From hot flushes, night sweats, aching joints, decreased verbal fluency to bloating – what body system isn’t affected by our hormones and the chaos that can accompany fluctuating hormone levels during perimenopause.
Your estrogen level doesn’t just impact the parts of you that are female, there are estrogen receptors expressed on gut cells, brain, bone and fat cells – so it’s not surprising that the entire body could be affected.
Why gut health and female hormones?
The gut microbiome is one of the principal regulators of estrogen. A subset of the microbiome can be thought of as the estrobolome – the gut bacteria that secrete an enzyme (beta glucuronidase) which converts estrogen into its active form.
There is a two-way relationship between the gut microbiome and estrogen.
The key is having the right amount of estrogen for your body. Having a healthy, balanced and diverse microbiome which in turn plays a key role in estrogen metabolism is important throughout a woman’s lifetime.
So whether you are considering HRT (Hormonal Replacement Therapy/MHT (Menopausal Hormone Therapy) is for you, why not try some anti-inflammatory support with Akesi?
Our fabulous zesty Turmeric Tonic with turmeric, ginger and black pepper is a great 1-2-3 combination...
- A gut health tonic - fermented with 8 different probiotics to support the gut microbiome
- Includes the anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin coupled to
- the active gingerol component of ginger providing digestive support
In the meantime a whole-foods, minimally processed plant-rich diet will do wonders to encourage the microbiome to stay balanced and diverse so that it can do the job of maintaining an equilibrium in estrogen metabolism at every age and stage.