Faithfully Fit ~ Hormone Harmony: Nutrition Solutions Part 2


This Class video aimed to delve into the intricate relationship between hormones and well-being, paving the way for subsequent discussions on inflammation, adrenal glands, the effects of alcohol, and dietary strategies to achieve hormone equilibrium.

Impact of Hormones:

  • Hormones influence various aspects of daily living, including mental health.
  • Hormones determine emotions, body fat distribution, and even vocal characteristics.
  • Discussion on the power of hormones in shaping feelings and mental well-being.

Inflammation and Hormones:

  • Recap of the previous class on inflammation and its connection to cholesterol levels.
  • Emphasis on the role of food as information for the body's on/off switches.

Adrenal Glands and Resetting:

  • Discussion on adrenal fatigue caused by overstimulation through sugar, starch, trans fats, processed foods, and fast food.
  • Importance of occasional fasting to reset adrenal glands.
  • Cautions about excessive caffeine consumption and its impact on adrenal health.

Alcohol and Hormones:

  • Alcohol, especially in the form of wine, is described as "liquid bread."
  • Explanation of how alcohol disrupts the body's switches, particularly affecting cortisol levels.
  • Recommendation to limit alcohol consumption, and if consumed, opt for red wine to maintain better blood flow.

Foods for Hormone Equilibrium:

  • Omega-3s, found in wild-caught salmon, walnuts, dark chocolate, and hemp products, are beneficial for hormone balance.
  • Vitamin C helps in clearing cortisol and provides immune system benefits.
  • The importance of B vitamins, particularly B complex, for energy and hormone balance.
  • Foods and supplements helpful for thyroid hormones, including seafood, dairy, cod, and seaweed.

Fiber and Hormones:

  • Advocacy for a high-quality fiber supplement, emphasizing the proper ratio of insoluble to soluble fiber.
  • The role of fiber in resetting estrogen levels by binding and removing excess estrogen from the body.
  • A reminder about the importance of fiber in managing appetite, cholesterol, and overall detoxification.

Sex Hormones and Diet:

  • Caution about genetically modified soy affecting estrogen levels.
  • Recommendation for individuals, especially women, to get their sex hormones tested for a better understanding of their hormonal balance.

Additional Tips:

  • Amino acids, including tyrosine, found in gourmet cheese, spirulina, fish, and pumpkin seeds, contribute to hormonal equilibrium.
  • Mention of herbs like ashwagandha known for their hormone-balancing properties.

All participants were encouraged to mark their calendars and actively participate in the upcoming sessions to gain a comprehensive understanding of the intricate relationship between hormones and overall health. 🌿


Travis Martin

Faithfully Fit Instructor

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