Happy healthy hormones - part 1
I would not use these articles as medical advice but they do make for interesting reading!
It certainly does not hurt to eat well and go for a wander when we can. I just took off for a walk and I am hoping to do a little more exercise. My fatigue in the morning is still pretty awful but I am getting some energy later in the day which is an improvement at the moment (how sad/ annoying!). I am trying to use that energy to hopefully get my body back into a healed state. I had almost given up.
I am not about to give up the occasional day of two cups of chocolate notes in espresso coffee but this is food for thought. From what I have read, two cups of coffee a day, assuming you do not receive side effects like heart palpitations, can help the liver detox. I have been drinking honey, lemon and zinc powder which seems to be helping my body heal. Actually, I am drinking a cup of espresso machine coffee as I type this. I certainly do not drink coffee everyday, half the time I have black tea and green tea.
Nor am I about to give up herbal tea yet but then I have different teas all the time and do not have them in excess either. Mind you, my progesterone levels are probably fine though I know my testosterone levels were low, probably due to the pill (birth control) and a zinc deficiency (which can be caused by the pill and/or other conditions). Once I have come up with a plan and my body feels like it is better I will ask the doctor for more hormone panels (expensive but worth it). I always start the day with a glass or two of water and drink plenty throughout the day!
I do not tend to do well on consuming much in the way of beans including fermented soy products. The last time I went on a health kick and included lots of vegetables and plenty of fermented soy I ended up throwing up on the side of the road. I personally do alright on a little fried tofu (with rice and fillings at the sushi bar) and miso. The thought of ever eating natto again, ick! I would proceed with caution and just including a serving or two a week in your diet if it is something you want to try. Seriously though, fried tofu with sushi and sushi in general...yum!!! Pickled ginger, soy sauce, rice and a fried tofu is a breakfast made in heaven (if you slept in and dragged yourself to work then stopped off at the local sushi bar because no food until midday is not a good idea when you walk, talk and file like a whirlwind administrator)!