Mar 192013
 

4 Week Plan To Balance Your Hormones On Dr. Oz

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Balancing Your Diet With Foods To Stabilize Your Hormones

Today Dr. Oz did a segment on Balancing your hormones by eating the proper foods.  Your hormones will fluctuate all throughout your life especially for women because of menstruation cycles and during pre and post menopause.  You can help to synchronize your hormones and keep them in balance by eating the proper diet.  Listed below is Dr. Oz 4 week plan to help to  get your hormones back in balance for a healthier you!

To help him with this segment, Dr. Oz invited Alisa Vitti on to the show to talk about a 4 week plan to balance your hormones and during what time that you should begin the hormone diet.  Alisa Vitti explained that food is the best medicine that you can take to get your hormones back in balance.  Also be sure to check out how you can tell if your hormones are unbalanced by the color of your periods.

4 Week Diet To Balance Your Hormones

Week #1 – Eat Fermented and Sprouted Foods like sauerkraut, bean sprouts, Ezekiel bread, broccoli sprouts, and kimchi.

Week #2 – Add Fresh Veggies and Raw Juices To Your Diet – Alisa Vitti explained to Dr. Oz that fresh vegetables and raw juices help to balance your estrogen surges that will occur during the second week of the hormone diet.  Some suggestions that Alisa Vitti gave were lettuce, squash, carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, celery, and beets.

Week #3 – Add Grains and Greens To Your Diet – By week three your estrogen and progesterone levels are fluctuating pretty dramatically.  To stabilize your hormones (and your mood) by eating grains and greens like buckwheat, quinoa, swiss chard, and kale.  Eating these foods will help your liver move everything out and balance your estrogen.

Week 4 – Add Root Vegetables and Healthy Fats To Your Diet –  Foods like pumpkin, salmon, carrots, avocado, and sweet potatoes were suggested.  Alisa said that orange root vegetables are especially good because they have large amounts of vitamin A.  This helps the liver to eliminate estrogen when it is out of balance.

Processed Soy Should Be Avoided

Alisa explained to Dr. Oz that “Whole” soy is good for you but processed soy is bad because it can reduce your body’s ability to eliminate estrogen.  Here are some examples of “Processed Soy Foods That Should Be Avoided

  • Soy Ice Cream
  • Soy Milk
  • Soy yogurt
  • Soy bars

So Foods That Are Good For You

Alisa Vitti recommends reading food labels if you aren’t sure if a soy product is good for you.  Foods that come from whole ground soybeans are good for you.  Dr. Oz gave some examples of healthy soy food options :

  • Edamame
  • Organic tofu
  • Natto
  • Tempeh
  • Miso paste

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This Dr. Oz show was aired on March 19, 2013

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