Low estrogen is generally a sign of perimenopause, which can start as early as 35. To prevent early menopause, include phytoestroen rich foods in your diet.
“I’m suffering through a second period this month due to stress – and not getting my period last month. I’m also depleted in estrogen and need a doctor’s prescription for bio-identical hormones, but don’t have the money. What do you recommend for me?” I heard this from a Cycle Harmony friend recently.
I could feel that she was highly stressed and worried about the situation. And I took her situation to heart, as if it was my own.
In my interview with Jason Moskovitz, a licensed acupuncturist at the Tao of Wellness, I asked him for his recommendations. Since then, I also did some research on the subject. Here’s what I found…
Estrogen depletion is generally a sign of perimenopause.
Even though the average age for menopause is 51 years old, it can start as early as 35 and as late as 59.
So it’s important to be alert to any early signs of menopause, such as hot flashes, insomnia, headaches, mood swings, dryness, diminished skin elasticity, and memory loss.
It’s also important to take special care of ourselves in order to delay menopause and prevent menopausal symptoms.
Foods that Help Increase Estrogen Levels
The good news is that certain foods are rich in “phytoestrogens,” plant-based estrogen. They are an excellent natural hormone replacement that easily converts into estrogen in our body.
Best Food Sources of Phytoestrogen
Foods that are super-rich in phytoestrogens include:
- Flax seed
- Kidney beans
- Lima beans
- Chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
Good Food Sources of Phytoestrogen
Other foods that contain phystoestrogens include:
- Brown rice
- Almost all nuts, beans and legumes
I can see a couple of soup recipes in there already. Mix a variety of beans with veggies such as celery, carrots, mushrooms and cauliflowers. Add some spices such as clover, ginger, oregano, thyme or turmeric. Slow cook it all day in a crockpot.
Have a rich and delicious soup with brown rice for dinner. What a great and inexpensive way to replenish your estrogen!
I’m making one for myself tonight. Here’s my soup recipe with estrogen-rich ingredients.
Enjoy! Hope my post inspires you to make one for yourself as well.
P.S. Please also check out natural treatment for estrogen deficiency: 8 ways to increase your estrogen production naturally.
Liver Cleanse Detox and Repair Formula (support liver functions)
Dim Plus (improve estrogen metabolism)
Amazing Grass Super Foods (clear excess estrogen and alkalize the body)
Chasteberry (proven to help treat low progesterone and regulate menstrual cycles in more than 60 years of clinical research, including 5 randomized trials)
Vitamin B6 (one of the best vitamins to boost progesterone)
Progesterone Cream (bio-identical hormonal support)
Support Adrenal and Thyroid Functions
Adrenal Health Daily Support (promote overall hormone balance)
Thyroid Support Complex (support energy and metabolism)
Once Daily Organic Whole Food Vitamin Supplement (provide essential nutrients for health and hormone balance)
Liquid Iron (support healthy blood)
Omega 3 Fish Oil (reduce inflammation and promote overall health)
The Hormone Cure, by Dr. Sara Gottfried
Cooking for Hormone Balance, by Magdalena Wszelaki