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Estrogen


MaxLiving Perspective

Incorporating 5 Essentials™

Estrogens are a group of hormones, mainly known for their role in the female reproductive system; however, estrogens are also produced in males.(1,2) In women, estrogen regulates menstruation and fertility, as well as helps control glucose levels, preserve bone strength, support the immune system and metabolism.(1,3) In males, estrogen supports mood andsexual arousal.(4) With aging, estrogen levels naturally decrease, but several environmental and lifestyle factors can contribute to estrogen imbalances, which can lead to weight gain, low sex drive, cognitive impairment, and many other diseases, such as thyroid diseases, breast cancer, and more.(2,5) 

With the right dietary and lifestyle strategies, it is possible to maintain normal estrogen levels and optimize health.(2)
Core Chiropractic

Core Chiropractic

  • Get a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractors can remove interferences in the central nervous system thatmay be causing inflammation that affects hormone balance.(6)
Nutrition

Nutrition

  • If you have high estrogen, limit or avoid dairy. Or, make sure it is organic. Steroid hormones, like estrogen,are found in milk and other dairy products, as well as insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), which promote theeffects of estrogen.(7)

  • Avoid soy products. Soy contains high levels of phytoestrogens, which are naturally occurring compoundsthat mimic the effects of estrogen in the body.(8) Soy may also contain dangerous levels of the chemical,glyphosate.(9) Glyphosate acts like estrogen in the body and increases the growth of breast cancer cells.(10)

  • Consume a diet rich in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and kale. Cruciferous vegetablescontain the compound indole-3-carbinol, which acts as an estrogen inhibitor.(11)

  • Limit or eliminate your intake of grains, including wheat and barley. Zearalenone is a mycotoxin regularlyfound in cereal crops and grain-containing products and is known to perform like estrogen in the body and disrupts a females' reproductive system.(12,13)

Mindset

Mindset

  • Get 7-9 hours of sleep.(14)  The sleep/wake cycle, or circadian rhythm, is the body’s major regulator of thepituitary, which releases hormones to stimulate estrogen production.(15) Lack of sleep may contribute to hormone imbalances and metabolic disorders.(15)

Oxygen and Exercise

Oxygen & Exercise

  • Perform 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity regularly. Work up to five times a week. Onestudy showed that women who performed 150 minutes of aerobic activity per week were able to balance the estrogen levels that lower breast cancer risk.(16)

    Please consult with your healthcare practitioner before starting any exercise program.

Minimize Toxins

Minimize Toxins

  • Use only BPA-free materials. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a synthetic chemical widely found in plastic bottles and canned foods. BPA can mimic estrogen, block estrogen receptors, and increase the risk for ovarian cancer.(17)

  • Avoid alcohol and smoking. Alcohol is made from plants, which contain phytoestrogens and may act like estrogen in both women and men.(18) One study revealed that just moderate alcohol intake increased estrogen levels in women by 16 to 20 percent.(19) There is much evidence showing that smoking can elevate estrogen levels and be damaging to reproductive outcomes.(20)

Minimize Toxins

Tests

  • If you have any concerns about your estrogen levels, please consult with your healthcare practitioner about performing the proper blood tests.

Minimize Toxins

Nutrient Support*

Talk to your healthcare practitioner about including these and/or any other supplements in your dietary practices.

Estrogen Balance Supplement Recommendations

Supplement

Women's Hormone Balance

Bio-DIM

Max Fit

Instructions for Use

4 capsules daily

1 softgel daily with a meal

Take 3 capsules daily, one before each meal

Daily Essentials

Supplement

Multivitamin (Men's or Women's)

Vitamin D3 + Probiotics

B-Complex with Delayed Release

Optimal Omega

Magnesium Glycinate

Instructions for Use

1 capsule twice daily with food

1 capsule daily with food

1 capsule daily

2 softgels - 1 -2 times daily with food

4 capsules daily with food

Estrogen Balance Bundle

Daily Essentials Bundle

Never modify any medications or other medical advice without your healthcare practitioner’s support.

*For optimal results, we recommend you perform a metabolic analysis profile test, which tests for key biomarkers that identify nutritional deficiencies, toxicities, bacterial overgrowth, and drug effects. Talk with your MaxLiving Chiropractor about the Metabolix Program to get tested and be able to obtain a more customized health plan.

References

1. Nichols H. Everything you need to know about estrogen. Medical News Today. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/277177.php. Updated January 2, 2018. Accessed May 6, 2019. 

2. Leonard J. What are the symptoms of high estrogen?. Medical News Today. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323280.php. Updated October 8, 2018. Accessed May 7, 2019. 

3. Patel S, Homaei A, Raju AB, Meher BR. Estrogen: The necessary evil for human health, and ways to tame it. Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy. 2018;102:493-411. 

4. Schulster M, Bernie AM, Ramasamy R. The role of estradiol in male reproductive function. Asian J Androl. 2016;18(3):435–440. 

5. Gillies GE, McArthur S. Estrogen actions in the brain and the basis for differential action in men and women: a case for sex-specific medicines. Pharmacol Rev. 2010;62(2):155–198. 

6. Hardy K, Pollard H. The organisation of the stress response, and its relevance to chiropractors: a commentary. Chiropr Osteopat. 2006;14:25. doi:10.1186/1746-1340-14-25 

7. Malekinejad H, Rezabakhsh A. Hormones in Dairy Foods and Their Impact on Public Health - A Narrative Review Article. Iran J Public Health. 2015;44(6):742–758. 

8. Patisaul HB, Jefferson W. The pros and cons of phytoestrogens. Front Neuroendocrinol. 2010;31(4):400–419. doi:10.1016/j.yfrne.2010.03.003 

9. Bohn T, Cuhra M, Traavik T, et al. Compositional differences in soybeans on the market: Glyphospate accumulates in Roundup Ready GM soybeans. Food Chemistry. 2014;153(15):207-215. 

10. Thongprakaisang S, Thiantanawat A, Rangkadilok N, et al. Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors. Food and Chemical Toxicology. 2013;59:129-136. 

11. Meng Q, Yuan F, Goldberg ID, et al. Indole-3-carbinol is a negative regulator of estrogen receptor-alpha signaling in human tumor cells. J Nutr. 2000;130(12):2927-31. 

12. Kuiper-Goodman, T., Scott, P. M., and Watanabe, H. (1987). Risk assessment of the mycotoxin zearalenone. Regul. Toxicol. Pharmacol. 7, 253–306. doi: 10.1016/0273-2300(87)90037-7 

13. Zhang G, Feng Y, Song J, Zhou X. Zearalenone: A Mycotoxin With Different Toxic Effect in Domestic and Laboratory Animals’ Granulosa Cells. Front. Genet. 2018. https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2018.00667 

14. Hirshkowitz M, Whiton K, Albert S, et al. National Sleep Foundation’s sleep time duration recommendations: methodology and results summary. ScienceDirect. 2015;1(1):40-43. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleh.2014.12.010 

15. Leproult R, Van Cauter E. Role of sleep and sleep loss in hormonal release and metabolism. Endocr Dev. 2009;17:11–21. doi:10.1159/000262524 

16. Smith AJ, Phipps WR, Thomas W, Schmitz KH, Kurzer MS. The effects of aerobic exercise on estrogen metabolism in healthy premenopausal women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013;22(5):756–764. doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-12-1325 

17. Gao H, Yang BJ, Li N, et al. Bisphenol A and hormone-associated cancers: current progress and perspectives. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015;94(1):e211. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000000211 

18. Gavaler JS. Alcoholic Beverages as a Source of Estrogens. Alcohol Health Res World. 1998;22(3):220-228. 

19. Katsouyanni K, Boyle P, Trichopoulous D. Diet and urine estrogens among post-menopausal women. Oncology. 1991;48:490-494. 

20. Windham GC, Mitchell P, Anderson M, Lasley BL. Cigarette smoking and effects on hormone function in premenopausal women. Environ Health Perspect. 2005;113(10):1285–1290. doi:10.1289/ehp.7899

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