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5 Lifestyle Hacks for Estrogen Dominance




There is no pill anybody can take to magically correct estrogen dominance.


(in case you missed my 2 previous posts about this topic—be sure to check my feed to catch up!)


Our hormones respond to foods, movement, stress, and everyday habits. So let’s look at 5 lifestyle hacks to deal with estrogen dominance:


1️⃣ Try Seed Cycling

Seed cycling means eating seeds that support estrogen during days 1-14 of the menstrual cycle and seeds that support progesterone during days 15-28. For example, eating 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds and pumpkin seeds during the first half of the cycle and switching to sesame seeds and sunflower seeds during the second half.


2️⃣ Boost Fiber

Fiber supports healthy bowel movements and elimination (including the elimination of estrogens). Plus, foods that are rich in fiber fuel the beneficial bacteria in the gut for microbiome balance.


3️⃣ Cut Alcohol

Alcohol can burden the liver and increase activity of the estrogen-producing aromatase enzyme. Cutting alcohol promises many benefits—including happier hormones.


4️⃣ Reduce Stress

We cannot control the stressful situations around us, but we can find ways to respond and release that stress. Better stress management translates to less cortisol production, freeing up your body’s resources to make healthy levels of progesterone.


5️⃣ Get Exercise

Exercise helps with several of the hidden causes of estrogen dominance—including body fat and insulin resistance. Getting into a routine of moving your body every day will help support hormone health.


I have one more post headed your way on the topic of estrogen dominance. I’ll be sharing my favorite supplements to support hormone balance.


Watch for that to drop soon!

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