Younger women and hormonal imbalances
It is widely know that when women hit a certain age, usually later in life, they develop hormonal imbalances. We usually refer to this time period as Perimenopause or Menopause. Unfortunately, we are seeing younger and younger women with hormonal imbalances. These imbalances can manifest as PCOS, Endometriosis, fibroids, etc. but they are usually a sign that your body is crying out for help in the hormone department.
How does food nutrition play a part?
Food nutrition is one of the biggest determinants of health in your life. It can be a highly polarizing topic because what we put in our bodies can be very personal. What we eat (or don’t eat) contributes to hormonal imbalances. Although it’s difficult to discuss, we must open up the conversation if we want to feel better and thrive.
Policitics aside, we have seen a correlation in younger women who are vegan/vegetarian and hormonal imbalances. Your body may be at odds with your personal opinion because some plant foods just simply aren’t nutrient dense enough.
When we introduce grass fed meat or foods we’ve been eating since the dawn of time, our hormone systems thrive! Big marketing tactics go into what women are eating and drinking so it’s understandable that it can be confusing.
If you are a younger woman who has been struggling with hormonal imbalances, it might be time to look through a different lens.
Gut issues drive hormonal imbalances in younger women
Functional doctors administer food sensitivity tests to help identify food triggers. It’s not that you can’t eat these foods ever but your immune system is seeing these foods in a way that they’re not supposed to. If you have leaky gut and gut dysbiosis, your immune system is just trying to protect you but it’s confused so it’s reacting negatively.
Calm your immune system down while you heal your gut. Those antibodies will almost always go away; those reactions to food will stop and then you can reintroduce them. The key is healing the gut!
Women are constantly onto the next thing if something doesn’t work in two weeks and all that does is confuse your body. You have to give your body enough time to process.
In health and love,