No one likes to admit it, but your hormones affect everything about you. When your hormones are out of whack, it can mean your whole body is out of whack, which can make even the most proactive person feel like they have little control. If you suspect you may be struggling with a hormonal imbalance, you’ve come to the right place! The health team at BESANA Health & Wellness has advanced training and expertise in this area.
Your first step is coming in for a consultation, where we can carefully review your symptoms and lifestyle, including diet and exercise habits. Our chief medical officer, Dr. Robert Messer, will order special tests to identify your hormone levels and any inflammatory markers in your blood, while our nutritionist, Reyne Kappius, can offer personalized nutritional guidance, if indicated.
In the meantime, we thought you might be inspired by an article on the healing power of food! Did you know that the foods you eat can have a direct impact on your hormones and your body’s inflammation levels? Here’s a look at some foods that may be worth incorporating into your diet for their positive hormonal and anti-inflammatory effects, according to a recent blog in Bustle.com:
Loaded with beta-sitosterol, avocados can help combat the stress hormone cortisol while also helping to regulate your menstrual cycle.
A terrific source of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants, flaxseed is also packed with a type of phytoestrogen that has protective properties against certain types of cancer.
This cruciferous veggie is high in calcium, which helps the body maintain optimal estrogen balance and reduce premenstrual syndrome.
High in antioxidants, pomegranates contain a compound that helps to block excess estrogen production in the body, leading researchers to speculate that pomegranates may have the potential to prevent certain types of breast cancer that respond to estrogen.
High in omega-3s, salmon and other fatty fish contain good fats, which help improve cell-to-cell and hormonal communication.
Filled with antioxidants, leafy greens help prevent inflammation, balance estrogen, and lower stress and cortisol levels.
Other hormone-balancing foods include nuts, soy, turmeric, and quinoa, a complex carbohydrate that helps balance your blood sugar and keep your insulin and androgen levels steady.
To learn more about achieving optimal hormone balance and vitality, don’t wait! Call 303.327.7300 or request a consultation at BESANA Health & Wellness online today.