In your book you mention that a normal luteal phase is 12-18 days.
My luteal phases are usually 12-14 days; however my
follicular phases are extremely long, as high as 65 days.
Often practitioners prescribe progesterone creams/supplementation
for estrogen dominance. Is there a way to shorten my follicular
phase (and in turn my cycle length), without using progesterone
cream? I am hesitant to take a hormone, especially since my
luteal phase is a normal length. Thank you! Your book is
wonderful! I learned SO much from it, and reference it
all the time.
I salute your clear description of your situation and your clear
question. To encourage more balance between estrogen and
progesterone,you can experiment with reducing or eliminating soy, sugar,
white flour, caffeine, food that is grown with pesticides and/or
antibiotics and/or genetic modification. These things contribute to
estrogen dominance. You can experiment with enjoying high quality cod
liver oil and organic butter, and full fat(whole milk) unsweetened
yogurt and cheese. Bone broths are great if the chicken, lamb or fish
are organic and wild. These things provide vitamins A and D, which are
necessary for hormone production. You can also experiment with the night
lighting techniques that I describe in my book.
Exercise is important. You want to get circulation going through your
whole body including your uterus every day or every other day.
While I know of no studies about this, I am also encouraging women to
experiment with decreasing their exposure to microwave radiation. This
means decreasing or eliminating your use of mobile phones or WI-FI. At
least, turn these devices off at night while you sleep. Unplug(don't
just turn off) electrical devices while you sleep.