The endocrine system produces and regulates hormones in the body, telling other systems of the body what to do. From brain function to reproduction, hormones are the chemical messengers that manage metabolism, growth, heart rate, and virtually every other bodily function.In modern North America, our endocrine systems are under attack by diet, environment, and lifestyle—with serious consequences. In addition to toxins, increasing levels of stress also contribute to endocrine disruption.
Our diet plays a key role in balancing the levels of hormones in our body, which in turn control our mood, energy levels, digestion, metabolism and libido. We talked to top OBGYNs about the hormone-balancing foods we should be piling onto our plates.
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