Low energy and libido, irritability, fluid retention, weight gain, acne and anxiety can all be signs your hormones are not happy. Likewise, PMS symptoms. If you think this is a normal fact of life as a woman, think again! For optimum health all our hormones including the sex hormones such as oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone, to be in the right ratios. Which is where diet and lifestyle come in. Here’s what to eat for happy healthy hormones.
Including broccoli and kale contain some of the highest levels for substances you need for efficient excess oestrogen detoxification. Just another reason Dr Laubscher included this nutrient-dense ingredients in THE SUPER ELIXIR Alkalising Formula.
Contain selenium which is critical for fertility and optimal thyroid gland function.
Such as kelp (another key ingredient in our Alkalising Formula) and some salts are a source of iodine which amongst other things, is critical for the formation of thyroid hormones and is in high concentration in the ovaries and the breasts where it promotes proper oestrogen metabolism and assists the functioning of hormone receptors throughout the body so that hormones communicate more effectively.
Such as wild salmon or sardines along with flaxseeds, chia seeds, pecans and walnuts are all good sources of an omega 3 essential fatty acid, which is required for healthy hormone production.
Madeleine Shaw's Asian Style Salmon
2 fillets salmon
1 large sweet potato
300g green beans
2 spring onions
1/2 fresh red chilli
1 tsp. fresh grated ginger
2 tbsp. sesame seeds
1 tsp. dijon mustard
2 tbsp. tamari
1 tbsp. avocado oil
1 tbsp. coconut oil
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Maldon salt and fresh pepper
The night before, prepare the marinade by whisking the tamari, coconut oil, ginger, and mustard in a shallow dish.
Dunk the salmon fillets in the marinade and coat thoroughly, then cover, refrigerate and leave overnight.
Preheat the oven to 180-degree celsius.
Cut the sweet potato into wedges. Drizzle with avocado oil and sprinkle sea salt all over.
Roast in the oven for 30 minutes.
Wrap the salmon fillets in foil and bake in the oven for 15 minutes with the sweet potato.
Cook until the wedges are soft and the salmon is just cooked through.
Steam the beans for 5 minutes. Toss with extra virgin oil, salt and pepper.
Finely chop the chilli and spring onions and then scatter with sesame seeds over the salmon fillets, adding a generous squeeze of lime.
Slice the avocado.
Serve the salmon fillets with the sliced avocado, sweet potato wedges and green beans.
Eat a variety of colourful plants and berries such as blueberries or blackberries. All are filled with their own unique antioxidants, which help to dampen down the effect of stress on the body.