At some point in our lives, our hormone health may add a pretty high level of irritation to our lives. Some women can even end up with truly debilitating symptoms. But it doesn't have to be this way. Having the tools to curb and control debilitating symptom associated with hormonal imbalance, is the key to overcoming hormone imbalance. Which is definitely preferable to the suffering many women go through for years! Below you will find a bit of information regarding symptoms, as well as tips to balance your hormones naturally.
Common Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance:
Bloating, Constipation, Diarrhea
Weight Gain or Loss
Mood Swings, Anxiety or Depression
Hot Flashes or Night Sweats
Thinning or Brittle Hair
Five Major Causes of Hormone Imbalance:
Blood Sugar Instability
Foods That Help To Balance Hormones:
Wild Caught Fish
Grass Fed Beef
Pasture Raised Eggs
Soaked or Sprouted Nuts
Nuts & Seeds
Green Veggies like: asparagus, broccoli, spinach, collard greens, cabbage, cucumbers, kale, cilantro and brussel sprouts
Brightly Colored Veggies like: green, red, yellow and orange bell peppers, red cabbage, red/white onions, tomatoes, carrots, artichokes, or egg plant.
Starchy Veggies like: sweet potatoes or yams, turnips, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, artichokes and beets.
Spices & Herbs
Foods to avoid:
Vegetable Oil, Safflower Oil, Corn Oil, Sunflower Oil, Soybean Oil
Soy Protein Isolate (Or other unfermented soy products)
Non-Organic, Highly Pesticide Contaminated Produce (look up the dirty dozen list)
Deep Fried Foods
Processed Foods or Most Packaged Foods
Refined Grains and Refined Flour Products
Grain Fed Meat and Eggs
The benefits of eating to support hormone health are:
Sleep quality and quantity will improve.
Moods will stabilize significantly
For those wanting to have a baby, fertility will increase.
Reduction in hormonal imbalance symptoms.
Healthy, glowing skin.
Most of all, you will notice a significant increase in energy levels!
I am a certified holistic health coach, who has personally dealt with my own hormone instability, that I now have under control. Although I have personally experienced the benefits of the above information with my own hormone health, I do need to let you all know that I am not a doctor. Everyone is biologically different and our health challenges are obviously different because of this. So as a health and wellness professional, I do need to tell you to always check with your doctor before making any changes to how you handle your health related issues.