Breast Cancer - Estrogen Dominance & The Imbalance Of Hormones
By Jackie L. Harvey
Estrogen Dominance is a term coined by the late John R. Lee, M.D.,
author of a number of books on the topic of women's hormones. The
theory of Estrogen Dominance describes a condition where a woman can
have deficient, normal or excessive estrogen but has little or no
progesterone to balance its effects in the body. Even a woman with low
estrogen levels can have estrogen dominance symptoms if she doesn't
have any progesterone. Basically estrogen dominance reflects hormones
that have gone out of balance. Out of balance hormones can affect women
from 14 to 94.
How do we become estrogen dominant? Our food
chain is laced with toxic pesticides, herbicides and growth hormones a
sea of endocrine-disrupting chemicals that mimic estrogen in the body.
If we are overweight, our body s store of excess fat can be converted
into estrogen. Insulin resistance also leads to estrogen dominance.
Then there is estrogen found in ERT, HRT and Birth Control Pills.
dominance also occurs in men. As men age, estrogen gradually rises,
while saliva levels of progesterone and testosterone gradually fall. We
often find men of fifty having higher saliva estrogen levels than women
of fifty! A sign of estrogen dominance in men is the tendency for some
to develop breasts.
An imbalance of hormones in our bodies
results in hormone-related health problems such as PMS, endometriosis,
uterine fibroids, infertility, post-partum depression, weight gain,
increased blood clotting, thyroid dysfunction, even breast and uterine
cancer in women and in men breast cancer, prostate problems and
Estrogen Dominance can be detected by taking a
saliva test. This simple test can accurately reveal hormone levels. Men
can also take this simple at-home test to determine if their hormones
are out of balance.
A saliva test evaluation will either move a
man or woman to take action to bring balance to their own hormones or
cause them to sit back and reflect on their good hormone health. Those
over 50 can take an annual saliva test to keep track of their hormone
Men and women who experience hormone imbalance feel
unwell bringing balance to their hormones is often a key to their
wellness. There are safe natural alternatives available to drug
therapies. Women and men must become more informed about their own
This Article Is Copyright 2007 Jackie L. Harvey & Saliva Testing.com
Harvey is a nutritional speaker who shares her interest and information
on hormonal health and women's saliva hormone testing throughout North
America in her popular "Let's Talk About Hormones" seminar. Visit
Jackie's informative website SalivaTesting.com for a schedule of events
in your area and for more information about her Best Selling 1-hour DVD
"Let's Talk About Hormones with Jackie Harvey".