Remove estrogens with the help of diet

Remove estrogen with diet for endometriosis

It is well known that endometriosis is fed by estrogen, and many women with endometriosis also find they can be estrogen dominant.  It is all to easy for women to become estrogen dominant which can include diet by having too many phyto-estrogens, exposure to environmental toxins which act as xeno-estrogens, and even stress can upset your hormone balance.


There is a raft of symptoms involved when a woman is estrogen dominant which can include:

  • Irregular periods
  • Sore, tender breasts
  • Water retention/swelling
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Mood swings
  • Bloating
  • Anxiety & panic attacks

Carrots: The Natural Aspirin

Studies show that carrots are a rich source of natural salicylates and aspirin is salicylic acid which is commonly used for inflammation. (1)

One interesting study showed that vegetarians have serum concentrations of salicylic acid as high as those of people ingesting 75 mg of aspirin a day, the amount in half of a baby aspirin.

You can use certain supplements to reduce estrogen as they help to remove estrogen from the body.  You can use DIM which is very popular for removing estrogen, Maca and Chaste Tree Berry (Vitex) are other options. 

Also, vitamin B6 is good at balancing estrogen and can help to boost natural progesterone production, which is a bonus.  You can also use diet to help reduce estrogen in your system.

Carrots to remove estrogen

This handy tip is a healthy way to remove estrogen from your system without having to rely on supplements.

The fibre in raw carrot binds to excess estrogen, helping to safely remove it from the body. Carrot fibre also prevents the re-absorption of estrogen back into the small intestine.

A medium-sized raw, unpeeled carrot is a simple way to detoxify. Avoid packaged peeled baby carrots because the peel acts as a buffer to keep out bacteria, and they are usually soaked in a chlorine solution.

‘Several women who suffered from premenstrual symptoms, including migraine, had their serum estrogen measured before and after the “carrot diet,” and they found that the carrot lowered their estrogen within a few days, as it relieved their symptoms.’

From Ray Peat article

Tips to add raw carrot daily

  • The carrot must be raw, not cooked
  • Do not peel the carrot, just wash it thoroughly
  • Ideally, eat in-between meals and not with meals
  • You need to eat one medium size carrot per day
  • Try to use organic carrots
  • Eating a salad of grated raw carrot is an easy way to get your daily dose


Estrogen Detox Carrot Salad

A great way to remove excess estrogen from your system – to get the best results  eat this salad daily in between meals to gain maximum benefit.

  • 1 medium organic carrot
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon raw honey (optional)
  • Sea salt to taste


1   Wash the carrot well. Do not peel it though—there are great nutrients in the peel! Grate lengthwise with a grater.

2   Add oil, vinegar, and salt to the grated carrots and mix.

  You get the most benefit by eating on its own.  This carrot salad is also beneficial for gut health.

Try to add a carrot to your daily regime, and consistency is key to gain the best results.

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About the Author

My name is Carolyn Levett, the Founder of endo-resolved - I am an Integrative Health Coach having studied nutrition, naturopathy, aromatherapy  as well as being a published author. I used to suffer from severe endometriosis and was able to regained my health and heal from the disease with the support of nutrition and natural therapies.

My motivation is to help other women with endometriosis to heal their bodies so they may overcome this awful disease without having to rely on toxic drugs and surgeries which can cause further damage  -  with healing thoughts, Carolyn.

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