How to Eat for Balanced Hormones

My wish for all women in this crazy world we now live in is to feel energized and hormonally balanced. There are so many things that pull us away from that - some out of our control, but much of it in our control.

Here’s a quick cheatsheet as a reminder for when you start drifting away from self care - come back to these foundational things as a minimum when life feels like it’s driving you instead of you driving it!

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Protein Deficiency

Eating too little protein can contribute to:

  • A sluggish metabolism

  • Trouble losing weight

  • Trouble building muscle mass

  • Low energy levels and fatigue

  • Poor concentration and trouble learning

  • Moodiness and mood swings

  • Muscle, bone and joint pain

  • Blood sugar changes that can lead to diabetes

  • Slow wound healing

  • Low immunity

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Castor Oil Packs

Castor oil packs are fantastic for detoxification! Our poor liver processes toxins from food, the environment, hormones and is our body’s filter - show it some love!!!

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Insulin Resistance and it's metabolic storm

Do you know what your fasting insulin level is?  The common marker most docs will include on an annual panel is fasting glucose.  This is good, but it's like getting a tune up, but never checking the oil...

You can't lose weight if you have a high insulin level. It really pays to get this test done so you can then start making some major shifts in your life.  Insulin resistance in the liver = Type 2 Diabetes , Insulin resistance in the brain = Alzheimer's.  

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It's not all in your head - could this be your issue?

For years I’ve struggled with what I knew were thyroid related issues. Everyone is in my family is on thyroid meds, but for the past 15 years docs have said “you’re fine”. For the past 5 years I’ve been jumping up and down saying - please test my antibodies and Reverse T3 - just because my TSH is “normal” doesn’t mean my body is converting properly… ugh.

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Seed Bar Recipe

I just realized I don't have this on my site... this bar is always a huge hit and I love it because you can swap out virtually anything and it's still delicious!!  Let me know what you think...

 

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Your body needs and loves Vitamin D!

It is estimated that up to 85 percent of people have insufficient levels of vitamin D and are unaware of this deficiency. Conventional media and medicine promote sun avoidance, but this can have significant health consequences. 

The symptoms of vitamin D deficiency are sometimes vague and can include tiredness and general aches and pains. Some people may not have any symptoms at all.

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Why You May Not Be Able to Shed the Fat

Have you ever wondered why your body is holding onto fat, even when you've dialed in nutrition, moving more, taking your supplements and doing all the *things*?  Your diet, exercise plan and even supplements could actually be making your body hold on to fat! No one wants to put in all this time and effort for a healthy lifestyle to see no results, or worse, to gain even more fat.

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B Vitamins

All B vitamins, including vitamin B12 and folate, are important for a woman’s metabolism, preventing fatigue and boosting cognitive function. They are important for cellular processes, growth and energy expenditure because they work with other vitamins like iron to make red blood cells and help turn the calories you eat into useable energy.  Folate (aka folic acid when it’s created synthetically) is important for a healthy pregnancy, developing fetuses and preventing birth defects since it helps build the baby’s brain and spinal cord. That’s why folate deficiency is extremely dangerous for pregnant women.

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7 Ways Infrared Sauna Can Heal Your Body

Infrared sauna is a relaxing way to detoxify, reduce pain and burn calories among other things.  Eric and I have both been detoxing (metals for him, hormones for me) for several years and love, love, love infrared sauna time and all the benefits that come with it.

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Is It My Thyroid?

To adequately evaluate thyroid function, you need a full thyroid panel which includes: TSH, T4, T3, Free T4, Free T3, and the antibodies TPO and TbAb to check for Hashimoto’s since most low thyroid is caused by this.

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Why Gut Bacteria is the Boss of Your Hormones

There is about 5lbs of bacteria in the human body and the quality of their environment – the healthiness of the microbial life plus the diversity – governs health in so many ways. A poor internal ecosystem caused by bad diet, exposure to chemicals and stress, will suppress the good bacteria, promote the bad bacteria, and will lead to a toxic build up of hormones as well as other signs of systemic inflammation.

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What is the Lymphatic System and Why Do I Care?

It’s cold and flu season, so you’re prepared with your arsenal of immune-boosters such as vitamin C and herbal remedies, but if you’re ignoring your lymphatic system, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity to support your immune system and overall health!

The lymphatic system is the body’s inner “drainage system,” a network of blood vessels and lymph nodes that carry fluids from tissues around the body into the blood and vice v

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The Hormone Test all Women Should Have

The DUTCH test stands for - Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones, and I encourage most of my clients get a baseline test.   Why? Because it’s the gold standard when it comes to hormone testing.  It's very different from serum hormone testing and tells us a much more accurate story of what's going on with sex hormones.

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