The digestive system is a wonderful system that can keep the intestinal flora in good balance under normal circumstances. This is also a very vulnerable system that can quickly become out of balance, causing various unpleasant symptoms such as;
- Bloated feeling
- Diarrhea or blockages
- Food allergies
- Urinary tract infections or candida
- Skin infections, acne
- Fatigue and depression
- Headaches and migraines
So optimizing the intestines is of great importance.
A good probiotics and eating green leafy vegetables and fermented vegetables help to optimize the intestines.
If this does not work within 2 weeks, more factors play a role and I advise you to visit my practice in Amsterdam.
The liver has many very important functions such as bile formation, carbohydrate / protein and fat metabolism, detoxification and cleaning, clearing up old estrogens and storing glycogen.
If the liver is overloaded by too much alcohol or toxins, the liver will no longer be able to function optimally.
What I often encounter in practice due to overloading the liver is a hormone imbalance. I am talking about estrogen dominance, a situation in which there is more fat storage and the hormone testosterone is not high enough in relation to the hormone estrogen.
The consequence of this is, as described earlier, among other things less muscle building.
An overloaded liver also has indirect consequences on your fat storage, training results and hormone balance.
The liver is overloaded from medication, eating too many refined sprayed products, toxic environmental factors and especially alcohol.
Let’s face it, I also love a glass of wine and buying everything organic can be quite pricey.
That is why my golden tips on how you can support your liver if it is slightly more stressed.
- At number 1 taking the herb milk thistle, available in the form of supplementation or droplets
- Green tea
- Organic beets, radishes, sauerkraut, broccoli, chlorella, seaweed,
- Vitamin C (this helps produce glutathione, a substance in the liver that helps remove toxins)
- Drink enough 6 to 8 glasses a day
- Meditation and breathing exercises
- Regular sauna
- Get plenty of exercise
I have already written something about hormone balance earlier in the blog.
Let’s briefly look at what functions the hormones have and which factors throw them out of balance and what are the consequences.
Hormones are substances that have a regulating effect within the body and are produced by glands and released into the blood.
The hormones known by almost everyone are testosterone, estrogen, insulin (fat storage hormone), and cortisol (stress hormone)
Sugary and sweet products require more insulin to be produced, so more fat storage.
With stress and pain, more cortisol and subsequent insulin fat storage hormone is produced, which means that more fat storage around the abdomen is created without you eating anything.
The more fat storage you have in the abdomen, the more female hormone estrogens you produce. There is a hormone imbalance in which the hormone estrogen dominates over the hormone testosterone. Testosterone is responsible for muscle building. Muscle building becomes more difficult as the hormone estrogen predominates.
Hormones also fly in all directions around menopause.
With balanced unrefined high-quality food, a healthy lifestyle, and reduction of stress, this can already be properly balanced.
Important points to balance your hormones are:
- Optimize Your Gut and Liver
- Include phytoestrogens in your diet, these stabilize the hormones
- Provide enough omega 3 and fats. Hormones need fats to be produced.
- Eat as pure, organic and unrefined as possible and avoid refined sugars, bread, soups, etc.
- Drink enough water and preferably high-quality mineral water from glass bottles
- Avoid chemicals from foods, creams, and cleaning products
- Reduce or quit caffeinated products and alcohol. Alcohol overloads the liver, making it difficult to clean up old estrogens, resulting in too many estrogens in the body.
- Go to sleep before 23:00 PM
A few examples of products containing a high concentration of phytoestrogens;
- (isloflavones) Legumes such as lentils and chickpeas
- (Lignans) linseed (flax seed), sunflower seeds, sezam seeds, grains such as oats, vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and carrots
- (coumestans) as bean sprouts and alfalfa sprouts (best broccoli sprouts)
As with any healthy diet, variation is of great importance here.
So you see again there are many more factors of importance to develop a beautiful healthy body and mind.
Another tip from me… take milk thistle a few days before, during and after if you start drinking a little more alcohol to support the liver.
We still need to be able to drink a nice glass of wine now and then!
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