So as part of the Unfunk your Hormones Series, we are diving into understanding the root causes of endometriosis and hormone imbalances. If you don’t want to miss out on anything, make sure you subscribe to the series here.
One of the key things I really struggled with initially along my journey was how to balance my hormones. It seemed that no matter what I did or how much I tried, I still had incredibly funky hormones. I would get the sore breasts, the migraines around my period and all the moody depressive feelings just before my period. I am sure I was a little less “loveable” at that time of the month!
Initially, I believed that I could simply use supplements and external tools to try and rebalance my hormones. Things like Maca, Damiana Tea or progesterone creams. Yes, I tried them all – though not all at once and sure, they offered some benefits… Trouble was, I knew that I was merely dealing with the symptoms of hormone imbalance and that I wasn’t actually addressing the root cause of my hormone imbalances.
So, in today’s video, I want to share more about hormone imbalances and particularly oestrogen dominance which is what we frequently associate with having endometriosis.
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So, ideally, we want to balance out the incredible inequality that ultimately exists between oestrogen and progesterone. There is just too many of those oestrogens! We do this by increasing oestrogen and lowering progesterone.
The first steps to lowering high oestrogen:
- Eliminate exposure to Xenoestrogens
- Stop drinking out of plastic water bottles and containers (particularly if they have been heated in any way)
- Avoid the use of the contraceptive pill and hormone treatments
- Avoid dioxin (found in Roundup) which is sprayed on crops and cotton. So, avoid inorganic cotton pads and tampons.
The first steps to increase progesterone production by the body:
- Eat more wild yams
- Sprinkle your food with cinnamon
- Drink Damiana Tea
The next layers are to focus on better liver health and digestive health but we cover that in the next video. To make sure you get it, sign up to the Unfunk your Hormones Series here.