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Chocolate Mint Fat Bomb Recipe for Balanced Blood Sugar

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Our fat bomb recipe helps with hormone balance.

 

Do you experience afternoon sugar cravings? You’re not alone; it’s totally normal to be hungry for a snack at 3pm. 

 

However, if you refuel with a sugar-filled snack or grab a coffee, you’re thwarting your efforts to attain hormone balance and stable energy levels.

 

Indeed, it’s important to avoid sugar if you’re struggling to balance your hormones. It’s a vicious cycle: a hormone imbalance can cause your body to become resistant to insulin (which is a hormone). Your pancreas then has to produce more insulin to keep your blood sugar within a normal range.

 

In addition, your body will store the excess sugar in fat cells, which releases the excess glucose and affects your blood sugar levels even when you haven’t eaten for a while.

 


Why Should You Avoid Sugar If You’re Craving Hormone Balance

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What I Eat In A Day During My Period

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What Should You Eat On Your Period?

 

Our modern world ensures that every woman out there is aware of the thousands of different diets you could utilize to reach your health goals. However, not many diets take a woman’s menstrual cycle into account. In fact, as we go through our menstrual cycle our nutrient requirements and calorie needs shift quite a bit. In this way, you can use nutrition to care for your body and optimize your hormones to increase fertility, reduce PMS, lose stubborn weight and more! This is the definition of my Eating For Your Cycle method.

 

Have you ever noticed that you crave chocolate on your period? There’s a reason why: your body is letting you know it requires more magnesium. In addition, it’s normal to crave more sugar before your period starts. In fact, our hormones naturally make us more insulin resistant. This means it’s easier to throw off your blood sugar, which makes you ‘hangry’ and crave all the sweets!

 


When you Eat For Your Cycle, you modify your nutrition for the 4 phases of the menstrual cycle to have a positive impact on your health and hormone balance.

It’s easy to prevent or remedy the instances mentioned above with knowledge of proper nutrition for the female body.


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Best Hormone Balancing Snack? Try My Easy Smoked Salmon Sushi

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When you think of sushi, you probably envision salmon rolls.

(yum!)

However, nori wraps don’t have to be filled with rice and fish to be delicious. They are a veritable ‘fast food’ that you can fill with your choice of hormone balancing ingredients, and a smoked salmon version is an easy choice!

 

If you need to make up a quick and easy lunch or snack that satisfies,

smoked salmon sushi should be your go-to.

 

In this article I’m going to show you a twist on traditional sushi to help you with hormone balance.

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Spiralized Estrogen Detox Salad for the Ovulatory Phase of Your Cycle

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An Estrogen Detox Salad- it’s all in the fibre

Use spiralized veggies to increase the amount of fibre and veggies in your diet in a delicious way. Spiralizing your veg is also a time-saver; it’s much easier than tedious chopping!

I love to add spiralized beets, squash, zucchini, and carrots to my meals and create delicious recipes.

I had an irresistible craving for an Asian-inspired salad and came up with this estrogen detox salad. Seasonal mangoes and zucchini noodles (instead of pasta) just had to be in the dish. I found happiness in my first bite… it tasted exactly how I envisioned and I was totally satisfied.

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Though you can enjoy this salad any time (except during your period; we recommend more warm food) this recipe provides ideal support for your body during the ovulatory phase.

During the 4-5 day period when you’re ovulating, supply your body with lots of fibre and specific nutrients to aid in estrogen detox. This will help prevent symptoms of estrogen dominance later on in the month. This shows up as PMS, bloating and even a heavier period, fibroids or cysts. Simply Eating For Your Cycle can do your body a world of good!

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Here’s why this estrogen detox salad is so good for your hormones

 

When eaten raw, Carrots and Zucchini provide fibre that helps you detox and remove ‘bad estrogen’ from the body.

If you have high levels of heavy metals, your cortisol may run high and impact your fertility. Cilantro can help you out here!

Sunflower seeds are a little known fertility superfood. The Vitamin B6 inside supports progesterone levels which is key for conception and prevents PMS. Studies have shown that B6 even helps women ease into their menopausal years! In addition, sunflower seeds provide you with Vitamin E, a helpful antioxidant (you can’t get enough antioxidant foods!). Healthy fats from sources like nuts and seeds is an essential building block for hormones, and it helps you feel satiated from your meal.

Try my estrogen detox salad out, I’d love to hear your feedback!

Spiralized Estrogen Detox Salad

Yield: 2-3

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini, spiralized
  • 3 large carrots, spiralized
  • 1 mango, green or ripe, sliced thin
  • 1 handful Thai basil, stems removed, sliced thin
  • 1 handful cilantro, stems removed, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds
    Optional
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced
    For the Dressing
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/3 cup sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp Chinese 5 Spice powder
  • 2 tsp ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • sea salt to taste

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine all the salad ingredients except the sunflower seeds.
  • Add all the dressing ingredients to a mason jar, shake to combine. Pour over salad.
  • For the best flavour, allow the salad to maranate in the dressing for at least an hour.
  • To serve, top the salad with sunflower seeds and 20-30 grams of protein of choice. I like chicken or cod.
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Sarah 2018Sarah Steffens is a Personal Chef based in Los Angeles.  She specializes in Paleo, Autoimmune, and Whole30 cooking and believes food is the starting ground for practicing kindness to one’s body, mind and spirit. She shares recipes and kitchen tips at Savor & Fancy.

 

Here’s What I Did To Get Rid Of My PMS Symptoms Naturally

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In the past, I experienced really bad PMS symptoms.

It all started when I was in my teens; I used to get a headache right before my period started. After a while, I began to experience an intense negative shift in my mood. I got irritable; I almost felt like a different person for the last half of my cycle.

Finally, my breasts became really sore right after ovulation. It seemed that this was the norm for a lot of my friends as well.

When I started to learn more about hormone health I realized that PMS symptoms are common but they aren’t normal. Most symptoms are signs of hormone imbalance. This knowledge inspired me to take action to eliminate my PMS.

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Use Elixir Crafting For Hormone Balance & Glowing Skin

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Here at Natural Hormone Healing we are committed to equipping women with the tools to help them balance their hormones naturally. One of these tools is making a daily hormone balancing elixir.

What Is An Elixir?

An elixir is a warm beverage made with a herbal tea base.  Elixirs resemble the flavor of coffee shop lattes and are designed to be a delicious delivery system for your superfoods and herbal medicine.

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A Rejuvenating, Relaxing Aphrodisiac! Damiana Does It All

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Damiana, Otherwise Known As Turnera Aphrodisiaca

Damiana is one of the lesser known superstars of women’s health. It’s a shrub native to southern Texas and Mexico, and the leaves are harvested and dried to make herbal tea. From my personal experience, I find it to be very effective. It’s one of those herbs that you feel instantly after taking it. Read on to learn about the many benefits damiana can provide you! Read More

The Ultimate Guide: Practice the Art of Beauty with Schizandra Powder

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An Ancient Beauty Secret

 

Schizandra powder is a herb that was held in high regard by women in the imperial courts of China. These women, known as ‘jade girls’, carefully practiced the art of beauty, and schizandra was an essential part of their ‘beauty diet’ for its many beneficial effects.

In addition to its beautifying benefits, schizandra powder is a vitality herb that promotes abundant energy, a sharp mind and a calmness that’s invaluable in our busy modern world. This is my top recommended herb, both in my classes and to my clients because it promotes balanced hormones.

In this article I go in depth on the benefits of schizandra powder and you’ll learn the best, most beneficial ways to integrate it into your diet. My hope is that you will develop an appreciation and the same reverence that I have for schizandra. Read More

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Focus On Your Foundation: Health Basics You Need To Get Results

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Today, I’m going to share with you the health basics I wish I knew when I got started with nutrition and my own adrenal healing journey.

When I first started out, I loved to learn about superfoods, detox and herbalism. I was a sponge, sucking up all the nutritional inspiration I could get my hands on. At some point, I felt l knew quite a lot about these topics but struggled use the information effectively to get the results I was seeking. Read More

Condiments: The Easiest (And Best!) Way To Eat Hormone Balancing Foods Right Now

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So you want to incorporate more hormone balancing foods into your diet.

… but you’re tired after work and don’t have the energy to cook a healing meal.

Maybe cooking isn’t your thing.

If it’s mid-week already and you haven’t even had a chance to sit down and make a plan, we hear you!

When you have brain fog and you’re energy’s low, the gap between knowing what to do and taking action widens. Luckily, there is an easy way to increase the nutritional quality of your meals without modifying your cooking at all!

The answer: condiments.

Add our top condiments to meals you currently enjoy, or try out our complimentary nutrition guide.

It includes simple guidelines to help you make healing meals with what you have on hand.

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1. Kelp Flakes or Sea Veggie Flakes

Dry seaweeds are crushed up into flakes that are the size of a dried herb like oregano. Sprinkle seaweed flakes onto your savoury food as an alternative (or as an addition) to a salt. If you currently season your dishes with a high quality pink Himalayan rock salt, you may not get enough iodine. Kelp is a whole-food source of iodine which is essential for breast and thyroid health.

Sea vegetables are naturally wild hormone balancing foods. This means they haven’t been hybridized like most vegetables available in the supermarket. Because they propagate themselves and survive in the wild, sea vegetables are extremely nutrient dense and high in minerals. They help support the nervous system, and if you consume them regularly you may find your tolerance to stress increases because of their calming effect.

Seaweed is a good source of vitamin-C, pantothenic acid, zinc and copper and an amazing source of vitamin-K, riboflavin, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium and manganese.

You can purchase the kelp or sea vegetable flakes at many health food stores.


Traditionally, condiments were developed for digestive support first, tasty flavor second.

Today, many condiments are toxic mimics of delicious home-made recipes. For example, relish and pickles used to be full of live ferments. Now these condiments are merely a blend of sugar and vinegar.


 

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2. Fermented Vegetables and Sauerkraut

Pickles come in so many forms: cucumber, beets, carrots, tomatoes, beans, asparagus… you name it! Our ancestors reaped the benefits of fermented hormone balancing foods by consuming them with all their meals. It’s only in the last 50 years that we have abandoned ferments and lost touch with the friendly bacteria.

In general, fermented vegetables are beneficial for our overall health and also provide critical support for our digestion. For example, sauerkraut supports the liver with detoxification and it’s main role of processing hormones. The probiotics inherent in the fermented cabbage help you absorb your food and aid the natural digestion of meats.


One of our friends has the following recommendation:

“Eat equal portions meat and kraut for optimal digestion.”


Ferments are essential if you’re struggling with symptoms of adrenal fatigue. Fermented vegetables provide the body with bioavailable vitamin-C for your adrenal glands, liver support to efficiently process your hormones, while at the same time healing your gut.

In fact, it’s simple to make your own hormone balancing foods, you can check out a great easy recipe for ferments here. If you choose to purchase them, make sure you get unpasturized ferments, which are stored in the fridge section of the market.

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3. Bone Broth

Bone broth is made by simmering animal bones over a period of hours to extract all the beneficial gelatin and nutrients that are stored in bones. It’s a powerful hormone balancing food! Add a cup of bone broth to your meals (use to make rice, quinoa or as a base for soup) or sip a cup of broth on the side.

The gelatin in a good bone broth supports gut health by repairing the gut lining, which can become compromised if you have adrenal fatigue. Poor gut health is a likely reason that you may be developing additional food sensitivities, allergies and increased inflammation. Including a daily cup of bone broth can help fix those aches and pains and give your body essential collagen to rebuild.

Naturally, we love the true, nutrient-dense bone broth recipes from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon of the Weston A Price Foundation. There is a recipe for chicken, beef and fish broths/stocks at the end of this post here. Here’s a recipe for a delicious beef stew that can be made in a slow cooker or InstaPot!

Add these hormone balancing foods to your meal now and then try out our nutrition guide to fix the foundation of your meal.

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