Hormone imbalances are very common and can occur in both men and women. Does a person’s diet have any sort of effect on their hormones?
Simply put, yes, your diet does affect your hormones.
Certain grains, sugar and fructose, and alcohol can decrease many hormones leading to various symptoms including weight gain, decreased libido, mood swings, and fatigue.
There are certain dietary changes you can make to support your hormones! For instance, a Paleolithic diet, rich in organic vegetables and fermented foods, promotes healthy hormone levels.
High-quality meats and healthy fats can improve your progesterone, DHEA, testosterone, and HGH levels.
For more information on proper hormone balance, read our Hormones 101.
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Hello, my name is Sherry Allen. As a long time patient of Integrative Functional Medicine I have experienced firsthand how it has restored my health and given me my life back.
Like many of our patients, in addition to pain, inflammation and low energy levels, I have also experienced the struggles with weight loss and maintenance going through the different stages of life.
Through ongoing education and training from our Doctors, and recent certification as a Health/Nutritional Coach, we are now offering services that will help our patients incorporate healthy lifestyle and eating habits to further ensure their long term health and wellness.