Hormone Balancing Tip # 1: Use food to reset your adrenals
October 14, 2016
Hormone Balancing Tip #3 – There is no magic pill
October 14, 2016

Hormone Balancing Tip #2: Unlimited Foods

What are “unlimited foods?” Eat as much of these as you like, with or between meals:

  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • Artichokes and artichoke hearts – great on salads, roasted with veggies, or boiled and dipped in hummus. * if you buy them canned, make sure they are in WATER and not oil
  • Asparagus
  • Baby corn
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Bean sprouts
  • Bok choy – sautéed with ume plum vinegar (sauté the stems first with onions and garlic, then when close to fully cooked, add the leaves)
  • Broccoli – salads, stir fried, or steamed (try the Magic Broccoli recipe in “Dr C’s Favorite Recipes”)
  • Brussels sprouts – roasted, sautéed
  • Cabbage – yummy with carrots and ginger
  • Carrots – make “carrot fries” or spiral cut and add to salads
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Collard greens – remove the stem. Then sauté, boil or steam (pair with a spicy mustard). Or remove the stem, then massage with olive oil and add white wine vinegar, salt and pepper for a delicious salad. Also great to replace the tortilla in a wrap.
  • Cucumbers
  • Daikon
  • Eggplant – grill eggplant steaks, bake eggplant chips or roast with onions and tomatoes
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Green beans – cold in salads or steamed with chicken or veggie stock
  • Green onions
  • Jicama
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lemon juice
  • Lime juice
  • Mushrooms – raw in salads, or sautéed with onions
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Peppers, red and green – raw and in salads, blended into a veggie dip, roasted, grilled, or sautéed in a stirfry
  • Radishes
  • Rutabaga
  • Salad greens – any type
  • Snow peas
  • Spinach – shakes, salads, stir fry, sautéed with onions, garlic and sea salt
  • Summer squash (crookneck or zucchini) – zucchini pasta, zucchini chips, zucchini fries, sautéed, roasted, roasted and seasoned then blended into a dip/spread
  • Sunflower sprouts
  • Swiss chard
  • Tomatoes – slice, sprinkle with sea salt, and add a dollop of hummus. Roast with potatoes, or chop up with onions, olive oil, and sea salt and pepper as a bruschetta.
  • Tomatillos
  • Turnip greens
  • Water chestnuts
  • Winter squash (spaghetti or pumpkin) – makes great soups in a Vitamix. Just cook, remove seeds, add 1/2 a pear, salt and pepper and chicken or veggie stock.