Phytoestrogens Are Not Estrogen

Phytoestrogens are a special group of phytonutrients that occur naturally in almost all plant foods. The two major classes are isoflavones in soy, and lignans in seeds, whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables.

They’re called phytoestrogens because they interact with estrogen receptors but they’re not estrogen. In fact, they bind so weakly to estrogen receptors that they effectively block estradiol and are therefore better classified as ANTI-estrogen.

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Endometriosis? Treat the Immune System

endometriosisEndometriosis is not a hormonal condition. It’s affected by estrogen but it’s not caused by estrogen or “estrogen dominance.”

Instead, endometriosis is a whole-body inflammatory and immune disease, and possibly a microbial disease.

What does that mean for treatment?

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What If You Have Both PCOS and Endometriosis?

pcos and endometriosisPCOS and endometriosis are two very different conditions but they’re also very common. It’s possible to have both PCOS and endometriosis at the same time and that can make for some pretty tricky diagnosis and treatment.

Here’s what you need to know.

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How to Treat Heavy Periods with Diet and Progesterone or Prometrium

heavy periodsNatural treatment can work for heavy or flooding periods but you need the right treatment for your cause of heavy periods.

There are three main causes of heavy periods: 1) low progesterone or “unopposed” estrogen, 2) endometriosis or adenomyosis, and 3) thyroid disease.

Let’s look at each cause (and possible treatments) and then I’ll provide the top five general ways to lighten menstrual flow. You still want to treat the underlying cause, if you can.

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