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July 23, 2004



Diet for Combating Estrogen Dominance

These dietary guidelines are a natural and easy

way to improve perimenopause symptoms.

  • Eat soy foods, buckwheat, citrus fruit

    rind and pulp (not the juice) and ground flax meal in shakes

    and cereals. They help to reduce estrogen production and prevent

    the hormone from binding to tissue receptors.

  • Avoid potato chips, caffeine, alcohol,

    chocolate, sugar, soft drinks, fruit juices, fried or fatty foods,

    and salt, all of which hamper the process that metabolizes

    estrogens and eliminates them from your body.

  • Eat a low-fat, high-fiber diet

    to help your intestines eliminate estrogens so they are not reabsorbed

    into your body. Include plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole

    grains and legumes (beans, peas).

  • Reduce or eliminate red meats because

    they elevate estrogen levels. This can cause menstrual cramps

    and worsen the inflammation of endometriosis. Instead, eat fish

    such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, trout, and tuna, which are

    high in beneficial omega-3 fatty acids that reduce the pain of

    menstrual cramps and endometriosis.

  • Avoid dairy products, as they have

    a negative effect on reproductive health similar to that of red

    meat. Use soy or rice substitutes, including soy and rice milk,

    cream cheese, sour cream, and soy yogurt.

  • Avoid wheat products since they

    can make perimenopause-related endometriosis and PMS symptoms

    worse. Instead of wheat, use rice, quinoa, corn, or soy-based

    breads, crackers, pasta, and whole grains.

For a healthy economical

lunch, take rice cakes, soy yogurt, tuna fish, almond butter and

whole fruit to work.

If your symptoms are

mild to moderate, you can cheat occasionally, but be sure to follow

the diet most of the time. If your symptoms are severe, or you’re

facing a hysterectomy or repeated use of heavy-duty drugs, I urge

you to dedicate yourself to the diet until you begin to get significant

symptom relief.

Read More on Perimenopause:

Getting Started

Quiz: Is it Menopause or Perimenopause

Undoing Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen and Progesterone Are Normally


Checklist for Estrogen Dominance

Keep it SIMPLE Tip — Acupressure for Insomnia

Nutritional Therapies

Diet for Combating Estrogen Dominance

Nutritional Supplements for Estrogen


Nutritional Supplements to Promote Progesterone


Other Power Supplements for Perimenopause

Complementary Therapies

The Pump



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