Best Foods to Balance Hormones Naturally in Women and Men | Dr. Josh Axe

Best Foods to Balance Hormones Naturally in Women and Men | Dr. Josh Axe


Hey guys, Dr. Axe here talking about the top
foods that can naturally balance hormones. And if you struggle with thyroid issues, adrenal
fatigue, any form of hormone imbalance whatsoever, maybe impotence, low testosterone, estrogen
dominance, these five foods are an absolute must to help you naturally balance your hormones. And I think some of these healthy fats might
even surprise you. And so again, if you are going to naturally balance your hormones,
here are the five fats you have to have. Number one, you’ve got to get healthy Omega
9 fats. And Omega 9 fats include avocados, almonds and olive oil. We know avocados are
also packed with potassium and fiber and other nutrients that can help balance hormones. But again, Omega 9s are also known as monounsaturated
fats, can help balance hormones. You’re going to want to do one serving a day of those type
of fats. And so one of the best, I really believe, is avocados. So doing about a half
an avocado on a salad every day, or doing some homemade guacamole, a great way to naturally
balance hormones. The second type of fat you want to add into
your diet to balance hormones are short chain fatty acids. And those are found in grass-fed
dairy products like grass-fed butter, ghee, and then things like organic kefir and yogurt.
Also the probiotics there can also be beneficial. But short chain fats are great for your gut
and they actually help your body in producing a fatty acid called butyrate which is actually
fuel for your gut. So it’s great for balancing hormones. It even helps your body actually, if your
gut is healthy from consuming these short chain fats. It aids your body in producing
a vitamin called vitamin K2 along with vitamin B12 with naturally support balanced hormones. The third fat you want to add in to naturally
balance your hormones are going to be Omega 3 fatty acids. And we know that Omega 3s reduce
inflammation. That’s why they are beneficial in balancing hormones. So consuming wild caught fish like salmon.
Also adding in chia seeds, flax seeds and walnuts. These Omega 3 fats are also excellent
when it comes to naturally balancing out those hormone levels in your body. The next sort of fat you want to get into
your body are medium chain fatty acids that are found in coconut. The reason why coconut
oil is so good for hormones is your body can burn coconut oil as energy. And so it helps
stabilize blood sugar levels. And by the way, one of the biggest things
that can cause your hormones to get imbalanced is consuming too much sugar and not getting
the right types of fats for your body to burn as fuel. And that’s why coconut oil, coconut
milk, all coconut products are perfect for naturally balancing hormones. And last but not least, adding a sort of fatty
acid in your diet, a type of Omega 6 fat in surprisingly, called GLA that stands for Gamma
linolenic acid. And this sort of fatty acid is found in hemp seeds. It’s also found in
supplement form in evening primrose oil and borage oil. But hemp seeds contain a sort of fat that
has been shown to naturally support progesterone levels in the body for men and women. And
so adding hemp seeds in. And so a lot of these you could get in a superfoods smoothie for
breakfast. You could put in some coconut milk or coconut
oil, a tablespoon of hemp seeds, a tablespoon of chia, and then even adding putting in an
avocado there in the smoothie for breakfast. But load up on those five healthy fats, if
you want to naturally balance your hormones.

100 comments

  1. Hi Dr. I had a totally Hysterectomy about 12 years ago. I've been a mess ever since. My number # issue is NO ENERGY. What can I do? Help me please. Thank you

  2. Thank you so much Dr Josh, I struggle with low hormones and I'm too scared to take any supplements or hormone therapy which can also cause harm. My body I'm told is around 10yrs regressed I don't know if that's good or bad lol

  3. If you have Vulvodynia then regulating your estrogen levels will usually correct it as 99% of all cases are caused by hormonal birth control and most of the remaining 1% are caused by chemicals in your food, water, detergents, soaps, etc.. that throw your hormones out of balance.

  4. Hi Dr. Axe, avocados are on the list of foods not to eat for migraine sufferers due to tyramine. Do you have any other good fat recommendations similar to avocados?

  5. hallo sir… I hv done an operative laparoscopy and d & c..15 days ago.. my problem was bilateral chocolate cyst in both ovary and 8 cm endometriosis to the post wall of uterus..now I want to know wht should I eat and not eat to get pregnant.. my doctor didn't advice me anything.. I love to eat plain cow's milk yugurt. should I avoid this or not.. plz help…

  6. I’m going to the doctor today because everytime I’m on my period I vomit a lot, and I’m about to start and I just threw up

  7. I saw in other videos that walnuts, almonds, and chia seeds are estrogenic.

    Seems like you can watch a bunch of videos and get different opinions and all say the science backs them up.

    I guess we should just eat healthy foods and let everything take care of itself, because it's impossible to pick which "expert" to listen to when they all will point to scientific studies that back up their claims.

  8. Great video! In my practice, I've found one of the most effective ways to balance hormones naturally is to balance their hypothalamus.

  9. Great advice; however, wild salmon is extremely high in mercury, I had to do a mercury detox thanks to my extremely healthy diet which included eating salmon 1-3/week : (

  10. really appreciate your research sir… (I can tell this, bcoz I also researched on this as m a dietician…)

  11. After starting my treatment u ll regularly menstruate(homeo,) contact me Dr Narayana Rao ph.D +91 9342255080

  12. Milk products are good when people were consuming them on a daily basis in the 80s and 90s people were so healthy and beautiful especially women in the uk their skins were like babies and glowing from within. Now we complain an awful lot of milk not tasting good 😊 food also affects mood and skin

  13. I just came from another vid that said AVOID dairy and flaxseed because of too much estrogen. Cripes, whats the sense of doing research if doctors directly contradict each other?

  14. How much Salmon should women consume per week? I was going by the guidelines of twice per week. Is this true?

  15. Great info doc..Can liver detoxification help in balancing hormones? I'm taking milk thistle for the same. Estrogen dominant

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  17. Thanks, thank you for describing why a certain fat helps then offering some opinions. Doing good bro! 😁

  18. Usually good videos. Some bad advice in this video. Can't recommend this video. Please warn men about plants that can damage their male hormone balance – soy, 2:09 flax, walnut, hops in beer, liquorice, lavender, mint, and the government homosexual diet – low fat high fiber damages male hormone balance – Am Jrn of Clinical Nutrition – Dietary fat and fiber on plasma and urine androgens and estrogens 1996! Estrogens make men irritable, not testosterone. Also caution with almond and tea tree. Avoid dairy and meats from fattened female hormone injected USA animals.

  19. my body hormone is not balance now because of birth control pills so i must cut this evil, now my period is irregular and cause my body become so fat.. girl cut off the pills.

  20. I have a question, have you or anyone else heard of the supplement dong quai? I've heard it can help balance hormones but I'm wondering how true this is and whether it is safe for consumption? I'm looking for natural ways to reduce ovarian cysts. Thank you!

  21. I have great respect for people who are trying to improve their health but the cultivation and worldwide consumption of avocados is suspect. The cultivation consumes huge quantities of water that the planet can not afford. From food tank . Com thirst for avocados leave plantations dry. I am not trying to kill your buzz this is serious folks.

  22. This explained a lot I eat so much sugar all the time I used to have an energy drink every morning on my way to school just today I drank a monster and ate a whole bahlg or Doritos the day before I ate a whole pack of biscuits had an energy drink and had pizza for tea I'm gonna watch my diet now and get some omega capsules

  23. Hi Dr Axe.
    Can rose essential oil be used for hormonal imbalance? How effective is it? How to use it?

    Does that cause bad effects or allergies when used on face (diluted)

    Please reply.

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  25. Thomas de lauer says that flax seeds are bad for harmones even though it has omega 3 fatty acids
    https://youtu.be/xzyK8iVCJiA

  26. Help me ✋✋✋ eating everyday avacado and panana and making exercise can reduced prolactin am single and prolacting is more ????

  27. I heard coconut oil is bad to consume . Recent articles I’ve seen say that it raises your risk for heart attack . Is this true? For some reason I don’t believe it.

  28. Plz help…wenever I take ashwagandha or vitamin C or any multivitamin…I feel hungry…I want to loose weight also…I am having adrenal fatigue…I need some herbs…what to do for hunger pank

  29. Just ask a question, a coconut oil (food supplement) can use to prevent hormal imbalance?.
    Thanks for uploading this video i got my attention to watched, actually i have a cold sore 2 weeks ago until now , it becomes a wound😥.

  30. Coconut oil is questionably healthy, the saturated fat is so high. It's great in moisturizers, and for skincare. The current trend says ingesting it isn't so healthy

  31. Thank you for the Awesome information
    I have lots of health issues. I am doing research so I can take care of myself naturally

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