Many people are dealing with menstrual problems. There is a significant portion of this that is inflammation caused by food sensitivities such as seed and vegetable oil, glyphosate (gluten), sugar, and other things like that, but there is another large part that I see people overlooking all the time. That small thing is known as Myoinositol.
The body requires a 50-1 Myoinositol to D-Inositol ratio. However, for a variety of reasons, the ratio is falling to 1-1 in many women, which presents problems. Most of the women I work with who have PCOS or other menstrual disorders notice a significant improvement in pain and flow simply by incorporating this into their diet. Most people can get away with one or two each day; if you do two, do one in the morning and one at night.
More often than not, this will be more beneficial than taking estrogen-based medicines like birth control. Birth control can be beneficial at times, but it does not appear to be sufficient on its own. When I work on this, we undertake a comprehensive detox to reduce total inflammation in the body before adding myoinositol and then we work on hormones.
We don’t have to do much most of the time. If there is an estrogen dominance issue, I like to utilize DIM or anastrozole. I’ve seen doctors use progesterone to “battle estrogen” more often than I’d like, which I find unusual because progesterone transforms into estrogen and doesn’t “battle” it like antiestrogens do.
Tamoxifen has been shown to assist, but I would still reduce total inflammation, monitor dietary sensitivities, and enhance myoinositol. If you are unable to locate a high-grade Myoinositol, I have some available on my website.
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