Period problems? PMS? PCOS? Endometriosis? Acne? Weight gain? Mood swings? Fatigue? Sore breasts? Night sweats? Low libido? Anxiety/ depression? Migraines?
Let’s just put you on birth control, spironolactone, and metformin (the basic bitch package for hormonal health).
Not into that? You head to a holistic doc.
You are told to take DIM, Zinc, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, eat high fiber, low carb and load up on the cruciferous vegetables. You are told to eliminate dairy, meat and saturated fat, watch the salt and eat more PUFA! Start seed cycling and let’s also start you on a HRT cream from a compound pharmacy, why not, it’s natural and bioidentical, no harm right?
WHAT DA?! 🤯Now we are talking about the alternative health basic bitch package.
I’ve said it before and I will say it again, your hormonal issues are not hormonal at all.
Absolutely none of these recommendations gets to the root cause of your hormonal issues.
Seed cycling, nuts and seeds? Talk about a rancid, estrogenic, toxic, shit storm.
DIM and cruciferous vegetables let’s destroy our thyroid and metabolism while we are at it.
Low carb, high fiber? Why are carbs a problem in the first place and fiber? Gut irritation station.
More exercise? Let’s just add to that stress bucket that got you here in the first place.
Zinc, Vitamin D, Vitamin C? Sure let’s just create more mineral imbalances.
HRT? Hormones work in balance with one another and can work against each other.
So what to actually do?
Eat a traditional diet that supports your physiology. This includes eating seasonal – root vegetables and tubers, fruit, honey, grass-fed/ pasture-raised meats (nose to tail), eggs, dairy and wild caught fish.
Address mineral and nutrient imbalances.
You will never heal hormones without addressing digestion and detox. I don’t care if you have zero digestive issues.
Balance your blood sugar, the #1 thing you can do. Eat every 3-4 hours. Combine carb, protein and fat.
You can be doing all of the above but if you hate your life, sleep like shit, have no joy, stressed out, over-exercising or under-eating you simply will not get your hormones in check.
Put in the work girlfriend, it will be worth it!