We’re all familiar with that hormonal feeling, whether genetics, medication or poor diet and lifestyle are to blame, we know those days when it all gets too much to handle! Hormonal balance is essential for premenstrual health in women and prostate health in men, and luckily there are things you can do to help balance your hormones naturally.
Experts have discovered natural nutrients help to support hormonal balance; one such nutrient is diindolylmethane; a phytonutrient found in cruciferous vegetables including broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and kale. Diindolylmethane (DIM) helps to support healthy hormonal metabolism, but unfortunately is difficult to absorb. That’s why Radiance DIM, 60 vegecaps, RRP $59.90, provides the patented BioResponse DIM complex providing diindolylmethane in an easy-to-absorb formula.
Radiance Naturopath Rachel Dawson shares her five top diet and lifestyle tips below for healthy hormonal metabolism;
1. Minimise dietary contaminants
Eat a diet free of hormones, pesticides and antibiotics, which means choosing organic, biodynamic or spray-free produce whenever possible. Shop at your local farmers market or grow your own!
2. Minimise environmental hormone exposure
Avoid using plastic bottles and food wrappings, try glass bottles and use good old paper bags! Ditch the chemical laden cosmetic and body care products.
3. Support liver detoxification of hormones
Go easy on alcohol and watch your diet- eat more foods high in liver-loving sulphur containing amino acids including eggs, fish, legumes and vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, kale and Brussels sprouts.
4. Support bowel clearance of hormones
Poor gut flora and low fibre diets can enhance the production of an enzyme which promotes the recirculation of certain hormone metabolites back into the body, so supplement with probiotics and eat a diet high in fibre
Getting active regularly helps to promote detoxification, optimal circulation and also helps to increase lean muscle mass and reduce excess fat which may be contributing to excess hormone production
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