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:
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
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 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.
3 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.