Diet and Natural Progesterone for Heavy Periods

heavy periodsSuccessful treatment of heavy periods relies on identifying an underlying cause such as hormone imbalance (low progesterone), adenomyosis, or thyroid disease.

Treatment for heavy menstruation is to treat the cause as well as use general period-lightening strategies such as natural progesterone and a dairy-free diet. 

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How Soy Affects Hormones and Health

Soy contains phytoestrogens or “plant-estrogens,” which sounds bad but by out-competing estradiol, phytoestrogens can have a beneficial anti-estrogen effect in women of reproductive age.

That’s why soy and other phytoestrogens can make periods lighter and improve estrogen excess symptoms such as PMS and heavy periods. 

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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.

To understand what works to lower estrogen, you need to think about the types of estrogen and why they’re high.

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How Iodine Protects Breasts

Molecular iodine for breast health.

Iodine has a long history of being effective treatment for breast symptoms such as pain and cysts. It may also play a role in helping to reduce the risk of breast cancer and even to treat breast cancer.

For example, new research has found that iodine deficiency may play a causative role in the development of breast cancer and that iodine supplementation may be effective as adjuvant therapy for breast cancer.

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