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HGH is key! Study shows women with larger breasts have more HGH in follicular phase
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Hey, I haven't been on here for a while because I was trying to get my hormones sorted out. I found out my thyroid is a bit slow so I started taking Maca and am hoping that helps...I'm wondering about how to choose dosages so that I don't end up estrogen dominant. I'm already very pear-shaped and would actually like to lose fat on my butt not gain more! I'm hoping the Maca just balances things out since I already seem to have estrogen dominance.
Maybe surferjoe or someone can help me figure out what herbs to take...I did a hormone test and have low estrogen, but even lower progesterone (below normal) so I'm estrogen dominant even though they're both low. This actually makes sense with my body shape though because I'm pear shaped with small breasts. I tried taking bladderwrack to boost progesterone and it definitely did (I tested hormones again and P was high!), but it lowered estrogen slightly so it was actually below normal. So should I add something to boost estrogen too? Maybe Maca will increase estrogen? Or if I take something like Pueraria Murifica, how do I know the dosage to take to get the right balance of progesterone-estrogen so that I'm not estrogen dominant again? I'm so frustrated that I gain weight so easily on my butt but my breasts never grow at all! 
And I'm still not sure whether I should be trying to just balance my hormones with something like Maca or Vitex because I know I've been estrogen dominant...would getting hormones balanced make my body start depositing fat in the breasts too instead of just the butt? Or do I have to raise the level of estrogen and progesterone to above normal to stimulate growth?
Thanks for the support! I've been getting discouraged trying so many things and only seeing my butt grow when it's the one part I don't want to get bigger...
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Though this says "how to fix your period" I think it's a really good article about how to balance your hormones with lifestyle and nutrition. Chris Kresser's website has alot of really good stuff related to nutrition with food and certain supplements.
https://chriskresser.com/how-to-fix-your...h-control/

i take vitamin D supplements because I thought I had hypothyroid for a while, then I learned that low vitamin D symptoms are very similar to hypo if you don't have autoimmune thyroid problems or something. Vitamin D is supposed to help a lot with hormones as well, and is supposed to help improve progesterone activity. Sources for vitamin B6, zinc and magnesium are very important for hormones too, especially progesterone. There is a supplement called ZMA that can help with that because it has all 3 of those.

Herbs mainly help modulate what your body already has to work with. if you don't have all the proper building blocks of nutrition, they can't help as much. But if you add them in, the herbs can help a lot.
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(19-12-2016, 10:40 AM)anyover88 Wrote: Though this says "how to fix your period" I think it's a really good article about how to balance your hormones with lifestyle and nutrition. Chris Kresser's website has alot of really good stuff related to nutrition with food and certain supplements.
https://chriskresser.com/how-to-fix-your...h-control/

i take vitamin D supplements because I thought I had hypothyroid for a while, then I learned that low vitamin D symptoms are very similar to hypo if you don't have autoimmune thyroid problems or something. Vitamin D is supposed to help a lot with hormones as well, and is supposed to help improve progesterone activity. Sources for vitamin B6, zinc and magnesium are very important for hormones too, especially progesterone. There is a supplement called ZMA that can help with that because it has all 3 of those.

Herbs mainly help modulate what your body already has to work with. if you don't have all the proper building blocks of nutrition, they can't help as much. But if you add them in, the herbs can help a lot.


Thanks anyover88! I actually read Chris Kresser too for nutrition so it's funny you posted his site! I'm working on improving my nutrition too so I have everything I need to make hormones...

I've actually been creating a similar program to yours...trying to increase the levels of all my hormones but also keeping them in the proper balance. I'm using Maca for estrogen and bladderwrack, white peony, and vitex for progesterone. I'm thinking about adding pueraria mirifica to boost estrogen, but I don't want to become estrogen dominant. However, when I look at the cycles, it seems like the first half should be estrogen dominant and the luteal phase should be progesterone dominant so maybe as long as the PM is only done in the first half of the cycle, I wouldn't become estrogen dominant...what do you think? Have you done any research on these ideas?
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