Holiday Health Strategy #1: Keep Your Hormones Balanced

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2012-12-11 11:04:23 -0600
Started 2012-12-10 21:45:06 -0600

by: Kelley Herring
CEO & Editor-in-Chief
Healing Gourmet

Stuffing with gravy. Mashed potatoes. Pumpkin pie.

Foods rich in refined and high-glycemic carbohydrates spike your blood sugar and put your body on a hormone roller coaster. This triggers more hunger and more eating.

But you can avoid this vicious cycle by sticking to lean proteins (including organic poultry, wild fish, and grass-fed meats), healthy fats (like nuts and olive oil), and nutrient-rich veggies (especially leafy greens and crucifers).

And beware of the refined carbs lurking in not-so-obvious places - like sauces and gravies made with white flour or "healthy" fruit salads with sugary dressings and jello with canned fruit.

4 replies

Caroltoo 2012-12-11 00:20:42 -0600 Report

Got a job that sucked me in for 12 hour days. Things are stabilizing and I've hired about 10 more staff to help me manage the program — its a residential program for 12-18 yer old adolescent female who have some pretty serious social and psychiatric disorders.

Tap water contains hormones. Filtration removes many of them. If you are cleaning up the environment in your home as a way of reducing diabetic triggers, start filtering your drinking and cooking water, use more green cleaning supplies, stop the pesticides and such in and around the house, and grow your veggies as naturally as you can. All these things contribute to the hormone overload in our bodies.

GabbyPA 2012-12-11 11:04:23 -0600 Report

Oh, okay. That makes sense. The drugs people flush are in there too. We have a whole house filter and then a second one in the fridge. I don't know that it takes out everything, but it helps.

Caroltoo 2012-12-10 21:49:37 -0600 Report

Some good thoughts there, Gabby! Another thing that puts us on the hormone roller coaster is drinking unfiltered water. This year I'm watching for the sneakie sugars but also for the hidden gluten in the sauces.

GabbyPA 2012-12-10 22:28:13 -0600 Report

Hey Carol, I have not seen you for a while.

Unfiltered water? What does that do to our hormones?