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Hormone Balancing Chicken Veggie Bowl

Summer Spiralized Veggie Bowl with Shredded Chicken

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This light hormone balancing recipe is perfect for summer

 

This is a great recipe for balancing hormones, fertility, preconception, controlling hot flashes in menopause and recharging your adrenal glands. If you’re eating for your cycle, prepare this meal during the ovulatory phase. As a result, your body can thrive on less carbs and needs the fiber from the veggies to detox excess estrogen.

In addition, the ingredients in this recipe pack this bowl with key vitamins and provide blood sugar balance in a crunchy, tasty way. We recommend you purchase a spiralizer to make this recipe ASAP!

hormone balancing recipe veggie bowl

Here’s why we love this recipe hormone balancing recipe

 

Blood Sugar Balance– this recipe has a great combination of protein from chicken, fat from the dressing, and fiber from the veggies. A balanced amount of carbs is supplied by the sweet potato. Ultimately if you consume too much sugar or not enough protein, the adrenal glands become stressed and insulin increases. This impairs the functions of other hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and cortisol.

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Turmeric Smoothie for Endometriosis Diet

Turmeric, Carrot & Mango Smoothie Bowl For Healing Endometriosis

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10 percent of women of reproductive age have endometriosis.

This condition is challenging because symptoms such as bloating, immense pain and fertility fears affect your daily life. However, you may be surprised to know it’s possible to reduce the symptoms with an endometriosis diet! Many women struggle with the symptoms of endometriosis but don’t know that they have this condition. Regrettably, only advanced stages of endometriosis show up on medical tests.

Below is part of the approach I use to help my clients control their endometriosis and, if they are working on fertility, to help them conceive.

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Iced Tea for Adrenal Support

Craft Your Own Iced Tea For Adrenal Support

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Iced tea became wildly popular at the 1904 worlds fair in St Louis. It was so hot, the fair-goers wanted nothing to do with hot drinks and went in search of cold drinks. It’s still a popular way to cool down and enjoy yourself when the temperature makes you melt! Stress is common in the summer months; there’s so much going on and adrenal support needs to be a part of your self care at this time.

Iced Tea for Adrenal Support

Drinking your usual tea over ice is a tasty way to get more fluids when the weather is warmer and you may be perspiring. Making your own tea blend with medicinal  herbs helps you get all the benefits of the herbs in a way that compliments the heat of summer days!

 

Herbs for Adrenal Support and Women’s Hormone Balance

 

Red Raspberry Leaf is an overall women’s hormone balancing tonic. Raspberry Leaf help the uterus stay ‘stretchy’ and is very beneficial when preparing for birth or reducing menstrual cramping. Read More

Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad Bowl with Tahini Dressing

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This is a great recipe to prepare during the luteal phase of your cycle, if you are supporting your body in order to conceive, and for preventing PMS symptoms.

Here’s why:

Tahini is high in Vitamin B6 which has been shown in research to prevent PMS and support progesterone levels.
Quinoa is high in protein and fiber, which means it is great for blood sugar balance. This grain is high in magnesium which also prevents PMS symptoms. Read More

Raw Carrot Cake Protein Bites

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Do you struggle with afternoon sugar cravings? These raw carrot cakes bites make a perfect afternoon snack that will keep your blood sugar levels stable but still satisfy those cravings. Serve them up with a Golden Milk Latte and you have a perfect healthy and hormone balancing upgrade to coffee and cookies.

Here is why this treat is so good for balancing your hormones:

Raw Carrots  have been shown in research to help remove excess estrogen from the body. This may help reduce menopause symptoms, PMS, and heavy periods. The fat source contained in walnuts is in the form of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid .

Walnuts provide your body with nourishment for your brain and contains healthy fats that support optimal hormone balance in the body. The fat source contained in walnuts is in the form of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid .

Make a big batch on a sunday and store them in the fridge or freezer to snack on during the week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Try This Detox Bath To Relieve Cramping and PMS Symptoms Naturally

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Ever wonder why you crave chocolate before your period?

Chocolate is high in magnesium and your body’s’ magnesium need increases before your period. Magnesium is an important mineral for women’s hormone balance and optimal health in general. Magnesium activates over 300 enzyme reactions in the body, translating to thousands of biochemical reactions happening on a constant basis daily.

If you have bad cramping during your period, taking a magnesium bath can help soothe and relax the muscles in and around your uterus. Magnesium is highly absorbable through the skin and when you soak in a bath the magnesium will target the muscles to help relax your body and reset your stress hormones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Madeline’s favorite bath recipe that has salt and magnesium to detoxify and alkalize the body. Making up a few prepared jars of magnesium flakes and salt can make it more convenient to draw yourself a relaxing magnesium and salt bath.

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Try This Paleo Coconut Sunflower Porridge To Prevent PMS and Menopause Symtoms

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This sunflower porridge is a delicious grain-free breakfast dish that is high in hormone balancing nutrients, making it helpful for PMS symptoms and balancing hormones through menopause.

Sunflower seed butter is a satisfying, cost effective spread made from crushed sunflower seeds. I love it for women’s hormone balance because it is really high in Vitamin E and Vitamin B6. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps metabolize the estrogen your body produces and ensures estrogen is in it’s usable form. Estrogen metabolization is important for preventing hot flashes and menopause symptoms. Vitamin B6 helps support optimal progesterone levels and has been shown in studies to help decrease PMS symptoms such as bloating and breast tenderness. Read More

Miso Mushroom ‘Moon Stew’ For The Menstrual Phase

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This ‘Mushroom Miso Moon Stew’ for the Menstrual Phase is full of nutrient-dense and blood-building ingredients. I recommend that you eat mostly soups and stews when you are on your period because they are easy to digest, time saving (if you make them in advance) and a great delivery system for key nutrients. I love to call the stews you make on your period ‘Moon Stews’ and over the years I’ve formulated many recipes that I provide my clients and those who take my Eating For Your Cycle online course.

This one-bowl-meal is so great for the Menstrual Phase because of:

Miso is a fermented soy and rice paste.  During the Menstrual Phase your body has an increased tolerance for estrogens, such as the ones found in soy products, because your estrogen levels are so low. I don’t recommend soy during your Luteal Phase (the 10-14 days between ovulation and your period) because it can imbalance your estrogen and progesterone hormones and cause PMS.

Clams are high zinc, B12 and iron; all of which support blood-building and reproductive health.

Black Rice and Black Sesame Seeds support your kidneys and adrenal glands.

Nori seaweed has beneficial levels of calcium, iron and trace minerals.

Bone Broth has extra nutrient density and a delicious satiating flavor.

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Miso Mushroom Moon Stew

Recipe by Sarah Steffens of Savor & Fancy

Ingredients

1 cup Black forbidden rice, prepared

2 Tbsp Roasted sesame oil

2 cups Cremini mushrooms, sliced

3 Green onions, minced, white and green parts separated

pinch Sea salt

pinch White pepper, OR Black pepper

1 tsp Garlic powder

4 cups Bone broth

2 Tbsp Miso paste

8 cups Baby kale

2 medium Zucchini, spiralized as ‘zoodles’

3, 3 oz. cans Shelled clams

Optional Garnishes

1 sheet Nori, cut into strips

4 tsp Black sesame seeds

 

Method

Prepare the black rice, set aside.

In a soup pot, heat the sesame oil over medium heat and saute the mushrooms, green onion, salt, pepper and garlic powder until mushrooms are softened.

In a separate bowl, mix the miso with 1 cup of broth to make a paste. Add the paste into the soup along with the remaining 3 cups of broth. Bring to a simmer.

Add the baby kale and reduce heat to low. Place the lid on top of the pot and once the kale is completely wilted, remove the pot from the heat.

Divide the ‘zoodles’ and black rice between 4 soup bowls or 4 mason jars.

Add one scoop of shelled clams to each serving, divide the soup between the servings and garnish with minced green onion, dried nori and black sesame seeds.

Schizandra Rose Beauty Latte

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This creamy, rose infused tonic is delicious and is full of beautifying herbs and superfoods.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pearl powder (yes, actually crushed up pearls) has been used in the chinese orient for thousands of years as a beauty tonic. It contains the powerful anti-aging antioxidant, SOD that will help to smooth wrinkles and heal blemishes.

Schizandra berry, known as the five flavour fruit,  is used in chinese tonic herbalism to bring moisture and a glow to the skin, a brightness to the eyes,  a sharper mind, and energized body.  It is believed that consuming schizandra for 100 days straight will change your life.

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Lunch Bowl Series: Roasted Roots & Greens Bowl For The Luteal Phase

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Eating this lunch bowl during your luteal phase can help you reduce PMS symptoms and support conception.

The Luteal Phase lasts 10-14 days and starts right after ovulation. The follicle that the egg burst from grows on the surface of the ovary and starts to produce progesterone. The progesterone signals the body to keep the uterine lining intact. Estrogen and progesterone slowly decrease which signal the body to release the uterine lining.

It’s important to note that progesterone is the dominant hormone during this phase of your cycle. If estrogen gets too high or if progesterone is too low then it can cause PMS, breast tenderness, heavy period or other menstrual issues. PMS may be normal but it’s not natural. It’s actually a sign of estrogen dominance. If progesterone isn’t high enough it can decrease serotonin which can cause anxiety, depression and mood swings during your luteal phase. Eating specific foods during your luteal phase can help support your estrogen and progesterone balance.  

Here are the benefits of some of the ingredients  in this recipe:

Roasted Root Vegetables During the luteal phase, your body become more insulin sensitivity so it’s important not to spike your blood sugar with sugar and high carbohydrates. However, you do need some carbohydrates to support the seratonin in your brain. Roasted root vegetables such as carrots, squashes and parsnips are great options to have in your luteal phase because they provide you with a complex carbohydrate that will keep you satisfied but won’t spike your blood sugar.

Leafy Greens Eating your greens everyday is essential during your luteal phase because they contain calcium, magnesium, b vitamins, iron and fibre. All of these nutrients are important to support you in creating and processing proper hormone levels to reduce PMS and support conception.

Soft Boiled Eggs  One little known fact about hormones is that the building block for progesterone, estrogen and testosterone is cholesterol. Having a source of cholesterol, such as eggs, in your diet can help support optimal hormone levels. Eggs also give you B vitamins and choline which are important in processing and building your hormones.

 

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