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October’s Herb of the Month: DIM

by | Sep 28, 2016 | Herb of the Month

October’s supplement is DIM

DIM (diindolylmethane) is a plant nutrient that is found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and cabbage.

DIM works as a aromatase inhibitor and also increases 2 hydroxyestrone pathways improving the 2/16 hydroxyestrone ratio.

Okay, what does that mean?  I tell folks that DIM helps pull bad estrogen metabolites out of our body that have been shown to increase risks of breast and endometrial cancers.  DIM has also been studied in relation to reducing prostate cancer risks.

Optimal daily dose is about 60-100mg. 

Summary:  Take your DIM and eat your broccoli.