What Dairy Does to Periods

cow's dairy and periodsMore than twenty years ago I discovered something: When I stopped having dairy, I stopped having period pain.

Since then, I’ve worked with thousands of patients who have had the same result. For many women (not all), stopping dairy can dramatically improve period pain, heavy periods, endometriosis, acne, and PMS.

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How to Lower Estrogen

too much estrogenToo much estrogen can cause heavy periods, breast pain, fibroids, and premenstrual irritability. It can also suppress thyroid function and increase the risk of breast cancer.

What natural treatment works to lower estrogen? To understand that, you need to think about the types of estrogen and why they’re high.

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Natural Progesterone for Heavy Periods

heavy periodsNatural progesterone can work for heavy or flooding periods but you also need to consider the underlying cause of your heavy periods.

There are three main causes of heavy periods: low progesterone or “unopposed” estrogen, endometriosis or adenomyosis, and 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, including natural progesterone.

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The Curious Link Between Estrogen, Mast Cells, and Histamine

Role of histamine in PMDDHeadaches. Anxiety. Insomnia. Brain fog. Hives. Nasal congestion. These are just a few of the symptoms of histamine intolerance or mast cell activation syndrome.

Histamine problems are more common in women, and are often worse at ovulation and just before the period. Why? Because that’s when estrogen is high compared to progesterone, and estrogen increases histamine.

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