Incorporating 5 Essentials™
- Get a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractors can remove interferences in the central nervous system thatmay be causing inflammation that affects hormone balance.(6)
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)
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 & 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.
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)
If you have any concerns about your estrogen levels, please consult with your healthcare practitioner about performing the proper blood tests.
Talk to your healthcare practitioner about including these and/or any other supplements in your dietary practices.
Estrogen Balance Supplement Recommendations
Women's Hormone Balance
Instructions for Use
4 capsules daily
1 softgel daily with a meal
Take 3 capsules daily, one before each meal
Multivitamin (Men's or Women's)
Vitamin D3 + Probiotics
B-Complex with Delayed Release
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
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.
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