Using Foods To Balance Hormones

Nowadays it seems like most women we know have some sort of hormonal issue that affects their health.  Unfortunately this can be an issue sometimes that can affect their daily life, causing pain, fatigue and more.  What many women are not taught is that they can use foods to help balance hormones and even relieve some pain caused by hormonal imbalances.

Here are some foods that can help balance your hormones:

Coconut oil: This is amazing for hormone health! There are many ways to get coconut oil. You can even cook with it. My favorite? Adding a spoonful of it to my coffee. I love it!

Avocado: Known for their oleic acid and other essential nutrients, these are great for balancing hormones. Adding avocados to your smoothie is another great way to those nutrients into your body.

Beetroot: Adding beetroot to salads and other foods, or even juicing it and drinking it is extremely beneficial in balancing hormones.  Having beet root at least twice a week is great for hormonal health.

Salmon: This fish is one of the top hormone balancing foods due to it’s high amount of Vitamin D and Omega-3 fatty acids.  Consuming this food once a week is ideal.

Tomatoes: This wonderful fruit is packed with flavanoids that help balance hormonal health.  With so many ways you can add tomatoes to your diet, this shouldn’t be hard to add.

Garlic: More specifically raw garlic is another great addition to your diet for hormonal health.  Garlic is packed with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredients.  It also has Allacin in it, which helps the body break down and absorb iron.

Spinach: Raw spinach is super high in Magnesium and many other essential vitamins and minerals.  It helps you to produce good hormones and balance out your hormones.  You can throw spinach into your soups, stews, sandwiches, etc.

This is definitely not a comprehensive list of foods, but just a list to get you started.  Healing your body through food is VERY possible!

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Tia Mowry: “I’m Not Pregnant! I’m Just Happy!”

As women, we go through phases in life where we can lose a few pounds or gain a few pounds depending on our life’s circumstances. In the society we live in, we are judged a great deal by our outside appearance.  If we are in the public eye, that judgment can be exceptionally brutal.

Recently, fans of Tia Mowry have been questioning and assuming that she has a baby on the way. Tia has responded to her fans, and says she is NOT pregnant. Critics are still talking about her weight gain. In light of that, Tia has opened up on the body standards society judges us on, and the body shaming that takes place when you don’t fit society’s standards of beauty.

Tia said “When I want to drop the pounds, I will, but right now I’m happy with who I am.” She also went to social networks to post that she’s happy where she is now. She’s eating and cooking great food.  Of course Tia is referring to her new cooking show where she cooks up some delicious recipes in the kitchen.

Enjoy Tia! We salute you for standing up to the critics and being comfortable in your skin.

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Nasty Attitudes Can Shorten Your Life

Do you know someone who walks around in a bad mood, or with a nasty attitude all the time?
What many don’t know is that this can actually affect your health negatively, and even shorten the life span.
When the body is under constant stress, it releases Cortisol, which is also called “the stress hormone”. Cortisol is also responsible for stubborn fat around the midsection. This secreted hormone affects the collagen in skin, as well as the smooth muscle fibers in the body. The arteries and the heart are also affected, as they both have smooth muscle fibers.

Prolonged periods of elevated Cortisol can cause adrenal fatigue. This can also lead to patches of hair falling out, imbalanced hormones, excess body hair, and pigmentation loss, or overabundance in pigmentation spots. These are just the symptoms that can be seen.

The organs are affected and damaged internally as well. From the liver to the kidneys, the heart to the intestines, the whole body is affected when it is not balanced. The immune system also becomes compromised due to chronic stress, and constant cortisol production. If you find yourself in a place of chronic stress, it is wise to find a stress reliever for your own health. There are many different ways to relieve stress. Some common stress relievers are exercise, sexual activity, dancing, writing, sports, etc.

Life is worth living, make the best choices you can!

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