What Is Hormonal Imbalance?
Hormones are produced in the endocrine glands. They are powerful chemicals that travel around the bloodstream telling organs and tissues what to do. They tell an important role in your overall health as they are the ones controlling many of the major processes in your body such as reproduction and metabolism.
Having too much or too little of a certain hormone can cause hormonal imbalance.
Causes Of Hormonal Imbalance
The main causes of hormonal imbalances are endocrine-disrupting chemicals in our personal care and beauty products, cleaning supplies, and food. Also, your poor lifestyle choices like lack of sleep and chronic stress can cause some hormone level fluctuations.
Here are the common conditions that cause hormonal imbalance:
- premature menopause
- hormone drugs like birth control pills
- hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid
- hyperthyroidism, or overactive thyroid
- hormone therapy
- tumors (benign or cancerous)
- adrenal insufficiency
- pituitary tumor
- injury or trauma
- congenital adrenal hyperplasia
- eating disorders
- primary ovarian insufficiency
- Cushing syndrome
- hyperfunctioning thyroid nodules
- cancer treatments
How To Balance Hormones
Diet is vital in balancing hormone. Good fats, like those fats from coconut milk, are one of the best sources of healthy-hormone-building nutrients. Collagen, which is made up of amino acids, is another building block of healthy hormones.
Here are some of the foods you must eat in order to support your hormones:
- Fresh greens
- Fresh orange juice
- Raw carrots
- Grass-fed cream (raw is best!)
- Raw egg yolks
The Ingredients That Help Balance Hormones
The ingredients in this recipe have a lot of great hormone-supporting nutrients.
Fresh Orange Juice
Consuming orange juices help support your adrenal glands, which are a major player in the hormonal system of your body, and also use the highest amount of vitamin C out of all your body functions. Orange juice provides your body with fresh, bio-available vitamin C.
Greens are packed with vitamin A and C, and folate. They support and cleanse the liver and bowels, clearing excess toxins that disrupt hormones.
Beets are rich in B vitamins, potassium, folate, iron, and magnesium. It supports the liver, thus helps in removing toxins out of the liver.
Carrots are rich in unique fiber that absorbs excess estrogen and help sweep it out of the body.
The Hormone-Balancing Juice Recipe
It would be better if all your ingredients are free from toxins, pesticides, and are organically produced.
To make this hormone-balancing juice, here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 orange, peeled
- 3-4 large carrots, washed and unpeeled
- 1 beetroot, peeled
- A handful of raw greens (washed)
Use a juicer to process each of the ingredients and pour in a blender then add the following:
2 tablespoons grass-fed cream
Find raw cream fresh from a local farmer. It is a source of good, hormone-supporting fats.
Raw egg yolk
The raw egg yolk is a good source of good fat, and selenium and choline, which are both excellent for brain and emotional health. It is also helpful for the liver. Just make sure that it comes from pastured, healthy hens.
Gently blend and drink the juice quickly in order to prevent its nutrients from declining.
This easy to make juice will flood your body with nutrients that would benefit your hormones. Taking the juice every morning will give your body more energy and better emotional health.