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Evolution and My Estrogen Dominance Protocol

Well, beauties, it sure has been a journey over the last year and a half with a labyrinth of classes including a wealth of nutritional biochemistry classes and hours upon hours of research.   While I have loved every second of my journey and know it is not, by a long shot, over, as most of you know, it creates a bit of a backlash when my views do a bit of a 180° in reference to diet and how to treat certain imbalances and dysfunctions.

While I respect everyone’s decision to follow whatever dietary plan works for them, I have come to understand that, as is the case in every generation, there are certain dietary principles that cause more harm than good, at the very least, to those with any kind of gut disorder, hormonal dysfunction, and/or thyroid dysfunction..  One of my favorite dietary dogmas is strict vegetarianism (I don’t use the OTHER V word simply because those decisions are usually made more for environmentally conscious reasons rather than nutrition reasons)  and the other is the “no sugar” bandwagon!!  I say they are my favorite because, for awhile, as I was trying to find a niche that people would find value in what i had to say, I jumped on both of these trains!!  Bear in mind I was also newly married and trying to conceive a child so the consequent breakdown of my own metabolism as a result of these extremes was really fun to undo.  (Note the sarcasm!)

Now, I know what you are thinking.  “Just because these ways of eating didn’t work for you doesn’t mean they don’t work for others!”  You would win a gold star for accuracy there, too.  I am not talking about what works in the short term though.  I am talking about how many of these nutritional theories do some pretty major damage long term!   It is here we begin with my biggest flip-flop.  How many of these dietary theories not only don’t work for anyone not in their 20’s or early 30’s if there is any hint of dysfunction (and give me a break, there are 20 somethings with the bodies of freakin’ supermodels downing Doritos and Twinkies espousing that YOU TOO could look like them!), but they can be, over time, downright dangerous to the metabolism.

It’s been awhile since I have addressed, head on, estrogen dominance and my views along with my knowledge on the subject has dramatically changed since the days of Taming Estrogen Dominance and Supplements to Reduce Estrogen Dominance.

So what exactly has changed in my protocol?

Well, I still feel bone broth is your friend (and encourage you to boil your greens with the bone/meat/cartilage and discard them) and still encourage grass-fed meats, preferably with the bone in and slow roasted or otherwise cooked.  I still recommend the vegetables (provided they are cooked WELL and have some healthy saturated fat like butter, ghee, or coconut oil) and I advocate fruit with every meal and, by all means, add a non-grain dessert like ice cream or creme brûlee.  You need some form of natural sugar to supply glycogen for the liver to detox properly.

I am decisively anti-nut and seed except for macadamia nuts, hazelnuts in small amounts, and the odd few Brazil nuts for their selenium content that is absorbable despite the anti-nutrients.  No matter how you soak most nuts there are those pesky anti-nutrients like phytic acid that just don’t let you absorb most nutrients.  Legumes like lentils need to be soaked well and eaten in limited qualities.

Beans should be a now and again treat instead of the basis for a diet for the same reason.  No matter how you slice it, there are just no really good ways of getting rid of the phytic acid and other anti-nutrients (not even sprouting eliminates them totally!) so, refried beans on your corn tortilla once every few weeks, fine.  Beans four times a week….not so much.  They are great little sources of protein but the protein just doesn’t absorb like from animal sources.  Nuts, seeds, and beans are PUFA rich and these fats tend to promote insulin resistance, are anti-thyroid and thus, estrogenic. They are also full of fiber and, for those that have read me extensively, you already know that too much of the wrong kind of fiber (indigestible fiber like cellulose) is like sticks and twigs for the gut.  That’s a big flip-flop, I realize, but even though on paper they are nutrient dense, if you can’t absorb these nutrients what is the point of eating them as a basis for an eating plan?

Don’t get me started on fish oils, flax seeds, and the new darling of the nutrition world, chia seeds.  The jury is still way out on just how much of these “essential fatty acids” are actually essential.  (There is a post forthcoming on this) and, since these fats tend to be polyunsaturated fats and, as in the case of both fish oils and flax or chia seed oils, are often rancid by the time they hit the shelves.  Flax and chia are high in linoleic acid as well which has a tendency towards constricting blood vessels which can lead to hypertension.  Conversely, the capric acid in coconut oil relaxes these blood vessels therefore are protective against hypertension.

I recommended green tea extract.  That hasn’t changed but I would rather you drink the green tea or use matcha in your ice creams and custards as a way of getting those polyphenols in a real food type of way.

I do still love tomatoes, watermelon, guava and papaya but grapefruit, I have found, can actually be estrogenic so I ask my clients to switch to orange juice with a pinch of sea salt instead of the grapefruit.

Eat cruciferous veggies (kale, spinach, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kohlrabi, rutabaga, etc.) to your heart’s content but eat them cooked well and with healthy fats.  These are the only way acceptable to eat them to counter the anti-thyroid effect of these vegetables.  Also, bear in mind, as with green leafies, they are full of cellulose which must be broken down to be even remotely digestible.  This cellulose also locks up the availability of nutrients much like phytic acid does in beans, nuts and seeds, so even though, yes, with cooking, some of the more delicate vitamins (for example C) is diminished, eating them raw really doesn’t make much of these nutrients bio-available anyway.

Bottom line for eating for estrogen dominance detox…..  Make sure you are getting plenty of protein, preferably from grass-fed and/or pastured animals, healthy fats from coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil (served cold), butter, and ghee, and natural sugars from a wide range of fruits and natural sugars like maple syrup, raw honey and even a little cane sugar, and a wide range of veggies (mostly low ground and root vegetables) well cooked (tomato, cucumber, onions, garlic, and carrot are all fine eaten raw) and with healthy fats (ditch the raw dark green leafy salads!) and relax and enjoy your food eating in a relaxed manner thus activating your parasympathetic nervous system increasing digestion and releasing stress.

As far as the supplements I still recommend Myomin, a Chinese herbal supplement aromatase inhibitor for reducing estrogen levels.  I also, in certain cases, still recommend Calcium D-glucarate as a means of liver support of both detox pathways I and II but I also make sure in these cases that I am adding Nutrisorb A, Vitamin E (in oil form), Vitamin D emulsion, and normally a Vitamin K2 liquid and niacinamide all as support to the body’s detox of estrogen and other used hormones, endotoxin, serotonin, and PUFAs stored in fat cells as they make their way through the detox pathways of the liver into the bowel for excretion.  This is, of course, case specific but I have found this is the best protocol for estrogen detox and as a protective protocol for thyroid and adrenals as well.

DIM is one of those supplements I am of two minds about.  While on one hand, DIM has been shown to be helpful in the short term for estrogen detox, the fact is, many rely on soy to act as a phytoestrogen and because the supplement is based on a phytonutrient in green leafies like kale, cabbage and broccoli and because of the “raw” movement, many, because of the combination, can be very hard on the thyroid.  IF you must use a DIM supplement find one without soy and then take it for the shortest amount of time possible.

For certain women, I recommend a bio-identical progesterone.  I used to recommend a cream but I have learned creams are very hard to absorb.   My favorite, if one decides to go down the progesterone route (and again, it is case specific), is Progestelle as it is an oil (coconut oil), and is highly absorbable.   I also like Kenogen’s Progest-E as a super concentrated USP progesterone dissolved in Vitamin E.  I use this personally as I can rub it on my gums and use it vaginally as well.  Before you decide to go down the progesterone route, it would be wise to consult with either a physician schooled in bio-identical hormones or a holistic practitioner to discuss your options and help you figure out the best dose for you as the literature can be confusing.

I don’t recommend zinc so much anymore because, with proper Vitamin D and other fat soluble vitamin intake usually the zinc levels normalize quite nicely.

As you can see, some things changed dramatically and some not so much.  I don’t recommend a “plant based” diet without a great deal of explanation that it must be balanced out with some sort of animal protein if detoxing from estrogen is to happen efficiently.

I have changed my supplement regimen but mainly the types of supplements rather than the quantity to make the body function much more efficiently in general, rather than merely focusing on estrogen dominance and ignoring the consequential thyroid imbalance that can come from an inefficient detox system.

So there you have it; what exactly has changed in my estrogen dominance protocol and why!

32 replies
  1. Alicia
    Alicia says:

    Hi Detox Diva!

    Can you say how much progesterone you recommend? I guess I have mild symptoms (though I could have sworn I was pregnant a couple months ago – lots of new “fluff” – especially in the boobs and sides and belly…..and thighs….sigh), but am very estrogen dominant. My P:E ratio is 3.9 and it’s supposed to be 200 or so, right? My doctor prescribed 25 mg in capsule form, but I have read that that will cause the estrogen sensors to wake up and make the ED worse. Thus, some recommend knocking it out with 200 mg a day for a few months, and then backing off. Do you subscribe to one theory or the other? I just got the prescription yesterday and haven’t started yet.

    I am a 44 year old mom to three little ones, if that matters to the response.

    Thank you for your wonderful blog!

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    • thedetoxdiva
      thedetoxdiva says:

      Oh we share that in common!! I have one year old triplets!! I like at least a 200 to 300 to one p:E ratio if that matters…. Your doctors are right in the respect that with such a skewed P:E ratio a higher dose IS the key. For you I would recommend the second progesterone Progest-E, I would recommend it either on your gums or vaginally, and I would recommend (because it is super concentrated) 6 drops 5 times a day! If you go with progestelle you will be using 100mg of it (200 is way too high) which is 5 droppers full spread out over the day (it would work mind you, just a lot “more”). You would use that for a few months and then taper down slowly to a normal dose. I would NOT do it in capsule form. I find it is not very metabolizable and really isn’t as effective but that’s been my findings. I prefer topical bio-identicals to any kind of capsule. Have you had your DHEA tested? Have you tried pregnenolone in addition to progesterone? I mean there are just so many variables before progesterone should be employed.

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      • Alicia
        Alicia says:

        Thank you for the reply! I will definitely buy some of the progest-e tonight. I sure hope it helps with the “puff” and estrogen dominance going on. I am also taking calcium d-glucarate, liver tone, and was planning on starting chaste tree, myomin, and maybe DIM for a short while. I feel like I need an estrogen flush or detox, if that makes sense. I did just start Naturethroid as well as a slew of supplements like D3, K2, iron, C, E, multi mineral, Rhodiola to help with high morning and night cortisol, etc. I hadn’t taken so much as a multi-vitamin before 5 weeks ago and now I am set! My energy has gotten SO much better, just from the iron and D. Oh, yes, the doctor is starting me on 10 mg of DHEA every day as mine was low (5.5 ng/mL in a range of 2-23). I also stopped “fake” sugar 5 weeks ago and 10 days ago I went gluten free. If I can just make myself go to sleep by 11 pm every night, that would help a ton! It’s tough with the little ones. I want 2-3 hours after they go to bed for some “me” time. I guess I just have to look at sleep as “me” time, for now, anyway.

        Thanks again Detox Diva!

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        • thedetoxdiva
          thedetoxdiva says:

          Chaste tree and DIM with everything you are on is going to be overkill. Make sure your K2 is in liquid form and try it on your gums as well!!

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          • Alicia
            Alicia says:

            Ha. Thanks. I was wondering about that. I am just so ready to get rid of the extra estrogen, I wanted to help it on out the door as much as possible. I’ll stick to one anti-estrogen at a time 😉 and when my current K2 runs out, check out the liquid form!

  2. anna
    anna says:

    this is exactly what I can not trust or feel being lost.you follow a life system and feel happy that is “healthy” and is supposed to be working the BEST way because its the “BEST” ever order ,,and after a short time you see those factors are not being considered that healthy or the protocol changes,what is your idea about that ?what is the reason that your protocoles should change anbd its not fixed .how can I trust such things out there because Ive gone through LOTS OF theories and systems so far today .

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    • thedetoxdiva
      thedetoxdiva says:

      Life is all about evolution! If you aren’t learning what works, trying, testing hypothesis how can you trust any of those theories? I personally test my theories and yes, am evolving my knowledge. You say you cannot trust and I say if you trust me you should EXPECT me to evolve my knowledge and bring you what’s current. If you notice I didn’t change much except for the supplements based on actual science. That’s what you should respect!

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  3. Ally
    Ally says:

    Hi Detox Diva, great blog as usual. I wish I had all this information 15 years ago! I was wondering if this protocol can also be used for menopause. With wildly fluctuating hormones high one minute low the next, it’s really hard to manage. No period for some months, then 2 in a row. It is such a crazy time in life, and one I can do without.

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    • thedetoxdiva
      thedetoxdiva says:

      Ally absolutely you can use this protocol for menopause!! In fact, since you are in that phase, you might want to use the protocol for 21 days in a row with the progesterone added!!

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    • thedetoxdiva
      thedetoxdiva says:

      I haven’t but lately, learning about methylation in depth, I am not SO thrilled with many of these products. They can and have caused many more side effects than needed.

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  4. Miranda
    Miranda says:

    Hi Detox Diva, Thanks again for a great article. Would you have the name of any trusted sources for Myomin. I live in Canada, and have tried to find it, but to no avail. I’ve actually gone ahead and done some reading on it, and the results sound great. M

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    • thedetoxdiva
      thedetoxdiva says:

      I will have a look and tell you if I find anything. So far, I haven’t found any good sources but I think you could probably order it from Amazon in the states and have it shipped. If not, get in touch with me privately and I will help you!

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  5. Heather
    Heather says:

    Hi Detox Diva –
    I am Estro. Dom.
    I have suffered from cystic acne since a teenager. I’m 40 now and will still get small cystic breakouts now and then. HOWEVER, I have had terrible occurrences on several different occasions. So bad it scarred my face. 🙁

    One occasion was when I tried DIM consistently for about a month (I quit it after that). Another occasion was when I tried compounded progesterone for a month (then quit out of discouragement). Recently I changed my diet and have been doing well. After I lost about 10 pounds on a relatively “clean”, high protein diet (along with certain supplements) I broke out horribly again.

    I can’t help wonder if these bad/ more severe breakouts are a result of my body detoxing from estrogen… OR if my body is telling me to leave well enough alone and not try to purge the excess estrogen using those means.

    Any thoughts!!???

    It would be worth sucking it up and enduring a couple months of horrible side effects if I knew my body was leveling out the estrogen finally and it was for my greater good! But sooooo not worth it if my body is just reacting needlessly.

    Any thoughts? I’m desperate.

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    • thedetoxdiva
      thedetoxdiva says:

      SOMETIMES trying to detox from estrogen makes your body rebel especially if you have low progesterone (which I suspect you do) and actually manufacture MORE estrogen. Sometimes the change in diet is based on wrong info. I would have to know exactly what you are eating, when, etc to tell you. You shouldn’t be breaking out the way you seem to be. I would tell you DIM is not the answer.

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  6. Janelle
    Janelle says:

    Hi! I just came across your site after searching for tips to help with estrogen dominance. I’ve been having symptoms of hypothyroid for a year now, such as weight gain, water retention, fatigue, coarsening of hair, and cold intolerance,and finally got my levels tested. TSH was 0.98 and free T4 was 1.2 (both within normal range but lower than optimal/functional range). I’ve also been having mood issues and huge, swollen, tender breasts, along with my baseline PCOS symptoms. A quick search online revealed that these low levels might be due to adrenal fatigue compounded with estrogen dominance. I’ve been working with a naturopath who diagnosed me with adrenal fatigue but now I believe I have estrogen dominance too. My main question is about supplements. Which would you suggest that would help both estrogen dominance and adrenal fatigue? Right now, I’m taking a slew of things: vit D, magnesium, GABA, ashwaghanda, vitex, d-chiro inositol, dessicated liver, vit b-complex, vit C, and digestive enzymes. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    -Janelle

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    • thedetoxdiva
      thedetoxdiva says:

      I would suggest scheduling an appointment so we can tailor a plan for you. You say your TSH was below optimal functioning range and this is absolutely wrong. Your TSH was perfect but I suspect you aren’t converting into T3 properly. You can have adrenal fatigue and estrogen dominance and you have to be careful about how to treat and which to treat at first. I’d like a lot more info from you so we can put you on just the right supplements and nutrition plan to balance your adrenals, thyroid AND hormones.

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  7. Amelia
    Amelia says:

    Hi,
    I was really interested in your blog post – and understand what you are proposing – but I feel quite conflicted by the need to cut down on estrogenic foods while also avoiding so many other things. I am looking for a way to have a balance diet – in an affordable and sustainable way (i.e a diet I can stick to for more than just a few days) – eating organic meat every day is just simply too expensive so recently I have been eating more nuts, seeds and pulses to get my protein in a ‘healthy’ way. Can you make any other suggestion of what I can eat if I don’t want to eat meat everyday but need food to balance out my estrogen dominance? What about rice, oats, millet and other ‘non-wheat’ grains – are these off limits as well? Thanks

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    • thedetoxdiva
      thedetoxdiva says:

      Rice is an ok grain provided it is white. Oats MAY be tolerated by some if they are soaked. Millet is hard to digest. Nuts and seeds are, by and large, no nos with the exception of macadamias, the odd hazelnut and SMALL amounts of almond. You can’t put a price tag on your health. Many times you can find ways to afford what you need to eat. Gelatin and collagen are great sources of protein and might be something you want to incorporate into your smoothies.

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      • Ivy Dickinson
        Ivy Dickinson says:

        Hi detox diva. I am just going to dive in and say that I really enjoy reading your blog, especially because I have had issues with estrogen domiance and endometriosis, and even had to have surgery last fall to remove a large endometrioma…with that said, I was a little offended by your response to the last person that commented on this post.

        I agree that your can’t really put a price tag on your health, but as someone that has had significant medical costs over the last year from my surgery, not to mention the diagnostic nightmare that led up to it, I think it is insensitive to imply that everyone should prioritize their health at all other costs. I live in a very rural area, and not only is organic not extremely available, but it costs a pretty penny to get it here. I also have student loans, and medical bills, and I am doing the best I can to be as healthy as I can, but I also feel an obligation to feed my kid, and put a roof over his head.

        Life is about balance. I believe that small upgrades are important and can go a long way towards improving health. For some people it makes sense financially to ease into dietary changes, but it also makes sense habitually, because it can be hard to get rid of everythng you know and love all at once. Isn’t there some advice you can offer about small changes that can be implemented immediately, or how to prioritize which changes should absolutely happen first? I am not trying to attack you or anything, but this post hits close to home, and even though I feel like I have pretty solid eating habits, I do struggle with the financial committment of it all, especially the supplements (man do they add up).

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        • thedetoxdiva
          thedetoxdiva says:

          Ivy, I appreciate what you are saying but don’t understand why the offense when I say you can’t put a price tag on health. I am a nutritionist. It’s what I do. I am not a physician who believes that there is any other real and lasting treatment other than nutrition and lifestyle changes to treat the root of a problem. When I give recommendations, there is a little wiggle room in modifications but not usually much, for example, too many PUFAs will cause problems and exacerbate things like estrogen dominance. I understand what the reader was saying but there are ALWAYS ways to adjust a budget to meet criteria needed to put your health first. I have that experience first hand. Maybe you can’t eat a 100% organic grass-fed diet but there is ALWAYS something you can do to get closer to that ideal. I have also had the experience of helping people achieve it. Prioritizing lifestyle is always the first line….. there is just no getting around that.

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  8. Gisele
    Gisele says:

    Hi detox diva wow what a post!!

    Im seeing a functional medicine doc who ran an expensive dried urine analysis hormone panel. Showed problems with estrogen methylation, high nighttime cortisol, and poor ratio of testosterone to something I can’t rem.

    Anyhow, Am taking alot of products for immune system balance. I have hashimotis and brain/brain fog symptoms. (Glutathione recyclers, soil based probiotics, curcimum, PS, D3, etc) since your studying methylation, do you know how long it generally takes to improve methylation of estrogen? Do you know what causes poor methylation of estrogen? Thanks!

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    • thedetoxdiva
      thedetoxdiva says:

      I actually possess a DSc. now so study is not the operative word. 🙂 I probably would suggest a somewhat varied approach, specifically since you are Hashi’s but it can, depending on how long your methylation has been poor, take months and months to correct (and even to tweak a protocol can be a challenge). Methylation issues are genetic/epigenetic often and are exacerbated by diet, environment, and lifestyle.

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  9. Sakaguchi
    Sakaguchi says:

    Hello hope you are well. Ive sent you an email inquiring your thoughts about activated charcoal, but I see that is prob. not necessary in the estrogen domincance since you already listed the calcium D-glucarate. so I guess, my real inquiry is regarding how long the “detox” and supplements should be taken for? Is this something you could assist me with? -Kind Regards

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    • thedetoxdiva
      thedetoxdiva says:

      I’ve addressed this in my email response. It doesn’t have a simple answer because we need to identify WHY the estrogen dominance exists before we can put together an individual supplement and diet program to right the estrogen dominance.

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  10. Tina Biggs
    Tina Biggs says:

    Hey DD,
    I’ve been suffering a great deal for a very long time. I have a hx of anorexia/bulimia and after I decided to recover, things got BAD, and have stayed bad. I recently got saliva testing and showed highish nighttime cortisol, very low progesterone and slightly higher than normal estrogen. The ratio is very off obviously, and why I think I have so many symptoms. I also have hypothyroid, go figure and have been taking Naturethriod and cytomel (2g NT, and 5m C) and not felt a lick better. I also take high omega 3, DIM, milk thistle, liver support, enzymes, glutamine, 10,000 d/k2, vit C 1500, iodine, and an array of super foods like spirulina/Chorella/camucamu/collagen etc. I eat 3 raw carrots a day and try to load up on veggies.
    I feel TERRIBLE. (Beyond terrible) my water retention is so bad that sometimes I can’t walk right. I get SO puffy that I change appearance. I get edema so bad on legs. Breasts hurt sooooo bad. Weight around my middle and thighs and arms. I get teased that I am really not as “holistic” as I say I am , and that there is no way I look like I do with how I eat and exercise (lifting) and that I “must be a closet junk eater”. Farthest from the case. My sister has pcos from a hx of High sugar diet in jr high and high school (I did not go thru that) I just went thru the eating disorder for 4 years eating barely anything but NEVER junk. Ive always had a palate for fresh food. I eat hormone free, organic, I use clean Beauty products, drink out of glass, you name it. The only thing I haven’t tried yet is Progesterone. I read it’s a good thing. But I am scared. I just don’t wanna make things worse. I’m so miserable. I have a doc who is running more labs (Cyrex heavy metals, stool analysis, breath tests etc). I feel that I am worsening by the day (no joke) and when I do actually get a period I gain like 10 lbs of water and can barely move during the cycle.
    Any thoughts? Thank you so much for your continuing research and passio for helping others. Means he world to people like me and all the others who struggle. l look forward to hearing from you!

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    • thedetoxdiva
      thedetoxdiva says:

      I’d be interested in taking you on as a client. Unfortunately, even with all you have given me, there are still so many question marks to help you find the ROOT of your issue but I am happy to help! Sometimes it’s not ONLY food so please bear that in mind. Don’t try progesterone willy nilly without the guidance of a professional. While it can be a very GOOD thing…. it can also backfire tremendously!

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  11. Victoria
    Victoria says:

    This past summer I struggled with severe hair loss after going off the pill and receiving antibiotics in addition to high doses of steroids. I visited doctors who believed it was an estrogen deficiency so I was given estradiol supplementation in order to rebalance my endocrine system. In August of 2016 my hair loss stopped either just with a result of time or due to estrogen supplementation, but instead I began to feel symptoms of estrogen dominance. I stopped supplementation this past December, but since then have not been able to lose any weight. I am currently a cross country runner and have not been able to lose one pound since the start of the season a few months ago. The areas of weight gain are primarily in my stomach, hips, and thighs. I also have severe water retention, puffiness in cheeks, and swollen legs. I started DIM and Calcium d glucarate without any benefits, but since I also have the MTHFR mutation I was wondering if that would make those pills ineffective.

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    • thedetoxdiva
      thedetoxdiva says:

      MTHFR can be a knot in the root but DIM and Cal D Glucarate are NOT always the answer for estrogen dominance. There is so much more than needs to be known before we can get to the root beyond the root but we can… It sounds to me like there are a few things going on.

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  12. Ava
    Ava says:

    Hello Detox Diva,

    I am currently on a plant based diet and I see all the vegetables and fruit you recommend. But since I should limit myself when eating lentils and beans, what are your thoughts on oats and brown rice. Should I replace them with potatoes and sweet potoates? Are bananas okay to eat? What are your food suggestions that would fill me up. Moreover, are sunflower seeds estrogenic?

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    • thedetoxdiva
      thedetoxdiva says:

      Lentils, when soaked as well as black beans tend to be fairly well tolerated. I don’t do brown rice at all because of arsenic levels (brown rice noodles are ok because these have been processed) and oats are fine if you tolerate them. Sunflower seeds can be estrogenic but, as with anything, balance is key.

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