There is no one-size-fits-all diet plan to “fix” your hormones. Depending on the health of your body overall, you’ll be able to determine how drastically you need to change your diet. However, one of the best things you can do for your skin is eliminating sugar from your diet. Eliminating sugar from your diet can help keep levels of certain hormones, like insulin, in check.
Additionally, refined sugar is known to put stress on the adrenal glands, which regulates cortisol, the stress hormone. When cortisol levels spike, your skin gets extra inflamed, causing acne, psoriasis, and other skin conditions to get worse.
Don't fear fats. For so long, we’ve been socialized to believe that fat is something that should be avoided, but now we know that healthy fats are actually essential to keep our bodies feeling happy and healthy! Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids may help to lower cortisol levels, so be sure to include foods like whole eggs, olive oil, avocados, nuts, seeds, coconut oil, and nut butter into your diet.
Cut back on Alcohol. Alcohol, can affect our blood sugar levels and cause a spike in estrogens and other hormone levels. One study published in the medical journal Alcohol and Alcoholism found that, for women in their 40s and 50s, even just moderate consumption (one drink a day) can affect the hormonal system.
And finally, eat organic food as much as possible. It is scientifically proven that many chemicals are endocrine disruptors, among them, many of the pesticides found in non-organic food.
There you have it the basics of a hormone-balancing diet. Remember, I'm always here to help. If you have any questions on hormone-balancing diet, email me at Toni@drtonicamacho.com
See you next week,
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.