In this article you’ll discover:
- Foods to get your vitamin intakes from!
- The importance of the right vitamins for optimal health!
- Taking baby steps to help you get your health optimal!
We have another important nutritional thing called diindolylmethane (DIM). Cruciferous vegetables contain this; broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts. Eat your vegetables but we don’t like eating vegetables a lot of times because they don’t taste good or not prepared right or we knock all the nutritional value out of those vegetables or they come from a bad source and they have pesticides and preservatives on them.
When you take a supplement called DIM, it does very, very important things. The number one thing that DIM does is it helps metabolize estrogen out of what we called the 2-hydroxy pathway. The 4-hydroxy pathway and the 16-hydroxy pathway have been linked to cancer. So, when we say that we are estrogen-dominant or we have a lot of estrogen in our bodies. Estrogen has to be metabolized out of the body.
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You can have testosterone in your body but if it’s all bound up and stuck, it can’t be used at the cellular level and as we age we have something called sex hormone binding globulin that goes up and especially if you like to drink a little bit of red wine or a little alcohol, that sex hormone globulin goes up even more. So, you have 80% to 90% of your testosterone bound up by these binding agents and DIM really is a supplement that helps free that testosterone because you feel free testosterone. The other thing is it’s a mild aromatase inhibitor which means that it subtly prevents the conversion of testosterone to estrogen.
The big picture is that there are a couple of nutritional supplements and I’m not just talking about a multivitamin because we can get most of our vitamins from the food we eat. If we are using sea salt, we can get the minerals from the sea salt, but there are some other supplements like DIM, iodine, and vitamin K2 and D3 that are very important to round out hormone optimization, to round out our physiology so that we can be in optimal health.
Take baby steps to improve your health and hormone balance:
Whatever you do, try to get your heart pumping a little bit, cardiac exercise, at least 30 minutes a day, and at least 3 days a week.
Your diet should be as close to the ground as possible and if you’re eating animal proteins, the best thing is to seek out grass fed animal protein and not get your meats from the industrialized machine that is going on.
Get educated on supplementation and take specific supplements. Not just supplementation for the sake of taking vitamins. Make sure that you are taking the right vitamins for your diet and you are going to be able to absorb them.
Next up? Getting in the right frame of mind to be healthy and happy!