When it comes to your hormones your body does a delicate balance to make sure everything is working properly. Think of it like a ballet, a beautifully choreographed number where everyone is performing in rhythm perfectly synced with the music. Now what happens when one of the dancers is off beat? It throws the whole production off. The other dancers can start to follow suit. It may be subtle and more than likely the audience wouldn’t notice. But as the show goes on, the dancers keep getting more and more out of sync. Towards the end of production every number is off and it has become very obvious something is not right.
That’s your hormones! It only takes one tiny imbalance to ruin the whole dance.
I talk a lot about organic skincare, what goes on the outside is extremely important to hormone function, and we can talk more about that in another blog post. This post is all about what you feed your body! It is pivotal to your daily health and hormone regulation. To make this colorful I’ve broken down the essential foods and herbs that can significantly improve your hormone balance into colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Also, if you’re a visual person this could help you next time you’re at the grocery store.
Keep in mind through the whole list that your body needs harmony with its macro-nutrients: that’s carbohydrates, protein, and fat (yes fat)!! When we feed our body good fats we are giving it the building blocks to rebuild cells. Hormones especially thrive off of healthy fat.
That’s a lot of information to take in all at once. It’s also daunting to think about completely over-hauling your diet. The key to healing is clean eating and thankfully there are a lot of programs out there that can help you do just that. If you Google clean eating diets you will be blasted with numerous sites. I would also suggest looking at Whole 30, it is one of the more extreme programs but once you complete it you can add individual food groups back in to your diet to see how your body responds.
If you are interested in more information about Whole 30 take a look at my recent blog post about my first attempt at the program. I talk about tips and takeaways to help you get through your Whole 30 journey!
Until next time, Stay well y’all!