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15th March 2018

Hormone Balancing Guidelines

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Eat at least 3 meals per day.

  • Breakfast jump starts metabolism; if breakfast is skipped, metabolism slows down into conservation mode which can lead to weight gain.

Eat protein at each meal.

  • Eggs, fish, lean meats
  • Vegetarian sources such as beans/legumes, nuts and seeds, good quality protein powders

Cut down on refined and high glycemic foods.

  • This means baked goods, most sweet treats, breads, pasta, white rice and the like.

Consume whole grains in moderation.

  • Instead focus on getting your carbohydrates from starchy vegetables like yams and sweet potatoes, fruit and beans and legumes.

Eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • Aim for at least 5 x 1⁄2 cup servings of vegetables/day.
  • Think colorful – lots of dark green, purple and orange/yellow fruits and veggies.

Eat healthy fats every day.

  • Grass-fed butter, ghee, coconut oil and cold pressed olive and avocado oils are great every day options.
  • Place additional focus on essential Fatty Acids (EFAs); good sources include free range eggs, flax, hemp, chia, walnuts and cold water fish such as salmon and halibut.

Include anti-oxidant protection.

  • Combat cellular damage & inflammation from free radicals from phytonutrients found in turmeric, ginger, garlic, onions, green tea, dark leafy green veggies, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage & Brussels sprouts.
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