Eating good fat for hormone issues is one of the most under rated rebalancing solutions!
Hormone issues are SO common in women. And especially in women over 40. I’ve worked with hundreds of women helping them to rebalance those hormone issues. As a result of not eating enough good fat, I’ve also had a ton of hormone (and digestive) issues myself.
I’ve been telling my women clients for years, “You have to eat fat in order to burn fat… the right amount of fat will not make you fat.” What it WILL do is help you function better on a daily basis!
Fat is ESSENTIAL to the body for many reasons; hence where they got the name, “Essential fats.”
However, Essential Fats are actually not made by the body so this is why it is so important to be consuming them on a daily basis. The the right form and in the right amount.
Essential Fats have many roles… they are anti-inflammatory and help regulate pain and swelling; they regulate cholesterol and assist with hormone production.
Truth time. What your MD probably won’t tell you is that good fats, including saturated fats, feed hormones. Hormones are actually synthesized from cholesterol. And you can’t have healthy hormones without the consumption of good fats, in the correct amount!
One of the most important and immediate roles that fat plays in the body is its role for helping you feel satisfied after a meal. This is why you’ll often hear me say eating good fat for hormone issues is so important.
Believe it or not, you can also be deficient in the Essential Fatty Acids. I have seen so many overweight, yet undernourished people.
Some signs of Essential Fat deficiency include:
- Poor memory
- Hormone imbalance
- Low immune system (getting colds or flus often!)
- Depressed moods or mood swings
- Skin conditions: dry, eczema, etc.
- Other digestive / gut health issues.
The goal should be a ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 that is 2:1 and considered ANTI inflammatory; meaning that this will fight and reduce inflammation.
Here are some examples to choose from:
— Grassfed Butter
— Raw Dairy or Grassfed Dairy
— Coconut Oil
— MCT Oil
— Palm Oil
— Olive Oil (must be high quality)
— Raw Nuts & Seeds
— Wild Salmon (protein + fat)
Realize that when you go out, you’re always going to be exposed to the “bad” inflammatory oils such as hidden vegetable oils, soybean, corn and canola oils. These are cheap and widely available in the restaurant industry, so they’re used often. Be sure to remove those from your home and NEVER cook with them.
Olive and Avocado oils are great for salad dressings. Always cook with Coconut or Palm oil, Ghee or butter!
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