Fighting External Estrogens
We have all heard the phrase ‘calories in, calories out’ when it comes to weight loss. However, if you are struggling with your weight loss regimen, trying to maintain a healthy weight or simply perplexed by what is happening to your body at any age, it’s time to learn about ‘estrogen dominance’.
Estrogens are widely understood as something our bodies produce, however, did you know that external estrogens are everywhere and need to be balanced in order to live and maintain a healthy lifestyle? From an article in the The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, we read that estrogen dominance can be a complex situation with serious ramifications. Every day we are exposed to environmental xenoestrogens, a compound found in lotions and detergents. We may also be exposing ourselves to synthetic estrogens, like those found in birth control pills. If we have digestive issues this puts a strain on the estrogen-detoxification process of the liver. Stress strains our adrenals and thyroid, as well as, poor diet and unresolved emotional issues, leading to excess estrogen.
When this ever increasing amount of estrogens in our system goes unchecked and are not balanced by the use of natural progesterone, the results can be frustrating and serious. Counterproductive symptoms include fat gain around the abdomen, where more estrogens are stubbornly stored, decreased sex drive, decreased energy and so much more.
Take time to understand that your weight loss efforts are so much more than calories in, calories out. The first key to unlocking your weight loss potential is balancing your hormones and I am here to support you. T