Now, whilst I am paid to write blogs in favour of the WillPowders’ products, I have integrity and a conscience. Knowing how fervently WillPowders believe and only formulate science backed supplements, is perhaps why we get on so well; I ain’t no marketing pushover. The point is, I am not someone who can take to my laptop and write willy nilly, knowing that my words have the ability to influence, so I conducted my own Oestrogen Detox experiment.
Like many women, I have spent most of my adult life looking for a solution to my raging and imbalanced hormones, which, frankly, have made me feel utterly dire for the majority of my lady life.
Other than when I was trying to get pregnant, I have never been someone who knows the exact day my period is due. Why? Because I suffer from endometriosis, which was discovered during a laparoscopy after an ectopic pregnancy, and the pain I feel before my period often has me doubled over and thinking about my last will and testament. My endometriosis has been like my period alarm clock and when it kicks in, I know the flow is imminent. However, after taking Oestrogen Detox (supplementing with nothing else other than Collagen, MCT Keto Creamer and MCT Oil) for a month to test its efficacy before writing this blog, my period took me completely by surprise this month. I slept through my pain clock and was late to the period party. It was like a holiday for my uterus and pain receptors.
Not only this, 2 weeks before my period, I normally hate my husband and I barely tolerate my child (motivated to keep him alive because that’s what society expects me to do, and I don’t want social services knocking on my door - isn’t that just the most horrendous confession, but I’m determined to keep it real here!). The truth is, I just want to hide away and avoid having to talk to anyone in case I say something I’ll regret later. It’s like I become possessed and even though I’m aware it’s my hormones toying with my usual placid personality, my tolerance for the male species ceases to exist and both son and husband live in fear of my unpredictable rage. Well, not this month! I have loved them for the whole 31 days and I haven’t felt the need to drown them in the washing up bowl (an actual recurring period dream!). Not once has my husband asked the dangerous question of “are you due on?” My genuine hope is that the sit down conversations with my husband where I explain how he needs to behave in order to survive the next 2 weeks are a thing of the past because Oestrogen Detox is in my armoury now.
The general ‘my blood feels poisoned’ symptom, which is a literal description of how I feel for most of the month has completely gone and I no longer feel like my boobs are trying to make me throw in the towel! I have often resorted to wearing two bras in the attempt to strap the blighters down and relieve myself of the feeling that I’m carrying two exploding bombs around with me. I quite simply feel liberated from the toxic oestrogen that I didn’t know I had, and which was coursing around my body, making me feel like a hormonal grenade.
Without sounding like a vain superficial, my favourite result of taking Oestrogen Detox is that I’ve dropped half a stone in a month. I’ve always carried my weight on my bum and thighs, but I’ve never had a tummy- until two years ago! The days of feeling pretty flat tum smug, even after giving birth to a pelvis shattering 9.9lb boyo, are but a mere memory, a memory I would quite like to make a reality again. Well, I’m on my way because I can see visible shrinkage around my middle and I like it.