Hormone imbalances



Did you know that Imbalances to your hormones can be triggered by unhealthy food?


The more sugar you consume the more insulin, oestrogen and testosterone you make. Too much sugar, even in the form of refined carbohydrates can lead to these imbalances.


Now this doesn’t mean you cut out carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are a necessary macronutrient and required for energy. It’s all about balance at the end of the day.


Eating legumes, vegetables, lentils and fruits are all great carbohydrates to consume.


Xenobiotics or environmental chemicals like pesticides in our food can act like powerful hormone disruptors and trigger our own hormones to go out of balance.


We know that an excess of sugar, caffeine, alcohol and stress as well as lack of exercise can all contribute to worse PMS and all hormonal imbalances including menopause.


Replace it with good food eg eating whole, real, unprocessed, organic, a largely plant based diet with organic and sustainably raised animal products.


When you focus on this type of diet, you minimise intake of Xenobiotics, xenoestrogens, hormones and antibiotics.


Taking simple steps such as choosing better quality food and drinking filtered water can hugely impact hormone balance too, so don’t forget the basics!


Healthy living doesn’t have to be complicated at all.


Getting good quality sleep and exercising regularly can help balance your hormones.


Having a diet rich in Omega 3 oils, Vitamin D, magnesium and B vitamins can all contribute to a healthier life.


In essence, ‘everything in moderation’ but supercharge your diet and lifestyle wherever you can.


Ref Dr Markhyman


NOTE


Please seek medical advice before starting any supplements.


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