Today we’re talking about hormones. So even if you’re a guy, stay tuned to find out how hormones relate to food and why that’s important to you.
First of all, I want to clarify. While most people think reproductive hormones, there are many other hormones. All hormones are triggered by stress. They effect your energy, sleep and eating patterns. Your reproductive hormones are just a part of all this.
Having healthy hormones means having balanced hormones. Balanced hormones doesn’t necessarily meaning adding extra hormones in. Our bodies can actually balance everything out when we give the body what it needs. Balanced hormones means less exhaustion, better sleep, and less female reproductive challenges (like less PMS, less infertility, etc.).
So what is the best way to have healthy hormones? Manage stress and eat right. Bet you didn’t think that was the answer, did you? But it is. It’s the answer to every health challenge and question.
Let’s talk about “Eating Right”. The easiest, fastest way to great nutrition is great supplementation. I love the LifeLong Vitality pack for that. It’s 3 bottles of non-synthetic vitamins, minerals, fish oils (essential fatty acids) and anti-oxidants (think superfoods). This product will make a difference! Guaranteed or your money back!
Eat whole foods (think – not processed). The paleo or keto diet can be helpful with this along with using the Trim Healthy Mama plan. (All THM ingredients, along with many paleo and keto ingredients are available at The Country Cupboard).
This is getting long so I’ll leave the rest for next week. Just one final little tip. Eating right is good for healthy lactation. Check out the recipe below for a powerhouse of nutrition in a…cookie that uses Brewer’s Yeast!Maybe that doesn’t apply to you, but how about a relative or neighbor? You may be able to significantly brighten someone’s day by baking them a batch of cookies.
*We’ll be closing early – at 4 pm – on Friday 10.18.
LATEST & GREATEST: BAGEL CHIPS
Great for snacking and snack mixes. Garlic, Sea Salt or Rye.
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Crunchy, Tasty, Addicting, Parmesan
$1 off any Sami’s Gluten Free Products
*Breads, Bagels, Lavash, Pizza Crust and Chips
*Offer from 10.16-10.29
Delicious Deli Deals
This sale runs for 2 weeks – until Oct 22nd
Sweet Lebanon Bologna
normally $7.69 – now $6.69
Lacey Baby Swiss
normally $6.99 – now $5.99
normally $5.49 – now $4.49
Best Lactation Cookies
30 min| 2-3 dozen cookies
Nutrient dense with B-vitamins, iron, other minerals, healthy fats and probiotics. Great for healthy dads also.
2 c. old fashioned rolled oats*
1 c. all-purpose flour*
1 1/2 T. ground flaxseed*
4 T. brewer’s yeast* (contains b-vitamins, maintains health blood sugar and contains probiotics)
2/3 c. brown sugar or coconut sugar*
1 t. vanilla*
1 t. baking soda*
1 c. coconut oil*
1/2 t. sea salt*
3/4 c. chocolate chips*
Optional: ground hemp seed*, raisins*, dried cranberries*, chopped walnuts*, sliced almonds*, etc.
*Ingredients available at The Country Cupboard
- Preheat oven to 350° and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, use hand mixer to blend coconut oil and sugar until fully combined. Add vanilla and eggs. Mix well.
- In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, flaxseed, yeast, baking soda and salt. Gently stir to combine.
- Slowly add dry ingredients to wet while mixing on low. Add chocolate chips and gently stir.
- Scoop dough onto baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool!
*Store in an airtight container for 1 week or freeze.