Those Pesky Female Hormones!!!



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:

  • Thyroid Dysfunction

  • Bloating, Constipation, Diarrhea

  • Weight Gain or Loss

  • Insulin Resistance

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Estrogen Dominance

  • Mood Swings, Anxiety or Depression

  • Low Libido

  • Brain Fog

  • Headaches

  • Adrenal Fatigue

  • Hot Flashes or Night Sweats

  • Insomnia

  • Osteoporosis

  • Thinning or Brittle Hair


Five Major Causes of Hormone Imbalance:

  1. Stress

  2. Inflammatory Foods

  3. Artificial Hormones

  4. Toxins

  5. Blood Sugar Instability


Foods That Help To Balance Hormones:


Protein Sources

  • Wild Caught Fish

  • Grass Fed Beef

  • Pasture Raised Eggs

  • Turkey

  • Quinoa

  • Seeds

  • Beans

  • Soaked or Sprouted Nuts


Healthy Fats

  • Coconut Oil

  • Avocados

  • Raw Butter/Ghee

  • EggYolks

  • Nuts & Seeds


Vegetables


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


  • Garlic

  • Cinnamon

  • Ginger

  • Cumin

  • Cayenne

  • Turmeric


Foods to avoid:


  • Processed Meat

  • 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)

  • Canned Tomatoes

  • Margerine

  • Artificial Sweeteners

  • Deep Fried Foods

  • Processed Foods or Most Packaged Foods

  • Trans Fats

  • Refined Grains and Refined Flour Products

  • Grain Fed Meat and Eggs


The benefits of eating to support hormone health are:


  1. Sleep quality and quantity will improve.

  2. Moods will stabilize significantly

  3. For those wanting to have a baby, fertility will increase.

  4. Reduction in hormonal imbalance symptoms.

  5. Healthy, glowing skin.

  6. 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.








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