high. This put me in a place of hormone imbalance. In my body this was showing up with monthly migraines. For others it may be weight gain, bad moods or fibroids. This will be explained more in part 2.
Estrogen dominance is defined as an imbalance of the amount of estrogen compared to the amount of progesterone in a woman’s body. In men, it’s the amount of estrogen compared to the amount of testosterone.
This affects the majority of my client’s today, and our society. Women of all ages, men, and unfortunately , now children, are showing signs of estrogen dominance.
Primary symptoms of estrogen dominance for women are, anxiety, cramps with heavy bleeding, water retention, cravings, fat around hips, thighs, and belly, gallbladder problems, low thyroid, sleep disturbances, PCOS, Endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, elevated triglycerides, a feeling like you are going crazy, bloating, mood swings, acne, headaches/migraines, and cancers.
Any of these sound familiar?
Main symptoms for men are “Man Boobs”, weight gain in the belly, prostate issues, hair loss, insomnia, anxiety, brain fog, difficulty in peeing, fatigue, loss of muscle mass, and an “I don’t give a ____ “ attitude.
Today, our sweet children are now developing so much earlier in life. One reason is too much estrogen in their body.
Hormones are not just for creating babies. They influence how you feel, think, use nutrients, and see the world around you. When they are out of balance you look and feel crappy. You can try and fix the symptoms with surgery, HRT, pills, or Botox, but that’s just a band-aide. The issue of estrogen dominance is still in your body and will show up in other areas. Until you deal with the root cause of your symptoms – , your body will scream louder.
So, what do you do, and how do you fix this?
In part 2, I will cover the reasons you may be estrogen dominant and how saliva testing can point you in the right direction.
Part 3 will cover what you can do to balance your hormones to look and feel your best.
Great energy is my wish for you!