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Healthy Hormones

Amanda McKay

Sleep, stress, diet, exercise, spiritual health?

Nutrition has always been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. Studying nutrition didn’t stop once I received my qualifications. I continue to research and learn and I love helping others to find a sustainable approach to aligning their diet and lifestyle.

This month I’m taking on board my own learnings and increasing my intake of broccoli and brussels sprouts – the B team!

Both are in season and help immensely during peri-menopause. The B team are the cruciferous connection to healthy hormone metabolism. These plants, cultivated for centuries and originally used as medicines, contain an active ingredient known as DIM.

DIM affects estrogen metabolism in the body, breaking it down into healthy metabolites. Unhealthy metabolites cause estrogen to activate heavy periods, weight gain, mood swings, depression, low thyroid symptoms, and greater risks for cancers. The B team help rid the body of unsafe hormone build up.

By eating plenty of cruciferous vegetables; baked, sauteed, or lightly steamed to retain their natural fiber, you will notice a considerable difference in the balance of your hormones. Try steamed brussels sprouts with sea salt or with onions and garlic. Tonight I whipped up a stir-fry with the B team sprinkled in tamari sauce. Delectable!

For more information on whole-being nutrition or our menopause health courses, get in touch with Amanda.

“I loved the workshop – I am now seeing life through a menopause lens and it’s been good to make that adaption.”

Brenda, Auckland
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