Hormones, Cholesterol and Nutrients You Need! - Ep. 023

Welcome to The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast Episode 023! Today Kylene is teaching us all about the proper care and maintenance of your hormones. There are things that negatively affect hormones and there are nutrients that are beneficial for hormones, too. Let’s dive in!

 

Kylene is talking about progesterone, estrogen, testosterone and cortisol. These are your steroidal hormones and they are made from cholesterol.

 

You need cholesterol for hormone balance because it’s what your steroidal hormones are made out of. Low cholesterol diets of the past are not good for you. You may be skeptical if you’ve been told for years that cholesterol was bad. Research is now showing that the body creates its own cholesterol in much larger amounts than are contributed through diet. 85% of the cholesterol in the circulation system is produced by the liver. So, avoiding cholesterol in your foods won’t reduce the cholesterol levels in your blood very much. Go ahead and keep your egg yokes!

 

Things that negatively affect hormones are food sensitivities and gut flora issues. Food sensitivities and parasites alike can break through your gut lining, cause inflammation and ramping up your immune system. Read for yourself here:

 

https://kresserinstitute.com/gut-hormone-connection-gut-microbes-influence-estrogen-levels/

 

The nutrients you need for healthy hormones are: vitamin c, magnesium, selenium and zinc. Kylene gives us a few recommendations for healthy foods that will power our hormones. Just a few of them are strawberries, avocado, pumpkin seeds, sea weed, oysters, leafy greens, mushrooms, crab and beef liver supplements. 

 

Don’t forget to download Kylene’s free guide: 5 Steps to Crushing Your PMS which you can find at www.thetinyfitdiva.com 

 

The Tiny Fit Diva Podcast teaches you how to balance your hormones, eat what you want, release the guilt, and have freedom mentally and physically from the restrictive mentality of dieting. Your host, Kylene “The Tiny Fit Diva,” is the right person to help you do it! She is a personal trainer, online health coach, wife, stepmom and a certified FDN practitioner. It’s Kylene's passion to help you achieve and claim your optimum health. 

Health * Hormones * Happiness

Email Kylene at kylenet@thetinyfitdiva.com