Category Archives: Estrogen Dominance

What is BPA and What is it Doing to My Body?

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a xenoestrogen, meaning “foreign estrogen”. This is a chemical exhibiting estrogen-like properties, and can affect your body likewise. BPA has been tested as an artificial estrogen as early as the 1930s. Diethylstilbestrol (DES), a similar compound, was used as a synthetic estrogen drug in women and animals until it was banned… Read More »


6 Ways Progesterone Helps With Weight Loss!

Maintaining your ideal body weight can be a frustrating and difficult task. You may have heard or suspected that your hormones have something to do with your inability to lose weight and that may absolutely correct, especially if you a woman after childbirth or have taken birth control pills for several years.  For women, hormone… Read More »


How Hormones Can Affect Your Allergies

Did you begin to experience seasonal allergies later in life, especially after having children? As adults, women tend to be more vulnerable to allergies than men, and in many cases, hormones may be to blame. There are actually allergic genes that can be activated by hormonal changes and cause women to begin to experience an… Read More »


Women’s Health & Diindolylmethane (DIM)

Women’s Health & Diindolylmethane (DIM)

Dr. Shel discusses the importance of healthy estrogen metabolism (how the body breaks down estrogen) for continued good health in women. DIM (diindolylmethane) is a natural organic compound that promotes healthy estrogen metabolism.


Could Your Anxiety be Hormonal?

Could Your Anxiety/Depression Be Hormonal?

Over the past two decades, anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medication use has skyrocketed! Back in 2010, statistics showed that more than 1 in 5 Americans were taking a medication for anxiety or depression, and that number has only continued to increase since then. Less than a third of Americans who are taking a antidepressants have actually… Read More »


why is iodine important for your health?

What are the Health Benefits of Iodine?

Why is Iodine important?? Iodine is necessary for the proper function of many of the body’s tissues including the breasts, pancreas, brain, stomach, adrenal glands, skin, salivary glands, and cerebral spinal fluid. Iodine deficiency can lead to a dysfunction of these tissues and cause symptoms such as dry mouth, dry skin, reduced alertness, brain fog,… Read More »


hormone allergy connection

The Hormone / Allergy Connection

Did you begin to experience seasonal allergies later in life, especially after having children, during perimenopause, or after menopause? As adults, women tend to be more vulnerable to allergies than men, and in many cases hormones may be to blame. There are actually allergic genes that can be activated by hormonal changes and cause women… Read More »


estrogen dominance

Estrogen Dominance Clarified

The term estrogen dominance can be a little misleading since one does not need high levels of estrogen to have this condition. Estrogen Dominance is a term that was first coined by Dr. Lee and refers to a woman that has a low progesterone to estrogen ratio. A better terminology might be “Progesterone Deficiency”. There… Read More »


Female Hair Loss

Female Hair Loss…Getting to the Follicle of the Issue!

Hair loss is one of those dreaded things that many of us will have to deal with at some point in our lives. It can happen during your morning shower, while you’re blowing it dry, or when you brush it. A certain amount of this is normal, but there often comes a time when the… Read More »


The hormone breast cancer link

Is There a Link Between Hormonal Imbalance & Breast Cancer?

There is a clear increase in a woman’s chances of getting breast cancer as they age, in particular once they get into their 40′s, 50′s and beyond. Why would there be such an increase in breast cancer rates in women at this age? What is the significance of this time in a woman’s life? During… Read More »


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