If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might be dealing with hormonal imbalances:
- Weight Gain
- Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
- Mood Swings
- Irregular periods
- Low Libido
These symptoms are directly related to the food we consume, our metabolism, blood sugar balance, and immune function.
Try adding the following hormone-balancing superfoods to help bring your hormones back into balance.
*This is not medical advice. Please consult with your physician before starting herbs/ supplements.
APPLES contain Calcium D Glucarate which helps detox excess estrogen. They also contain Vitamin C, which is essential for the synthesis of progesterone, our antidepressant hormone.
ARUGULA is high in immune-boosting Vitamin C and contains anti-cancer and estrogen-blocking properties.
BEE POLLEN (local to you) helps regulate ovarian functions and contains the flavonoid, Chrystin, an aromatase inhibitor, thus increasing testosterone and decreasing estrogen.
BEETS AND THEIR GREENS remove excess hormones from your liver and bowel. They also lower cortisol levels and increase libido!!
BERRIES are high in Vitamin C aiding in progesterone synthesis, and powerful antioxidants that fight oxidative stress, thus increasing fertility.
BRAZIL NUTS are loaded with selenium which is critical for a healthy thyroid, helping overall hormone function. Selenium is needed to convert the T4 thyroid hormone to the active thyroid hormone T3.
BROCCOLI and other cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage help detox
excess estrogen and prevent breast cancer.
BURDOCK supports our liver detoxification and elimination of excess hormones.
CACAO (raw) is a great source of magnesium, a key mineral needed for hormonal balance, energy, muscles, nerves, sleep, and anxiety!
CITRUS PEEL boosts the immune system with quercetin, an antioxidant that helps reduce swelling and kill cancer cells. It also helps with blood sugar balance.
FLAXSEEDS contain the omega-3 fatty acid ALA, and they contain phytoestrogens, which mimic the hormone estrogen and may help fight cancer.
GOJI BERRIES stimulate the secretion of growth hormone from our pituitary gland. GH is essential for healthy muscle, reduced belly fat, low cholesterol, and brain function. Goji berries also mimic estrogen. Please do not take it while breastfeeding.
GREEN TEA helps with our periods by promoting smooth blood flow. It also lowers estrogen levels, helps control iron and hemoglobin levels, and reduces stress. Try some matcha!
MACA ROOT POWDER is an adaptogen that helps us better “adapt” to stress, aiding in hormone production.
NETTLE ROOT POWDER helps to stabilize the endocrine system by binding to and removing excess androgens like estrogen and testosterone.
POMEGRANATE SEEDS contain lignans which destroy estrogen-dependent cancer cells.
TULSI TEA (Holy Basil) is an antioxidant and adaptogen that helps regulate periods, maintain blood sugar balance, adapt to stress, boost immunity, and balance hormones.
TURMERIC (Curcumin) is amazing for hormone balance and enhancing fertility due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as well as blood sugar balance and liver detoxification.
VITEX (herb Chasteberry) is amazing for PMS, infertility, breast pain, irregular or missing periods, mood fluctuations, healthy ovulation, and excess estrogen.
WILD YAMS contain a chemical called diosgenin, which helps to naturally promote estrogen and DHEA, the precursor to our hormones.
Audrey Stimpson MPS; CFNC is a Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor specializing in ADHD, autism, autoimmune, hormonal imbalances, and gut-brain health. Audrey truly believes that by healing our gut-brain connection, we can live a life free from stimulants, brain fog, pain, and IBS. Visit Audreystimpson.com or @audreystimpson on social media.