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Let's talk hormones

Ladies, have you ever wondered why you may be fine one minute and then the next you’ve gone into an unexplainable rage over something very minor or you start crying for no reason. Well, it could be your hormones.


You see our hormones are microscopic cells in the body that run to a particular rhythm and yet a very small change could place them on a merry go round. However, if this merry go round goes on for too long we may notice some health changes such as unexplained hair loss, weight gain, fatigue, anxiety, and or insulin resistance.


If you are experiencing any of the above and not sure if it is hormone-related I would advise that you visit your doctors for a hormone test.


But don't stop there, take control and make some simple adjustments to your eating habits to bring your body back in harmony. See below some of the changes you can make.



Fats

  • Eat more healthy fats. Aim for those rich in omega 3 these include chia seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, almonds, brazils, and oily fish.


Protein

  • Aim to eat more plant-based protein. These can include options such as beans, legumes and protein-rich vegetables such as watercress, spinach, bok choy, and asparagus.


Herbs

  • Ashwagandha can be extremely effective at balancing hormones. It benefits thyroid function because it promotes the scavenging of free radicals that cause cellular damage. It can also be used to support a sluggish or overactive thyroid, and it can also help to overcome adrenal fatigue.

  • Holy basil, also known as tulsi is good for everything from reducing stress to combating indigestion. Children and pregnant women, however, should use caution with basil.

  • Raspberry Leaf as an adaptogen raspberry leaf is known to help balance female hormones and alleviate monthly, menstrual cramps. It is most often consumed in tea, tincture or supplement form.

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