How High Estrogen Levels Affect Your Health

The symptoms of estrogen dominance affect millions of women worldwide. Estrogen dominance is a syndrome in which the natural balance of two key female hormones estrogen and progesterone goes out of control. Meaning, the levels of the former hormone rise undesirably in relation to the progesterone levels. As a result, you might experience sleep problems, weight changes, increased stress, sluggish metabolism and decreased sex drive.

Estrogen dominance an be managed with a sensible diet and clean lifestyle options such as going for organic foods, avoid unhealthy saturated fat, increase daily fiber intake, get enough sunshine vitamin, cut down on foods with high glycemic index (GI), and take care of your liver as is helps ensure hormone balance. Stay active – it helps metabolize estrogen into other compounds. Get supported too with natural and chemical free supplements such as DIM.

DIM (3,3′-Diindolylmethane) is a powerful anti-estrogenic chemical commonly present in vegetables such as broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower. According to a study published in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention, DIM converts estrogen into less active chemicals.

Thus, it might also help to prevent breast cancer that is caused by high estrogen levels in the body. This study is in line with a 2002 study which found indole-3-carbinol (I3C) is a powerful chemical that works against the effects of estrogen. As a matter of fact, DIM is prepared from I3C.

To increase the effectiveness of these herbal supplements, you may use it with BioPerine or black pepper. The active chemical in BioPerine, piperine, increases the absorption of herbal chemicals from the digestive tract. 

 

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