For me, having a hormonal imbalance in my 20's resulted in hair loss, anxiety, digestive problems, skin problems, and major problems with menstruation (all of which I touch on in my first book Joyous Health). However, if it wasn't for having wacky hormones back then I would have probably never become a nutritionist! I healed my health naturally and this inspired me to go back to school to study holistic nutrition and totally change my career.
Normally, your endocrine glands produce the precise amount of each hormone needed for various processes in your body but many things can throw them off balance including lifestyle factors such as lack of sleep (too little or too much), exercise, diet, stress levels, environmental toxins, and pharmaceutical drugs.⠀
In this video today, I'm sharing 5 foods to eat to help support hormonal health.
Keep in mind that simply eating these foods without making other changes to your diet and lifestyle will not be enough to balance your hormones if they are currently imbalanced. However, they are foods that contain phytonutrients or specific types of fibre that promote hormonal harmony in your body.
Even if you do not suffer from a hormonal balance, it's a good idea to incorporate these foods into your diet.
Here are some delicious recipes to enjoy with the 5 foods mentioned in my video
4. Broccoli sprouts. Put on top of your avo toast or toss in a smoothie!⠀
I hope I've given you plenty of delicious ideas to incorporate more hormonally balancing foods.
Have a joyous day!