Four out of five women suffer from hormonal imbalance, and nutritional detox could be the right solution for you. Weight gain, mood swings, fatigue plague all of us at one point or another, so last week we made it easy and compiled a list of four different ways you can test your own hormone levels which you can check out here.
So, you might be asking yourself what comes next?
Historically, hormonal imbalances have been linked to things like aging and genetics, and although those continue to be contributing aspects, there’s another huge factor that has been vastly overlooked… What if you discovered that your hormonal health was directly linked to the food you decide to consume on a daily basis? The intense sugar cravings, binge eating, never feeling like you’re truly full… are you starting to see the connection?
Luckily, there’s an abundance of foods out there that work to naturally combat this exact problem!
So, are you ready to detox and say goodbye to those excess hormones? Let’s look at the menu…
The 5 Dietary Must-Knows to Naturally Clear Excess Hormones
Excess hormones such as estrogen are common in women going through menopause, perimenopause, or PMS. By leaving this hormonal imbalance untreated, one’s development, wellness, and quality of life could be hindered- leading to a higher risk of osteoporosis, weight gain, and cardiovascular diseases. Not to mention, those nagging symptoms of bloating, cramps, acne, and fatigue would only continue.
By consuming a combination of DIM, amino acids, and healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, hormonal balance is possible. Don’t fret… we have curated a nutritional detox guide just for you, so you can get back to your happy and healthy self in no time!
1. Add at least 2 cups of Diindolylmethane (DIM) to your lunch and dinner.
This compound helps the liver clear excess hormones efficiently, so they won’t get reabsorbed back into the bloodstream. You can find the highest concentration of DIM in:
- Brussel sprouts
- Collard greens
- Beetroot & beetroot green
2. Get plenty of amino acids from animal protein to excrete toxins.
- Organic, pasture raised:
- Wild caught fish
And if you’re vegetarian or vegan, you can easily replace these with organic legumes, beans, nuts, and seeds.
3. Eat healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are essential to regulate hormone levels:
- Cold-pressed olive oil
- Coconut oil
- Macadamia nuts
- Wild-caught fish
- Dark chocolate
4. Sprinkle flax seeds over your meal. They’re natural estrogen modulators that stimulate or block estrogen receptors, favoring balance.
5. Consider topical products that don’t mess with your gut.
You might want to consider using topical products not to mess with your liver detox and gut.
Glow Botanica offers naturopathic formulations based on plant medicine that will help your hormonal balance. We don’t want you to take our word for it – check Tummy Butter. It has already helped thousands of women say goodbye to cramps, mood swings, loss of libido, bloating, hot flashes, and lack of energy.
Simply apply it to your belly, wrists, or inner thighs on a daily basis to feel the results.
References: High estrogen: Symptoms, causes, and treatment (medicalnewstoday.com), What Causes Hormonal Imbalance? | Read About Foods That Cause Hormonal Imbalance in Females | FWD Fuel, Want to Test Your Hormone Levels? Here’s How! – Glow Botanica, How our food affects our hormones – PubMed (nih.gov), Fresh Vegetables and Fruits on the Table · Free Stock Photo (pexels.com), High Estrogen in Women [What Causes It & How to Fix It] – Happy Healthy Hippie (happyhealthyhippieco.com), High Estrogen Levels: About and Causes | SheCares
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You’re not alone.
80% of the adult female population has experienced hormonal imbalance at one point in their life that affected not only their physical health but also their mental health. Coping with pain, infertility, anxiety, depression, body image issues, and, on top of this, judgment is the heavy load most of these women have to bear each day and an important problem we need to tackle as a society.