What Foods Can Wreak Havoc On Hormone Health?

WHAT FOODS CAN WREAK HAVOC ON HORMONE HEALTH?

A hormone imbalance can bring on some unpleasant symptoms and there are some foods that can wreak havoc on your hormones. 

I just want to cover a few of the general foods here that I consider as hormone disruptors. 

Every women is different and could have sensitivities to certain foods that can cause hormone havoc.

NON ORGANIC MEATS

The quality of your meat matters as some farmed meats and fish raised on an unnatural diet can contain high levels of hormones, antibiotics and mercury.  Animals and fish do have hormones too as it’s a living being. 

SUGAR

Refined sugar can spike your insulin levels to remove sugar out of the blood and into your cells.  When you eat a diet high in sugar, your insulin levels are constantly high and can cause a condition called insulin resistance.  Your body is constantly focusing on controlling blood sugar levels and less on producing hormones.  When you have insulin resistance, your body does not pay proper attention to the signal of insulin anymore so your blood sugar is not properly managed and can result in fat storage because the sugar has to go somewhere and your fat cells will be the target. 

High amounts of refined sugar can also deplete your much needed nutrients from the foods you are eating.  Focus more on eating natural sugars and starchy carbohydrates for a steady flow of sugar you need to give energy to your body. 

WHITE BREAD AND PASTA

The gluten contained in bread and pasta and sugar, can increase inflammation in your body and this causes stress on your adrenal glands, your thyroid and your ovaries.  This will result in a dysregulation of your hypothalamus (the control centre in your brains to instruct the release of hormones).  When there is a disruption in the release and control of hormones, this is when an imbalance can start to happen.

DAIRY

Dairy foods such as cows milk, cheese, butter, yogurts, can be irritating to your digestion and can cause inflammation.  Dairy foods can also contain hormones and antibiotics (the same as meat and fish). 

Milk contains a lot of the growth hormone IGF-1.  When you consume too much of this, it causes inflammation and a spike in insulin.  This can result in your liver over producing growth hormone.  If you are a women with heavy bleeding or fibroids, cutting dairy out of your diet, can be beneficial to reduce the growth of fibroids and blood lining your uterus.  There are other things to consider but eating a diet with no dairy could help significantly. 

Dairy could also be producing more sebum or excess oil in your skin leading to clogged pores and more spots. 

ALCOHOL

I know this one is a big one for a lot of women as you like a lovely glass of wine or a good gin and tonic.  When you drink a lot of alcohol, it can interfere with the delicate control centre in your brain (the hypothalmus I talked about before).  This can lead to a disruption in hormone release and control. 

When you are drinking a lot of alcohol, it can also increase your cortisol levels, triggering stress in your body and yes more fat storage and inflammation. 

I am not saying stop alcohol altogether!  What I would suggest is to cut out alcohol for a month to help your body restore natural hormone function again. 

SOY PRODUCTS

Soy products can affect your estrogen levels and can mimic estrogen.  This can result in your human estrogen from binding to your bodies receptor sites all over your body.  It can also disrupt other hormones in your body because of high estrogen levels.  It can affect your thyroid function by the production of thyroid binding globulin.  This will bind up your thyroid hormone so your body cannot use it.  Some common symptoms of high estrogen are weight gain, irritability, weight gain, insomnia and anxiety and heavy periods. 

Soy is also genetically modified, which means that it is loaded with toxic pesticides that can further lead to hormone imbalance.

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You Will Be Happy When You Lose Weight?

Do you think that once you have lost all your weight, that you will be happy?

Have you ever lost weight but you still wasn’t happy?

How many diets have you followed over your lifetime, only to realise that this is not going to make you happy?

Here are some simple steps that you can do to help you stop thinking like this.

Get some clarity on exactly what makes you happy – for example, is your job giving you satisfaction, do you need to heal from past trauma or let go of any past hurt?

When you do this, you may just find that the fat you want to lose will start to melt away. 

What you can also do is put more focus on eating for good health and healing your body at the same time. 

Your body may be holding onto fat because you are sad or unhappy or uptight and your body needs to heal with your mind, lifestyle, diet and exercise first. 

You need to change the way that you think about dieting and food and putting your focus on getting clear on what lights you up and makes you happy.  Focus on right now and what you can do to make changes and don’t focus too far into the future.  When you keep focusing on the future too much, you can be missing out on all the good things right now.  Enjoy one day at a time and stop trying to speed ahead.

It may take some time to get into a daily practice and you  may not be able to do it every day.  That is ok, it takes time to change a habit or practice more good ones.  It will get easier and easier the more that you do it.

You can start by not comparing yourself to others.  You are unique and there is no-one like you, celebrate being you and build on self care for yourself.  You do not know what other people are struggling with themselves.  You may see someone beautiful and stick thin but they may not be happy with themselves or not be happy with their lives. 

Do not judge yourself about how much fat you are losing.  Celebrate every little change that you see, no matter how small that is.  Your body is in charge of healing and letting go of fat.  It may take some time so be patient with yourself.  Focus on saying “I am amazing and I am celebrating my fat loss journey”

Learn to celebrate every single change you make because you are working towards a healthier and happier version of you. 

When you can learn how to food prep like a pro and learn a new recipe or learn a new exercise.  This is all progress that needs to be celebrated.

So, are you ready to start to make those changes?

Learn how to eat healthy food and enjoy it.  Food that is easy to prepare and tastes delicious and you won’t believe how full you will be.  Say goodbye to cravings for good.  Yes you can do it.

Say goodbye to your weighing scales and put that tape measure away.  You don’t need those.  All you need to focus on is eating for good health and healing your body and the weight will melt away.  Trust in your body that it knows what to do and be patient for the results to happen.

Find a way to exercise that feels good to you.

Learn how to live your life in the rhythm of your body.

Learn how to get your gut and liver healthy.

Learn how to get toxins out of your life and detox your body.

I am excited for you to start and I can help and support you.

It all starts with you to just say YES.

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