DE-STRESSING MINERALS AND VITAMINS

  BALANCING HORMONES, ADDRESSING STRESS.

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   ESSENTIAL MINERALS AND VITAMINS.

A good level of nutrition will allow the body to feel good, combat disease, manage stress, and therefore; make you feel energised, happy and healthy! The right vitamin and mineral balance allows the body to effectively regulate hormones and manage the production of cortisol levels (stress hormone) in the body.

Vitamins that support the body to de-stress: Vitamin C and B vitamins support healthy adrenal glands and cortisol levels.  Each contributes to reducing and managing stress in the body.

One of the simplest ways to increase natural hormone production is to correct any underlying vitamin and mineral deficiencies. You can do it effortlessly with a proper diet! (Yet multivitamin – can be beneficial to supplement – if your health is signaling that you are being affected by stress and lifestyle).

Minerals that balance hormones:

  1. Essential fatty acids:

Omega 3’s: fish oils, essential fatty acids.

-Essential for cellular function.

-Helps regulate cortisol (stress hormone) which impacts the thyroid and progesterone (female) and testosterone (male) hormones.

(FISH, SEEDS SUCH AS FLAX – seeds and nuts, including as cold pressed oils healthy sources of essential fatty acids).

  1. Magnesium:

Is an important mineral for recovery from lifestyle and physical stresses? It facilitates the efficient synthesis of vitamins and other minerals in the body, which rebalances hormones). Balances hormones that get disrupted by high levels of cortisol in the body.

(Magnesium chloride flakes are a natural mineral from the earth….you also get magnesium from seeds, nuts, dark green leaves).

  1. Vitamin C.

An important antioxidant that is able to block some cortisol secretion and oxidative damage.

Plus, progesterone levels (women) is a natural anti-anxiety, anti-depressant hormone (effects emotions and sleep). Vitamin C – ‘nutraceutical’ to help your body produce more.

                                                                                        (Citrus, peppers, kiwi, strawberries).
 ”Vitamin C supports your immune system to prevent infections and the cortisol-depleting stresses associated with them.”
  1. Vitamin B: Deficiency in B vitamins results in increased estrogen levels, (increasing prolactin levels and lowering testosterone in men). In women hormone dysregulation can be linked to B12 deficiencies, as B12 another essential vitamin regulating hormones (especially relevant to vegans and vegetarians, as only animal products provide the body with B12. B12 supplementation will, therefore, be essential for hormone balance for non-meat eaters).

(Animal meat sources only, supplements).

  1. Vitamin D. Is a hormone, it has a high impact on hormone balance and particularly the thyroid.‘’It is, in fact, a hormone, like; thyroid hormones (or estrogen and testosterone). Using the proper word “hormone” reminds us that it affects multiple parts of the body and that it is not “extra”.’’ It is essential to every cell in the body.’’ [1]

(Egg, yokes, mushrooms, low mercury fish – cod and SUNSHINE).

6. Protein and Vitamin E.

(The Pituitary gland).

‘’If you do not eat enough high-protein foods, then your pituitary cannot produce a normal supply of its own dozen or more vitally-needed hormones which, themselves, are made of protein. In addition to protein, the pituitary is stimulated by vitamin E, the richest source of this is wheatgerm, and increased amounts of vitamin A either in foods or in concentrated form, have directly.”

Secret Supplement – green juice:

Spinach, mint, parsley, ginger, organic non-tangy red apple!

Juice and add chia seeds. They are 85% magnesium. Seed highest in magnesium!

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http://www.calmclinic.com/anxiety/causes/hormone-imbalance

http://www.shannonvigil.com/supplements-for-hormonal-balance/

http://www.hormonesmatter.com/are-you-vitamin-b12-deficient/

https://www.anabolicmen.com/multivitamin-testosterone/

http://drgominak.com/vitamin-d-hormone.html [1]

http://www.livestrong.com/article/497824-vitamins-that-help-with-cortisol/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/521654-diet-to-stimulate-pituitary-gland-function/ [2]

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