Let’s talk about Food and Hormones.
It’s such an important topic. The reality is you can’t keep the same habits and still expect to shift your health.
In today's video, I will go through some of the important foods to cut out as they disrupt the communication between hormone receptors.
Foods that create confusion for our receptors and interfere with blood sugar levels are:
- Gluten (pasta, breads, pastries, some cold meats, animals fed with gluten in dairy, beef, pork, chicken).
- Dairy (Cow’s milk products, yoghurt, milk, cheese, deserts).
I know, I can already feel your resistance. "But Sabine, I can’t live without my cheese."
It took one of my patients a year to let go of her cappuccino latte. She was a young mother whose cortisol level was always up, and she was sleeping too little from extended breast feeding. This is what she had to say:
"Sabine, you were so right, as soon as I let go of drinking milk from a daily late, sometimes even two, my migraines went away, my bloating was much better and no more foggy brain. It took me a year to say goodbye but I have so much more energy now that I am not dependent on the caffeine. Thank you."
Here are some tips on how you can get these out of your diet:
- Caffeine - Take a flask with you of Almond Milk and raw cocoa powder sweetened with stevia or a little honey. You still feel like you are drinking something tasty. The cocoa gives you a kick and is rich in magnesium and anti-oxidants. Ensure you don’t get the chocolate version which contains sugar.
- Sugar - Eat more fruit. Fructose (fruit sugar) is not the same as sucrose. The body digests it completely differently.
- Dairy - Switch to almond milk, coconut milk, or rice milk. You can still get almond yoghurt/coconut milk yoghurt. Vegan cheeses are available in health food stores.
Read labels and stay away from GMO's and hidden sugars and trans fats.
Always add half a plate of greens, eat more fresh foods and you will see a huge difference.
Your overall health will flourish when you say goodbye to these items that are just a matter of habit.