Leading nutritionist Dr. Simoné Laubscher (WelleCo; Rejuv Wellness) shares her advice on how to balance your hormones with what you eat and digest
Foods To Avoid
Eating foods high in sugar, refined carbohydrates, hormone-laden animal protein and dairy and excessive alcohol all cause huge blood sugar fluctuations and can easily upset your hormonal balance.
Such disruptions can lead to the onset of girls getting their period very early, PMS, fertility issues, early onset of menopause and excessive menopause symptoms.
Superfoods To Balance Your Hormones
Fear not however for eating more hormone balancing superfoods such as green leafy vegetables, beetroot, walnuts, pumpkin and flax seeds, and avocado can help you find your Feminine Flow. Eat more plants, less animal protein, cut dairy and go more pesca vegan to combat your inflammation and hormonal imbalance. Ideally, it is best to eat 3 cups of green veggies per day, but if you find that a little tricky, fast track like I do with WelleCo The Super Elixir™.
As many of you know I had fertility issues and also suffered from PMS. It is like night and day if I am eating clean the week before my period or if too much sugar or wine has crept in, for I have a totally different period. For this reason, helped formulate two new wonderful Elixirs for WelleCo – The PMS and Goddess Elixir (for Menopause). Always keep your The Super Elixir™ as your foundational base and then you can add either of these as a booster.
The PMS Elixir is great for teenage girls right up to women who are still menstruating to reduce all symptoms of PMS from water retention, sore breasts, sugar cravings, mood swings and period pain.
The Goddess Elixir to help you elegantly move through menopause, reduce symptoms such as low libido, hot flushes and mood swings and realign you so you catapult into this amazing new season of feminine flow.
Introducing The Hormone Balancing Superfood Salad
I love this superfood salad and I eat it regularly to support my hormonal balance across the month. It is important to adopt this lifestyle instead of just trying to avoid pain or symptoms as they arise.
By nourishing your entire endocrine system you will feel mentally and physically strong instead of just fighting fires as they arise. Have this salad alone or add some wild fish of your choice.
I include these salad ingredients in my husband & son’s diet, as they help balance male hormones as well. Great for the whole family to keep everyone mentally and physically strong!
Superfood Salad Ingredients
Slice one beetroot and roughly chop the beet greens (high in iron)
1 handful of walnuts (high omega 3 & ALA essential for brain & hormonal health)
1 cup of baby spinach (reduces inflammation)
1 tbsp of flaxseeds (great to balance hormones)
1 tbsp of green pumpkin seeds (blood sugar balancing & anti-parasitic)
2 fresh figs (hormonal balancing & great for fertility)!
1 avocado (high in plant sterols so particularly good for hormonal balancing particularly estrogen)
1 sliced pear (low GI & satisfy sweet cravings)
½ Spanish onion (high in phosphoric acid which benefits all glands of the endocrine system)
1 cucumber sliced (low GI & great support to pancreas & endocrine system)
2 tbsp pomegranates (nourishing to the blood & to reproductive system)
Place all ingredients into a salad bowl & set the figs aside to garnish each salad after dressing
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon fresh thyme, roughly chopped
½ teaspoon unprocessed sea salt
1 teaspoon of dijon mustard
1 crushed garlic clove
Cracked black pepper to taste
Place into a jam jar, shake & pour over salad before serving- enjoy!