Written by Lee Stevenson, sorry I am not the best editor.
This is not medical advice I have written the for educational purposes. It is best to seek the aide of a qualified and experienced naturopath.
Increasing estrogen levels you have to be cautious. Progesterone may also be low. This is common in PCOS. Androgen levels are usually high. The problem is if you correct the progesterone and do not address the low estrogen you can lose your Lactobacillus bacteria. Progesterone reduces lactobacillus and estrogen increases lactobacillus. Stress and trauma can alter hormone levels because of it’s effects on the adrenals. This is why those who are under a lot of stress or trauma get frequent bladder infections and have cardiovascular disease. Infection can start a cycle that is difficult to break, so it has to be addressed to get hormone levels corrected. If estrogen gets too low it can cause the bladder to become too alkaline which will make a woman prone to renal infection. The bladder PH should be around 4.5 to 5.5 but it will increase during the luteal phase of menstruation.
When it comes to healing your goal should be balance especially with hormones. You do not want to think how do I increase or decrease a hormone you goal should be to balance your hormones and try to learn the symptoms of when they have become balanced .
Make sure there is no VDR, inflammation or oxidative stress, or infection. If there is address the cause.
Foods that help to improve estrogen levels are
nuts such as walnuts, pecans and especially cashews.
beans and legumes
Leafy greens aspecially fenugreek
Dried prunes and dried apricots.
vegetables that contain sulfur.
Black and green tea.
Seeds especially flax seeds.
Address adrenal issue:
a drink with lemon or lime, 1/8 teaspoon of cream of tartar, a pinch of himalayan salt in water with honey to taste can help the adrenals.
Vitamin B5, Pyridoxal 5-posphate , calcium, selenium, iodine, and manganese are needed for adrenal balances. L-theanine.
Consuming organ meats improves adrenal health.
Getting rest at the same time each day improves adrenal health. If you cannot sleep try to lay down at the same time each night. It can train your body that is the time to go to sleep.
Get sunlight as often as possible.
Try to avoid sources of blue light before bed such as phones, TVs and computer screens.
Exercise increases cortisol
Deep breathing increases cortisol
Herbs that improve cortisol levels:
These things can help reduce androgen levels:
grape seed extract
Licorice root but it can cause salt retention.
Butter and dairy products
sun flower oil
Avoid these things they can increase androgen and reduce estrogen:
Skullcap it can also reduce progesterone.
White button mushrooms
Lactobacillus species are usually deficient in PCOS. Walnuts can help to increase lactobacillus species but keep in mind you also have to try and increase estrogen.
These are the best Lactobacillus for balancing hormones and bladder PH L. reuteri, L crispatus, L acidophilus, L helviticus, L jensii, L. rhanosus.
These are the Bifidobacterium that help. B. breve, B animalis, Akkermansia muciniphila, Blautia spp,
Increasing these microbes help to normalize hormone levels.
Eubacterium spp, commensal Clostridium, Eggerthella spp, Lactobcoccus spp, Ruminococcus, Adlercreutzia spp, Collinsella, Slackia spp, Lactonifacter longoviformis, Oscillospira spp, Psychrobacter spp, Peptococcus niger
These can alter hormone or cause low hormone levels:
Pathogenic clostridium, Bacteroides , Agrobacterium spp, Pseudomonas spp, Romboutsia