How Women Can Eat for Their Hormone Cycle
March 31, 2020
Hosted by Sophie Shepherd
Most women are unaware that they have the opportunity to use nutrition and their hormone cycle to their advantage. As cycling females, our hormones shift and change throughout the month, and therefore our nutrition should too. In order to support this shift we need to match nutrition to the dominant hormone during each phase. For example, when estrogen is dominant our basal body temperature is lower, so we want to consume more cooling foods to support this. Whereas during the progesterone phase our basal body temperature is higher, so we want to consume warming foods to support this. Altering our nutrition this way, we are able to help address some of the challenges associated with hormone imbalance.
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SHE Talks Health is for women interested in wellness and, more specifically, in women’s health. We aim to finally give you clarity around the widespread health issues plaguing women today, from the rise in infertility to epidemically high numbers of chronic illness like endometriosis and Hashimoto’s to the intricates of the female libido, hormonal fluctuations, the birth control pill and regaining optimal mental health for women.
SHE Talks Health helps women reclaim their health through learning practical nutrition and holistic lifestyle changes. The show also empowers women by educating and exposing them to foremost leaders and experts in the world of Functional Medicine so they can finally have straightforward answers to their most mystifying symptoms and confidence to do the right things for their health.
Sophie Shepherd is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, FDN-P, who just 7 years ago was desperately struggling to figure out why she felt so awful. At age 23, she had IBS, she had gained thirty pounds, her hair started to fall out, she was completely exhausted, her sleep was erratic and her depression was at an all-time high. She lost her libido, had a painful ovarian cyst burst and was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. She lived in fear, pain and anxiety with no one to help her figure out what was wrong with her body.
She decided to take things into her own hands by hiring a functional medicine practitioner who taught her how to heal her digestion, eat to support her hormones and manage stress. After a couple weeks, she was thinking clearer, sleeping soundly, and feeling her energy return. Her digestion was no longer a daily worry and the weight started to fall off.
Her holistic journey back to optimal health inspired her to go back to school at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition. Now, with years of experience in women's hormone health, Sophie helps women around the globe transform their menstrual and digestive health through nutrition, holistic lifestyle changes and root cause testing so they can finally have straightforward answers to their most mystifying symptoms. Sophie’s mission is to educate and empower women so they can reclaim their hormones and get their life back!