Saliva Testing Reveals Estrogen Dominance in Women
The late Dr. John R. Lee a California physician first coined the term Estrogen Dominance
. Estrogen Dominance relates to a deficiency of progesterone relative to existing estrogen levels in the body of a woman …although men can become estrogen dominant too.
The symptoms that manifest themselves as a woman becomes estrogen dominant are those that are common to women between the ages of 30 and 50. In other words the problems of estrogen dominance are not confined to menopausal woman only. They include symptoms experienced by women of all ages:
- breast tenderness
- mood swings
- foggy thinking
- water retention
- irregular periods
- hot flashes
Education is step one in managing your hormone health.
The DVD “Let’s Talk About Hormones” and reading Dr. Lees’ book are two great places to start your journey toward balanced hormones.
Step Two involves evaluating hormone levels using a saliva test to discern if your symptoms are connected to estrogen dominance. Most physicians do not understand nor offer saliva testing to their patients. Obtaining and using a saliva test kit is easy.
Saliva Testing is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3 !
- Order a test kit and spit in a very small tube 4 x in one day:
- before breakfast
- before lunch
- before dinner
- before bedtime.
2. Mail the samples to the lab in the packaging provided
3. Results are emailed to you within 7 days of receipt of the sample.
It is that simple!!
Once you have determined the reason for your symptoms by testing with a saliva test then going on a hormone balancing program is the “Next Step”.
An Intervention Program is a MUST!
Without an intervention program to bring about hormonal balance most women will develop and experience estrogen dominance. The number of symptoms a woman is faced with will depend on her genetics, her nutrition, the emotional stressors in her life and her exposure to environmental toxins.
Living with Estrogen Dominance is not pleasant but there is hope when you embark on a hormone balancing program.
Jackie Harvey is a nutritional speaker who shares her interest and information on hormone health throughout North America in her popular “Let’s Talk About Hormones” seminars. Visit her website at WWW.HelpForHormones.com for a schedule of events in your area and for more information about her excellent 1-hour DVD “Let’s Talk About Hormones with Jackie Harvey”.
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