Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Overcome Hormonal Problems with Food


Most of the women's life stage characterized by hormonal events, starting from birth, menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, until menopause. That's why women vulnerable to experiencing a variety of hormonal problems such as polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis and ovarian cysts. This is all centered on an imbalance of estrogen hormones.

But actually the hormone estrogen makes the skin more smooth and gentle woman, as well as protect our heart vessels. So in fact we need to do is how to keep your metabolism of estrogen in the body can run stable. And according to dr. Shannon Munkley, ND., Naturopathic from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, food is the most effective way to balance estrogen metabolism.

Munkley also invites us to get acquainted with the foods that can increase or decrease the hormone estrogen makes it unstable alias.

Foods that lower estrogen levels
Type of brassica vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage
Green vegetables concentrated
Spices such as garlic, ginger, basil, black pepper
Stoberi, peaches, and cherries
Lemon juice

Foods that raise estrogen levels
Dairy products, refined sugar, canned foods, caffeine, alcohol and drugs.

After getting used to eating foods that can make the production of estrogen is more stable, we must find out what factors could make the hormones become unbalanced. Factors are:

1. Obesity.
2. Pill Consumption
3. Stress. The hormone cortisol is one that makes the hormone progesterone receptors 'cornered', Hence the excessive estrogen production.
4. Peptisida exposure from pesticides sprays, floor cleaning products, or waste peptisida attached to the fruit and vegetables. (PreventionIndonesiaonline/Priska Siagian)

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