Have you ever watched someone do amazing feats on a tightrope? As they travel from one end to the other, they are constantly adjusting their weight, position, footing, etc. They are in constant motion all the time in order to stay on that thin tightrope. Balancing hormones, at any age, is like a tightrope walker. Because women’s hormones are in constant flux, maintaining balanced hormones requires a constant balancing act with nutrition, emotions, thoughts, environmental changes, and stress.
Our 21st century lifestyle presents many challenges for maintaining hormonal balance. Getting proper nutrition is critical for hormonal balance. It’s not just about eating a nutrient rich diet; it is also about the ability to properly digest and absorb nutrients. Nutrient deficiencies and impaired digestive health profoundly affect such issues as fertility, proper ovulation, digestion, immunity, blood sugar balance, weight, cell repair, bone health and memory. Since every aspect of a woman’s health is impacted by her hormones, whatever alters hormone production will lead to a variety of not just hormonal but also other health issues.
One of the most important choices we can make to ensure hormone harmony and overall wellbeing is to optimize our nutrition. There is one miracle food from Nature that has been proven to provide a comprehensive profile of vitamins, minerals, protein and much more that are easily absorbed and assimilated. In addition, it is a powerful and safe detoxifier of every known harmful estrogen-disrupting chemical that we are exposed to.
This amazing hormonal balancing food is a humble one-cell, green algae called Chlorella (C. vulgaris). It is considered to be the most nutrient-dense food on the planet. The broad-spectrum nutritional profile provided by Chlorella is one reason it deserves to be called a magic potion for women. It is also a magic potion because it provides a solution to the hormone havoc caused by all the hormone-disrupting chemicals permeating our food and environment.
Chlorella – Nature’s Perfect Multi-Vitamin, Multi-Mineral and More
Optimally, Nature should be the greatest source of complete nutrition. But these days, our fast-food reality means that we are choosing denatured processed food, foods preserved with a long list of impossible to pronounce chemicals, foods that are no long fresh, or foods that are contaminated with chemicals from the soil, water or chemicals sprayed on them. Most of our soils are so depleted in minerals, that even fresh fruits and vegetables may no longer have the nutritional profile they once had.
For all these reasons, it is easy to understand why so many of us are at risk of serious nutritional deficiencies. If that wasn’t enough, digestive problems such as food allergies, leaky gut, SIBO, colitis, IBS, and food intolerances are all on the rise which further diminishes the absorption of nutrition. And, women are particularly vulnerable to these gut issues.
It is no wonder why hormones are so out of balance. A popular saying goes, ‘We are what we absorb, not what we eat”. The body is struggling not only with the lack of adequate nutrients but also the inability to efficiently absorb and assimilate the nutrients that are necessary to maintain the health of every cell in our body. To add insult to injury, we are also constantly exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
The good news is that Nature has come to the rescue, once again. Enter the magic potion,
Chlorella. It contains all the essential nutrients needed to sustain life and help restore hormonal balance. Chlorella is a rich source of vitamins, C, E, and vitamin K, contains all the B-complex vitamins (including B12), zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, selenium, iodine, omega-3 essential fatty acid, and the enzyme pepsin.
Chlorella also contains up to 70 percent of bio-available protein and all the essential amino acids. It is one of the few foods that naturally contain vitamin-D. In addition, it has more beta-carotene than carrots and more than five times more blood-purifying chlorophyll than wheatgrass. The iron content of chlorella is particularly impressive for women because it can provide up to 40 per cent of the daily requirements.
Chlorella is also a rich source of the carotenoids, lutein and zeathanthin. They are known as the “eye vitamins” helping to safeguard the eye’s macula by protecting it from damaging blue light (emitted from artificial lighting and digital devices). Studies have shown that both lutein and zeaxanthin can protect against age-related macular degeneration, eye strain and fatigue, cataracts, and even help to prevent vision loss and blindness.
There is still one more unique feature called Chlorella Growth Factor CGF. It is a group of substances only found in the nucleus of Chlorella which is very rich in nucleic acids (RNA and DNA). This gives Chlorella the remarkable ability to heal and rejuvenate the body. It also repairs damaged cells and tissues while stimulating the growth of new and healthy cells. CGF is amazing because the nucleic acids actually have the ability to slow down the ageing process.
And if all that wasn’t enough, Chlorella is helpful due to its high concentrations of prebiotic fibre which feed microbes that create beneficial short chain fatty acids. This is essential for gut healing.
Chlorella is especially important for women who are following a vegan or vegetarian diet. Its comprehensive nutrient profile, especially B12, iron, omega-3 and all the essential amino acids, guarantees that key nutrients are available for hormonal balance.
Research has revealed that these tiny algae, are truly a mighty food. It benefits the entire physiology through the regulation of the hormonal system, cardiovascular system as well as liver functioning. It also helps to regulate blood pressure. Chlorella can even help negate the effects of chemotherapy and radiation, and assists in the purification of blood.
Chlorella – A Magic Potion for Clearing Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) are chemicals or mixtures of chemicals that interfere with the way the body’s hormones work. Some EDCs act like “hormone mimics” and trick our body into thinking that they are hormones, while other EDCs block natural hormones from doing their job. Other EDCs can increase or decrease the levels of hormones in our blood by affecting how they are made, broken down, or stored in our body. Finally, other EDCs can change how sensitive our bodies are to different hormones.
EDCs seriously disrupt hormone functioning. They have been found to have many adverse health effects including infertility, abnormalities in sex organs, endometriosis, early puberty, altered nervous system function, immune function, certain cancers, respiratory problems, metabolic issues, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular problems, growth, neurological and learning disabilities, and more.
One of Chlorella’s most significant health benefits is that removes the many kinds of EDCs in our bodies such as bisphenol-A, pesticides, and herbicides (such as glyphosate) and even heavy metals like cadmium, lead, mercury. Chlorella has even been able to detoxify uranium and radiation. More importantly, it not only safely absorbs them from the body but prevents them from re-circulating.
Regaining hormonal balance and as healing other health issues requires safely removing the many hundreds, if not thousands, of hormone disrupting chemicals that we are exposed to on a daily basis. By taking Chlorella daily, we can safely and effectively detoxify these harmful chemicals and other toxins from our body. In addition, Chlorella has been shown to support optimal detoxification of oestrogen by the liver. This is essential to ensure balanced hormone levels and reduce the risk from exposure to excess estrogen.
Chlorella – A Complete Hormone Balancing Food
There is no other food in nature that provides not only such a complete nutritional profile but also is a powerful detoxifier of environmental toxins. When it comes to hormonal health, women must be able eat a diet with all the essential nutrition as well as easily absorbing the nutrients. It goes without saying that maintaining hormonal balance is difficult, if not impossible, if women are unable to remove their toxic exposure on a daily basis.
Whatever your hormonal challenge may be, Chlorella is a key to regaining balance. Chlorella provides all the necessary nutrition and detoxification to help with PMS, perimenopausal/menopausal symptoms, fibroids, PCOS, mood swings, weight loss, hot flushes, bone loss, vaginal dryness, fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal health, insomnia, fertility, painful joints, skin and eye issues, stabilizes blood pressure, enhances immunity and increases energy.
The optimal dose generally recommended is 3-7 grams daily. Since it is a natural food, the amount may vary according to your needs.
Finding the Best Chlorella
Like so many nutritional products, the real benefits are only available when you know more about how and where the product was grown and processed. The nutrition and therapeutic power of Chlorella is only fully available when it is grown in pristine conditions, processed and packaged correctly. One more critical factor is the integrity of the company.
Biogenesis Chlorella is an exceptional company that ticks all those boxes. As a 100 percent Australian owned and operated company, it is \the only ‘Australian Made, Australian Grown’ licensed producer of organic Chlorella. From its farm in tropical Queensland, right through to packing and distribution, its products are grown and processed in Australia to the highest quality standard. Unlike many other Chlorella farms, the pristine water and abundant sunlight of Biogenesis from its tropical Queensland farm insures the purest and most nutrient dense algae product available any where in the world.
Biogenesis is committed to growing and harvesting their ingredients with as little impact on the environment as possible. All their products are free from herbicides, pesticides and environmental contaminants. Biogenesis also uses sustainable farming practices and never tests on animals.
It can truly be said that Chlorella is a magic potion for women’s hormonal balance. Nature has packed all the vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, prebiotics, proteins and DNA/RNA nucleic acids, and a comprehensive detoxification capacity into one small but mighty unicellular plant. When it comes to women’s hormone health, it truly offers a one-stop shop to support the body’s innate wisdom to repair, rebalance, restore and rejuvenate. Now, if that isn’t a magic potent, then what is?
Sherrill Sellman,ND, is a Naturopathic Doctor, best-selling author, women’s health expert, contributor to health magazines worldwide, lecturer and host of two weekly podcasts. She can be found at www.drsherrillsellman.com and @sherrillsellman.
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