The Natural Woman – Hormonal Balanced Diet
Below you will find some helpful tips to assist you with menopausal symptoms. I created and teach a 6 day workshop called ‘The Natural Woman’ which is a natural approach to beauty, hormonal balance and weight loss. Basically it is a simple programme that allows you to sail through menopause without the horrendous symptoms that so many suffer from.
Women have unique health issues to manage. Hormonal imbalance can contribute to weight gain, unstable mood or a stressful temperament. They are a powerful force in both our physical and emotional life but they can be influenced by diet, exercise and state of mind. You can learn the secrets of “Happy Hormones” by adopting my format below. This very effective ‘eating plan’ will have you back in balance in no time and will relieve you from many of the symptoms that women consult me about.
Thank you so much for changing my life and my health. ‘The Natural Woman Course’ answered so many questions for me and has put me on a path to regaining my health. I have now lost 2 stones, my blood pressure and cholesterol are back to normal and the hormonal problems I had have gone. Your work is truly blessed as are you and I wish you huge success in getting your work out into the world to the masses who need it.
Camilla Christianson- Sweden
The Hormone Balancing Food Plan
• Eat at least 3 meals a day plus 2 snacks
• Focus on Portion size, not calories – chew well
• Maintain a constant blood sugar level
• Eat natural foods rich in Phytoestrogens
• Include good sources of vegetable protein; Beans,Tofu, Tempeh, Seitan
• Drink Filtered Water, Kukicha, Sencha Green Tea or Herbal Teas,
• Eat a wide selection of Cooked and Raw Foods
• Lightly cooked fresh vegetables and Vegetable Juices
• Dark Green Leafy vegetables
• Sprouted Seeds such as Alfalfa and Mung Beans
• Pressed Salads and Pickles
• Colourful fruits in season
• Almonds, walnuts, sunflower and pumpkin and sesame seeds
• Kidney and other types of beans
• Shitake and Maitake Mushrooms
• White meat fish (unless vegan/vegetarian, like me)
• Wholegrains, Short Grain Brown Rice, Millet, Quinoa,etc.,
• Soba & Udon Noodles
• Naturally sweetened desserts (occasionally)using barley malt or rice syrup
• Go Organic
• Have Good Fats and Oils
My suggestion to you all regarding soya would be to use it as a fermented product as in miso, tempeh, shoyu (natural soya sauce) and avoid soya milk, soya yoghurt, soya cheese and many of the other processed soya products that we have now in supermarkets and natural food stores. Soya beans are hard to digest hence the reason why it is best to use them when fermented. The only way I use processed soya beans are in tofu. I occasionally use soya milk in puddings as it has a thicker consistency than rice milk. In cereals however I use rice or almond milk. You will find more information on the subject of soya in my book.
Eat Hormone Friendly by eliminating the following foods from your diet.
• Refined Carbohydrates
• Processed Foods
• Alcohol and Caffeine
• Non-organic fruits and vegetables
• MSG Soy Sauces
• All commercial seasonings
• Coffee (try grain based)
• Sugar laden drinks and juices
Recipes for all of the above, medicinal teas and home remedies are explained in my book Macrobiotics for all Seasons – over 200 delicious recipes -available on my website www.marlenewatsontara.com
In good health