~ by Eliza Ceci
Hormone fluctuations can affect us all. In fact, that is why some of us come to the raw food way of eating in the first place. These imbalances can occur at any age, and can show up in a variety of masks such as: PMS, headaches, weight gain, changes in mood, acne breakouts, low energy, allergies, low sex drive, food cravings, and more.
One great way to help balance your hormones naturally and effectively is to add in more essential fatty acids (EFA’s).
It’s particularly important to add EFA’s (Omega-3 and Omega-6 oils) to our diet because they are essential, meaning our bodies cannot produce them on their own; therefore, we must get them through our diet. They are the building blocks necessary for hormone production and quite easy to add to your daily routine once you know where they can be found.
A few of my favorite sources are:
● hemp seeds and oil
● chia seeds
● pumpkin seeds
● sunflower seeds
● leafy green veggies
● primrose oil
Hormonal imbalances can be associated with deficiencies in Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s), and women who experience these symptoms are often lacking in the Omega-6 Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). GLA can be found in hemp seeds and primrose oil and some other sources. The GLA’s and EFA’s help heal the body of inflammation, inflammation, inflammation.
Here is a wonderful hemp shake to begin receiving all of the wonderful effects of hemp seeds today!
Berry Hemp Shake
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup Organic shelled hemp seeds
- 1 small bag frozen organic cherries or blueberries
- 1/2 vanilla bean, chopped
- pinch sea salt
Blend all of the ingredients together until smooth. Make about 2 cups. Enjoy!
Here’s to happy hormones!
Eliza Ceci, CHHC, AADP
Holistic Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach
Eliza Ceci is a feminine wellness & nutrition coach, motivational speaker and writer. Her mission is for all women to look in the mirror and love who they see inside and out. http://peaceonmyplate.com