Diet and Hormones: Achieving Balance with the Right Foods

Natalie Buscemi Healthy Living, Men's Health, Testosterone

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When you’re hungry, you can only think of one thing:

FOOD. FOOD. And more FOOD!

You want to use that food to attack the hunger in your belly, but the problem is that food is going to attack a lot more than just your hunger.

If you’re not careful, it’s going to attack your hormones as well.

According to several groups of researchers at different universities and hospitals across the globe, your diet can radically alter your body’s ability to regulate hormone levels.

And when your hormone levels are out of whack it can radically diminish your health in a variety of ways.

  • Your metabolism can change
  • Your hairline can change
  • Your mood can change
  • Your fertility can change

What foods to eat versus not eat

Not all food is not created equal, especially when it comes to keeping your hormones—estrogen, testosterone, insulin, etc.  at a healthy level.

For example, a recent study released by scientists in Great Britain suggests that women who eat oily fish (salmon, mackerel, sardines, etc.) and legumes with regularity are far more likely to maintain healthy estrogen levels as compared with the women who do not. In the very same study, researchers noted that women who ate more refined carbohydrates (white bread, crackers, etc.) usually had greater hormone imbalances then their peers.

In an ideal scenario, both men and women would successfully avoid non-organic foods, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, sugar, grain-fed/hormone-treated animal products (eggs, meats, milks, etc.), refined carbohydrates, alcohol, and soy-based products.

On the flip side, your hormones would benefit greatly if your diet included more organic whole-fruits and non-nightshade vegetables, increased quantities of grass-fed beef and wild-caught fish, flaxseed, legumes, and micro greens.

When your diet can’t reset your hormones

Frustrating as it may be, sometimes eating the right foods simply won’t be enough to reset the body and get out-of-whack hormones back in-sync. Sometimes, you need to call in the big gun. And in most cases, the best big gun is HRT—Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Hormone replacement therapy is a completely safe and completely affordable treatment for adult men and women looking to reclaim their health and vitality. For that reason, it is one of the most popular treatments for patients of Allure Medical.

HRT can be used to address all kinds of hormone related issues, from low testosterone (something all men are forced to face as they age) to low estrogen (a common consequence of starting menopause for women) to diseases and illnesses tied to hormone imbalance like breast cancer and cardiovascular disease.

 

To learn more about Hormone Replacement Therapy, or how it can be used to transform your life, schedule a free consultation with our experts. 

 

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In Health,

 

 

 

 

Shana Loggins

Nutritionist