Estrogen: How to Balance Hormones with Proper Food & Vitamins- Thomas DeLauer
How do we balance estrogen and testosterone in our bodies and how do we know which estrogens are good or bad? You can check out more at http://www.ThomasDeLauer.com
Estrogens are a group of hormones present in both women and men. Functions include:
Puberty changes in women
Plays a role in controlling cholesterol levels
Helps bone health
Affects the brain, including mood
Also affects the heart, skin and other body tissues
Affects heart and blood vessels
In males, the maturation of sperm and labido maintenance
Estrogen is produced by the ovaries, fat tissue, testis and adrenal glands. There are three kinds of estrogen:
Estradiol - the primary kind of estrogen found in women during their fertile years
Primarily produced in the ovaries, but also the placenta and adrenal glands
Excess estradiol is implicated in many diseases, such as cancers and fibroids
Found in both women and men
Estriol - the estrogen associated with pregnancy
A waste product of estrogen metabolism
Estrone - the estrogen produced postmenopause
Produced in tissues throughout the body, mainly fat and muscle tissues
Known as the weakest form of estrogen
Found in both women and men
Estrogen levels change: Throughout the month when fertile, with peak estrogen in the middle of a woman’s menstrual cycle, signalling ovulation, and the lowest levels while bleeding. Estrogen levels drop after menopause. Problems can arise when your body produces too much or too little estrogen
Too little - symptoms:
Loss of sexual desire
Excess adipose tissue around the midsection
Low sexual desire
Too little causes:
Too much - symptoms:
Low sex drive
Depression and anxiety
More intense premenstrual pain
Female characteristics, such as breasts
Prostate enlargement and cancer
Low sex drive
Too much causes:
High blood pressure
Ovarian or adrenal gland tumors
When estrogen is broken down through aerobic metabolism, it can be broken into “good” or “bad” estrogen metabolites. The good metabolites, 2-hydroxyestrone (2-OHE), are estrogen antagonists. They have high antioxidant activity, providing protection for the heart and brain. The bad metabolites, 16-hydroxyestrone (16-OHE), are estrogen agonists. They have been implicated in causing cancer and weight gain. Therapies that increase the 2-OHE:16-OHE ratio are thought to decrease the risk for a number of estrogen-responsive cancers. Natural compounds found in food have been founds to be antiestrogenic and thus are being further explored to discover how to capture these benefits for possible cancer prevention and treatment.
DIM is a stable compound derived from the plant indole I3C (indole-3-carbinol) found in cruciferous vegetables.
Dietary indoles found in cruciferous veggies such as broccoli and cabbage, have been found to exhibit chemoprotective and chemotherapeutic properties against many cancers.
Its benefit has to do with hormone balancing. I3C has been found to decrease estrogen signaling and alter estrogen metabolism, leading to a reduced production of “bad” estrogen metabolites. DIM consumption has been linked to an increase in the production of the “good” estrogen metabolites and thus a resulting decrease in the production of the “bad” estrogen metabolites.
-Increases the 2-OHE:16-OHE ratio
One study on women with thyroid proliferative disease (TPD) found that supplemental DIM enhanced estrogen metabolism in such a way as to act as a dietary antiestrogenic supplement and in this way may decrease the likelihood of women to develop TPD.
DIM has other hormone balancing properties and can contribute to more balanced hormones.
-This more beneficial hormone balance can lead to a healthier metabolism
The hormonal balance influence of DIM also positively impacts testosterone. For men, this estrogen metabolism has the added benefit of freeing up testosterone in the body. Free testosterone is important for mood, energy and labido.
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As bad as it feels I am going to be that guy who makes this the 70th comment.
Ok so I'd eat a farm of broccoli no problems but what is the best way to eat it in your opinion? Raw? Boiled? Boiled for how long? Will boiling it reduce it's potency?
Can you please make a video about OAT axis disregulation with a persons body shutting down and NOT producing cortisol, progesterone due to estrogen dominance and thyroid going under. And the link between them all. Along with how epinephrine and norepinephrine are greatly impacted by low or high cortisol. In other words the perfect storm that has happened to me. Also how to fix it. :)
I appreciate all the vieos man. WIsh you would just tell me a video of what to do it's so much science I'm overwhelmed, just want the practical. I heard eggs and chicke and general meat is estrogen high. So not sure what to eat man haha.
>>>PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do a segment on KETO for PCOS, there is no cure only managing it through lifestyle changes and KETO seems to be the best solution but nobody can explain it like you do and break down the science behind it. There is so much misinformation and speculation in regards to modifying the KETO diet for PCOS it would be great to have someone clarify the specifics of the KETO modification for PCOS. P.S. I love your videos very informational, so helpful! Following on FB and Insta as well.
Insightful, as always.
I once took DIM plus thinking it'd be the cure all for my estrogen dominance. It made my hair fall out! In about 2 weeks. I was alarmed cos I already dealt with male pattern baldness that I never noticed when it started but on DIM the hair loss was drastic and alarming.
The human body is so delicate. I think it's best to stick to getting DIM from natural foods like broccoli and eating carrots to help the body metabolize excess estrogen.
I've noticed same negative results when I try any of the 'hormone balancing' supplements other than Omega 3.
Hello Thomas.. First off thank you so much for all the information night have a question though. How does this diet affect a woman who had had gastro by pass, gall bladder removed and appendix? I know with the oils I have hi take in smaller amounts note offer. I know all of these are vital. So I just keep doing the vitamins, estrogen, see stevia good salt and figured oils. I've been able too transform mane of my veggie to ketooc🎊
I am consuming a good amount of non organic whey-protein-concentrate on a daily base (about 75 gramm a day).Does this Protein also contain estrogenes and other substances that increase estrogen levels?
Hi Thomas nice video, but I have to disagree for what concern DIM supplementation. Several studies say that it is the most potent anti-androgen plant. Higher doses (greater than 100mg) of isolated pure DIM can saturate tissues and block androgen (e.g. testosterone and dihydrotestosterone) receptors and inhibit the protein synthesis induced by the anabolic effects of androgens. Very low doses of DIM (less than 100mg daily) in combination with other sulforaphanes and necessary cofactors folate and B12 as found in nature can help alter estrogen detoxification pathways in the gut and liver and improve the 2:16 alpha hydroxyl estrone ratios to reduce excessive estrogen activity.
Higher doses of DIM act systemically to block anabolic androgens and mTOR pathways. mTOR is necessary for cell growth and for this mechanism DIM is currently being researched as a potential tool for reducing growth of cancer and tumours; this research is still a long way from being able to make any solid anti-cancer claims for DIM. However, it is important for athletes using DIM as part of a muscle building campaign to know that mTOR is the main anabolic pathway necessary for muscle hypertrophy and DIM will also block mTOR stimulation of cell growth. And more.....In a human study conducted nearly 20 years ago, 6-7 mg/kg of IC3 per day was able to significantly increase the clearance of estrogens via urine in both, men and women.
The supplement industry seems to have accepted the fact that it’s DIM (again DIM is just one of the many metabolites of IC3) that is responsible of these effects, and thus, extracted DIM would work just as well as IC3 or consumption of crusiferous vegetables…However, one animal study challenges this claim: The researchers from The University of Kansas Medical Center, found out that IC3 and tamoxifen (prescription estrogen receptor antagonist) both blocked estrogen (via different mechanisms), whereas extracted DIM had – even at the highest dose – ” no significant effects on any of the endpoints studied”. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12383709
Thank you for your videos, they are short for the amount of info you provide (lots), very informative. Used to take DIM, but not consistently, I'll start taking it again and will be consistent and see what it does and see if it helps getting rid of the last layer of fat in my abdomen.
Thanks for the info I'm 25 male 6'3 I went from 230 to 318 pounds due to medication and ever since then my hair started thinning so I went to a natural food store and the lady told me its probably because of all the fat gain which is causing an estrogen imbalance. She suggested i3c so im taking that right now and I started working out more to get rid of this stubborn fat. I've been taking it for 3 weeks and hoping to see some results.
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