Imbalances in your hormones are triggered by bad food. If you eat sugar, you will produce more insulin, more estrogen, and more testosterone. Any type of flour and sugar can lead to these imbalances. Dairy and gluten are often triggers for inflammation and hormonal imbalances. Xenobiotics or environmental chemicals such as pesticides in our food can act as powerful hormone disruptors and cause our own hormones to get out of balance.

Dairy products are one of the biggest triggers of hormonal imbalances because of all the hormones found naturally in milk and because of the hormones and antibiotics added to milk. Even organic milk can come from pregnant cows, increasing hormone levels . In fact, dairy products have over 60 hormones that can contribute to the imbalance. Dairy and gla are among the most common food sensitivities that you can benefit from eliminating from your diet.

Once you’ve removed the bad stuff, you’ll want to replace it with the good stuff. Eat a complete, real, unprocessed, organic, mostly plant-based diet. When you focus on this type of diet, you minimize your intake of xenoestrogens, hormones, and antibiotics. Taking simple steps like choosing organic foods and drinking filtered water can greatly affect your hormonal balance.

To reset female hormones, focus on specific foods to balance hormones. Increase certain foods such as flaxseeds, cruciferous vegetables, good fats and non-GMO traditional organic whole foods (tofu (organic miso, natto and edamame). Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed a day to your diet.

Other Strategies to Balance Your Sex Hormones

Diet aside, there’s a lot you can do to balance your sex hormones without resorting to medication.

Smartly complement: additional D and B vitamins help balance estrogen. Take them in addition to a good multivitamin and mineral with enough calcium and magnesium. Probiotics, antioxidants and phytonutrients (vitamin E, resveratrol, curcumin, n-actethyl cysteine, green tea, selenium) and omega-6 anti-inflammatory fat (GLA or gamma linoleic acid) can help balance sex hormones.

Exercise: When you exercise, you have less PMS and other problems. Find something you love to do. Running, long walks, weight training, dancing or any other form of movement you like.

Reduce stress: Chronic stress can trigger or exacerbate hormonal imbalances. The key here is to find something that works for you to reduce stress. This could include meditation, yoga, tapping, therapy, or finding a creative or expressive outlet.

Sleep well: Insufficient sleep can adversely affect PMS, menopause, and other conditions. Getting eight hours of uninterrupted quality sleep every night is one of the best things I can think of to balance hormone levels.

Reduce or eliminate alcohol: Alcohol – yes, even red wine – increases estrogen and increases the chances of cancer.

Bringing awareness to you and your body by understanding the symptoms and messages that your own body brings will give you the autonomy to choose which healing path to follow , no one but you will be able to understand what your own body is communicating .