Last Updated on August 4, 2020
Estrogen has been very maligned for many years. Many people believe estrogen is a “bad” hormone, but if you have a healthy, balanced body, estrogen is perfectly fine.
The problem is that obesity has become the norm in many countries. The diet in these countries is high in saturated animal fat, which can cause estrogen problems.
Saturated fat influences certain types of intestinal bacteria to produce an enzyme called beta-glucuronidase. Beta-glucuronidase makes estrogen a lot more able to move through the bloodstream and into the body where it can create damage.
Estrogen is a proliferative hormone. It makes things grow. When in excess, estrogen has been linked with many different types of cancers. This is why you don’t want a whole lot of beta-glucuronidase activity going on in the body.
One of the reasons vegans and vegetarians tend to have a more streamlined body shape is that they have a more balanced estrogen and progesterone profile.
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By changing the amount and types of fats that you eat, you can avoid estrogen problems. For example, lean protein and fish protein are god choices. Fish protein is often associated with an anti-inflammatory fat.
Beef fat, on the other hand, tends to trigger inflammation through a particular pathway.
In order to reduce the build-up of estrogens in the body, you need to be aware of xeno-estrogens (foreign estrogens). Xeno-estrogens are found in the diet as well as plastics like cling wrap. It’s not a good idea to use those types of plastics, especially on high fat foods, because artificial estrogens can get sucked into the fat.
Use containers with a lid rather than plastic wrap.
Dietary fiber can reduce estrogens levels. So can certain probiotics, particularly lactobacillus acidophilus, which has been linked with a reduction of both beta-glucuronidase and estrogen. I recommend having a bit of yogurt in your diet and taking lactobacillus acidophilus supplements.
The critical steps to keeping your estrogen at a health level are to keep at a healthy weight, eat the right foods, including plenty of fiber, avoid deep-fried foods, and cut back on alcohol.