ESTROGEN is extremely important in terms of optimal fertility
Whether your goal is to conceive naturally OR prepare your body for a successful round of fertility treatments…knowing your estrogen levels can be very useful in determining what nutrition and lifestyle changes you need to consider
Estrogen (more specifically, Estradiol or E2) Basics:
The majority of E2 is secreted by your ovaries, with a bit coming from adrenals, too
When the follicles in the ovaries are maturing on day 1 thru 14 of your cycle (assuming a normal 28 day cycle), they release increasing amounts of E2 to prepare for ovulation
E2 is important for fertility not only because it helps promote ovulation, but also works to thicken the uterine lining in preparation for a fertilized egg to implant
Like FSH, we want to test E2 on day 2-3 of your cycle (check our previous post to learn more about FSH).
A functional range of estrogen is 25-75 pg/mL
Is your Estrogen LOWER than 25 pg/mL?
Common causes of Low Estrogen include:
– disordered eating
– heavy exerciser
Is your Estrogen HIGHER than 75 pg/mL?
Common causes of Excess Estrogen include:
– hormonal birth control
– exposure to environmental toxins
– impaired liver detoxification
– high histamine
– ovarian cysts
How to Balance Estrogen levels:
– eat whole foods rich in protein, healthy fats & phytonutrients
– eat breakfast within an hour of waking
– eat every 3-4 hrs to keep blood sugar stable
– consume 35g of fiber daily
– drink plenty of water
– steer clear of environmental toxins in household products
– invest in an air and water purifier
– consider supplementation of DIM, NAC, Calcium-d-glucarate & methylated B vitamins
We have loads more information on proper estrogen balance, so head over to our search engine in our blog to get filled in!
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