Nutrition & Weight Loss The Hormone Diet

By: The Hormone Diet  09-12-2011
Keywords: Diet, Self Esteem, hair loss

Carbohydrate restriction is a proven way to stimulate weight loss; removing foods like bread, pasta, cereals, rice, muffins and other grain products from your diet for a period of time assists with “retraining” and improving your body’s response to insulin, the ultimate key to any effective weight loss plan.

In this anti-bacterial age, most people would never recognize bacteria as a good thing. But, in the right places and amounts, strains of beneficial bacteria exist that are valuable to our health and wellness. These beneficial bacteria, also called probiotics, are found mostly in our digestive tract and actually colonize within our systems just days after birth – especially if we were breastfed.

A “diet saboteur” is like a wolf in sheep’s clothing – it may look healthy, but upon closer inspection you will find hidden sugars, hydrogenated oils, and even high sodium – and it can definitely put a damper on your weight loss goals. Here are a few common ones to watch out for:

An interesting change is occurring in health, fashion, fitness and beauty care—it’s not just a girl thing anymore. You can thank David Beckam, the British soccer player well-known for wearing toenail polish and sarongs, for making this trend acceptable.

Standing in the shower running your hands through your hair, you suddenly realize that your hair is falling through your hands and right into the drain! It’s like a moment from a nightmare. You hope you’re going to wake up and have everything go back to normal—but unfortunately, it’s not a dream.Losing your hair, especially as a female, is traumatic. For reasons of vanity, obviously, but then also because it’s something that you feel you have absolutely no control over. This problem affects millions of women leading to depression, anxiety, a loss of self esteem and withdrawal from friends, family and daily activities. Losing your hair can mean losing your vitality and lust for life—it’s never something that should be taken lightly by your health care provider. Any sudden hair loss should be taken seriously. Some physicians might say: “It’s because you’re getting older” or “It’s because of your hormones,” but if you think you’re losing hair, your physician had better listen, because most likely, you are.

By Jill Hillhouse B.P.H.E., R.N.C.P

By Dr. Amy Tung, BSc., ND

The holiday season is a wonderful time to relax, unwind and spend some quality time with the people we care about. With all the festivities of company get-togethers, dinner parties for friends and family and trips to all-inclusive resorts, it’s not easy to stay on track and always eat healthy. Being conscious of our food choices and making wise choices, is the best way to avoid over-indulging and to keep our weight and health in the best shape it can be for the new year.

Avoid skipping meals

Keywords: Diet, hair loss, Self Esteem

Contact The Hormone Diet

Email - none provided

Print this page

Other products and services from The Hormone Diet


Hormone Diet Foods The Hormone Diet

Choose from a variety of dishes to tantalize your tastebuds all the while balancing your blood sugars, satisfying your appetite, improving your digestion, and getting you on the path to hormonal balance. Pro-inflammatory foods increase inflammation and contribute to our risk of chronic illness, including heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and even hormonal imbalances.


Exercise & Strength The Hormone Diet

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, hormonal imbalance is upsetting your metabolism and slowing your fat loss. Hypoglycemia or symptoms of blood sugar imbalance like shakiness. Difficulty losing weight even with diet and exercise - Y/N. PMS (breast tenderness, bloating, mood swings, etc) - Y/N. Issues falling or staying asleep - Y/N.


Featured Recipes The Hormone Diet

Can (4 ounces) light tuna, in water 1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise ¼ teaspoon curry powder½ tomato, chopped½ cup diced green bell pepper½ cup diced red bell pepper½ cup peeled and chopped cucumber¼ cup chopped onion1 dill pickle, chopped1–2 tablespoons balsamic and olive oil dressing1 tablespoon Salba.


Hormones & Anti-Aging The Hormone Diet

According to Jerilynn Prior, M.D., a Canadian clinician, researcher, and professor of endocrinology at the University of British Columbia, premenstrual breast tenderness that occurs at the sides of the breast under the armpits suggests that ovulation has occurred during that cycle.


Q & A The Hormone Diet

Eating a healthy ratio of protein and low glycemic carbohydrates with each meal and snack can also balance blood sugar and subsequently stress hormones, both of which may reduce acne. H. pylori infections can also lead to some forms of arthritis, iron deficiency anemia and vitamin B12 deficiency. Answer:Helicobacter pylori is a type of bacterium that tends to overgrow when our stomach acidity is low.


Q & A The Hormone Diet - q a

As I recommend for everyone, be sure you are covering your basic nutritional needs and requirements for bone health by taking a high-potency multivitamin, fish oil supplements, antioxidants and calcium/magnesium. In my clinical practice I have seen patients eliminate their joint pain, migraines, water retention, abdominal cramping or bloating, skin rashes, joint pain and more – just by discovering their food allergies.