There has been some speculation and commentary that "estrogen levels RISE when you lose weight. Estrogen gets stored in fat instead of being released and shared throughout the body, so when you lose weight you have an abundance of estrogen in your body. Some weight loss surgery patients are required to get on birth control before surgery because it becomes so much easier to become pregnant, and they don't want that to happen soon after the surgery." However others have noted that our estrogen levels drop when we lose weight and "that being heavier can cause too much estrogen in the body."
This conversation thread began because I have noticed differences during my monthly curse and in my skin and hair. I believe my exercise and change in diet has contributed to the difference. I have always had nice clear skin but my hair has always been a problem for me. What I have noticed is my hair is stronger and healthier - even shinier. It looks really good and it is growing faster than before. Now this may have something to do with me taking vitamins as well, but I think the exercise and change in what I put in my body is a result of this change. My skin (all over) is softer and when our evil curse brought down on us by our Mother Eve decides to pay a little visit, the water intake and less sweets has reduced the unpleasant side effects before and during this time, in addition to this, it also seems that her stay is a little shorter.
Has anyone else noticed a change in hair strength or look? How about the smoothness, clearness, or softness of your skin? What is the verdict on Estrogen Levels?
~ Monica ~
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your FATHER which is in Heaven."