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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.