Anti-estrogenic treatments include such things as indole-3-carbinol (I3C) and the more potent diindolylmethane (DIM). Both are available in your health food store.
Lignins, found in all whole grains, are anti-estrogenic. Lignins are present in decreasing order in: flaxseed, rye, buckwheat, millet, oats, barley, corn, rice, and wheat. Fiber-rich diets can assist in extracting excessive estrogen stores from the body. Foods thought best avoided, either because of their low-fiber content or their history of promoting fibroid growth, include dairy products, red meat, fried fatty foods, sugar, salt, caffeine, and alcohol.
Liver detoxifying therapies can be helpful in assisting in the breakdown of estrogens. Choline, inositol, and methionine, vitamin C and bioflavonoids have been used to assist in preventing and stopping bleeding from fibroids. Chrysin (an herbal extract) may block the production of too much estrogen and has been used in both men and women.
Probiotics and calcium-d-glucarate can help in preventing bound estrogens from being 'unbound' and reabsorbed from your intestines. Progesterone topically and/or intravaginally can be helpful, but progesterone levels cannot be predicted accurately in woman with fibroids.
Make sure the thyroid gland is functioning sufficiently. It is best to have hormone levels checked. The famous naturopathic 'Vag-Pack' can be useful also.
Before using estrogen balancing medications whether natural or not, laboratory testing should be conducted to confirm elevated levels.
There are essentially no reasons during pregnancy why any woman would be advised to take hormones.
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