Why Rebalancing The Gut Microbiome Is Key To Eliminating Estrogen Dominance

When it comes to estrogen, there is a large group of bacteria collectively known as the estrobolome that impacts estrogen metabolism. In particular there is an enzyme called beta-glucuronidase that “bad bacteria” in this estrobolome produce. 

In order for estrogen, and other toxins, to leave the body, they have to be processed, or conjugated, in the liver. This essentially means they need a special ticket to board the poop train. The pesky beta-glucuronidase enzyme actually takes the estrogen’s ticket away meaning the estrogen is reabsorbed back into the body, usually in a more toxic form.

The key to rebalance the gut microbiome:

  • Eliminating any Poisonous Bacteria
  • Strategically Pulling the Opportunistic Bacteria Rather than Dumping Toxins on your Gut 
  • Creating the Environment for the Good Bacteria to Grow.

This naturally brings down beta-glucuronidase into a healthy range allowing your estrogen to be eliminated properly.

Another nutrient, called calcium-d-glucarate, can also help to reduce this enzyme. However, if it’s possible to locate the root-cause and put out that fire all together, that’s your best bet.  

 

This is an excerpt from a post written by Dr. Leah Gordon, ND (@drleahgordon).

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