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Uh-Oh, I’m Estrogen Dominant

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

September 3rd, 2023  |  9 Comments

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I hear it from women all too often. “Uh-oh, Joette! I found out I’m estrogen dominant!”

Well, that sounds quite ominous, but in truth, estrogen dominance is not a true conventional diagnosis. It’s an explanation of the diagnosis.

We’re not going to treat “estrogen dominance” because we don’t treat the dominance of any one hormone or another. So, we don’t need to know the explanation; we need to know the conventional diagnosis and the symptoms.

The true diagnosis is no great mystery. It hits every woman around the ages of, say, 42-60. It’s menopause — the symptoms being hot flashes, weight gain and lowered libido.

These kinds of hormonal fluctuations — while natural with age, of course — can be exacerbated by anything that tinkers with one’s endocrine system (e.g., pesticide exposure, plastics in water bottles and food containers, birth control pills or thyroid issues).

But the only reason I mention those potential “causes” is to urge women (and their daughters) to stay away from those influences. But it’s not essential that we really, truly know what stimulated the shift.


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So, what can we do if a sufferer feels like menopause is a rollercoaster? What if they can’t soar through menopause because symptoms are burying them — holding them down? They don’t need a test. Instead, in Practical Homeopathy®, we use the symptoms to help us make the most informed medicine choice.

I’ve written many times about Sepia 200 — generally utilized every three days — as our primary medicine to consider for menopausal symptoms.

However, today, I want to point out another excellent choice for hormonal fluctuations that belongs in every well-curated homeopathy kit: Ammonium carbonicum 200C, employed every seven to ten days. It’s even worth consideration for perimenopausal symptoms as well!

So, there are two good choices to consider, but only pick one or the other. Ammonium carb would be appropriate for more generalized menopausal conditions, while Sepia more specifically covers hormonal headaches, vaginal pain and low libido. But, as always, I suggest you study both medicines thoroughly in a materia medica.

However, Ammonium carb doesn’t work quickly. It could take months to observe improvements. But often, many women report, “My symptoms are not nearly as bad as they used to be.”

And that’s what we’re going for, right?

If you have concerns about women’s health issues, I suggest you learn more about my course, Feminopathy: How You Can Correct Female Ailments Using Safe, Inexpensive and Effective Homeopathy. A simple blog post doesn’t allow me enough time to discuss thoroughly the potential that homeopathy has been shown to offer. But taking a deep dive into a course on women’s issues could be, as they say, just what the doctor ordered. (And wouldn’t that be one order from a doctor we would be happy to act upon?)

Get off the menopausal rollercoaster and pass on the good news of homeopathy, my friends.


Joette Calabrese

Joette Calabrese, Practical Homeopathy

P.S. Spurred by comments on the recent blog Dogs Days, I have added additional information to the post for new readers. However, for those of you who may not have reread the post since its initial publication, let me add my addendum here:

Remember that Pulsatilla is a medicine and should not be given indefinitely. We generally use a medicine for a few weeks and then reassess.

We reassess by looking at what symptoms and conditions remain, if there's been an improvement and, if so, to what extent. According to our findings, we either halt the medicine (because its job is done) or carry on because there's still plenty more work to be completed.

One of the most important ways to determine if a medicine has done its work is to halt the medicine and see if the suffering returns. If it does return, we can either begin utilizing the medicine again — less frequently (such as every other day instead of twice daily) — or carry on for another few weeks while always observing.

The same principle applies to pooches or people.

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9/3/23 Uh-Oh, I’m Estrogen Dominant



Joette laughingI am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.

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9 thoughts on “Uh-Oh, I’m Estrogen Dominant”

  1. Sandy Chinchar says:

    Do you think some woman need Sepia for many years post menapause? I ask as you said pulsatilla should not be taken indefinitely. Sepia post menapause seems like it can go on a really long time.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      The idea is for the homeopathic medicine to correct the condition; not make the remedy a companion to the condition.

  2. Hi Joette,
    I’d like to add something to your post where you say, “…but in truth, estrogen dominance is not a true conventinal diagnosis. It’s an explanation of the diagnosis.”

    That’s exactly what all psychiatric “diagnoses” are! If someone is up, then down, it’s labeled as “bipolar.” If one is hyper and can’t focus, it’s “Attention-Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder.”

    Both so-called “diagnoses” are nothing more than a description of the symptoms, just as “Walks Funny Disorder” would be a “diagnosis” for a broken leg.

    Unfortunately for our entire country, people believe psychiatry is the best answer for mental health problems.

    When my loved one became psychotic, he was labeled with “bipolar with psychosis,” but only until I figured out the game being played in conventional mental health care, which is “Whatever you do, don’t cure anyone!” Tarentula hispanica cured my relative, although I’m not trying to suggest it would be the right remedy for someone else.

    Conventional psychiatrists told me “mental illness is incurable” which is pure hogwash. My loved one has a good life now, especially after being given even more homeopathic remedies. Homeopathy is truly a God-send!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      For some, it takes years to figure this kind of malarkey out.
      Sometimes all it takes is someone who has the ability to think critically.
      It sounds like you’ve got that.

    2. Stephanie T says:

      Thank you for sharing your story, Linda. It’s always good to hear as it encourages deeper learning of homeopathy.

  3. Laura D. says:

    Joette, is being diagnosed with estrogen dominance the same as being told you don’t “process your estrogens well”, as I’ve been told? I was advised to take DIM the rest of my life ( I’m 67) to prevent estrogen related cancers. I

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      I can’t keep up with all of the justifications for selling drugs. Don’t you wish you had shares in THAT company?
      Instead, in homeopathy we ask “What is the suffering that prompted the person to seek medical help?” Then we use that symtpom or set of symptoms to determine the homeopathic medicine that often neatly covers it/them and “Bob’s your uncle!”
      No synthetics, no heavy costs, no waiting in waiting rooms for hours per month, no take-this-the-rest-of-your-life-nonesense.

  4. Cindy says:

    Thank you for this article! Maybe WHP stopped selling Ammonium carbonicum 200C. The link doesn’t work, and when I search their site, I can’t find it. What’s another brand you recommend?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M says:

      Boiron, OHM, Helios, Hahnemann Pharma

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