Simple dietary changes can help balance your hormones. Here are some simple tips:
- Cut back on your sugar intake.
- Take a break from coffee, chocolate, colas (tough for a lot of people, but think about feeling better!)
- Eat more tryptophan-rich foods such as turkey, bananas, figs, whole grain crackers, figs, and dates.
- Eat more foods rich in phyto-estrogens and progesterones: soy flours and beans, red clover sprouts, yams, and linseed.
- Eat more foods with high indoles: for example, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage.
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine has also been found to regulate a woman’s hormones.
Research confirms previous studies findings that estrogen plus progestin hormone replacement therapy (HRT) increased the risk of breast cancer (Stefanick, Marcia et al Feb 2009, NEJM).
Research has also confirmed that acupuncture is a viable alternative treatment for hot flushes in post menopausal women ( Wyon, Y et al . 2004. Climacteric 7: 153-64) Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can stimulate the body to produce and regulate a woman’s own hormones.
More research has shown that acupuncture can increase well-being, energy and sex drive (American Society of Therapeutic Radiology: 2008).
Hormone balancing can also include the treatment of other conditions such as:
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Amenorrhea (no period)
- Pre & Post pregnancy