I attended a Seminar last week on hormonal disorders and I learnt some really interesting information. I thought i’d share some dietary and lifestyle suggestions with you that will help regulate your hormones.
Choose at least one of these food from each group daily:
Herbs & Spices – Ginger, Rosemary, Tumeric, Coriander, Dill, fennel, parsley
Nuts & Seeds – Pumpkin seeds, Sesame seeds, Sunflower seeds, Almonds, Cashews, Brazil nuts
Grains & Legumes – Soy, Chickpeas, Quinoa, Millet, Bulgur, Buckwheat, Brown rice
Fruits – Blueberries, Strawberries, Oranges, Grapes, avocado, Banana, Figs, Blackberries
Meat, Poultry, Fish & Dairy – Milk, Cheese & Yoghurt (calcium-rich alternatives may be substituted), Deep sea fish
Vegetables – Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, Kale, Spinach, Cabbage, Mushrooms, Celery, Onion, Alfalfa sprouts
Beverages – Water, Green tea, Dandelion tea, Chamomile tea, Spearmint tea (PCOS)
Lifestyle – Regular aerobic and weight bearing exercise, time out, relaxation techniques
Limit alcohol to equiv.
Be careful which number plastics you use (look for the number inside the recycle triangle on the bottom of the bottle or container etc.). Use the following list to help you avoid the most harmful plastics:
OK: 4 & 5
AVOID: 1, 3, 6 & 7
Don’t heat food in any plastic container in the microwave.
Limit your exposure to toxins that are found in cleaning products and skin care/cosmetics. You can find alternatives to these products in most health food shops.
Always choose organics to avoid ingesting pesticides and herbicides. Otherwise wash fruit & vegies in a mixture of water to white vinegar in a ratio of 3:1 and then rinse with filtered water.
For more information on hormonal imbalances please phone the clinic on 94844668 and ask to speak to Linda Cotone, our naturopath.