How to Detoxify from Excess Estrogen

A hormone that plays an important role in the functioning of males, as well as females, is estrogen. A majority of the sexual functions and reproductive health in women is controlled by this, and thus any irregularities in the levels can be a cause for concern. In this article, you will know everything there is to about the sex hormone, the role it plays, the levels for optimal functioning, and what should be done when the levels spike. 

What is estrogen?

It has three forms which are crucial to understanding how it works. These forms are: 

 What is the role of estrogen in women’s health? 

The hormone is vital in females. Some of the functions are: 

The role of estrogen in men is: 

 What is estrogen dominance? 

There are many hormones that play vital roles in the functioning of women and men. It is optimal for these to be balanced. If there is an imbalance in the levels, if estrogen is in high amounts, or if it overpowers progesterone, this leads to estrogen dominance. This condition can cause a long term domino effect on various other aspects of health. 

The causes are: 


How is estrogen metabolised in the body?

A great way to get rid of the excess hormone is by detoxification processes. There are certain metabolic pathways present in the body that get rid of the excess estrogen. These are as follows: 

 2-Hydroxy Pathway

16-Hydroxy Pathway

4-Hydroxy Pathway

How to test for a common hormone imbalance? 

The Adrenal Cortex Female Hormone Saliva Test is one of the most effective ways of measuring hormone levels. A non-invasive test, gives a profile of the levels of E1, E2 and E3. The test also measures the levels of cortisol and other adrenal cortex hormones. 

Once Naturopath Domenic Pisanelli understands that you have an excess of the hormone, natural ways of detoxification will be followed. These include:

Diet modification

A diet that is rich in cruciferous vegetables is recommended. This is because these contain a large number of aromatase inhibitors that only allow the healthy estrogen.

Garlic, leeks etc. are other components that help the body detox. Antioxidant-rich foods can help. Flavonoids present in fruits and vegetables are recommended too. They reduce inflammation and improve cellular communication. Processed foods are eliminated to achieve hormone balance.


Various minerals and vitamins and other supplements can be included in the diet in order to have a detox. Some of the compounds that help DIM, short for Diindolyl-methane and Indole-3-Carbinol (I3C). Magnesium is crucial for the natural metabolic pathways as well as detoxification. Vitamin B, fish oil, omega 3 fatty acids, and other vitamins are assistive in detoxification. Liver detoxification is also vital.

At My Vital Health Solutions, you will be helped to get back on track to better health by addressing the health condition you have and getting to the root cause of it. Naturopathy has zero side effects and is a holistic approach to health. 

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