Hormone Health: Estrogen Metabolism – The Good The Bad and the Ugly
Estrogen is very important for all women and men. A lot of people don’t realize that estrogen doesn’t exist as a singular molecule; there are different versions of estrogen. As you’ll see, there are good estrogens, bad estrogens, and downright ugly estrogens. What is Estrogen? Estrogen is a steroid hormone, originating from cholesterol (specifically LDL-C).…Read More
What is Estrogen Dominance?
Estrogen dominance is a clinical phenomenon that may affect a woman at any point during her life. Although estrogen is generally considered the main, beneficial female sex hormone, there is such a thing as too much; this is referred to as estrogen dominance. A Review of Estrogen Metabolism Estrogen is not one singular molecule floating…Read More
What Makes Estrogen Good or Bad?
This article will demonstrate the difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ estrogens. To review the basics of estrogen metabolism please click here. Basic Review of Estrogen Metabolism In another article, I discussed how 2-OH-Estrogens are considered good, 4-OH-estrogens are considered bad, and 16-OH-estrogens are considered ugly. This article will discuss the factors which make a hormone…Read More
7 Simple Steps for Optimal Estrogen Metabolism
Estrogen is a key hormone in women’s (and men’s) lives. It’s one of the primary sex hormones in women and plays a strong supportive role in men. To learn more about the types of estrogen, please click here. This article will show you how to optimize estrogen metabolism. The Need to Metabolize Estrogen When we…Read More