A simple change which can improve hormone balance for everyone, of any sex, at any life stage (men, this goes for you too).
Whether you have:
-swelling before & during your periods, -problems with building muscle & fat loss,
-low sex drive,
Every time you eat a processed meal like cereals, crackers, biscuits, crisps etc, you could be raising your blood sugar, which means your pancreas sends out insulin to bring down the sugar levels in your blood (so you don’t die).
This also occurs when you eat high sugary foods, lots of caffeine, alcohol, don’t sleep enough, and are feeling very stressed.
This can also be a result of eating meals which are far too large for you, or not leaving appropriately timed gaps between meals.
A few issues can arise from constant high blood sugar levels.
If your blood sugar/insulin levels are always on this intense rollercoaster, eventually you can land yourself in ‘insulin insensitivity’, which means your cells don’t ever hear insulin knocking on their door anymore.
That can result in sugar concentration staying high in your blood (danger!!).
Insulin is a hormone which has a direct effect on our sex hormones. Nothing in the body works in isolation.
If your insulin becomes compromised, you can bet your oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone is going to be imbalanced too.
When your blood sugar is always high, guess what will also happen? Fat gain & storage.
Fat cells actually MAKE a form of oestrogen (not the good kind necessarily).
Fat cells also send out inflammatory signals, which can result in diseases.
So the bottom line here is keep your blood sugar levels balanced. This simple and underrated intervention is so important and can optimise your overall health so much.
You may even find some of your symptoms disappear altogether with enough consistency.
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