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Estrogen Overload – Is This You?

Estrogen dominance is not a disease unto itself, but it is the underlying pattern behind many of the most common hormonally related problems. Essentially, the problem occurs because your estrogen is out of balance with progesterone for all or part of your cycle. That imbalance makes estrogen the strongest hormone in the picture. Here is an excerpt from the upcoming DIY Health: For Women Second Edition about this very issue. Continue reading

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Breast Cancer and Estrogen + Progestin – The News Isn’t Good.

Combined estrogen and progestin hormone replacement has long been thought of as safer than estrogen alone therapies. Sadly, we’re finding now that the risks are just as terrifying. A new study published in the Oct 20th issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that estrogen + progestin HRT increases the number of women who get invasive breast cancer, the severity of their disease, their cancer related death and also, surprisingly, the non-cancer related death. Continue reading

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Fiber! The Forgotten Miracle

If your fiber intake is too low then one of the best things you can do is add more high fiber foods into your diet or even a fiber supplement if you can’t add the foods. I try to shoot for anything between 30-50 grams daily. I don’t always make it, but I always try. Foods like nuts, beans, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and dark chocolate (woohoo!!!) are all high in fiber. Continue reading

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