Hundreds of bottles of Myomin are sold every month.  This is actually unfortunate because people are buying it since they have too much estrogen.  If you have too much estrogen, it is linked estrogen-dominant problems such as uterine fibroids, thyroid troubles, endometriosis, cysts, cancer, infertility issues, and the list goes on and on. 

How does Myomin work? 

Myomin helps block the aromatase enzyme in the body.  If you block or reduce the production of aromatase, you reduce the production of estrogen.  Myomin doesn’t technically reduce estrogen in the body, rather it indirectly reduces the production of estrogen.  Myomin works great for women with mild to moderatly elevated levels of estrogen.

Why do estrogen levels increase? 

Toxins!

  Toxins in our environment mimic estrogen, like a copycat.  Bisphenol A (BPA) is a classic example.  BPA is in many products, such as plastic water bottles, the lining of canned foods, and cash register receipts.   Be aware of what you’re eating and where it comes from to reduce your chemical exposure.  Trash all those plastic water bottles and drink out of non-plastic bottles and cups.  Try those cool stainless steel or glass water bottles currently on the market.    

Being Overweight. 

Adipose tissue creates estrogen.  If you’re overweight and have estrogen troubles, lose weight.  I know this is a big statement.  A few suggestions to start:  eat enough protein every day, eliminate all the white foods and processed foods, eat plenty of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables.   

Tests: 

Ask your doctor about ordering an Estrogen Fractionation Test for you.  It tests estrogen levels of E1, E2, and E3.  Some estrogens are more harmful and more risky than other estrogens.  It’s important to know the levels of all the different types of estrogens.

Also ask your doctor to check your Vitamin D and Iodine levels. 

DIM & I3C:  taken for really high estrogen levels.  Can reduce estrogen levels even more than Myomin.

Disclaimer:


Always talk with your doctor about infections as they can become life threatening.  Any information provided is merely to support your understanding - not to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Re-posted per Dr. Ben’s podcast on 7/20/11

In Health and Happiness,

Kelly Harrington, MS, RD

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

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