More than 50% of women over 35 years of age have some symptoms of high estrogen overload and experience hormonal imbalances that are often incorrectly attributed to estrogen overload.
Too many women suffer from these symptoms because they think they’re just a normal part of life, menstrual cycle or menopause. The truth is they are not, and these symptoms can be combatted with proper nutritional habits
Symptoms of estrogen overload
If you regularly experience any of the following symptoms you may be suffering from high estrogen overload:
- Mood Swings
- Cramps, Insomnia
- Memory Loss
- High Blood Pressure
- Facial Hair
- Thinning Hair
- Hot Flashes
- Unexplained Weight Gain
The dangers of high-estrogen foods
If you do not avoid the consumption of these high-estrogen foods, your diet could be quietly destroying your hormonal balance. A lot of foods with too much estrogen can lead to health issues like hypothyroidism, immune dysfunction, chronic fatigue and even certain cancers.
What foods should you avoid?
Wheat and other grains (corn and barley)
Wheat has been shown to advance aging and cause wrinkles, but it’s also linked to other skin problems, such as herpes-like skin inflammation, oral ulcers, and psoriasis. It doesn’t matter if the wheat is organic, stone-ground or sprouted grain and contains a combination of compounds that trigger high blood sugar, visceral fat, unhealthy cholesterol particles in the blood, and inflammation.
Almost 90 – 95 percent of the soybeans grown in the USA are genetically modified (GMO) and these are used to create soy protein isolate. The frightening fact that the soybeans are chemically engineered to withstand heavy doses of herbicides (Round Up) without killing the plant.
Propyl gallate is a common preservative that acts like estrogen. A common use of this preservative is to keep fats and oils from going rancid. The Center of Science in the Public Interest has this preservative on it’s “DO NOT EAT” list.
It’s commonly found in:
- Vegetable oils
- Meat products
- French fries
- Chicken soup bases (pre-packaged)
- Chewing gum
Conventional meat and dairy
Today, cattle are not left to graze on grass and fatten up the natural way, they are injected with antibiotics, steroids, synthetic hormones so they fatten up quickly. In fact, due to health concerns about girls going into early puberty, tumors, cancer risks, and genetic problems, the European Union has banned hormone use in cattle, but that’s not the case in North America.
It’s common knowledge that non-organic cow’s milk is one of the worst foods you can consume due to the excess hormones, antibiotics, steroids and pesticides farmers use. Dairy also contains hormones that can lead to mood swings as a result of our it causes our estrogen levels to be out of balance. Dairy milk promotes excess estrogen in our body as it contains estrogen from female cows. Obesity, due to estrogen dominance created by the hormones we eat unknowingly, is of epidemic proportions in North America.
Plants that are used to make alcohol contain estrogen-like substances, which can affect the metabolization of estrogen in women. Alcohol also triggers estrogen levels to increase; and higher estrogen levels can fuel breast cancer risk.
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