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July 23, 2004



Estrogen and Progesterone Are Normally


Estrogen dominance only occurs if your hormones

are out of balance. When estrogen and progesterone are produced

in normal amounts, you feel vital, alert, and optimistic—all

the qualities you want as you build your career, raise your children,

nurture relationships, and explore your avocations. This is because

estrogen and progesterone have opposing and complementary effects

on your body.

Your hormones have

complementary and opposing tasks

• growth stimulating

  • growth limiting
• increases body fat   • helps body burn fat for energy
• promotes salt and fluid retention   • natural diuretic
• natural mood elevator   • acts as a sedative
• impairs blood sugar control   • normalizes blood sugar level

Hormone balance also gives you soft, firm

skin, a balanced mood, and a healthy sex drive, as well as protection

against heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, and even Alzheimer’s


Estrogen and progesterone produce their effects

in your body by binding to hormone receptors in tissues in your

uterus, breasts, blood vessels, brain, bones, and heart. When a

hormone reaches its target tissue, it binds to these receptor cells

like a key fitting into a lock. When binding occurs, the hormone

transmits its chemical message, causing a change in the tissue.

The health of all of these tissues is very sensitive to the healthy

balance between estrogen and progesterone.

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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