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I began asking, “How do you treat estrogen dominance symptoms naturally?” when I found out the cause of endometriosis was estrogen dominance. I googled “estrogen dominance symptoms” and found I had over a third of the 40 symptoms. I discovered Female Balance by NOW to dramatically improve my health after experiencing symptoms of estrogen dominance for several years.
Treat Estrogen dominance naturally with Diet changes
For 11 years now, we’ve followed the Blood Type Diet. Recently in the past 3 years it’s risen to a more detailed diet called the Genotype Diet which is based not just on your blood type but your genetics as well.
I believe that this is the reason I never gained a lot of weight, which is a symptom of estrogen dominance and endometriosis. I found the wheat/white flour in breads, pastas, cakes and boxed foods instantly packed the pounds on me. Taking the weight off is next to impossible.
Even taking the Female Balance product, I still have to be cautious about what I eat. I struggle some with ovulation still. My pain varies from month to month depending on what I’ve eaten. I can’t eat ANY wheat products at all. Instead, we use spelt, a cousin to wheat, but I can only have it occasionally.
Sugar is a HUGE no-no. Think about how much you eat that contains sugar. At first most people think they don’t get much sugar. Well, you’re probably thinking candy as sugar. What about your coffee? Donut? Soda? Ice cream? Cake? Breads (yes, they have sugar… read your labels), the list is endless. Only fruits with natural sugars are safe, and depending on your blood type, some of those should be avoided.
Why is estrogen dominance a problem in the first place?
If I eat healthy, natural food why do I have it?
Everything we buy at the store from the dairy products, to eggs, to all meats are so laced with hormones they destroy our bodies. If you are a meat eater, buy hormone/pesticide-free and grass-fed meat. Since it is so expensive, we have started raising our own beef and mutton.
Possible symptoms of estrogen dominance
- Acceleration of the aging process
- Allergies, including asthma, hives, rashes, sinus congestion
- Autoimmune disorders such as lupus erythematosis and thyroiditis, and possibly Sjoegren’s disease
- Breast cancer
- Breast tenderness
- Cervical dysplasia
- Cold hands and feet as a symptom of thyroid dysfunction
- Copper excess
- Decreased sex drive
- Depression with anxiety or agitation
- Dry eyes
- Early onset of menstruation
- Endometrial (uterine) cancer
- Fat gain, especially around the abdomen, hips and thighs
- Fibrocystic breasts
- Foggy thinking
- Gallbladder disease
- Hair Loss
- Increased blood clotting (increasing risk of strokes)
- Irregular menstrual periods
- Magnesium deficiency
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
- Polycystic ovaries
- Premenopausal bone loss
- Prostate cancer
- Sluggish metabolism
- Thyroid dysfunction mimicking hypothyroidism
- Uterine cancer
- Uterine fibroids
- Water retention, bloating
- Zinc deficiency
If you think that you might have endometriosis, before surgery consider a natural remedy to cure estrogen dominance symptoms. While I am not giving medical advice, what worked for me was a change of diet, an excellent EFA supplement, and NOW’s Female Balance.
I discovered Female Balance by NOW to dramatically improve my health after experiencing symptoms of endometriosis for several years. This answered my questions of “How do you cure endometriosis naturally?”
I began to experience pain last September that was worse than I had experienced for the last 5 years. I worried about this being more serious than I had first expected. I met two people that same year with endometriosis. One friend had surgery and was still in a lot of pain. Doctors had not decided what to do with my other friend because a major artery running through her uterine area connects to her intestines, making surgery dangerous.
Discovering the cause of endometriosis
Because these stories were so fresh in my mind I googled “what are the symptoms of endometriosis.” I was surprised that I had five of the six symptoms listed on the website I found. They said the only cure was menopause. Well, Dearie, that’s probably still 15-20 years away for me. I can’t wait that long.
Looking at the two ladies I’d met last year, I didn’t want surgery. Yet I knew I couldn’t let it continue to a dangerous level. I wanted a natural remedy these symptoms. I searched “what causes endometriosis?” Endometriosis develops when a woman’s hormones are not balanced.
Discovering a cure for endometriosis
I read about Female Balance by NOW being able to reverse endometriosis and allow my body to start working correctly. One source I read said to take wild yam (which Female Balance has in it as well as some other herbs to help regulate this problem) for about 6 months and you should be good. One should not take it during the week of menstruation.
Rather than taking the dosage on the label (one pill three times per day), I took only one per day. I was especially looking to get rid of the pain. I was tired of always being in pain. It drains me so much I can hardly do anything that involves bending over because it kills my back. I was always exhausted and fell asleep if I were to sit down on the couch.
The most painful time of the month for me was ovulation not menstruation. When I ovulated I’d find myself looking for a pain killer because my ovaries and uterus hurt so badly. The very first month on Female Balance, I was so relieved to go through ovulation pain-free!
Weight loss while treating endometriosis naturally
While I was only taking Female Balance for the endometriosis and estrogen dominance symptoms, one Sunday morning a lady at church says, “You look skinnier. Have you been losing weight?” I had noticed I had thinned out.
I said, “You know, that’s been happening but I don’t know why. My hair stopped falling out too.” I thought it was maybe the essential fatty acids (EFA) from fish oil I was taking. My midwife had recommended EFA’s when I told her what I was suffering. Because I was no longer in any pain, I didn’t stop to think it was the Female Balance still doing its job.
In a month, I went from size 12 back down to size 10. I’ve continued to stay at size 10 in spite of the holidays. Usually, I graduate to a size 14 every year from the holidays until spring.
Hair regrowth while treating endometriosis naturally
Before using the Female Balance supplement, I would loose a glob of hair every shower. When I brushed my hair, I lost enough to supply my husband with a wig… and a beard to boot! My braid used to be the thickness of two drumsticks (the rhythm instrument, not the chicken or turkey kind). It became as thin as a pencil. It looked scrawny, dry, flat, and had lost its shine.
After taking Female Balance for 4 months, my hair is twice as thick now.
Other improvements from natural treatment of endometriosis
I have more energy. I’m not in constant pain. Menstruation is normal (did you know that starting menstruation with brown blood is a sign of endometriosis? I’ve had that since I began at age 12!).
I’d been having a lot of asthma attacks for no reason back in September. Generally for me, an asthma attack came at the end of an allergy attack. However, without having any allergy problems, I’d find myself wheezing. Again, this is a symptom of estrogen dominance.
Apparently many people gain a lot of weight with a hormonal imbalance. I had tried taking off the pounds I had suddenly gained that year. For a month, I jogged on the treadmill but lost nothing.
Before surgery, consider if a natural remedy to cure endometriosis symptoms might work for you. While I am not giving medical advice, what worked for me was a change of diet, an excellent EFA supplement, and NOW’s Female Balance. Read more on estrogen dominance…