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Let’s talk about estrogen dominance…

Let’s talk about estrogen dominance…

A typical cycle is around 28 days and ovulation occurs around day. Estrogen is dominant in the first two weeks and progesterone is dominant in the second two weeks.

Even with a normal cycle, your hormones can be out of balance due to sleep, stress and other factors that cause you to hold on to weight.

Sometimes with estrogen dominance, estrogen spikes much higher in the estrogen phase and doesn’t drop enough during the progesterone phase.

An increase in estrogen can come from many different things including, adrenal fatigue and toxicity from hormone disruptors (soy, blue light, plastics, etc.)

Estrogen dominance will cause you to gain weight and it will not budge! This scenario is one of the most common among the women I work with.

There are so many signs that your body might be estrogen dominant but here are the big ones:

  1. heavy & irregular periods
  2. weight gain especially around the hips, thighs and lower abdomen.
  3. Increased PMS symptoms like mood swings, tender breasts, and bloating.

There are a number of things that can contribute to estrogen dominance like:

-Gut issues
-Hormonal birth control

So, what should you do if you suspect an estrogen issue?

One of the best things you can do is a DUTCH hormone test – I will ship this directly to you and it is easily taken at home! Once we get your DUTCH results, I will go over them with you in detail and we will talk about the best next steps to recover your hormone balance and improve your symptoms.

If you are ready to stop the hormone rollercoaster and get some answers, fill out the link to work with me below: 

Learn more about DUTCH testing and the 1 to 1 program here:

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