Nutrition is so important if you want to keep your hormones properly balanced. All hormones are made from either cholesterol or amino acids (proteins). So, diets high in carbs and low in protein (and believe it or not, cholesterol) can cause hormonal imbalance.
Since all hormones are related and connected, excessive levels of one may throw others out of balance. For example, the high insulin levels created by many typical American diets high in refined sugar and other simple carbs disrupt the function of thyroid, reproductive and adrenal glands.
As a suggestion, if you want to start reducing hormonal problems associated with aging, you can start by reducing (or eliminating) simple carbohydrates like sugar, high fructose corn syrup and just “white” stuff out of your diet. We were not meant to eat processed food all day, every day. Instead, eat lots of fresh vegetables, whole fruits and healthy and lean animal foods like free range eggs and grass fed-fed meats. This will have a positive effect on your endocrine system and glandular health.
I could go on and on about how bad sugars are for us (as all my clients know), but I will leave it at this for today Eat fresh and clean to become a healthy machine friends!