How do I get my body to produce it's own estrogen without going on HRT?

After the birth of my daughter two years ago, my body went nuts!! I have been seeing a TCM doctor off and on for the past year. I've gotten better but I just can't seem to get back to normal. I've done acupuncture, drank herbal teas, gone to the chiropractor, had massages, made some dietary changes but it still isn't enough. I think my adrenal glands are shot. My TCM doctor also says that my spleen is crashing. I got pregnant a few months back but it was a blighted ovum. Probably b/c I ovulated too late when I got pregnant. I am trying to learn yoga and get my exercise back up. Does anyone have any other suggestions out there??

Update:

As far as dietary changes go: I stopped drinking cows milk and switched to soy. I stopped eating candy (used to eat lots of that), trying to cut way down on processed foods. Added vegetables, especially sweet potatoes and greens. Trying to eat more beans as well.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    There are 2 ways that are safer than HRT-

    1. Balancing - Phytoestrogens. The main 3 kinds are: 1) soy isoflavonoids (cool type, not suitable for people who always feel cold feet/hands). 2) Lignans for all types of body, preferred to use with flax oil or hemp oil (check with Aroma Medicine Research Centre for more details). 3) Bioflavanoids, good sources are citric fruits. I recommend lignans meal.

    2. Get hormone precusors PGE1 from GLA (the most important EFA for hormones). Good sources of GLA are rosehip oil, borage oil, evening primrose oil, hemp oil. However, you must also eat some ALA at the same time because GLA creates PGE2, a bad hormone that causes inflamation and, ALA creates PGE3 and balance PGE2.

    The best way is to do the following:

    Add 1-2 teaspoons of flax lignans quick meal to

    1 teaspoon of rosehip oil (31% GLA)+

    1 teaspoon of flax seed oil (57% ALA)

    stir well, add 1 cup of warm water to make a drink.

    Option: add some honey or soy milk for better taste.

    You can get both benefits at the same time!!!

    Check you HDL/LDL level and let me know if you need more informaiton.

    Exercise is good after taking above foods interms of helping circulations, getting rid of bad fats and bad cholesterols. The purpose for taking above foods is also for preventing auto-immune type of diseases. Three other works you need to do are 1) Taking foods in a proper way (nutrition physics that I invented, such as eating foods that are prepared under 130C, stop taking intrinsic sugar for a few weeks, taking vitamin B group with cholene/inositol...). 2) Detoxification & Lymph Enhancement. 3) Stress relief practice - you need not to worry about things too much and be really pleasant all the time(mind healing). It will take me 3 months to teach you all these....

    I do not have much time to go on Yahoo Answer recently because of my own research works. But feel free to contact me directly for more health inquiries if you do not find me answering questions.

    Source(s): Aroma Medicine Research Centre of Canada
  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    OK so your about 21 if my math is correct!! lol and your girlfriend if probably around the same age if not younger. To tell you the Honest truth from the bottom of my heart. I would not stop using condoms. You are both still young and have a big future ahead of you. You sound like you have a good head on your shoulders and you seem like you love your life. Having a baby right now can make or break your relationship. I was 20 when i had my first and i was married for 6 months and trust me, it was hard. Im now 24 years old still married with 2 children a 3 and 2 year old. I work full time my husband is serving our country and i have to pay 50$ a day for childcare. I didn't have the opportunity to go to college, as giving my children what they needed being able to enjoy family time was more important. I now look at all my friends who are graduating from college and university, that have no kids and they are enjoying life to the fullest. Now dint get me wrong i would never change my life or having children at a young age, but i do wish i would have waited, and gotten a good career.

  • PEACE
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    1 decade ago

    There is product from south america that is good for balancing the hormones...with this product if your body is not producing enough of a hormone this supplement will bring balance to the endocrine system. There are doctors who are using it as a safe alternative to HRT and it is also useful for fertility issues and sex drive. I take this product and the benefits have been amazing. You should take a good herbal supplement for the liver-the chinese believe that a liver that is imbalanced are the root cause of female issues- a good liver tonic such as, dong quai, vitex, schizandra and hou shu wu(fo ti) are good for fertility. If you have any other questions you can email me. In the meantime, I will recommend a website that this women herbalist runs, she had the same issues that you did and studied chinese herbalism, she found that she could not get pregnant- the doctors told her she could not because they said that she and her eggs were too old, but after trying the herbs that she learned about- she lost 60 pounds, regained her health and became pregnant at 44 years old and had a healthy baby and easy pregnancy at 45 years old. She is in her 50's now but she looks 25 years old, she has been very helpful to me. She will consult you about things that you should and should not eat and herbs that you should take. The maca I found about on my own. I take it as an nutritional supplement, because it has a lot of iron and a host of other nutrients that help me. Anyway, her name is Amanda Howell and her website is called www.radiantwonder.com

    The website for the maca is called www.macaweb.com or therootofthematter.ca and the owners name is Ken. I promise you if you take this stuff you will feel great! Good Luck!

  • 1 decade ago

    There are a few things I can say on this. First, there are supplements that help with hormonal balance in the system (Phytoestrogens have been mentioned, but there are others). However, if your spleen is having problems, that could cause other problems and may have influenced your hormonal balance. The same thing could happen with any other medical condition that you may have or have developed, so you should probably talk to your doctor about any of this before jumping on any supplement.

    With that in mind, the most popular natural products for hormone support would be Dong Quai, Black Cohosh, Vitex (also called Chasteberry), Wild Yam, Damiana Leaf, Motherwort, GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid, commonly in Borage Oil and Evening Primrose Oil), and some Soy germ products.

    Good luck!

    Source(s): I'm a Product Specialist for a vitamin company
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  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know if this will help, but I tried switching to Soy milk for a while. Turns out it had too much natural oestrogen for my system and threw everything out of whack! Might be worth trying if you need extra oestrogen!

  • 1 decade ago

    A number of plant foods contain phytoestrogens. Soy is just one of them. By adding more foods high in phytoestrogens, you can help your body return to a state of hormonal balance.

    I encourage you to do some research into phytoestrogens.

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