Everything You Need To Know About Your Thyroid And Estrogen

Updated: Jul 6, 2020

It is very common to have low #estrogen show up in your routine bloodwork, especially if you are over the age of 35.

However, estrogen in the blood is not a true measure of estrogen that is saturating your tissues. If you have too much intra-tissue estrogen (and you probably do!), you may experience symptoms of estrogen dominance, such as

breast tenderness
mood swings
lumps in your breasts

If your #thyroid is running low (the pituitary gland is not telling the thyroid to make a sufficient amount of thyroid hormone or your thyroid is being destroyed by antibodies, as in the case of #Hashimoto's disease), you will not clear estrogen out of the body effectively.

To increase clearance of estrogen from the body, you can do the following:

consume 2 tbsp of freshly ground flax seed once a day
take up to 2500 mg mixed-tocopherol #Vitamin E
take up to 800 mg #magnesium carbonate to increase bowel movements

To increase thyroid hormone in the body, you can do the following:

Switch from Synthroid to NDT or Armour
Ask your doctor to add pure T3 to your Synthroid or NDT
Take 30 mg zinc and 200 mg selenium every evening

If your well-meaning doctor will not do this for you, schedule a free call with me and let's see what we can do. There is always another way!

Of course, you will want to eat well and treat yourself well at the same time. Get at least 20 grams of protein with each meal, and plenty of fat. Too much protein can actually increase the body's need for thyroid hormone. Most women struggle with getting enough protein, so this should not be an issue. But keep in mind that you may need an extra grain of Natural Dessicated Thyroid if you are on a high protein diet.

Keep sugar to a minimum, and make sure you stay far, far away from polyunsaturated fats like fried foods, soy and safflower and sunflower oil, and too much alcohol- all of these raise estrogen in the body via the aromatization process referred to in the video.

These tips should keep your estrogen levels closer to normal, and you may see a reduction in symptoms like PMS, bloating, and headaches.


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