Having an excess of estrogen is due to issues in estrogen metabolism, or the removal and detoxification of estrogen out of the body. The liver and gut play a key role in this process, but the root cause starts at the cellular level.
For the liver to detoxify estrogen, the body must have adequate levels of bio-available copper.
Without bio-available copper (and vitamin A or retinol), there is an excess in iron causing a loss of minerals, and inflammation.
The gut also plays a role in estrogen detoxification. Those with higher levels of stress typically have higher levels of beta-glucuronidase, a gut bacteria that can reactivate the estrogen that was previously inactivated by the liver causing it to recirculate in the body.
Ovulation is necessary for the production of adequate levels of progesterone to help balance out the effects of estrogen.
Vitamins and minerals such as b vitamins, zinc, selenium, magnesium, vitamin A, and Copper are needed for cellular health and energy, liver health, and for ovulation to occur.
Lastly, environmental toxins and endocrine disrupting chemicals further burden the detoxification pathways of the body, disrupt hormonal balance, and cause an increase of estrogen through stress. According to research, women put approximately 168 chemical on their bodies daily through makeup, perfumes, soaps, lotions, detergents, and more.
All of these factors feed into the cycle of excess estrogen through stress - lack of copper (and vitamin A), increased iron, loss of minerals, and inflammation lead to a sluggish liver, overgrowth of bad gut bacteria, and diminished progesterone.