Carry a healthy body weight – excess fat cells can independently produce oestrogen, adding to the total oestrogen load within the body.
Where possible, eat organic – the pesticides on your food will not only put an extra load on the liver, but they can also act as oestrogens within the body (xenoestrogens). These xenoestrogens create more of an oestrogenic load.
Be toxin smart – avoid re-using plastic water bottles, heating plastic containers and eating tinned foods as they are full of xenoestrogens.
Eat plenty of fibre – 25g fibre per day will not only help oestrogen to be eliminated from the bowel efficiently, but it will also reduce oestrogen reabsorption.
Enjoy cruciferous vegetables – broccoli, cabbage, Brussel sprouts and cauliflower can boost the body’s liver function and can aid the elimination and reduction of oestrogen.
Stress less (!!!) – Relaxation is essential to peri-menopause, menopause and life in general. Extra stress can make your premenstrual symptoms unbearable. The power of relaxation is greatly undervalued.
Exercise regularly – the power of exercise is only just starting to be appreciated and valued appropriately. Exercise will not only help hormone communication, it can also aid bowel movements, hormone elimination, blood sugar levels and mood regulation. Aim for 40minutes of exercise 3-4 times a week.