If you are experiencing any hormone imbalances, including PSOS, PMS or menopause, you will find this information interesting and possibly life-changing!
From my 20 years experience as a therapist, and the extensive research I’ve carried out, I have strong evidence that making a couple of changes to your diet can make a huge difference.
Also, some doctors have recognised that menopause symptoms can be completely eradicated by taking levothyroxine, and not hormone replacement drugs. This is because the change in hormones often causes the thyroid gland to malfunction. Getting your GP to get your blood tested for hypothyroidism is the first challenge. Getting them to prescribe levothyroxine when your TSH level is above 2 can be an even bigger one!
I’m not qualified to prescribe medication, however I believe that it would be worth taking thyroxine to see if you need it. You’ll know if you benefit from it or not, and if your thyroid gland IS healthy, your pituitary gland will adjust to compensate for the T4 detected in the blood following the levothyroxine being taken.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Discuss with your GP first. If you are prescribed levothyroxine CONTACT ME so I can give you a list of do’s and don’ts for taking thyroxine.
From a diet perspective, in a nutshell, you’ll benefit by
ADDING fatty fish, iron rich foods, green tea and phytoestrogens (soya, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds) into your daily diet.
REMOVING all forms of sugar: spoonfuls of sugar, wine, cakes, biscuits, sweets, bread, potatoes, wheat pasta, rice.
Click on the image below for the full explanation of why this will help you.
Cacao is a great way to get your chocolate fix. It’s naturally low in calories and makes a delicious cup of hot chocolate just by adding hot water. Add a splash of milk as you would coffee or tea if you need it to be sweeter. I use it in my baking too.
I’ve tried a few brands and I love this one because it makes a silky smooth cup of hot chocolate:
An easy way to get soya and green tea into your daily diet is with a vegan soya protein shake, a well-known brand widely available is Slimfast Vitality shake.
I like this British product from ‘The Protein Works’ and have tried the vanilla creme flavour, which is actually quite tasty!
I take the following 3 supplements every day, and have been doing so for years.
Periagna is excellent for balancing female hormones. Buy the 4 month pack to give it a chance to get into your system and work its magic!
Serotone 5HTP :
- A natural amino acid and the precursor to serotonin (the happy hormone!)
- Amino acid needed for neurotransmitter production
- A role to play in maintaining normal nerve and brain function
- Serotonin may also be converted to Melatonin, important in the sleep-wake cycle
- Healthy thyroid function plays an important role in supporting healthy serotonin. If you exhibit symptoms of low thyroid, you can work to increase your serotonin.
Even though I eat a high quality diet, I like to take a mineral supplement. A few days after taking BioCare Mineral Complex I noticed a feeling of extra Zing! That’s the only way I can describe it to you!