I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard or read some variation of the question:

“Why are my hormones all over the place?”

Many of us feel like our hormones are in complete chaos, and causing all sorts of problems in our body.

Believe me, I’ve felt that way too.

My goal in doing this is to educate and empower. I want you to understand what’s going on in your body, to have the information you need to make decisions or choices that you need to make, and to be able to know what changes to make to feel better.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to teach you about every single hormone in your body.

We are not endocrinologists!

But I will teach you about the ones to watch out for, what to be aware of, and what you have the power to work on yourself!

The good news is that the approaches to work on for most of these are almost exactly the same! You’ll see why when we get into the details.

Today we’re going to dive into the specifics of estrogen.

We think of estrogen as a female hormone, but that’s not true. Males and females both have estrogen, just in different amounts. Estrogen is dominant in women.

In women, estrogen is one of many sex hormones in the body. It starts being produced by the ovaries during puberty, and declines with menopause. It fluctuates during the month, during your menstrual cycle, and it fluctuates over your life, decreasing as menopause starts.

High Estrogen

What symptoms might you experience if your estrogen levels are too high? They can vary, but might include:

Low Estrogen

What symptoms might you experience if your estrogen levels are too low? This can happen at anytime during your life, but estrogen declines during menopause

How to Optimize Your Estrogen Levels

These recommendations will be a good place to start to optimize any hormones.

Liver Detoxification – your liver is there to detoxify your body. Liver detoxification will help keep not only estrogen, but ALL hormones, at their optimal levels. That’s what it does, and it does it REALLY well. But in some cases, it could be working better. Here’s how to keep your liver working at top level:


Xenoestrogens are things that are found in nature, that mimic estrogen in the body. These have become a big problem since they often show up with symptoms of too much estrogen, even if estrogen itself isn’t too high. But xenoestrogens are causing real hormone disruption in our bodies, and we’re only beginning to scratch the surface of that these are going to look like. 

They are found in:

How to limit your exposure to these:

Bone Health

Estrogen helps to build bone, and during your reproductive years, estrogen helps to keep bone health in balance. However, if estrogen levels are low, or once menopause hits, bone isn’t built up like it used to be, and the risk of osteoporosis increases.

There are things you can do to keep your bone health good, even after menopause.

Estrogen is just one hormone in a very complicated hormone puzzle. So stay tuned for more information on the various puzzle pieces. But here’s the thing – to really optimize every hormone, good sleep is key. So if sleep is something you need to get control of, book your free Sleep Assessment Call here, where I can give you some feedback and get you started on sleeping well.

Elizabeth Brothers Health