Woman’s health MUST start with hormones

woman and hormonesHormones make the world go ’round.

Hormones are chemical messengers that control every aspect of your body’s metabolism. Most woman are familiar with estrogen, the hormone many doctors replace in menopause. The thyroid hormone tells each body cell how hot to stoke the metabolic fire, i.e. how fast to burn calories.

INSULIN is a fat storing hormon.

  • Hormones are really central to all stages of a womans’s life. Raging hormones thrust the child into adolescense. Hormones cause fertility and infertility.
  • Hormones maintain a pregnancy and direct the formation of a baby.
    Chaotic hormones challenge the menopaused woman. And mulitple hormonal decline signals senility, aging and decay.
  • Hormones can make your hair grow or not.
  • Hormones help keep bones healthy and muscles strong.

As said before, balanced hormones mean balanced metabolism and optimal health.

And the opposite can cause disease.

Hormones need to exit in a healthy balance in your body, both individually and among themselves.

Too much or too little of a particular hormone leads to health problems, often quite serious ones. Progesterone, for example the expert tells me, is the “hormonal partner” of estrogen.

Too little progesterone  can cause uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, and breast cancer.Too little estrogen, on the other hand, can cause heart disease, bone loss, hot flashes, sleep disturbances, and dry wrinkled skin.

Insulin is the fat storage hormone we associate with adult diabetes, which is a hormone deficiency disease. Few people realize, however, that insulin can be just as deadly in excess, as in childhood diabetes. Too much insulin can cause high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, obesity and cancer. Too little insulin can cause starvation, waisting and death.

The food we eat is indeed critical to hormonal balance.

Good fats are the basis for the essential super hormones in our bodies, called “eicosanoids” which convey the ultimate, final message to the cell.

Bad fats in our diets, like those found in magerine and hydrogenerated vegetable oils, poison the membranes around our cells, the experts say.  These unnatural, toxic, toxic fats deform hormone receptor sites in the membrandes and impair the function and balance of super hormones.

This is one reason why our modern diet is associated with epidemic occurances of breast cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis and other degenerative diseases.

The food we eat can help reduce toxic free radicals in the body., which also deform hormone receptor sites and impair the function and balance of super hormones.

We produce free radicals that cause “oxidative stress” in our body every day as a by-product of normal metabolism. Bad, nutritionally deficient foods add to this free radical burden.

Good, nutrient dense foods provide “anti-oxidants” that reduce the free radical load and resulting damage.
Juice Plus+ Complete helps control insulin and reduce calories. Complete is a delicious and nutritious whole food based beverage that, when mixed with either unsweetened soymilk or 2% milk, is an excellent insulin control meal replacement or snack.

It is loaded with nutrients from whole, natural plant sources.

It contains no:

  • sucrose
  • caffeine
  • herbs
  • saturated fat
  • cholesterol
  • artificial sweetners
  • colors
  • flavours or preservatives
  • Also no corns, yeast, wheat, eggs or milk products!

What is so special about Juice Plus+ Complete?

It has no dairy, no fast releasing or artificial sugar, and it is entirely from plant sources.

It contains:

Good amounts of isoflavones from soy  and from chick peas protein: 2 gmg per serving. These isoflavones have been clinically proven to reduce both the number and the severity of hot flushes, as well as night sweats, without causing weight gain or bloating. There is research now studying how these substances may also help reduce the risk of breast cancer.

SIMPLE AND COMPLEX BLEND OF CARBOHYDRATES: The simple carbs, fructose (fruit sugar) and maltodextrin, are slow releasing, making the product safe even for diabetics. The complex carbs, inherently slow – releasing, are rice, Jerusalem artischoke, and fructoologosaccaride.

VEGETABLE PROTEIN BLEND: Soy protein, tofu powder, rice protein, l-methionine and chickenpea powder. They are blended together with enzymes and lactobacillus acidophilus to make these foods more digestable.

FIBRE BLEND: Oat bran, cellulose fiber, guar gum, carrageenan, rice bran, citrus pectin, apple fiber, yucca powder.

VITAMIN AND MINERAL BLEND: in addition to naturally occuring vitamines and mierals from juice Plus.

LAND AND SEA MINERAL SOURCE: Spirulina pacifica, Norwegean Kelp, wheatgrass. These contain over 60 minerals and are rich in B-vitamines.

PROBIOTIC: Lactobacillus acidophilus is a naturally occuring bacterium beneficial to the digestive system.


The question is: ONE DIET FOR ALL???

Though each of us is bio-chemically unique, there are specific metabolic principles we all share in common. You can therefore apply a few simple rules to create a core diet, and then modify thast diet for your individual needs.

  • Drink enough water recommended  are 8 at least 8-10 glasses per day
  • Eat at least 5 – 9 servings of fresh, raw fruits and veggies every day
  • Consume adequate complete proteins like soy every day
  • Ensure your diet is build around good, monounsaturated fats like lentil or olive oil and essential fats like the fatty acids in OMEGA
  • Consume a broad spectrum of dietary fiber, both soluble and insoluble.


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martina meirhofer

Everything in our body is connected, and the whole body is involved in all health  conditions, it’s necessary when treating a specific condition to treat the whole body as well – with foundational nutrition.

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Author: Martina Meirhofer

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