While different diets fit different participants, for those with certain health conditions such as a constant state of exhaustion or a lack of sleep, Magdalena Wszelaki, a holistic coach and author of "Cooking for hormone balance" claims that eating for a balanced and proper state of our hormones can be key.
Speaking to The Independent, Magdalena Wszelaki said: “People say ‘you are what you eat’, but the truth is that you are what you can absorb." According to Wszelaki, who was also diagnosed with Hashimoto's, a disease which attacks the immune system and thyroid, she saw improvements by giving up gluten, dairy and more which resulted in her skin conditions improving within a matter of weeks. Explaining to The Independent, she spoke about inflammatory foods and how she completely cut them out. According to scientists, seven different types of food are inflammatory foods, including peanuts, dairy, corn and eggs as well as certain vegetables.
With eating all these foods, while many diets encouraging them, can result in the small intestine becoming inflamed which stops us from absorbing the full benefits of what we eat. Magdalena Wszelaki explains that the inflammation upsets the balance of hormones as the body weakens in its ability to absorb and set a balanced level.
What To Do?
Due to our eating habits and how different each of us is, our bodies react to the hormonal change in many ways. Wszelaki explains that for some with a high oestrogen level, conditions such as hair loss, a lack of hydration and more. Those with a low oestrogen level could be in a constant state of fatigue. Magdalena continues to say that the first step in combating these conditions and reversing them is finding out which foods from the seven inflammatory ones affects your body most. She suggests that for 4 to 6 weeks, identify these foods and begin cutting them out and then reintroducing them to your diet to find out which affect your body and how.
She also says: “Everyone is a little different,” and “I use the analogy of a three-legged stool, if someone wants to sit comfortably on a three-legged stool, all of the legs need to be in place and of the same length, the same is true of the aforementioned factors," when speaking about how each of us reacts differently to the foods we consume.