Have you ever thought about how food is meant to nourish you?
That food plays a huge role in your entire health…
This is a really key concept that can make a gigantic difference in your life.
When you make food choices, you can choose foods that harm you or heal you.
That also means you can make food choices that support your hormonal health.
As well as making sure you avoid foods that will harm your hormonal health.
And as I’ve mentioned before, while we are talking about hormones specifically here, the choices that harm your hormones harm your entire health.
So what foods are best avoided to ensure better health, less inflammation, and happier hormones?
- Inflammatory oils like canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil
- Factory farmed animal products (those poor animals are given antibiotics, hormones, even candy (I’m not kidding))
- Soy (it mimics estrogen)
- High fructose corn syrup
Some of these foods are on the list only when they are not organic, are GMO, and are full of hormones and antibiotics.
This applies to the factory farmed animal products and dairy especially.
But really you should try to go for as much organic, non-GMO, and hormone/antibiotic free as possible with all foods.
Other items such as the high fructose corn syrup, soy, sugar, and inflammatory oils just have no saving grace. These are just solid a no.
Meanwhile, the nightshade group is not a cut and dried category.
It is very individualistic as to whether nightshades are bad or not.
When it comes to nightshades, you might be fine with some but not others…
… or it can depend on the season, your stress levels, or how they are prepared.
But this is something I can go more into detail about in your next appointment as needed.
So what is the best approach here to get started?
Start cutting out the clear no’s, clean up the categories where it depends on them being organic etc, and just keep working at the list from there.
It can seem intimidating to make dietary changes at first…
…but the real goal is to make changes so that nourishing yourself with food, instead of harming, becomes completely natural for you.