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Can to much Oestrogen be a bad thing?

Updated: Jan 24

Many hormonal symptoms such as PMS, mood swings, irritability, painful or heavy periods (to name just a few), can be due to hormonal imbalance. Every system in our body is connected, and our gut health is intrinsically linked to our overall health and hormonal balance.

One example is how oestrogen can often be dominant, meaning there is an excess of oestrogen in the body relative to progesterone. Oestrogen plays a beneficial role across many body systems, including reproductive and hormonal health, however also in our cardiovascular, bones, brain, skin and hair for example. However, as the saying goes ‘Can you have too much of a good thing?’ The answer is yes you can, and can often lead to a variety of health problems.

How can we support our bodies to balance our hormones and remove excess oestrogens?

Our liver and digestive system prepares and deactivates our used hormone oestrogen for excretion via the digestive system and the kidneys. Therefore, ensuring our digestive system and bowel elimination is optimal is essential.

Here are my top 3 tips for improving your oestrogen clearance!

1. Include a wide variety of vegetables in your diet, these will provide you with fibre to aid your digestive system and prebiotics to feed your gut, and of course many essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals needed to for hormonal health and balance.

2. Ensure you are hydrated. The digestive system and bowel require a good supply of water to move food along the tract, soften stools and keep you regular.

3. Reduce your sugar and alcohol intake. These often make for an unhappy gut and can feed pathogenic bacteria and yeasts leading to dysbiosis of the gut (AKA an unhappy gut). This places extra burden on the liver and other body systems vital for detoxification and elimination.

Claire's approach is to investigate the underlying issues and help support hormonal balance. Nourishing our hormonal health can improve these symptoms significantly with our aim to support, educate and return our hormones to balance and to optimal function.

Although not always necessary, diagnostic testing is available to help us understand your presenting picture and look at contributing factors to help address getting you back into balance. Other testing such as genetic testing may also be helpful to determine gene variants that may contribute to your symptoms.

If you want to know more, and start feeling your best, book a FREE discovery call with Claire

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