Yesterday, I went to the Chiropractor. Actually, she was a holistic chiropractor that practices CranioSacral Therapy, acupressure and chinese medicine. I’m quite sure the list is even longer, but needless to say, she knows her stuff. I visited her because I took a little fall during aerial a few weeks ago. I’m still a little crooked, but I’m certain that this amazing woman straightened me out today.
The first test she did led her to question the functioning of my pituitary gland. The conclusion that we came to, was that my body was still adjusting to the major shift that occurred after I did the Ibogaine. If you check out the link-no big news there, I did not do the treatment for addiction. Solely psycho-spiritual purposes! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this. After we figured out why my pituitary gland may have been a bit out of whack, we chatted about hormones. I haven’t ever experienced symptoms of PMS, but ever so often, one of these symptoms has crept into my life:
Hot Flashes & Night Sweats
Of course the symptoms listed above could be showing up for many different reasons, and may have absolutely nothing to do with hormone imbalance. Though whether it’s hormone imbalance, stress, or an overdose of processed food, etc-there’s always a food medicine that will do just the trick to get a body back to optimal functioning.
Here’s 3 foods that will help bring balance (and of course keep you feeling happy, energized, and ready for love in and out of the kitchen):
These mini-green trees support hormone balance through high biological activity. A 10 year study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine from 2005, revealed that calcium intake reduced the severity of premenstrual syndrome in women ages 25 to 42. Eat your broccoli!
2. GARBANZO BEANS
Plant-based phytoestrogens support the balance of hormones. Try peas and sunflower seeds too!
MMM! How much more exciting is it to eat strawberries than pop a midol? Strawberries are high in vitamin C which helps support progesterone production.
Lastly, keep getting your probiotics in with fermented foods. They promote good digestion, and proper elimination supports the body in the removal of estrogen.