Tag: Estrogen dominance


Are Your Hormones Like Unruly Toddlers?
04 Aug 2016

Are Your Hormones Like Unruly Toddlers?

If you’ve been in perimenopause for more than a few minutes, you’re very aware of the delicate balance of hormones in your body. Think of your hormones as a group of toddlers playing in a sandbox in the park. They’re building sandcastles and everyone is getting along fine. But it can all change in a second if one of the little darlings gets mad about...

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9 Ways to Avoid Exposure to Estrogen Impostors
07 Jul 2016

9 Ways to Avoid Exposure to Estrogen Impostors

Excess estrogen can cause all kinds of unpleasant symptoms in women…bloating, breast tenderness, mood swings, irritability, insomnia, and crying spells for no reason. Hormone imbalances due to changing levels of estrogen and progesterone are hard enough to deal with. And on top of that we are exposed to hundreds of chemicals that act like estrogen in our bodies. These chemicals are called xenoestrogens and they lurk...

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Help! Why Are My Periods So Irregular?
12 May 2016

Help! Why Are My Periods So Irregular?

One of the most common questions I’m asked in the Hormone Harmony Club is “what is going on with my period!?” These women are experiencing flooding, clots, short cycles, abnormally long periods, cramping and symptoms that are alarming, and in some case, life-altering. Irregular periods are often one of the first signs that a woman is entering perimenopause. The exact symptoms of irregular periods vary depending on...

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How to Keep the 7 Dwarves of Menopause Under Control
05 May 2016

How to Keep the 7 Dwarves of Menopause Under Control

Let’s talk about progesterone. This is the magic potion that keeps the 7 Dwarves of Menopause (Itchy, Bitchy, Bloaty, Sleepy, Sweaty, Forgetful, and Psycho) and YOU cool, calm and collected. Progesterone is the hormone that is primarily produced in the second half of your menstrual cycle. In the first 14 days of the cycle, estrogen is in charge. Estrogen’s job is to grow the cells of the...

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3 Sneaky Ways Your Hormones May be Sabotaging Your Weight Loss
31 Dec 2015

3 Sneaky Ways Your Hormones May be Sabotaging Your Weight Loss

Perimenopause brings a truckload of challenges with it, so it hardly seems fair that unrelenting weight gain is one of them. Meno-middle (weight gain in the abdomen) is one of the most common complaints of perimenopausal women. And most of them have been told that an extra 10–20 pounds is simply a rite of passage at this time of life and they should just accept...

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Why You Can’t Diet and Exercise Past a Hormone Imbalance
23 Dec 2015

Why You Can’t Diet and Exercise Past a Hormone Imbalance

One of the most common complaints I hear from clients (and most women in midlife for that matter) is that they can’t lose weight no matter how much they diet and exercise. This is incredibly frustrating! The thing is, it may not have anything to do with what you’re doing (or not doing). It may be your hormones. Hormone imbalances lead to difficulty losing weight...

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Are You Packing on the Pounds Because of Estrogen Dominance?
12 Nov 2015

Are You Packing on the Pounds Because of Estrogen Dominance?

Weight loss in midlife can feel like a constant battle. With the scale doing most of the winning. Hormonal imbalances that begin in perimenopause are often to blame and they can continue long into your post-menopausal years. Have you ever said any of the following? I’m doing everything “right”, but I still can’t lose the weight. I’m just getting old and my metabolism is slow....

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7 Ways to Manage Breast Tenderness in Perimenopause
01 Oct 2015

7 Ways to Manage Breast Tenderness in Perimenopause

For many women, one of the more annoying symptoms that come along with perimenopause is sore, tender, enlarged breasts. This is generally a sign of estrogen dominance. This imbalance of estrogen to progesterone sets up shop as ovulation becomes more and more irregular, resulting in low levels of progesterone. When progesterone isn’t on board to balance out estrogen, breasts can get bigger, swollen and very...

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Your Secret Weapon for Managing the Hormonal Chaos of Perimenopause
16 Jun 2015

Your Secret Weapon for Managing the Hormonal Chaos of Perimenopause

Navigating the waters of perimenopause can feel like being lost at sea in a leaky rowboat some days. Hormonal chaos unleashes symptoms that can be scary (to you and your loved ones), make you feel miserable, and create doubt that you’ll ever feel like yourself again! But there’s a secret weapon that doesn’t get a lot of attention. It’s progesterone. This magical hormone keeps the...

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8 Simple Steps to Keep Hormone Party Crashers Out of Your Home
29 Apr 2015

8 Simple Steps to Keep Hormone Party Crashers Out of Your Home

Excess estrogen can cause all kinds of unpleasant symptoms in women…bloating, breast tenderness, mood swings, irritability, insomnia, and crying spells for no reason. Hormone imbalances due to changing levels of estrogen and progesterone are hard enough to deal with…and on top of that we are exposed to hundreds of chemicals that act like estrogen. These chemicals are called xenoestrogens and they lurk in seemingly harmless...

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