The Curious Link Between Estrogen, Mast Cells, and Histamine

The role of mast cells and histamine in estrogen dominanceHeadaches. Anxiety. Insomnia. Brain fog. Hives. Nasal congestion. These are just a few of the symptoms of mast cell activation or high histamine.

Histamine symptoms are more common in women and often track with the menstrual cycle, occurring when estrogen is high at ovulation and then again just before the period. 

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The Pros and Cons of the Hormonal IUD (Mirena, Kyleena, and Skyla)

Mirena hormonal IUDThe hormonal IUD is different from all types of hormonal birth control in that it does not suppress ovulation and therefore can permit natural cycling.

Other benefits of the hormonal IUD are that it dramatically decreases menstrual flow and can relieve symptoms of endometriosis.

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Why Zinc Is My Favorite Supplement for Period Health

zinc for hormonesLooking for a simple solution for period problems? Before you reach for a women’s supplement like chaste tree or natural progesterone, consider the humble mineral zinc.

Zinc is an important nutrient for women’s health and is effective treatment for acne, PCOS, period pain, and many other periods problems.

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The Secret Powers of Ovulation (It’s Not Just for Making a Baby)

benefits of ovulationOvarian hormones estrogen and progesterone are beneficial for health. That means natural ovulatory menstrual cycles are beneficial for health because ovulation is how women make hormones.

Does that surprise you? Men make testosterone every day, so you might think women do something similar, but we don’t. Instead, women make hormones as a surge of estradiol leading up to ovulation and an even bigger surge of progesterone after ovulation.

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