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Endometriosis Awareness Month: Taking Control of your Hormones - Part 2

Taking Control of your Hormones - Part 2: Nutritional Guidance

Hello and welcome back to the second instalment of our Endometriosis series. We hope you found valuable insights and felt empowered after reading our previous blog, exploring the intricacies of endometriosis and our top supplements and strategies for hormone management.

In today's episode, we'll be discussing the role of nutrition, highlighting the most supportive foods for endometriosis symptom reduction. And as a delightful bonus, we've included our beloved hormone balancing smoothie that you’re going to love!

Nutritional Support for Managing Endometriosis

We're well aware that the food we consume significantly influences our health and vitality. We've all felt the repercussions of indulging in foods that don't serve us and experienced the positive impact of the nourishing foods that leaves us feeling great.

In the world of endometriosis control, where lifestyle factors play a crucial role, adjusting your dietary habits could be the vital component. Whether you're already incorporating many of the recommended foods and seeking a little push to enhance your nutrition, or you're contemplating a comprehensive diet overhaul, these foods are tailored for you.

We’re here to guide you on the best foods to ease symptoms. Below, discover essential vitamins and nourishing foods crucial for promoting gut health, supporting liver function, boosting energy levels, and maintaining hormonal and blood sugar balance.

  • Antioxidants: Include Vitamin C-rich foods (kiwi, lemon juice, cherries, berries), polyphenols (extra virgin olive oil, flaxseeds, olives), and resveratrol (red grapes, red onions, berries, prune juice). 

  • Vitamin A: Sources include spinach, carrots, apricots, pumpkin seeds, watercress, papaya, parsley, mango, sweet potato.

  • Vitamin D: Sources include eggs, fatty fish and mushrooms.

  • B Vitamins:Found in eggs, whole grains, leafy greens, avocado, and legumes.

  • Cruciferous Vegetables: Broccoli, broccoli sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, rocket, nori, and watercress.

  • Liver Supportive Foods: Artichoke, red onion, garlic, watercress, carrots, beets, cruciferous vegetables, lemons, dandelion greens, burdock root.

  • Protein: Eggs, oily fish, beans, legumes, lean meat, nuts and seeds.

  • Essential Fats: Oily fish, pumpkin seeds, avocado, walnuts, flaxseeds, extra virgin olive oil, and chia seeds.

  • Fibre: Wholegrains, beans, legumes, artichokes, dandelion greens, burdock root, pretty much all fruit and vegetables.

  • Fermented Foods: Sauerkraut, kimchi, tempeh, and miso.

  • Herbs & Spices: Coriander, saffron, turmeric, ginger, parsley.

  • Teas: Peppermint, fennel, dandelion, nettle, liquorice, cinnamon, chamomile, and green tea.

Hormone Balancing Smoothie:

This is one of our all time favourite smoothies, not only does it work wonders for your hormones, supplying the energy and vitality to fuel your day, but it also tastes delicious!  Make it a daily morning ritual for a refreshing start and to harmonise your body before facing the challenges of the day ahead!

Ingredients: 

  • 1 large handful of blueberries or any mixed berries (to boost antioxidants and vitamin C).

  • 30-40g plant based vanilla protein: Our favourites are Nuzest and Form Nutrition (for blood sugar balance and energy).

  • 1/4 avocado (for anti-inflammatory benefits from the essential fats).

  • 1 handful of spinach (to boost essential vitamins and support the liver).

  • 1 tablespoon of milled flaxseeds (to balance hormones, support liver detoxification and digestive health).

  • 1 heaped teaspoon of maca powder (to balance hormones, provide energy and vitality).

  • 1 small chunk of ginger (help to reduce bloating and inflammation).

Method:

  • Blend all the above ingredients with water and/or plant milk (Plenish is our favourite, non-inflammatory plant milk).

  • Drink and enjoy all the nourishing goodness! 

Kate Living Tip:

  • Use frozen fruit and vegetables where possible, to help prevent wastage and to create a thicker, more filling smoothie.

  • Use organic where possible, as pesticides play havoc with hormones. 

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Empowering Yourself Against Endometriosis:

We trust you found this endometriosis series valuable. As a female led enterprise, Kate Living is committed to supporting women globally. Our mission is to empower women, fostering an understanding of their greatness and the capacity to take control of their lives. Endometriosis can be challenging, and we aim to assist any woman facing this struggle.

We are always here to support, so please connect with us for further guidance or assistance. You, as a woman, deserve the abundance and confidence that good health brings. Open your heart, embrace unconditional self-love, and let's conquer endometriosis together!

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