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Two other important anti-estrogenic foods are onion and garlic. In both, the active ingredient is the antioxidant flavonoid quercetin. Known for its immuno-supporting and liver-detoxifying proper- ties, quercetin has also shown the capacity to inhibit the enzymes that synthesize estrogen when applied in high concentrations.

foods to create a healthy estrogen balance

Estrogen dominance can be problematic and play a role in health conditions in women including PMS and breast/ovarian cancers. Dietary strategies that may help lower estrogen levels include minimizing soy intake, eating hormone-free meats, eating cruciferous vegetables, maintaining adequate fiber and increasing vitamin B6. Maintaining a healthy weight can help to prevent excess estrogen production. Fat cells secrete estrogen, so having excess fat on your body leads to elevated estrogen levels.

Did you know? 1-2 raw carrots a day can help detoxify excess estrogen in the colon? Excess estrogen (caused by protein malnutrition in the liver to allow proper detoxification of estrogen, or by a progesterone deficiency) mimics the effects of aging (accelerating aging), increases cancer risk, and decreases the body's ability to use oxygen?