Estrogen – Fights Cancer and Alzheimers?!

Estrogen – Fights Cancer and Alzheimers?!

“Estrogen can fight cancer?  I thought it caused cancer.”

This is the puzzled question I get from my patients when we discuss healthy estrogen metabolism.  When you figure out how estrogen breaks down in the liver, you quickly learn that while the type of estrogen you take makes a big difference - what your body does with that estrogen, makes all difference in the world.

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Estrogen Dominance

Estrogen Dominance

Symptoms Associated with Estrogen Dominance and Poor Estrogen Processing

Common symptoms of estrogen dominance and/or poor estrogen processing might include:  PMS, irregular or heavy menses, breast tenderness, fibrocystic or lumpy breasts, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and uterine fibroids.   

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