September 12th, 2017 | Posted By: Magdalena Wszelaki | Posted in Articles, Estrogen Dominance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to Use Herbs for Estrogen Dominance

How to Use Herbs for Estrogen Dominance

What You Will Learn in This Article

  • Where causes estrogen dominance and what are the symptoms?
  • How to naturally reverse estrogen dominance.
  • The steps you should take if you show symptoms of estrogen dominance

What hormonal imbalance do most women have but don’t have any idea they have it? Estrogen Dominance is one of the most common hormonal imbalances that the women I work with experience.

Where Causes Estrogen Dominance?

Estrogen Dominance can cause all kinds of hormone symptoms including breast or ovarian fibroids, varicose veins, heavy menstrual bleeding, body fat and cellulite, fluid retention, PMS, and anxiety. It can also help trigger or worsen conditions such as endometriosis. Estrogen Dominance can be caused by many lifestyle factors including stress, poor diet, some meds, inadequate liver function and exposure to an estrogenic cocktail of chemicals from skincare products, cleaners, packaging, and food.

These can trigger:

  1. Excess levels of the strong estrogens: Estrone (E1) and estradiol (E2), as compared to estriol (E3), which is the “protective estrogen.”
  2. Low progesterone: The ratio of progesterone to E2 is too low because estrogen becomes too dominant and also because many women don’t produce enough progesterone due to issues such as stress.

Which Herbs Can Help with Estrogen Dominance Problems?

Nature offers powerful remedies to help restore the hormonal balance between estrogen and progesterone. Here’s a snapshot of common estrogen dominance problems, along with the herbs and plant foods that can help women:

Fibroids, Breast Lumps, and Breast Cancer

Long-term, excess estrogen can increase the risk of developing estrogen-positive breast cancers. Herbs and plant foods that help liver function also encourage a balance between estrogen and progesterone. They can also relieve other signs and symptoms of Estrogen Dominance including breast tenderness and benign lumps (which could turn cancerous). Good choices include:

Chaste tree

Chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus) also known as Monk’s Pepper got these names from the anti aphrodisiac qualities of the plant. Monks used to chew the berries and leaves of this plant to reduce urges. When used in large quantities some may experience reduced libido. Chaste tree works by increasing luteinizing hormone which helps to raise progesterone levels so that estrogen levels are not so dominant. It can help reduce issues such as painful, lumpy breasts, bloating, depression, headache, and constipation.

Passionflower

Passionflower is high in chrysin, a naturally occurring flavonoid that is found in plants like passionflower and chamomile and may help lower estradiol. It is a great plant ally for perimenopausal sleep disturbance because it helps lower estradiol and has calming, mild sedative qualities.

Raspberry Leaf

Enjoy this in tea form and benefit from its rich levels of an antioxidant called ellagic acid. Raspberry leaf can alter estrogen metabolism, helping to reduce the risk of hormonal cancers caused by 17beta-estradiol, shows research in animals from the University of Louisville.

Maca

Like licorice and ginseng, maca root is an “herbal adaptogen”. This means it will adapt to your body’s needs, helping to naturally balance your hormones. Research at Charles Sturt University in Australia has shown benefits for women taking 500mg capsules off Lepidium Peruvianum Chacon Maca twice a day. Over four months these women experienced an increase in progesterone – which is often too low for women suffering from Estrogen Dominance.

Broccoli and Broccoli Sprouts

According to some research, Broccoli helps inhibit breast cancer stem cells, preventing new tumors from growing because it contains a compound called sulforaphane.

These herbs can be used in easy to make salves, tinctures, and infusions.

Poor Liver Function

When excess estrogen is constantly circulating in your body, the liver can become overloaded, rendering it unable to filter out harmful estrogen metabolites (which are easily excreted when the liver is functioning optimally). This can then lead to even circulating levels of estrogen.

Milk Thistle

Assists the liver to remove excess estrogen and can also help reduce high cholesterol levels.

Artichoke

Boosts the production of bile, which in turn, supports liver function to eliminate excess estrogens.

Dandelion root and leaf

This bitter plant stimulates bile production which facilities your liver’s detoxification process, helping it to break down estrogen and progesterone byproducts and remove them from the body normally through excretion.

Cruciferous vegetables

Another research study shows that foods like broccoli, kale, arugula, and cauliflower contain glucosinolates, which also activate a phase 2 detoxification in the liver. These powerhouse veggies filter estrogen metabolites from your body. If you have thyroid issues, cooking your cruciferous vegetables helps reduce ~ 80% of their goitrogenic chemicals. I talk more about how to balance your hormones with food, in my book Overcoming Estrogen Dominance here.

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Does your menstrual cycle sometimes make you feel like you’re riding a hormonal roller coaster? Many women experience mood swings, fluid retention, and breast tenderness in the days or weeks leading up to your period. These fun symptoms can be painfully exacerbated by Estrogen Dominance.

Seeds

Seed cycling can be used to reduce symptoms of Estrogen Dominance. Seeds can also increase your levels of nutrients, including zinc and vitamin E. You simply add two tablespoons of one seed or one tablespoon each of two different seeds to smoothies, salads or soups. You will need to experiment to work out what best suits your body and hormonal profile.

Natural Remedies for Estrogen Dominance

As a general rule to boost estrogen, the following seeds are favored during days 1-14 of the menstrual cycle:

  • Flaxseeds
  • Pumpkin Seeds

To Boost Progesterone these seeds are taken during days 15-28 of the menstrual cycle when ovulation and menstruation occur:

  • Sesame Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds

What Should Be Your Next Steps in Regards to Estrogen Dominance?

Managing your Estrogen Dominance with herbs, vegetables and seeds could be a good solution in order to only temporarily reduce the symptoms. It’s important to confirm your suspicion of experiencing Estrogen Dominance. You can get your doctor to test it for you at your next appointment (be sure to get saliva, not blood testing) or you can start by taking a Free Estrogen Quiz. I’ve designed it to help women discover Estrogen Dominance. The truth is Estrogen Dominance symptoms occur to 75% of women, but a whopping 90% of them don’t even realize they have it. So I recommend taking this Quiz to check yourself.

Learn more with Overcoming Estrogen Dominance

OED Book Pages - Article Footer

“The body has an amazing ability to heal. We just need to give it the right resources.”

In Overcoming Estrogen Dominance, my goal is to empower and give you the tools to take control of your hormones and health.

More than 70% of women experience estrogen dominance. The symptoms range from lumpy and fibrocystic breasts to thyroid nodules, hot flashes, fibroids, uterine polyps, painful, heavy or irregular periods to infertility and miscarriages, from mood swings to insomnia, weight gain to fatigue.

So many women have experienced the pain and frustration that comes when they feel their symptoms and complaints are dismissed or minimized. This is particularly true for women who are experiencing the symptoms of hormone imbalance. Even when doctors do offer treatment, it’s typically in the form of prescription medication or invasive surgical procedures.

In Overcoming Estrogen Dominance, I hope to show that those extreme interventions are often unnecessary, and to give women a roadmap to reverse estrogen dominance using food, herbs, supplements and natural protocols to rebalance hormones.

To get your copy of Overcoming Estrogen Dominance, go here.

Resources

Aiyer, Harini S, et al. “Dietary Berries and Ellagic Acid Diminish Estrogen-Mediated Mammary Tumorigenesis in ACI Rats.” Nutrition and Cancer, U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2008.

Meissner, H O, et al. “Hormone-Balancing Effect of Pre-Gelatinized Organic Maca (Lepidium Peruvianum Chacon): (II) Physiological and Symptomatic Responses of Early-Postmenopausal Women to Standardized Doses of Maca in Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multi-Centre Clinical Study.” International Journal of Biomedical Science: IJBS, Master Publishing Group, Dec. 2006.

Li, Yanyan, et al. “Sulforaphane, a Dietary Component of Broccoli/Broccoli Sprouts, Inhibits Breast Cancer Stem Cells.” Clinical Cancer Research, American Association for Cancer Research, 1 May 2010.

68 Comments to How to Use Herbs for Estrogen Dominance

    • Hi Diane,
      Thank you for your question. You can have them whole or ground. Sometimes I put them in the blender and add to smoothies or leave them whole and top a salad with them. Use your imagination and let us know what works for you.
      Angela

  1. would these still apply if I had complete hysterectomy? Ever since, I’ve had cellulite and fatty tissue. I used to have muscle and tone. I am Now Hypothyroid.

    • Hi Lisa,
      Yes even if you have had a complete hysterectomy both food and herbs can help you balance. The liver and adrenals take over much of the job that your ovaries did so it is even more important to nurture and support them. Thank you for joining us.
      Angela HB Team

  2. i tried the seed cycling and my face breakout like crazy (never even get to the second phase of the seed cycling) also tried the vitex since i have low progesterone and for what i read i had high hopes for it but, again, my chin started to breakout like crazy!! dont know what to do anymore since i eat healthy, i do acunpunture, exercise, take prenatals, zinc and probiotics…

    • Hi Susana,
      I’m sorry to hear that the seed rotation is not working for you. The skin is a detox mechanism for the body. Perhaps you should do a detox and begin the seed rotation again. http://www.thyroiddetox.com
      Kindly, Angela HB Team

    • My chin broke out using chaste berry. I no longer have that problem but here’s what I do and don’t do. I cut gluten dairy and sugar from my diet. I allow a small portion of dairy everyday. Heavy on veggies, fruit, all types of ferments, and sprouts. I take a mushroom blend in powder form maca ashwaganda, ginseng, turmeric, and a variety of other heavy hitters. I think I’m finally figuring out my body’s needs so don’t give up! You will get there!

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  4. Could you post more about the effects of taking fenugreek and fennel regularly? I am looking at starting to take the two for a period of time to increase breast size and general breast health but have not been able to find much information on the topic that is reliable. As you can imagine I am reluctant to start taking something I fear might have a correlation with risks of developing estrogen dependent cancers. Would love to get feedback on this as I’m sure many readers would as well.

    • Hi Daria,
      We will pass your request onto Magdalena and the rest of the team. She recommends balanced foods and herbs as in her course https://hormonesbalance.com/hfb/join/ . Fenugreek can help with gut healing, inflammation, insomnia, and certain types of anemia. Fennel can aid in digestion, bone health, boosts immunity and can help regulate the cycle. ~Deanna HB Team

  5. Hi. I am 59, 5 ft tall, post menopausal. I have enormous sized breasts compared to the rest of my body like arms and hands.Though I have some weight gain, in past 15 years about 22 pounds, even when I tried to miss meals for about 10 days, it didn’t make much difference to them. I also sleep very little. I am vegetarian, but have milk, yoghurt and some cheese. No eggs yet.. I have also lot of hair fall. I have hardly any body hair, none under armpits.
    Please suggest some remedy, the more natural the better.

    • Can Magdalena’s program be followed even if you are on bioidentical hormones. I am on estrogen patch/ estradiol, progesterone and testosterone. I do feel I may have some estrogen dominance…and if i go lower on the estrogen it causes symptoms hot flashes, dry skin etc. Thank you 🙂

  6. Hi Angela, I’m 40 yrs old and unfortunately I’m in menopause. My weigh is normal but since I’ve experienced the signs of early menopause till now my body had 2 visible changes: my breasts have shrink so much that I can barely see them, I look like a child, and very often I have big bloating even if I haven’t eat anything that can cause bloating. My doctor prescribed me estradiol and for about two years now I’m taking “Angelique” every day. That has helped me a lot with my hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings but I see other changes like increase in cellulite and changes in my hair like more thinning and also a decreased sex drive (unfortunately my menupause came in full package :(). My question is what kind of herbs do you sugest for my case? I drink fennel and black tea every day, I exercise 4 times a week and I try to eat very healthy every day. Thnx in advance

  7. Hi Angela , Im 24 years old and from India ,suffering from PCOD . Can you please suggest good herbs easily available from here and food routine so that i can cure my problem naturally ?

    • Hi Aiswarya,
      I also suffer from poly-cystic ovaries. Last year I learned about Inositol. It is a nutrient that is similar to B vitamins and is necessary for production of all neurotransmitters and for regulating hormones.. Most people can produce enough of it in their own bodies, but supplementing with it has been clinically proven to help PCOS (as we call it in the US). I buy myo-inositol on Amazon and put one teaspoon, or approximately one gram, in my coffee every morning. It tastes slightly sweet. The scientific study suggests a dose of 3 grams per day, so I will adjust my dose if I need to. I also buy D-chiro inositol on Amazon and take one capsule a day. So far, I have had regular periods for the last 8 months, and PMS has gradually become less bothersome starting five months ago – it took a couple of months for PMS to begin to improve, but what a difference! I am in my mid-forties and have never had regular periods before this. My husband and I had a very difficult time conceiving. I wish someone had told me about this when I was in my twenties!! It would have saved me a lot of grief, and probably a lot of unnecessary weight!

      I think I originally found the scientific info from National Institutes of Health or Mayo Clinic (those at my usual sources for confirming health information), but you can also find information from the Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5040057/
      Good luck!

  8. I am really stumped because I appear to have so many of the symptoms associated with low progesterone that I keep reading about but I do not have heavy or prolonged bleeding during menstruation. My periods have lasted only one to two days for many years now. I have an expelling of dark blood a couple of days before my period begins. Do you think taking Agnus Castus would be a good or bad course of action for me with that in mind? I’m afraid that upping my progesterone may potentially cause only more problems and I’m at a loss.

    • Hi Roxy, NO MATTER what hormonal imbalance you might have, restoring the health of the gut, liver and sugar level are the FOUNDATION of hormonal balance. If you focus on these first, you very likely will experience higher progesterone production as well. Focusing on progesterone-promoting foods while experiencing digestive issues, sugar ups-and-downs and a toxic liver will be fruitless.

      Also symptoms and article:

      Symptoms of low progesterone:
      • Headaches, especially around your period
      • Ovarian cysts, breast cysts or endometriosis
      • Itchy or restless legs, especially at night
      • Miscarriages in the first trimester
      • Infertility or subfertility (can’t hold on to a pregnancy)
      • Heavy or painful periods
      • Bloating, especially in the belly and ankle area and/or water retention
      • Painful and/or swollen breasts
      • Irregular periods and/or cycles that became more frequent as you age
      • Shorter luteal phase (from ovulation to period)
      • Mid-cycle spotting
      • Irritability and/or anxiety
      • Difficulty falling and/or staying asleep
      • Dry skin or skin that has lost its fullness
      I hope the article helps you get some inspiration on how to boost progesterone naturally.
      READ ➡️️ http://bit.ly/boostprogesterone

      ~Jeanne HB Team

    • Hi i have seen people questions,but mine is different sometimes back i was told that i have a little growth on the left ovary,and a mild PID.I HAVE TRIED DIFFERENT MEDICATION BUT I DONT UNDERSTAND WHAT IS HAPPENING.BECAUSE SOMETIMES AFTER MY MONTHLY FLOW I FEEL PAIN AT MY LOWER BACK.BUT MY PERIOD IS NORMAL NO BLEEDING OR BLOOD CLOT.PLEASE WHAT CAN YOU SUGGEST FOR THIS ESPECIALLY TO SHRINK THE GROWTH.I DONT WANT SURGERY IN JESUS NAME.PLEASE ANY HERBS TO TAKE.MEANWHILE I HAVE USED LICORICE,CHASTEBERRY,DANDELION.

  9. Are any of these herbs good for postponing your period for a wedding or special event?

    • Michelle – the use of Shepard’s purse can be used to slow or stop your period. Look it up online for dosing information. Do not use if you have had a stroke or clotting disorder.

      • Hi please help!!! I’ve had the IUD Morena for over two years. Since I got it I’ve gained a total of 40 pounds. I have tried everything to loose weight specially in my belly. Now I came across this article and want to know which of these herbs I can take since I think I have too much estrogen in my body. I usually feel really tired, not hungry, I’ve been getting a lot of headaches and I’ve also been extremely anxious lately. Thank you so much.

  10. Hello 😊 I wish you can give me an advise. Can’t sleep.and I wake up during the night with this horrible sensation like I have my head and arms inside an oven so I uncover then 5 minutes later and cold and then hot again.
    I’m 48 and my last 3 periods were on oct 19 , November 8 and December 9.
    my lab test results at “ life extension “ were estrogen dominant = estradiol 218.5
    low progesterone 4.1 and low testosterone was minus 3.
    They suggested me to take 5 mg of dhea and 25 mg of progesterone cream . Also they said that I should stop taking the fenugreek suplement that I was taking at the moment for natural breast enhancement .
    After 6 months of following their directions I did the test again an my testosterone was a little bit better = 13 but my progesterone drops even more= 0.6 and the estradiol was higher = 242.4. so the doctor told me that I need to start using Bioidentical hormones and at least 200 mg of progesterone a day and I can’t afford that.
    My questiona are :if I start cycling with the seeds do I need to stop the 25 mg of progesterone cream and the dhea pills ? What is your opinion about the fenugreek supplements when you are estrogen dominant ?

    I really appreciate your help 😊 sorry “ so many questions “

    • Hi Sonia, If you do decide to take the progesterone, that does not mean that you cannot do the seed rotation. For that and the fenugreek, it is recommended that you tune into your body and see how it responds. Maybe try taking only one at a time to see the difference. If you do have more concerns, you can send us an email at [email protected]. We are happy to help on this ~HB Team

  11. HAVE JUST ADDED COLLAGEN TO MY DIET 9 MONTHS AGO, AND HAS MADE A HUGE IMPACT ON MY BODY, DROPPED 75 POUNDS, NEED TO DROP 130 MORE, FACING DOUBLE KNEE REPLACEMENT, HOWEVER ON NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS, HAVE A HOME BIKE, AND TRYING TO BREAK DOWN FAT, I WOULD LOVE A GOOD LIVER DETOX SUPPLEMENT WHICH CONTAINS ALL HERBS, WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND!! THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE!!

  12. I am ED and have extreme pain and blood clots during menstruation. If I take herbs or seeds with phytoestrogens I will start cramping and bleeding twice a month rather than once.

    Herbs like dandelion root, milk thistle, and maca have phytoestrogens. I am running out of things I CAN consume for relief that wont actually give me more pain.

    So far all I’ve found is nettle leaf and Holy Basil. Holy Basil has been a God-send, but i have to take it all month long to hope for a normal period.

    Because of this, i really dont think seed cycling works. Why give phytoestrogenic seeds to someone already estrogen dominant? It just causes more dominance. I’ve found whole message boards filled with women who were put in extreme pain by taking maca between cycles because they are ED and maca contains phytoestrogens.

    • Hi Geraldine,
      Yes, it is good that you have found some herbs that are helpful for you. Seed cycling may not be the right fit for you. HB Team

  13. Can you advise – I am under the impression that raspberry leaf and milk thistle have contraindications for endometriosis because they promote oestrogen -yet your post recommends them for oestrogen dominance? Notably, you cite an animal study, but I would be interested to know your thoughts on this?

    • Hi T,

      The HB herbalist says “Herbs are complex and raspberry leaf and milk thistle have properties that may help relieve endometriosis. They also have phytoestrogens properties that act like estrogen and fill those receptors. These plants may help those that need those receptors filled to enhance estrogenic function or help to block too much estrogen getting in.

      Unlike pharmaceutical estrogens, the phytoestrogens in food and herbs do not appear to increase the risk of endometrial cancer. Herbs are adaptogenic and have numerous properties that may help conditions in ways we don’t understand yet. Use them with caution and know that everyone is different and if the herb doesn’t feel right or causes changes you don’t like you should discontinue use.” We hope this helps 🙂 ~HB Team

  14. Is it ok to take liquorice tablets and ashgawandha powder as well as oestrogen-only hrt (estradiol)? I find that the liquorice helps with digestive issues whilst the asgawandha helps with anxiety – But my doctor has told me that the liquorice will lower oestrogen levels and whilst she has advised me that it would be ok I don’t want to undo the work that the hrt is doing. She didn’t know about the ashgawandga – it seems to be a bit of an enigma.

    • Hi Nicola, Our herbalist says “Although licorice is estrogenic in nature there is a recent study that still needs to be done on live animals not just tissues that suggests a compound in licorice called iso,” lowered the expression of key genes involved in hormone production, the researchers found. In particular, expression of a gene for aromatase, an enzyme that converts testosterone to estrogen, dropped by 50 percent or more. This was a high level of exposure to these tissues and the amount in the tablets for digestion is not a high level of exposure. Ashwsgandha helps to promote DHEA which helps make estrogen and testosterone so that is fine to take with hrt. If the licorice is really working, one can get blood work done on estrogen and see if it is effecting the levels.” ~HB Team

  15. Hi,

    I always start getting acne on my jaw and chin area a week before my period start. My cycle varies between 28-30 days. Don’t have heavy bleeding. I do get cramps occasionally. The acne subside after the cycle starts, but they do leave a mark that take months to go away. I am 41 and petite, if that helps. Am I estrogen dominant? Thank you so much.

    • So thrilled to find your web site.
      I had L mastectomy + 12 lymph nodes removed, 1 positive. Oestrogen dominate. Declined chemo & tablets. How can I best reduce my oestrogen. I know stress is a factor & now meditate. Very helpful. Do you have any suggestions? Please..

      • Hi Kate,
        Thank you for your comment. Magdalena has a wonderful program called the Estrogen Reset. It’s located here on the site under programs. Check it out. If you need any further assistance, please email [email protected]
        Healthy Regards,
        Sarah

      • Hi Kate, You are the only person I have found after my extensive research who has declined the chemo and tablets. I salute you. I am awaiting surgery and will have the radiation treatment after but will also refuse the chemo and those brutal tablets. I would be really interested to know what sort of dietary regime you have in place and not sure if I can contact you privately through this but any ideas of how you’ve dealt with this would be fabulous.
        [email protected]

        • Hi Kay,

          I was just going into Stage 2 and had a Lumpectomy 5 months ago, went through one day shy of seven weeks of radiation and also refused the chemo and pill. I made an agreement with my oncologist that I wanted to reduce my estrogen level naturally and he agreed for me to do so. He told me he has a few other patients who waned to forego the chemo abd pills but wouldn’t tell me how they’re doing it. That’s what prompted me to start searching for ways and it led me here. Can yoh share anything you’ve done.

  16. Hi, I’m post menopausal with estrogen dominance. Should I not be eating flax or pumpkin seeds?

  17. according to this site, dandelion contains estrogen like properties ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/Dandelion.html

    Do you agree with this?

      • I don’t understand the study. Is dandelion good or not? I am taking estrogen blockers but I also need to fix my liver.
        Should I drink the tea or not?

        • Hi IV,
          Dandelion is great for liver health. It also has estrogenic tendencies. If you have any concerns about using dandelion, please consult your doctor or care practitioner for their recommendation.

          Healthy Regards,
          HB Team

  18. Hiii thanks for useful information you share with us
    i have estrogen dominance symptoms .is it harmful to drink fennel tea?

  19. Hello
    My daughter suffers from terrible depression, irritability , mood swings, insomnia with her period and days before ( pms). I heard Chasteberry is great. Any other suggestion ?also read Ashwangha is good for moods. She is really unhappy and miserable which brakes my heart.

    • Hi Sonia,

      She may be interested in looking into Raspberry Leaf as well. I recommend making an appointment with a clinical herbalist who can assist with an individualized protocol. Here is a great resource to find an herbalist near you. https://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/fundamentals

      Your daughter may also be interested in checking out or Cooking For Balance book and/or program as well. While herbs and supplements are wonderful supporting allies, we look to food first for healing.

      I hope this sends you and your daughter in a helpful direction!
      Healthy Regards,
      HB Team

  20. Thanks so much for this information I am so glad I found your website. Can you use nut butters for seed cycling like tahini and sun butter? Is there any reason the seeds need to be eaten whole? I just started and have been putting them in my shakes so wondering if I could do the butters to maybe save $$. I confirmed I have very low progesterone and ED with very low normal estrogen levels via blood test so I am starting here and going to get the ProgestPure as well. Thanks again!

    • Hi Amber, Seeds ground fresh in a dedicated coffee/spice grinder is what we recommend, you don’t have to eat them whole. Actually grinding them helps us optimize the nutrition of the seeds, and get everything we need from them. When we eat them whole, we often don’t chew them enough to get all the nutrients out of them. We prefer the freshly ground seeds vs. nut butter, again for optimal nutrients, controlling ingredients, and making sure we are not consuming rancid seeds & oils. We hope that helps! HB Support

  21. Hi Sonia, If you do decide to take the progesterone, that does not mean that you cannot do the seed rotation. For that and the fenugreek, it is recommended that you tune into your body and see how it responds. Maybe try taking only one at a time to see the difference. If you do have more concerns, you can send us an email at [email protected]. We are happy to help on this ~HB Team

  22. Hello, I read your post and your post is very inspiring to me. and your information is very amazing and so much useful for me. Keep it up and Thank you very much.:)

  23. i fortunately stumble into your site: How to balance your hormones naturally, and I found it very inspiring and informative, I was diagnose with a high Estrogen level and is interested in getting it balance naturally. I was being advised by my Oncologist to take the hormone pills call Anastrozole, but I have research it found out it has various side effects, but that he suggest I take it so as not to let my cysts becomes cancerous due to an overload of estrogen. I believe in Natural cures, and would like to know if there is any one vitamin or capsule I can take that would help reduce my estrogen level. thanks for your response,

  24. Was wanting to know if you had any information regarding What Type of Herbs to use to Manage a LOW Estrogen?
    Thanks!
    Evelyn

  25. Hi. I am 53 and still getting my periods regularly but I am seeing changes and imbalances regardless. In terms of sesame seeds and sunflowers seeds for progesterone, is it best to use raw or do roasted seeds work the same?

  26. Hi Aida, raw is best for seed cycling. Since these seeds have a fragile fat profile, any form of heating or cooking will change the structure and impact it has on the body. I hope this helps. ~HB Support.

  27. Hi there, I’m 38 and suffering from very low blood flow during periods. Most often it is only for 2 days of flow. Upon diagnosis the doctors said I have a low level of estrogen. In addition to that I have genetic under active thyroid disorder. Does taking red ginseng root can help? Or is there any risks involved if I take it? I am currently taking 1 gm of it on a daily basis for about a week. Kind regards, Farhana

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