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Estrogen is the dominant female sex hormone that is responsible for regulating the menstrual cycle, breast growth, pubic and underarm hair, cholesterol levels, bone health and even some brain functions. It is a crucial hormone for women, one they couldn’t live without.

However, too much estrogen in your body can lead to estrogen dominance, which is a common condition although not recognized as a major health concern. In the USA alone, estrogen dominance affects 50% of the women over 35. Many women know how to recognize the signs of the condition, but have no idea what to do to resolve them. Luckily, we’ll show you a simple protocol that will restore the balance of your hormones and prevent further problems.

Here are the 10 most common signs of estrogen dominance:

  • Insomnia;
  • Hair loss;
  • Thyroid dysfunctions;
  • Abnormal periods;
  • Bad PMS symptoms;
  • Fatigue;
  • Brain fog;
  • Slow metabolism;
  • Low libido;
  • Weight gain.

Here’s the protocol you need to follow in order to treat and prevent the condition:

Remove xenoestrogens

Xenoestrogens are a side-effect of the increasing industrialization in the world. They can mimic estrogen in the body, confusing the brain and throwing your hormones out of balance. Xenoestrogens are present in plastic bottles, plastic Tupperware, birth control pills, tap water, soy protein isolate, non-organic dairy products, makeup, cosmetics and toiletries.

Efficient elimination

If you’re chronically constipated, you won’t be able to remove the excess estrogen from your body. It will just go back to your bloodstream and circulate through your veins causing problems. Before starting a detox process, you should make sure you’re having proper bowel movements. If you’re not, follow these tips:

  • Drink 2-3 liters of water daily to stay hydrated;
  • Use magnesium citrate supplements;
  • Eat probiotic fermented foods such as kimchi and sauerkraut;
  • Half of your plate should be filled with veggies;
  • Add a scoop of fiber to your meals and smoothies.

Liver and estrogen detoxification

To eliminate the excess estrogen from your body, you need to clean your liver first. During the first 2 stages of the process, the liver turns the excess estrogen to a water-soluble form that can be easily excreted. Here are some tips on boosting your liver function:

  • Avoid overeating or drinking too much;
  • Take vitamin B supplements;
  • Eat more beets, dandelion greens, dark leafy vegetables, artichoke, onions, garlic, leeks, cruciferous vegetables and shallots;
  • Drink 2-3 liters of water daily;
  • Eat a diet based on whole foods;
  • Consume herbal tea such as dandelion, milk thistle, barberry, gentian, licorice, ginger, rosemary, burdock root and red clover.

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