I promised in some previous posts that I would be writing about environmental factors that may be contributing to fatigue and weight gain.
One of those that need to be looked into, are xeno-estrogens.
Xeno estrogens mimic real estrogen – which is a problem as they’re not the real thing.
Xeno estrogens are found in pesticides, metals, petroleum products, plastics, hormone replacement drugs and food we consume (think oversized chicken breasts and antibiotics in animal feed).
Estrogen dominance does not necessarily mean that you only have too much estrogen produced -but it could also mean normal estrogen and low progesterone.
Signs of high estrogen may include pms -like symptoms, heavy periods, clots, cramps, breast tenderness, water retention, anger/irritation & abdominal weight gain.
Signs of low progesterone may range from body ache, low mood, mood swings, fatigue, PMS, heavy periods, clots, water retention, anxiety, insomnia & brain fog.
Could your environment be contributing to your symptoms?
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