Modern women often face menstrual problems (PMS, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, metrorrhagia,), polycystic ovary syndrome, fibroids, endometriosis, premenopausal and menopausal problems, including breast cancer. Although hormones play a big role in all of these problems, it is very important to find out why hormonal imbalances occur, what are the factors involved, and how we can help ourselves. Hormonal problems are not so easy to cure, because as with all other imbalances, we need to act holistically in this case as well. This means making changes at all levels.
NEGATIVE IMPACT OF FOODS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN
Regular consumption of milk and dairy products is associated with an increased risk of cancer, including breast and ovarian cancer, PMS, endometriosis, PCOS and other problems. The negative impact of milk and dairy products on women’s health is also associated with the presence of insulin-like growth factor IGF-1 and high calcium content, which reduces the activation of vitamin D, in addition, calcium from milk is more difficult to absorb.
Various hormones are added to cows to increase milk productivity. Among the natural ones, estrogen (estradiol), testosterone and progesterone are used, while among the synthetic ones, zeranol, trenbolone and melengestrol are used by the cows with prepared feed. Synthetic hormones increase the level of natural ones by as much as 20%. By consuming these products, we run the risk of developing hormonal imbalances and related diseases. According to TCM, the consumption of milk and dairy products is associated with the accumulation of cold in the body, which creates space for the reproduction of fungi, parasites and bacteria, and is always advised against if we have reproductive problems. More aware gynecologists warn that dairy products cause hormonal imbalances, heavy menstruation, weight problems, thyroid, digestion, respiratory and excess mucus, causing poor immune systems and more health problems.
If we eat foods that are high in fat, especially cholesterol and saturated fat, and low in fiber (meat and meat products, eggs, fish, milk and dairy products), it will create more inflammation and various modern diseases, as this negatively affects to our microbiota and the proliferation of bacteria that cause inflammation. In addition, carcinogenic heterocyclic amines are formed during meat preparation. Meat also lacks protective nutrients, and its excessive consumption causes acidification of the body, which can create oxidative stress, cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, gallstones and kidney stones, tooth decay…
Doctors often advise women who have problems with the reproductive system to eat eggs, although eating eggs is a nightmare if we have problems with fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, PCOS and reproductive cancer. Eggs also feed on bacteria such as Streptococcus, which causes pelvic inflammatory disease, inflammation of the bladder and kidneys, bacterial vaginal inflammation, and so on. Foods of animal origin are full of hormones, bacteria, parasites, some also have antibiotics, fungicides, pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, additives, nitrites, nitrates, emulsifiers, flavor enhancers, preservatives, dyes, anti-inflammatory… All this negatively affects our health.
Foods that cause inflammation (milk and dairy products and other foods of animal origin, sugar, various processed foods, fried and fatty foods, alcohol, coffee), in some cases soy and soy products, maize, gluten cereals and products from them.
Our menu should include plenty of anti-inflammatory foods, antioxidants, organic and seasonal fruits and vegetables, some legumes and gluten-free cereals and quality unprocessed fats (especially seeds rich in alpha-linolenic acid (chia, flax and hemp), some nuts and avocados), foods) rich in potassium, tryptophan, vitamin B6, E and C, magnesium, calcium and zinc.
You should eat several small meals a day, lots of freshly squeezed organic juices, detox smoothies, lots of crucifers (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage…), cucumbers, pumpkins, melons, green and freshly squeezed celery stalk juice, green leafy vegetables, red beets, blueberries, pineapple, chia seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, ginger, turmeric…
The fiber we get from a wholesome plant-based diet will also help get rid of excess estrogen.
Water should be filtered or use clean spring water.
Do not use plastics, chemical cleaners, toxic cosmetics and makeup (due to the presence of estrogens and xenoestrogens), pre-prepared foods containing emulsifiers, preservatives and other estrogen-boosting additives.
The use of birth control pills should be stopped.
Smoking should be stopped.
Excellent plants that help us with our wisdom in hormonal balance are: St. John’s wort, hemp, dong quai (angelica), grape lamp, wild pit root, ashwagandha, maca, tulsi, ginkgo biloba, ginger, turmeric, dandelion leaves, pyc , light and borage oil. The choice of a particular plant, of course, depends on the current imbalance and what kind of problem we want to cure.
The body needs to be detoxified at the cellular level, therapeutic forms of fasting and intermittent fasting should be performed. The liver also needs to be strengthened and detoxified. It is very important to strengthen the immune system, reduce estrogen levels and increase the level of good prostaglandins.
Castor oil wraps, clay compresses, moxa therapy, herbal heating bags, warm baths are also excellent…
It is necessary to deal with yourself, with the transformation of internal programs (women with such problems pay too much attention to others and too little to themselves, reject themselves and their female body, resulting in blockages in the uterus and ovaries and related diseases) . Energy flow, love, self-acceptance and self-care are essential in the process of healing these problems
We must not forget about movement, because regular exercise produces endorphins in the body, substances that increase the feeling of well-being, relax and have an analgesic effect. Exercise should not be overdone, as this can lead to the loss of menstruation. Body weight should be appropriate to our constitution (not too many and not too few pounds). In addition, it is important to solve subconscious patterns (especially if we already have problems with depression, anxiety and frequent mood swings), reduce stress, regularly stay in nature, sunbathe, improve sleeping habits, perform breathing techniques, hormonal yoga, massages, acupuncture, acupressure and reflexology.