Causes of high estrogen

How To Reduce High Estrogen Levels

 Do You Have High Estrogen Levels?

This article is for anyone who has high estrogen levels and wants to find out how to reduce their estrogen naturally.

While there are signs and symptoms of high estrogen for men and women, the only way to really know what your hormone levels are is to do a hormone test. There are several ways of doing this including blood tests, saliva tests, and urine tests.

I prefer the DUTCH urine test to measure sex hormones as it tells us the levels of the 3 different types of estrogen plus how your body is detoxifying the estrogen. There are 3 different pathways your body can detoxify estrogen down, one is a healthy pathway while the other two can lead to increased cancer risk, cysts, and fibroids.

Knowing how your body detoxifies estrogen helps guide the type of treatment that you do to lower your estrogen levels.

Find Out More About The DUTCH Test To Measure Adrenal and Sex Hormones

The Importance of Estrogen Detoxification

Estrogen is metabolized by the liver and cleared out of the body through the bowel, if this process is not working optimally it can lead to either high levels of potentially toxic estrogen or reabsorbing estrogen back into circulation.
There are 3 pathways in which liver can be metabolized and they are the 2, 4 and 16 Hydroxy estrone pathways. While excess estrogen causes many health problems like hormone dysregulation in women and excess body fat in men, the real danger is that the estrogen metabolized through the 4 and 16 pathways increase the risk of cancer, especially breast, ovarian and prostate cancer.

Read this article if you would like to find out more information on the causes of high estrogen

Causes of Hormone Balance

Healthy Estrogen Relies on Good Liver and Gut Function

While a healthy gut can help to eliminate excess estrogens from the body, an unhealthy digestive tract which is fuelled by refined carbohydrates, processed foods, gluten, and alcohol can lead to leaky gut and an up-regulation of an enzyme called B-glucuronidase, this breaks apart the bound estrogen that is getting excreted out of the body through the intestines making it easier to reabsorb into the body.

This can be one of the biggest causes of excess estrogen in women and men. Beneficial bacteria can prevent this from happening by reducing dysbiosis as it is high levels of the bad bacteria that uncouple the bond between estrogen and glucuronic acid.

The solution to improve elimination of estrogen through the bowel is to eat a real food diet which is high in dietary fiber from vegetables, flaxseeds, psyllium and even legumes if your body tolerates them ok. If you have high levels of estrogen then also improving detoxification through the liver is important and herbs such as Silybum, Schisandra, Tumeric, Broccoli, catechins from green tea plus the amino acids glutamine, taurine, cysteine, and glycine are essential to improving phase one and two liver detoxification.

Other nutrients that are important for detoxification of estrogen include the B vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids, and a substance called DIM which is found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, but to get good levels of DIM it is best to take it in a supplement form.

Test Your Gut Function and B-glucuronidase Levels With The G.I Map Test

Insulin Resistance and Estrogen

Insulin resistance and a higher carbohydrate diet can also increase estrogen levels, if you have excess body fat you may need to reduce carbohydrates (except still eat lots of vegetables and the other fiber-rich foods such as flaxseeds and psyllium). This is especially important for women with PCOS and men with excess estrogen as the insulin resistance will up-regulate the aromatase enzyme causing excess estrogen.

Increase Phytoestrogens

Increasing phytoestrogens can help to reduce the effect of estrogens, the plant-based estrogens found in the phytoestrogens bind to estrogen receptors in the body, but they do not have the same effect as they are much weaker than estrogen from the body or from chemicals.

Lignans and isoflavones are the main phytoestrogens and they can also help to reduce the aromatase enzyme and stop testosterone being turned into estrogen, this is especially important for men.

The best phytoestrogens to include in the diet are flaxseeds, sesame, leafy greens, alfalfa, legumes plus herbal teas like red clover and Green tea.

Reducing Aromatase Enzyme Activity

We have already discussed a couple of ways to reduce aromatase enzyme activity like decreasing body fat, reducing insulin resistance and increasing the intake of phytoestrogens but there are also specific nutrients that will help to reduce the aromatase enzyme.

Zinc is the number one inhibitor and commonly a nutrient that is deficient in men and women, depending on the person they may need 20 – 50 mg of zinc a day, other nutrients that are important are selenium and magnesium.

Preventing high estrogen levels

While improving detoxification and elimination of estrogen is important to keep estrogen levels in balance plus reducing down activity of the aromatase enzyme by supplementing with Zinc stops testosterone from getting converted to estrogen in men… We also have to look at other lifestyle factors to reduce estrogen levels.

Reducing alcohol consumption can help to reduce estrogen levels in men and women, for some people, this means reducing alcohol consumption but for others, it may be necessary to eliminate alcohol for a period of time, this will also help liver function.

Estrogen’s in the environment are also a major problem, these can be found in plastics (even BPA free ones!), cleaning products, personal care products, factory farmed meats, it’s used so much in society it is hard to avoid but we can reduce our exposure and improve our detoxification.

Genetics

Some people have genetic polymorphisms with certain genes, which means that their ability to detoxify estrogen is reduced. Genes in the cytochrome P450 pathway and the COMT pathway increase the risk of high estrogen, and also the chance that the estrogen is going to be detoxified down the unhealthy pathway into the 4 and 16 Hydroxy estrone, rather than the healthy 2 Hydroxy estrone. This does not mean that if you have these genetic polymorphisms that you will have high estrogen but you will have to work a bit harder to reduce your exposure and improve your elimination of estrogen from the body.

Treat the cause of hormone problems

Treat the cause of hormone problems

Summary

If you have had a sex hormone test and you find that you have high estrogen levels these are the steps you need to take.

These are the top 3 products I recommend to reduce estrogen levels 

DIM Plus take 1-2 capsules twice daily depending on your test results

 Double strength Zinc Picolinate 1-2 capsules daily

 Calcium D Glucarate 1 capsule 2-3 times daily

  1.  Improve liver detoxification using DIM, herbs, B vitamins and amino acids
  2. Improve bowel function by increasing fiber, good bacteria, eliminating processed foods and addressing leaky gut
  3. Reducing excess weight by reducing carbohydrate intake, this will help to reduce insulin resistance
  4.  Decrease aromatase enzyme activity by supplementing with Zinc and Selenium
  5.  Reducing estrogen exposure by limiting alcohol and environmental estrogens

Testing High Estrogen levels

The best way to test your estrogen levels is with the DUTCH hormone test, as this test not only measures your sex hormones but also assesses how your body is detoxifying estrogen, if you have high estrogen this helps to implement a more specific treatment plan for you.

The DUTCH test also assesses your adrenal function, measuring both your free cortisol and total cortisol production, this is important as high cortisol can be a cause of high estrogen.

You can order the DUTCH Test Here

Testing gut function can also be an important step to working out “why” you have high estrogen, I recommend a stool test like the G.I Map test that measures beneficial and pathogenic bacteria levels, candida and parasites to assess gut function. The G.I Map test also measures b-glucuronidase levels which when elevated can be a prime cause of high estrogen levels.

Find out more about the G.I Map Test Here

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108 comments
sheridan says February 2, 2016

My estrogen is very high I am sixty an I need help what food I should eat my weight is two hundred and eighty I have to lose weight.

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    michael says February 2, 2016

    Hi Sheridan, if you need to lose weight a good place to start is with a real food paleo style diet. If you are already eating well and not losing weight I would also check out adrenal function and thyroid hormones. If you need help with your diet or hormone testing let me know by emailing michael@planetnaturopath.com

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    Chris says February 20, 2018

    Skip microwaving anything especially in plastic, avoid plastic bottles when possible. Eat carciferpus vegetables and get rid of that fat. I recommend floragen3 to everyome to get rid of excess build up and help digestive tract work MUCH better. Go to Walgreens or Wal-Mart for that.

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sheridan says February 2, 2016

Your advice is important to me . I read and it is very interesting .

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Emma says February 5, 2016

Great post!! I experience agonizing pain from periods and was reading up on a chemical called prostaglandin also related to estrogen that contributes to pain. I will get a little more strict on my paleo life style and limit meat to see if pain is minimized.

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    rayann says March 24, 2017

    I think your painful periods are due to PCOS

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sarah says February 24, 2016

Hi,I’m 29 and I have 3 fibroadenoma in my left breast and fibrocystic in my two breast.how can I reduce risk of cancer and the size of my fibroadenoma?thanks.

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    michael says February 28, 2016

    Hi Sarah

    I would recommend doing a test such as the DUTCH hormone test to check your hormone levels and how you are detoxifying estrogen, this can help guide the best way to treat

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Trupti says March 2, 2016

Hi,

I’m 28 and having fibrocystic in my right breast, it pains before my periods and after the period there will not be any pain. And few months back when i did my thyroid test TSH was 6.2 so doctor suggested to take Thyronorm 25mcg for 3 months and after that I am taking 1/2 tablet per day. My period is also not normal it doesn’t come on time it gets delayed from 1.5 month to 2 months. Now I am on Amway Food Supplements Omega 3, Milk Thistle, Garlic and Calcium Tablets (From one week) and taking Ayurveda medicines (From 4 months) for the cyst. Please suggest me how to overcome with the pain and how to normalize my periods. Thanks.

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    michael says March 3, 2016

    Hi Trupti, I would look at doing a DUTCH hormone test to identify your hormone levels and importantly how you are detoxifying estrogen. Have you had your T4 and T3 levels checked? This is also important. I cannot give specific advice here without seeing your lab results and going through a consultation process

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Rad says March 11, 2016

Hi
My age is 25yrs nd i am married,i am trying to get conceive and i have irregular periods so my doctor gave me tab ovaashiel ds and maxogest. I am taking this tablets for 3 months and 2 days before i had my blood test and it showing high level of estrodiol 5036pmol/L. Is it because of those medicines??will it lower if i stop taking those medicines??

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    michael says March 17, 2016

    I would talk to your doctor about changing the medication, look at diet and nutrition first

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    rayann says March 24, 2017

    You don’t need your period to get pregnant. I conceived my son having no period for about 8 months.
    Try black cohosh. Natural food store. Liquid. I took it for 3 months and got pregnant after 6 plus yrs of trying.
    Good luck.

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Linda says March 14, 2016

Hi I have the double mutation on my methylation gene and have been told green tea and coffee slow down my comt the problem is a multi I want to take has green tea in it plus 4 years ago I had breast cancer I also take activated b vitamins and brocolli sprouts to help
This pathway

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Katie says March 23, 2016

I have epilepsy and on keeping a diary it was mainly when my period was due. I am now post-menopausal and i am still having seizures monthly, with extreme anxiety and diahorrea. The epilepsy consultant doesnt believe that it is connected to hormones, so keeps upping my drugs. I have started using natural progesterone and would appreciate any other advice re diet/vitamins etc. Thank you.

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    michael says March 24, 2016

    Hi Katie, have you tried a ketogenic diet? This can be very effective for epilepsy and even drug resistant epilepsy

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Blesi says March 29, 2016

Hi. I’m having hormonal imbalance problem because of too much estrogen. My doctor said I have a hyperplasia with atypical cells already, it’s the severe stage of hormonal imbalance. I’m so tired of my medications, pills because the side effects are so stressing. I wanted to go natural so I started not eating dairy products, anything with soya, no pork, beef, chicken and some seafoods that are grown into farms, no processed foods and limiting sugar intake. It’s more than 2 months now and still my estrogen are high, please help me.

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    Michael says April 25, 2016

    Have you tried implementing the recommendations in the article?

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Raymond Bokenkamp says April 26, 2016

Thank you ~

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silver says May 2, 2016

I have excess estrogen and it causing me to add weight.what kind of fruit should I avoid and excersis I should be doing to help myself?

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    Michael says May 20, 2016

    Fruit in moderation is ok unless you have insulin resistance. High intensity interval training is the best exercise

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CESAR says May 10, 2016

I THINK THAT THIS IS A VERY GOOD INFORMATION ABOUT “ESTROGEN” ELIMINATION USING FOOD.

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Carol says May 11, 2016

Thanks for this. I found it informative, pragmatic and a comfort (having just received results of raised estrogen).

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    Michael says May 20, 2016

    Good luck Carol on lowering your estrogen, you will have success following these tips

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jessica says May 15, 2016

i have complet five years in marriage, but have not been pragnant because of hormonal imbalance. pls advice me in what to do, i have also went to test, but it tested normal, but am still filling discharge in my breast.

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    Michael says May 20, 2016

    Hi Jessica if the standard hormone tests came back normal I would recommend doing the DUTCH hormone test. A consultation with a practitioner is the best option to see what specific things you need to do …. let me know if you need more help

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Mary says June 14, 2016

Thank you–It’s been suggested I go off soy as my estrogen is high and it looks like I could eventually develop breast cancer–normally my diet is very good but as I look at it, everything seems to have soy to some degree. I’m 70.

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    Michael says June 16, 2016

    Minimising soy which is in so many processed foods and adopting a real food approach is a good idea, testing how your body detoxifies soy is also a good idea

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Joanne says June 24, 2016

I am 45 and suddenly have very bad melasma. It is all over my face in deep, condensed patches. I have PCOS, Celiac’s, SIBO, and Candidda. I eat low fodmap in addition to being vegan (7 years). I am hypothyroid and have MTHFR mutation. I have high lead levels which I have done several rounds of Chelation and very high CRP levels (17). I literally woke up one day, almost two years ago, with these patches all over my face. It is getting worse. I have been to the dermatologist, herbalist, naturopath etc. I have been overweight for 16 years (weight gain started when I went off birth control) I gained nearly 175lbs in 2 years while being on Weight Watchers, having a nutritionist, and a trainer. I have been on DIM for about a year, do coffee enemas for my liver and I am desperate. I hate my face and am so embarrassed to be in public. From what I understand, high estrogen levels can be the cause of Melasma. I am hoping to get this fixed. The dermatologist only wants to do chemical peels but I want to stop and reverse the reason this is happening. I am frustrated and desperate. Any suggestions?

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    Michael says June 26, 2016

    Hi Joanne

    With so many health issues it may not be optimal for you to be Vegan, some people can thrive on this diet but many people do not. This does not mean you need to eat poor quality unethical food, but including some animal protein/ fats may help your situation. Have you had your hormone levels checked? The SIBO could be a cause of this also, low FODMAP helps the symptoms but does not eliminate SIBO. Fixing the gut will help most skin conditions and even excess hormones

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Tanya says June 25, 2016

In the past year I have had a large fibroid removed and now have a 2cm breast cyst among many other small ones. I am 41 with family history of breast cancer. I have been trying to conceive for years and am not ready to give up quite yet. Are these recommendations you’ve made safe for conception or pregnancy? Is it ok to take the supplements you are recommending?

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    Michael says June 26, 2016

    Hi Tanya

    I would look at doing the DUTCH test or if you are trying to conceive the DUTCH cycle mapping which tracks your hormone levels every 5 days throughout your cycle, this can help work out exactly what your hormones are doing and what you might need to do to optimise conception.. The supplement that I am recommending are safe when trying to conceive but some may need to be stopped when your pregnant.

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Mia Ali says July 21, 2016

Your article is helpful. I’m a 18 year old teenager and have higher estrogen level. I don’t know how that works but I need serious help also I have absent periods. (Not sexually active).

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    Michael says July 25, 2016

    With absent periods I would investigate if you have PCOS

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Esther bukola Olaniyi says July 21, 2016

have low progestrone,my estrogen is high. am 33 trying to conceive have done hormone profile test which shows that my estrogen is high. what can i do?

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    Michael says July 25, 2016

    If you combine the estrogen lowering tips with the herbs Vitex, Withania plus B6 this should help raise progesterone, providing there is not an underlying cause like poor diet, stress, inflammation

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Suri says July 22, 2016

Hi , i am 39 years old. My period is very irregular for about 7 months. I check my hormones and estriodal is very high. My fsh and tsh and t4 are very good. My hair is falling so bad for a month. I am paleo. Any test should i do to find the problem ?

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    Michael says July 25, 2016

    Hi Suri

    To get a full picture of your hormone health I would do the DUTCH hormone test which measures the adrenal hormones as well as the sex hormones

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    Michael says July 30, 2016

    Testing adrenal function would be a good idea if your hair is falling out and you have high estrogen

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Tracey Gillespie says July 31, 2016

Hi
Very interesting article. I myself am convinced i have high estrogen or definately and imbalance of some sort. However my bloods from GP say different. I am 39. I have had both fallopian tubes removed in 2012 due to adhesions. I thought maybe this affected the hormones but not likely from reading up. I have been under great stress the last 3 years and ended up with fibromyalgia. Long story short in the last year i have put on weight and cant shift it, pains in joints, no sex drive, very bloated, tired all the time, very moody and emotional. I also have noticed that i am swollen a lot inside my vagina and intercourse is unpleasant most of the month. With reading my long winded comment do you think it sounds like i have hormonal issues? Thanks in advance Tracey.

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    Michael says August 2, 2016

    I have sent you an email Tracey

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Yolande Anders says August 10, 2016

I need to do a home test for a high estrogen level. Thanks

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mart says August 18, 2016

Hi,
I want to know about cruciferous-vegetable-extract. I have an important question. My father is 70 years old. His Total Testosterone is 343 & Free T is 10. Estrogen level = 20.

I want to buy the above product to increase his T levels but I am worried that taking your above product might not reduce the estrogen levels too much. As you mentioned in your article what optimum levels for estrogen is between 21-30 and too less(less than 18) and too much- both are bad. So I am afraid his levels might not reduce below 18.

Can you please provide your valuable opinion on the above question asked so that I can get clear before I proceed further.

Thanks a lot.

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    Michael says September 8, 2016

    Lowering estrogen would be a good idea plus focusing on zinc and other supplements to improve testosterone. Quality diet high in good fats is also important

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Jonetta says August 25, 2016

Hi! I just found out today that I have an endometrioma cyst. I have been dealing with irregular cycles for most of my adult life. I recently seen a GI doctor for horrible stomach aches lasting 4-6 days at a time correlating with my cycle. She found inflammation in my test results, but we haven’t done a colonoscopy as I’m 33 and a tad freaked out about the procedure. She also found a large cyst which brings the story to the present being that it’s an endometrioma. I have no children and have been trying for some time and with this news I may very well be sterile. Would these supplements help my issues?

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    Michael says September 8, 2016

    Jonetta if you have high estrogen they will help but I would do an extensive DUTCH hormone test to not only look at your hormone levels but how you are detoxifying the hormones.

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Tara says September 27, 2016

I’ve taken the DUTCH test and my holistic doctor explained that I have high estrogen levels said I’m not estrogen dominant. I still suffer effects of estrogen dominant symptoms. I’m doing most everything you suggested here and also take progesterone and testosterone bioidentically via troche form. I eat PALEO and mostly AIP actually. I also have Hashimotos – anymore recommendations? I’m at a healthy weight and excercise regularly. Still battle a lot of fatigue and depression.

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    Michael says September 29, 2016

    Hi Tara
    The end of your message was missing, did you get a treatment plan to help?

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    Michael says September 29, 2016

    Hi Tara
    You sound like you are doing many of the right things, it is hard to comment on treatment recommendations without knowing the full story and taking time to analyse all of your results. If you would like me to review your situation you can schedule an appointment here https://planetnaturopath.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?appointmentType=1810784

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Tami Staples says September 28, 2016

Need a text kit and sex test kit

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Tami Staples says September 28, 2016

Can I send you my labs? I need to block estrogen I don’t want to take tamoxifen. I have stage 1a 100% fed by estrogen d 99% fed progestogen. Can you please help me to stop this unhealthy path ways…I have blood tests and hormone tests

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Patricia Taylor says October 2, 2016

Dear Michael,
I am a 54 year old female very athletic, yoga, walking 4 miles a day and I eat extremely healthy no alcohol or smoking recently I have had terrible insomnia waking up 2-3 times during the night. Some nights no sleep at all! I recently went to an endocrinologist to check my hormones. I’m addition I also did a saliva test. My blood results show estroven. 33pg/ml estradiol 34pg/ml estriol is low 0.10 I tried HRT it was awful! So my question is… I recently have started using a natural progesterone cream with estriol, it’s called progesta care with progesterone and a low dose of estriol. With my recent blood test is the estriol a good plan? And should I include the Dim and a fish oil to lower the estradiol? I already do business vitamins and occasionally zinc. My Salvia test showed a depressed estriol 6 and estradiol was 13 testosterone was normal, progesterone was 44. I had been using just the progesterone cream but it doesn’t seem to help that is why I thought using it with estriol would help balance out my estrogen levels in hopes of getting back to a normal sleeping pattern! Mainly I want to be sure adding the estriol is a good idea. Finding a doctor who can help me figure this out has been difficult.

Thank you!

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Sherry Jackson says October 13, 2016

Hi – I’m really desperate for some help and don’t know what to do. I stopped taking the contraceptive pill Yasmin 8 months ago as I was getting agonising leg cramps. The first 3 months were ok but it has gotten increasingly worse- irregular periods, extreme comedogenic acne, oily skin, exhaustion, dark moods/crying/anger for no reason and in the past week instead of my period I have had bad pain around the womb/ovary area. I spoke to the doctor today who told me to go back on Yasmin which I won’t do. Am having a blood test. Any advice would help me so much, I am desperate. I take vitex, estroblock, probiotics, milk thistle, turmeric, evening prim oil, green tea, eat vegetables 5 days a week; however I do have small amounts of sugar in my diet and meat/carbs on the weekends. I have stopped excersizing as much in the last month to reduce cortisol. Please let me know what you think- thank you.

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Mary says December 24, 2016

I have side effects from the drug, Letrozole, which my doctor ordered to keep away stage 4 breast cancer. Stupid me only just figured out that I am taking it to lower my estrogen levels, which I would like to do naturally. The doc only said it will come back and kill me if I don’t take it.

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    Michael says January 9, 2017

    Hi Mary to find out how your body is detoxifying estrogen I would do the DUTCH hormone test, that will give you an idea of the best treatment options

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Carol Marder says December 30, 2016

Just had breast cancer surgery in July . Doctor put me on estrogen blockers. The side effects are so horrible I stopped taking the prescription. Want to go natural with diet and suppliments. Any suggestions? My tumor was small stage 1 with 100% estrogen receptor.

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    Michael says January 9, 2017

    Carol I would do the DUTCH hormone test to see how well your body is detoxifying estrogen, this is very important with cancer prevention, or having a relapse. Let me know if you would like more info about this

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jimlas says January 11, 2017

pls,i’m a guy nd i hve big but,stomach and breast fat.
i need help,i’m confused……Is there any remedy

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    Michael says January 26, 2017

    If you download the “how to lower estrogen pdf” you will get diet and nutrition tips to improving hormone health

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Mimi pour says January 16, 2017

I would like to find out about my hormones. Why I have such high anxiety and depression? 51 years old and been suffering since for 8 years now.
Thank you

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Kiran says February 4, 2017

Good evening, I was diagnosed with breast cancer which was removed during surgery and had 4 chemo and 15 radiotherapy sessions. I’m now prescribed with letrazole which I do not wish to start. Is there a natural herb/ drug I could take instead?

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    Michael says February 5, 2017

    Hello Kiran

    There are a few different natural herbal and nutritional supplements that you can take, but before I made any specific recommendations I would do a DUTCH hormone test plus assess other pathology tests to work out the best options for you.

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Jennifer says February 23, 2017

Hi,let me start by saying thank you for all that you do. I’m very confused. I recently had to have surgery because of the very many ulcers in my stomach. I had partial gastrectomy,where as they took half of my stomach. They said it would change my life. IT DID NOT!!!! So basically I’m asking 1- If the surgery was necessary. 2- what if anything could have been tried before the surgery.3- If you think I can do something now that might help and what that is. Please help me

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    Michael says March 9, 2017

    Hello Jennifer, sorry about the slow reply! Without knowing all of the information I cannot say if the surgery was necessary, but surgery does not usually address the underlying cause which is why it is not always successful. In my experience there is always something that can be done to improve digestion/ treat ulcers, the best option is to schedule a consultation to get started with a treatment plan https://planetnaturopath.acuityscheduling.com/

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Barbara says March 8, 2017

I have breat cancer for the 3rd time and now is in my right hip. I am Estrogen + HER2 negative Progesterene negative….I did chemo 2 times but refused radiation…I want to lower my estrogen naturally…..drugs will make things worse…I am very healthy and feel great….Any help is appreciated….God Bless

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    Michael says March 9, 2017

    Hi Barbara, did you get the “how to lower your estrogen guide”? If you need more specific help or would like to do some testing to find out how your body is detoxifying hormones (which is the main problem with breast cancer) you can schedule an appointment here https://planetnaturopath.acuityscheduling.com/

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Sheila says March 14, 2017

This is probably one of the best articles I have ever read on this subject. Thank you so much for sharing this information 🙂

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Michael says March 23, 2017

Hello Michael…I would like to know where I can find the Dutch hormone testing kit…thankyou

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Varah Jones says March 30, 2017

I would like the answer to my friend’s question sent to my email please. “I have calcification *D.C.I.S. in my right breast due to estrogen. What can I do to lessen my estrogen?

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    Michael says May 19, 2017

    It is a good idea to do a DUTCH hormone test to measure the level of hormones as well as how your body is detoxifying estrogen, this helps to understand the cause of the high estrogen and give you a more focused treatment plan. It is best to work with a practitioner when treating this type of condition rather than trying lots of different treatments.
    https://www.planetnaturopath.com/dutch-test/

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Mike Daciuk says April 18, 2017

What a great article. Very informative.

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sacha says April 27, 2017

hi i jus got back results of hormones and the estrogens levels are high wanted to know if all three tablets that u are recommending should be taken together

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    Michael says May 1, 2017

    Hi Sacha

    The standard estrogen does not tell you why your hormone levels are high, this is why I recommend the DUTCH test which helps to be more specific with treatment and the doses that you use. The tablets that I recommend can be taken together and will work better with the diet and lifestyle changes that I recommend

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Katie says June 5, 2017

Hi,I Was Born Without A Womb,Only 1 Kidney & 1 Ovary. I Suffer Very Badly With What I’m Led To Believe Is Ostrogen Levels. It Puts Me In & Out Of A ‘Coma Like’ Sleep For 24hrs & Dajavu Regularly Which Sends My Body Weak & The Physical Feeling Of Wanting To Be Sick. I Still Dont Understand It All Myself & Will Take Any Advice To Help It. I Am 28 & The Doctor Has Taken Me Off The Contraceptive Pill & Put Me On Transdermal Patch. Xx

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    Michael says June 15, 2017

    This sounds like a complex situation Katie. I cannot offer advice without more information but you can schedule a consultation

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Maria says July 1, 2017

I am 18 years old and have suffered with bad acne since 14 or so. For 3 plus years I was on antibiotics perscribed by my dermatologist which took the edge off, but never really healed my acne. I recently decided to stop taking them because they were wreaking havoc on my digestive system, but now Im back to square one. My acne around my mouth and chin is the worst its ever been and Im at a loss for what I should do. I conviced my PCP to order a lab to test my hormone levels and my testosterone is .82, so slightly high, estrogen is high and progesterone is low. Wondering if my levels being off is causing my acne? This whole process of playing my own doctor and attempting to fugure everything out without any guidance has been extremely frusterating. I would appreciate any advice!

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    Michael says July 9, 2017

    The hormones could be the driving force behind acne, it is important either to do a more advanced hormone test like https://www.planetnaturopath.com/dutch-test/ or get your estrogen, progesterone, testosterone plus SHBG tested on day 21 of your cycle. From what you described hormones sound like the problem and antibiotics taken continuously will affect gut function and make the problem worse in the long run, if your doctor has prescribed continuous antibiotics for 4 years it sounds like you need a new doctor.
    If you would like guidance you can schedule a consultation https://www.planetnaturopath.com/consulting/

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juliet nwodo says July 24, 2017

Guide me on how to balanced high progesterone and testosterone level.

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    Michael says July 24, 2017

    There are a number of different causes to high progesterone levels, this is not so common and to get a proper treatment plan you will need to schedule a consultation https://www.planetnaturopath.com/consulting/ so we can go through all of your test results and determine the cause

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86Darell says August 25, 2017

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Sara Carson says August 31, 2017

I had breast cancer, estrogen induced 95%. Tamoxifen is making me feel horrible. Joint pain, weight gain, hot flashes. I am going to go holistic with this. I am a massage therapist I need a healthy body with no pain. Do you this the things listed above would help me. Thank yiu!!

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LIZ says September 9, 2017

Dutch hormone kit.

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Danielle Amato says September 15, 2017

Thanks for the article. Very helpful. Hoping I can refrain from carbs!! We shall see.;)

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Simon says October 9, 2017

About two years ago my dentist told me I had bruxism and had me fitted with a night guard to wear during sleep. The night guard I wear over my top row of teeth for the duration of the night and is made of acrylic. The day I heard about the dangers of BPA I contacted my dentist immediately who then referred me onto the lab technician who fabricates the nightguards. They assured me that the nightguards are completely BPA free and safe to use.
I am in good health, have considerably good muscle mass and low bodyfat. In the two years I have used the nightguard I have not gained any weight and haven’t noticed any real changes in my health or mood. Either way I am still very concerned as there seems to be so much controversy towards this and given my situation I really can’t avoid the exposure to plastic. What would you advise in this situation?

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    Michael says October 16, 2017

    Hi Simon you can get your BPA levels tested to see what they are, I would also look at the underlying cause of the bruxism instead of just wearing a mouth guard

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Raheem says October 29, 2017

My girlfriend releases too much whitish liquid from her vargina when we are making love. She is a fat girl . Too much. Is this a disease or not. And how can she lower this

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    Michael says November 6, 2017

    You should probably talk to a medical doctor

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Christine says November 2, 2017

Hi,
I am 52, in good health, not at all overweight, never have been. The only thing on the labs was low in D, Iron, magnesium, and b12 which I have been taking vitamins for – all levels have come into the normal range. My estrogen has been as high as 300 on some tests. I get migraines, hormonal rosacea for which I take a daily antibiotic, Extreme Anxiety, I could go on and on with the symptoms that I know are all related because they have come and gone in tandem since I was around 17. I take a progesterone supp. and a beta blocker for anxiety but do not have high blood pressure. I am desperate to lower my estrogen. I have gone paleo 100% for about 2 months but felt bad on it and very constipated so I went off it but my diet is good overall and I do not drink. I know my issues are hormonal because while breastfeeding I felt beyond great and later discovered your estrogen is very low during this time. I’ve been in hell for 30+ years and NO doctor or alternative practitioner has ever had a clue as what to do with me except try and pump me full of progesterone – not helping. I’m thinking of just asking for an estrogen blocker but that would cause a whole other set of issues. Please advise me on what to try- I’ve done over 25 eastern and western therapies and nothing has been the solution. Some helped a bit I guess, some a waste of time and money. Thank you

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    Michael says November 6, 2017

    Hi Christine I cannot give specific advice in the comments section but being on antibiotics long term (or short term) can make your problems worse. It maybe that your anxiety and high estrogen are actually caused by an imbalance in your gut function as things like acne rosacea are connected with SIBO https://www.planetnaturopath.com/sibo-test/
    A good option would be to get schedule a consultation and I can help you work out a specific plan

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Aj says November 4, 2017

I take enzymes on an empty stomach for another issue is this bad since you mention the aromatase enzyme activity?

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    Michael says November 6, 2017

    Digestive enzymes are fine to take, they are different to the aromatase enzyme.

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Hash says November 25, 2017

I am losing hair a lot. What test i need to go for and what could be the problem. And these days i am feeling week. I am 24

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    Michael says November 25, 2017

    I would check your thyroid hormones TSH, T4 and T3 to make sure they are in the optimal range as well as the adrenal hormones. Also make sure you are eating a nutrient dense diet and address stress that can be affecting your hormones

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Kristen D Dean says November 29, 2017

Thank you for the good information. Fact that I was unaware of, till a few days after my daughter was born. She had a slight period and get mamory glands swelled slightly. I was so shocked. My mother was a NICU nurse for over 20 yrs. My pediatrician assured me it was because I had high estrogen levels and is not unheard of. Now, 7 years later, I am having almost every single symptom that you have in this article. Would you say the Dutch urine is the best way to go with Gyno. Thank you again.

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    Michael says December 6, 2017

    Yes the DUTCH test not only shows your hormone levels, including the 3 different types of estrogen, but it also shows how you are detoxifying estrogen and the methylation of estrogen which can help to explain why you have high estrogen and help you with a targeted treatment plan. It also measures the stress hormone cortisol which can also affect the sex hormones.
    The DUTCH test can be ordered here https://www.planetnaturopath.com/dutch-test/

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Janis Lovullo says December 18, 2017

Estrogen and cortosol levels are extremely high, loosing alot of hair 66 yrs old female.
What can I take to reduce both levels , had tests done by Funcitional doctor.

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    Michael says December 29, 2017

    If you have had testing done by your functional doctor it is best to talk to them as they have all of the information about your health history and results. We cannot make specific recommendations for anyone without a full consultation

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