Foods That Regulate Hormones Naturally
For a couple decades now women have been told to take hormone drugs if your hormones are out of whack. Then women started to feel a lot of side-effects, because well, all those hormone drugs are, drugs! And so next the drug companies got together and said let’s make ‘bio-identical’ hormones, you know, hormones that mimic your own hormones. But now we see side-effects emerging from these as well, including breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Guess that means it was never ‘bio-identical’.
So, after all of these so-called hormonal therapies that are ultimately supposed to help women live pain-free, at the end of the day, it was all just a bunch of fancy pain-killers. I submit to you now that the pain caused by menopause is NOT your hormones, because your hormones are a symptom of the cause; rather a buildup over decades of consuming man-made drugs, man-made vitamin pills and eating man-made processed (fake) food.
You must clean out these toxins and the only way to do this is to eat REAL food again.
Fruits and Veggies to Balance Your Hormones
Adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet is a great strategy for balancing hormones. This is thanks to plant compounds called phytoestrogens.
Phytoestrogens are weak plant estrogens found in over 300 plants including blueberries, cherries, cranberries, carrots, bananas, beets, oranges, onions, peppers, oats, plums, olives and potatoes. Phytoestrogens bind to estrogen receptors and balance estrogen levels by having an estrogenic effect if your estrogen levels are too low, and by blocking stronger estrogens if your levels are too high.
One particular type of phytoestrogen are lignans that also act as antioxidants. Dietary sources of lignans include seeds (sesame, sunflower and pumpkin), grains (rye, barley, wheat and oats), broccoli and beans, but the tiny flax seed has over 800 times the amount of lignans as any of the others.