As a functional medical doctor, I also knew that nutrition most likely had a lot to do with my mood swings.
So I decided to clean up my diet, especially when it came to sugar and refined carbohydrates like pasta, white rice, white potatoes, and bread.
SHBG binds excess estrogen and testosterone in the blood, but when it’s low, these hormone levels increase.
Insulin also increases the production of testosterone, which is then converted into even more estrogen by fat tissue in the belly.
Whenever she was nervous or bored she’d unwrap a piece of candy and eat it.
It was difficult for her to stop this long-time habit, but she now keeps a bag of nuts in her purse instead.
When I cut sugar (and when I refer to “sugar” I mean all refined carbs, not just the white powdery stuff! Similarly, patients and friends of mine who have stopped eating sugar feel more energy, little to no cravings or cramps, less hot flashes, and much more!
You’ll not only lose weight, but you’ll minimize symptoms and support your health on every level!Even if you aren’t worried about your waistline, cutting back on or eliminating sugar helps rebalance your hormones, and can dramatically ease your symptoms.