Are You Craving DIM-Some?

Are You Craving DIM-Some?
April 30, 2021 0 Comments

DIM can make SOME of your Estrogen issues disappear!

(Pardon the Pun), we couldn’t resist!

We really ARE talking about DIM today, just not Dim Sum!

What is DIM?

Research suggests that DIM effects estrogen in your body.

Taking DIM in an absorbable formulation encourages active and healthy estrogen metabolism. DIM supports estrogen balance by increasing beneficial 2-hydroxy estrogens and reducing the unwanted 16-hydroxy variety. This improves estrogen metabolism and helps resolve all three forms of estrogen dominance.

Estrogen Dominance is NOT for Sissies!

Estrogen dominance is a theory about a metabolic state where the level of estrogen outweighs the level of progesterone in the body. This is said to be caused by a decrease in progesterone without a subsequent decrease in estrogen. Wikipedia

Signs of Estrogen Dominance… (healthline.com)

Why is Estrogen so powerful?

Your body has hormones that are ever-changing.  Keeping up with the ebb and flow can make you feel like you’re head is going to explode.  Estrogen being too high or too low can wreak havoc if we aren’t careful.

Estrogen is known as the “female” hormone. Testosterone is known as the “male” hormone. Although each hormone is identified with a specific sex, both are found in women and men. On average, women have higher levels of estrogen and men have more testosterone.

In women, estrogen helps initiate sexual development. Along with another female sex hormone known as progesterone, it also regulates a woman’s menstrual cycle and affects her entire reproductive system. In premenopausal women, estrogen and progesterone levels vary from one stage of the menstrual cycle to another.

In men, estrogen also plays an important role in sexual function.

Although it’s called the female hormone, a man’s body also makes estrogen. A healthy balance of estrogen and testosterone is important for sexual growth and development. When these hormones become imbalanced, your sexual development and function may be affected.

Symptoms of high estrogen in men include:

  • Estrogen is partly responsible for creating healthy sperm. When estrogen levels are high, sperm levels may fall and lead to fertility issues.
  • Estrogen may stimulate breast tissue growth. Men with too much estrogen may develop gynecomastia, a condition which leads to larger breasts.
  • Erectile Dysfunction.Men with high levels of estrogen may have difficulty getting or maintaining an erection.

 

Causes of high estrogen

High levels of estrogen can develop naturally, but too much estrogen can also result from taking certain medications. For example, estrogen replacement therapy, a popular treatment for symptoms of menopause, may cause estrogen to reach problematic levels.

Your body may also develop low testosterone or low progesterone levels, which can upset your hormonal balance. If you have estrogen levels that are abnormally high relative to your progesterone levels, it’s known as estrogen dominance.

There are three types of estrogen: estradiolestriol, and estrone. Estradiol is the primary female sex hormone. Estriol and estrone are minor female sex hormones. Estriol is nearly undetectable in women who aren’t pregnant.

So, How Do You Know if Your Estrogen is TOO High?

Normal estrogen levels in women 

According to The Mayo Clinic, the following estrone and estradiol levels are considered normal for women:

Estrone Estradiol
Prepubescent female Undetectable–29 pg/mL Undetectable–20 pg/ml
Pubescent female 10–200 pg/mL Undetectable–350 pg/ml
Premenopausal adult female 17–200 pg/mL 15–350 pg/ml
Postmenopausal adult female 7–40 pg/mL <10 pg/ml

In premenopausal girls and women, estradiol levels vary widely throughout the menstrual cycle.

Normal estrogen levels in men

According to Mayo Medical Laboratories, the following estrone and estradiol levels are considered normal for men:

Estrone Estradiol
Prepubescent male Undetectable–16 pg/ml Undetectable–13 pg/ml
Pubescent male Undetectable–60 pg/ml Undetectable–40 pg/ml
Adult male 10–60 pg/ml 10–40 pg/ml

Treatment for high estrogen

To manage high estrogen or estrogen dominance, your doctor might prescribe medications, recommend surgery, or encourage you to adjust your diet.  Another alternative recommended is DIM.

To help lower your estrogen levels, your doctor might recommend changes to your eating habits. For example, they might encourage you to eat a low-fat and high-fiber diet. They might also encourage you to lose excess weight.

Tips for naturally leveling your hormones…

Protein

Eating protein is more than important to maintain a healthy hormone balance.  Protein provides essential amino acids that your body doesn’t make.  These amino acids are the ones that provide muscle, healthy skin and strong bones.  In addition, protein also influences the hunger hormone and can help you feel full longer.  According to the professionals out there, women should consume 20-30 grams of protein per meal.

Elite’s Take:

If you struggle with eating enough protein or have no clue if you are getting enough Amino acids in your diet…we can help.  At Elite, we have a wonderful product known as 5-Amino.  This contains the top 5 Amino Acids needed to keep muscles, skin, bones and our brains working as they should.

Exercise

When we exercise, we increase our insulin sensitivity and reduce insulin levels.  This is a GREAT way to maintain a healthy weight and why exercise has been around for a VERY LONG TIME.  High insulin levels are linked to an enormous amount of ailments and disease.  Inflammation, diabetes, cancer and heart disease are on the top of the list.  Here’s the kicker, you HAVE to get your heart rate up in order to decrease your insulin levels.  A stroll through the park is always nice, but not the kind of exercise needed for this task.

Elite’s Take:

At Elite, we are passionate about weight loss and love seeing our patients get RESULTS.  One of our products, Thermogenic, can help block insulin and decrease your appetite.  There’s also a nice, non-jittery energy boost too.  Elite Thermogenic isn’t a “feel full all day” pill.  It works WITH your body to increase the things YOU need and decrease the things you don’t.

Avoid Sugars and Excessive Carbs

We know, you know that we all know NOT TO EAT SUGAR.  Your teeth will rot out, right?  Isn’t it funny that’s the go to for most parents, when really, there is an even bigger risk involved.  Weight gain and obesity.  There is no need to go on and on about this subject.  Everything in moderation is key.  We never encourage quitting carbs cold turkey, baby steps will get you there.

Elite’s Take:

Got a sweet tooth?  You aren’t just born that way…your body learns to crave sugars and carbs based on hormones.  If your estrogen is high and you have no testosterone, ALL YOU EVER CRAVE will be SUGAR and CARBS!  It’s essential to make sure those levels are as they should be.  It’s not just a sweet tooth and it’s not just age.  Trust us, we’ve been there.

Manage Your Stress

Easier said than done?  Nah!  It depends on what’s important to you.  If you’re a mother of 3 working full time and stressed about dinner every night, order Hello Fresh.  Or any other meal delivery prep that your entire family can enjoy the process together.  Or better yet, mom can go take a bubble bath, while the kiddos cook!  Sometimes we get so bogged down with our daily duties, we forget there ARE better ways.

Elite’s Take:

Wanna feel AMAZING?  Sermorelin can do this for you, yes, it really can.  Elite offers this genie in a bottle and we are SO THANKFUL!  It has super powers, it’s incredible, it’s just what any doc would order…we can’t say enough!  It will increase your mood, your vitality, your flexibility, your SAT scores (JK)…it FEELS like it could though.

TRY DIM-Elite’s Final Take!

DIM is basically all the good things we get from eating dark leafy greens and crunchy veggies.  So, in a perfect world, we would eat less sugar and carbs and pile on the leafy greens, cauliflower and brussel sprouts.  Highly unlikely, that’s why we provide DIM supplements for all of our patients.

In a nutshell, the DIM found in these veggies does this wonderful thing for us.  It increases 2-hydroxyestrone, which has been linked to certain cancer destruction.  DIM also decreases 16-alpha-hydroxyestrone which has been linked to higher amounts causing cancer in certain people.  DIM has helped men with prostate issues and women with uterine and bladder tumors.  It simply helps balance out your estrogen levels.

Summary-

We always encourage our patients to find the facts first, then only act on what is needed.  Why fix something that isn’t broke?  So, if nothing else, take that first step and at least find out what your levels are.  We recently had a patient come in for her labs.  She explained that she felt less energetic than usual and wondered if something was off.  Turns out, her hormones were ON POINT, she didn’t need one thing from us other than a, “live long and prosper!”

That’s what is great about Elite, we won’t give you anything you don’t need, but we WILL give you exactly what you DO need.  Our less energetic patient was on a pretty unhealthy nightly routine of eating a sweet right before bed.  She was getting less sleep due to her insulin shooting up right as she was trying to fall asleep.  She didn’t ask us for that little tidbit of advice, but when we noticed her insulin was a bit high, she figured it out.

Beyond Our Products:

It was one of our staff member’s bday a few weeks ago and she received a stress-free sleep mask as a gift.  Most of us had never seen one before, so we were all very intrigued.  It was an eye-mask full of weighted little beads that applies pressure to your sinuses.  She decided to try it on for a spin one day that weekend and said she fell asleep harder than she had in forever.  We found out that we all have these little pressure points all throughout our eyes and sinuses.  So, this handy little mask does that for you while you sleep.  There are 1000’s of ways we can manage our stress, we just don’t know what’s out there.  Go get your weighted eyes mask today!

Tip of the Day:

You can easily tell the difference between an alligator and a crocodile;  you’ll see one later and the other after a while.

Sorry, I had to…I hope it made you laugh because that is my tip of the day! LAUGH more! When we laugh it burns calories, increases endorphins and melts the stress away.  Find ways to laugh and hang with people that make you laugh more and cry less. If you’re typically a bah humbug kinda guy, don’t be…no one likes that anyway! LOL! Cheers to getting rid of Oscar The Grouch and finding the Big Bird in all of us!