Foods that Contain Estrogen
and Estrogen Dominance Symptoms

Foods that contain estrogen that are considered estrogenic foods can create estrogen dominance symptoms.

These types of food can create way too much estrogen or "bad" estrogen in your body and disrupt your love life as well as your happiness.

Estrogenic foods can create nutrient deficiencies such as zinc, magnesium, and all of the B Vitamins. And this problem can affect both men and women.

Your diet and exposure to environmental toxins are two of the main causes of estrogen dominance symptoms - which is caused by too much estrogen and usually not enough progesterone or testosterone.

Thankfully, anti-estrogenic foods can be used to help correct this situation.

Learning about what foods can help to keep this hormone in check will not only save your love life, but your health too!

These are Common Estrogen Dominance Symptoms

  • Anxiety
  • Irritable and Moody
  • Depression
  • Irregular Periods
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Blood Clotting
  • Heavy Menstrual Flow
  • Infertility
  • Low Libido
  • Leg Cramps
  • Water Retention
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Digestive Problems
  • Weight Gain
  • Fat in Abdomen, Hips, and Thighs
  • Allergies
  • Dry Eyes & Dry Skin
  • Cold Body Temperature
  • Lumpy Breasts
  • Breast Cancer
  • Fibroids
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Thyroid Problems
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Bad Memory
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hair Loss

Estrogenic Foods

You'll want to eliminate or be very careful of consuming the following estrogenic foods as they can lead to Estrogen Dominance Symptoms.

These Foods are Estrogenic

  • Drinks High in Sugar
  • Foods High in Sugar
  • Vegetable Oils
  • Farmed Fish
  • Deep Fried Foods
  • Factory Farmed Meats, Dairy, and Eggs
  • Foods containing Food Additives such as MSG
  • Alcohol especially Beer
  • Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Licorice
  • Clover and Red Clover
  • Plant Foods laced with Herbicides & Pesticides
  • Highly Processed Foods

Anti-Estrogenic Foods

Anti-Estrogenic foods help in the efficient metabolism of estrogen.

If your diet lacks anti-estrogenic foods, estrogen metabolism may result in the production of too much estrogen or "bad" estrogen which will promote damage to your DNA and may increase cancer growth.

These Foods are Anti-Estrogenic

  • Berries
  • Cold-Pressed Flax Oil
  • Buckwheat
  • Oranges
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Cruciferous Vegetables
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Ginger
  • Kale
  • Raw Nuts
  • Organic Foods
  • Chia Seeds
  • Wild-Caught Salmon
  • Pastured Eggs
  • Organic Olive Oil
  • Avocado
  • Red Grapes
  • Mushrooms
  • Grass Fed Dairy

Important Tips

If you're eating a lot of foods that contain estrogen or you suspect you have too much estrogen - you may want to get your hormones checked. I have seen saliva testing kits that you can buy online and then send to a lab.

Your best bet is to have a qualified doctor check your estrogen levels as you do not want to self diagnose like I did with progesterone cream (from a health food store). It caused a bad side effect and almost landed me in the hospital!

You see some of the symptoms of low estrogen can be the same as estrogen dominance symptoms.  That's why you need a lab and/or a good doctor to confirm your estrogen levels.

Consuming estrogenic foods, your personal care products, your cleaning products, and the use of plastics can all contribute to creating too much estrogen or "bad" estrogen.

On the flip side, consuming foods that contain estrogen as well as anti-estrogenic foods will help to produce "good" estrogen.