We all know that a woman’s hormones affect her mood. Many men may find it difficult to understand and think that she is overreacting. But they must understand that a woman’s biology determines her wellness. These are not character flaws but biochemical imbalances that can affect mood and behavior in specific ways.

One cause of imbalance lies in today’s toxic lifestyle, which leads to an excess of estrogen in the body (called estrogen dominance), causing a host of “female” problems:

Fibrocystic Breasts, Uterine Fibroids, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovaries, Menopausal Hot Flashes and Night Sweats, infertility and many other disorders.

Why? Because excess estrogen in the body causes thickening and scarring of the connective tissues or fibrosis, which leads to the painful disorders mentioned above.

To Know more read our article on Estrogen Dominance 

 What causes estrogen dominance?

  • Breakdown of petrochemicals, pesticides, herbicides, plastics, sodium lauryl sulfate from cosmetics and vehicle exhaust produce substances that mimic estrogen activity (known as pseudo-estrogens)

  • Injecting cattle and poultry with estrogenic hormones to make them grow faster and bigger.
  • Use of powerful pharmaceutical estrogens (i.e. synthetic hormones) and oral contraceptive pills that magnify the existing estrogen excess in the female body.
  • Misuse of estrogens in therapy as a sole agent instead of combining natural estrogen with safe and natural progesterone that nullifies the adverse effects of “estrogen-alone” therapy.
  • Diets high in sugar and dairy products result in recycling estrogen into the body instead of eliminating it. These diets also interfere with the proper production of progesterone.Impact of Estrogen Dominance

    Many women cease ovulation 10 or more years before menopause due to estrogen dominance. The heavy intractable bleeding they experience often leads to hysterectomy. Uterine fibroids tend to develop and enlarge under the stimulation of excess estrogen.

    To make matters worse, excess estradiol (a form of estrogen), promotes the Bel 2 oncogene which blocks a natural phenomenon called ‘programmed’ cell death (apoptosis), leading to cancer.

    On the other hand, both testosterone and progesterone promote the p53 gene leading to normal healthy cell death (apoptosis)…a phenomenon that protects the body from cancer.

    There are natural therapies that can create hormonal balance and stop the development and enlargement of existing uterine fibroids and in certain cases assist in dissolving them without surgery.

    A hormonal balancing can generate normal menstrual cycles, easy conception and pregnancy and a smooth transition into menopause. It can safeguard a woman from various cancers and greatly improve the overall quality of life regardless of age.


Dr Suresh Shottam

The author Dr. Suresh Shottam, is a practicing naturopath, researcher, author and lecturer who was based in New York for 30 years and currently practices in India. He coaches senior executives in Peak Performance and Ultra-Wellness. His "Uncommon Sense Wellness" workshop has been well-received by professionals and the general public both at home and abroad.