How to eat for hormonal balance

By our mid-30s, every woman is painfully aware of the effects hormones have on our health and happiness. Just ask any menopausal woman or 13 year old girl..if you dare. 😉

The most common thing I see with new clients is a highly processed, chemical laden, convenience diet keeping them stuck with belly fat and cellulite they would prefer to do without. I understand better than most how conditioned we are by our environments, and we do our best with the information we’ve had access to. The uncomfortable truth is that most of the food we find in our neighborhood grocery store is packed full of chemicals our bodies were never meant to process through our digestive system.

What happens to our body chemistry when we introduce unrecognizable ingredients? If you realize our bodies are made up of a group of internal systems that are dependent on one another, you can see how important the chemical composition within our blood and cells becomes. The more you understand the inter-working of our physiological processes, the easier it becomes to change your habits, as well. Because when you know how damaging these chemicals are, you don’t want to take the chance anymore.

Focusing on clean protein, hormone-balancing healthy fats, antioxidant-rich vegetables, and healing nutrient-dense herbs will help your body recover from previous adrenal damage and your health will begin to thrive.

Choose one or more foods from each category for an easy, hormone balancing, skin firming meal.

  1. Clean protein
  • Soaked or sprouted nuts
  • Beans
  • Seeds
  • Organic Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Lentils
  • Organic pasture-raised/grass-fed chicken, turkey, beef, bison, elk, pasture-raised eggs, unprocessed/nitrate-free pork
  • Wild caught fish (non GMO, not farmed)
  1. Hormone-balancing healthy fats (Omega 3s)
  • Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which is incredibly healing to the skin and extremely beneficial for hormonal production. It also kills bad bacteria and viruses in the body, provides a quick source of energy, is easy to digest, and speeds up metabolism.
  • Avocados, and Avocado oil. They’re rich in healthy fat that helps our body absorb and use nutrients They are also full of fiber, potassium, magnesium vitamin E, B-vitamins, and Folic acid – all essential for maintaining hormonal balance in the body.
  • Raw butter/ghee. They provide a rich source of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K2. These nutrients are key building blocks for hormonal production. Butter provides great amounts of short- and medium-chain fatty acids, which support immune function, boost metabolism and have anti-microbial properties; meaning, they fight against bad bacteria and viruses in the body.
  • Egg yolks.They’re rich in countless vitamins and minerals including: A, D, E, B2, B6, B9, iron, calcium, phosphorous, potassium and choline which all contribute to a healthy reproductive system, hormonal balance, and healthy skin. The choline and iodine in egg yolks are also crucial for producing healthy thyroid hormones.
  • Nuts and seeds.Soaked nuts and seeds, olives and olive oil, fermented cod liver oil, hemp seed oil, flax-seed oil, and raw cultured dairy products.
  1. Antioxidant-rich vegetables
  • Look for anything dark green: asparagus, broccoli, spinach, collard greens, cabbage, cucumbers, kale, cilantro, etc.
  • Opt for brightly colored veggies: green, red, yellow, and orange bell peppers, red cabbage, red/white onions, tomatoes, and carrots.
  • Don’t overlook starchy vegetables: sweet potatoes, spaghetti squash, yucca, beets, artichokes, butternut squash, and turnips.
  1. Healing spices & herbs for female hormone health.
  • Maca (root) Esp. for menopause
  • Cinnamon
  • Turmeric
  • Cayenne
  • Cumin
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • Mint
  • Lemongrass
  • Dill weed
  • Fennel
  • Turmeric
  • Coriander

Once your body has the nutrients it needs for hormonal balance you’ll experience glowing skin, more stable moods, healthier fertility, and consistent energy. Our bodies have an incredible ability to heal and be in balance when given the nutrients they need to flourish

 

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