Topic: Hormone Health
Is Estrogen Dominance Why You Feel Like Crap?

Is Estrogen Dominance Why You Feel Like Crap?

Women’s hormones fluctuate throughout their menstrual cycle. Sometimes estrogen is high, leading up to ovulation, and sometimes progesterone is high, like during the luteal phase. But when your estrogen levels are elevated compared to progesterone levels, even with this natural ebbs and flows in mind, it’s known as estrogen dominance.

Estrogen & Progesterone

Estrogen & Progesterone

If you are dealing with hormone imbalances chances are you may have too much estrogen and not enough progesterone. Although there are definitely other common hormone imbalances such as high Testosterone in the case of women with PCOS or Low Estrogen & low Progesterone when the body is suppressed or going through menopause, the MOST common hormone imbalance I currently see in my practice is too much Estrogen to not enough Progesterone.

Nutrients for the Menstrual Cycle

Nutrients for the Menstrual Cycle

Did you know there are certain nutrients that can help during different phases of the menstrual cycle? In fact, as cycling women we change dramatically throughout the month. Our brain changes, our nutrient needs changes, our self care practices, exercise routines and...

Your Period is NOT your Menstrual Cycle

Your Period is NOT your Menstrual Cycle

Your menstrual cycle is from day 1 of bleeding to the last day before your next bleed.

The term “period” is used to describe vaginal bleeding that lasts roughly 3 to 7 days and occurs approximately every 28 days. (but don’t worry if you aren’t a perfect 28 day cycler, more on that to come!) Our entire menstrual cycle is this gorgeous ebb and flow of hormones through 4 weeks ish that beautifully repeats itself each month.

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