Learn How To Balance Hormones Naturally With Organic Foods
Today Dr. Oz spoke with Dr. Natasha Turner about her wildly popular book (The Hormone Diet) and how you can find out what hormone type that you are. She said that hormones control important bodily functions like sleep, weight, and even your mood. During this segment on today’s show Dr. Oz talks with Dr. Turner about how you can balance your hormones with organic foods and supplements.
Improve Your Blood Sugar With Holy Basil
If you took the hormone quiz then you likely know which hormone type that you fall into. Dr. Natasha Turner explained to Dr. Oz that if you are the “hungry hormone type”, insulin and cortisol levels are out of balance. She said that when your cortisol and insulin fall out of balance people tend to gain weight. Then people tend to skip meals or over exercise which exasperates the problem! A natural way in which you can help to stabilize your blood sugar and appetite is to add Holy Basil to your foods. Dr. Turner recommended drinking holy basil tea or taking it as a supplement.
Improve Focus and Motivation With Rhodiola
If you are the “moody hormonal type” you may suffer from headaches and gain weight throughout your body, rather than just in a localized area (belly fat for example). This occurs because your serotonin and dopamine hormones are unbalanced. Dr. Natasha Turner recommends taking Rhodiola supplements to help with this type of imbalance. Here is what she said about Rhodiola :
- Rhodiola can improve your focus, concentration, attention and boost your motivation.
- Increases your dopamine and serotonin levels while lowering your stress hormones (cortisol)
- She suggests taking 200 MG for six weeks to see if that helps you (she suggested taking this supplement in the morning)
Sex Reduces Stress and Boosts Your DHEA!
Dr. Turner said that when yo make love you increase your DHEA (growth hormone) levels naturally. It will also boost your melatonin to help you sleep. Dr. Oz said that this is just one more reason to make love! Here are the recommendations that were given for DHEA supplements
- 7-Keto DHEA – Reduces your stress and lowers inflammation.
- Take 50-100 MG a day (it was suggested that you take DHEA in the mornings)
Burn Fat By Eating Olives
You can balance your hormones by eating olives! In fact there are many foods that can help to reset your hormones to where they should be. Dr. Turner explained to Dr. Oz that you can balance your hormones by adding lean protein and healthy fat foods during your meals. Here are some suggestions that were given on the show.
- Whole grain pastas (one of the whole grain pasta examples given was “Kamut”)
When Food Should Be Eaten?
There is a “hormone friendly” schedule that you can follow to help reset your hormones and to maintain proper balance. Dr. Turner explained to Dr. Oz that eating at the wrong times during the day can decrease your metabolism. Here are her recommendations.
- Eat within one hour of waking up
- Eat every 3 to 4 hours
- Do not eat three hours before bedtime
Avoid Foods Containing Pesticides and Chemicals
Dr. Natasha Turner said that you should always try to eat organic foods when possible. She said that pesticides & chemicals can cause a hormonal imbalance. She suggests buying from local organic food stores.
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