By Alane Archer, ND, CNC
When a woman’s estrogen levels fluctuate, she goes through bursts of hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain, irregular periods, fatigue, frequent headaches, low libido, and the list goes on.
Estrogen is a vital hormone due to its countless roles and functions in the body. Apart from regulating menstrual cycles, it also regulates the reproductive tract, urinary tract, cardiovascular system, bones, secondary sexual characteristics, skin, and hair.
Soy is one of the highest estrogen foods. It contains phyto-estrogens called iso-flavones that affect the estrogen metabolism in the body. Soy is not necessarily healthy for us. It can cause major health problems, and its production is destroying our planet. There are hundreds of research studies linking soy to malnutrition, allergic reactions, thyroid disorders, immune issues, digestive disorders, infertility, cancer, and heart disease.
Here is a list of safe estrogen rich foods you can incorporate into your diet to reap the multiple benefits of each food!
Mung Bean Sprouts
Here are some ways for you to ensure that you are doing your bit to maintain healthy estrogen levels in your body.
Look out for some symptoms that indicate a hormonal imbalance in the body, like irregular periods, insomnia, hot flashes, erratic mood swings, vaginal dryness, decreased fertility, and loss of bone density
It is important to realize that any hormone, specifically estrogen, can have adverse effects on the body if its levels are imbalanced.
Estrogen affects our metabolism, sexual function, and prevents premenopausal syndrome. Estrogen also works to balance and improve our cholesterol levels and overall bone health.
Integrating more whole foods from this list can improve the look and appearance of your skin and return a youthful appearance.
A simple saliva hormone test can give you answers to your current levels, and a protocol can be written to get you back on track.
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Medical disclaimer: Our tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.
REFERENCES: “Estrogen’s Effects on the Female Body”. University of Rochester Medical Centre. Paula Goode, Daniel Sacks.