This guide was created with four key considerations:
Adrenal glands produce hormones that help regulate metabolism, the immune system, blood pressure, response to stress, and other essential functions. This guide incorporates medicinal plants such as Schisandra Berry and Maca Root to help regulate hormones. Omega-3 fats can assist with stress reduction through cortisol concentrations. These healthy fats are found in salmon, halibut, tuna, and chia seeds.
The thyroid gland controls metabolism and regulates heart rate, breathing, body weight, muscle strength, body temperature, menstrual cycles, and even cholesterol levels. Iodine is required for thyroid hormone synthesis, and selenium plays an essential role in the metabolism of thyroid hormones. Iodine is found in foods from the sea, like nori and fish. This program provides up to 140 micrograms of selenium per day from eggs, chicken, and fish. There is a strong relationship between magnesium and thyroid hormone production. Magnesium is included in this plan from chocolate, almonds, and leafy greens.
The liver is a key organ for regulating hormone balance, chemical levels in the blood, glucose and protein balance, making immune factors, and breaking down and excreting harmful substances. Indoles, including indole-3-Carbinol, is essential to liver support and can be found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, and Brussels sprouts. This guide uses antioxidants from beetroot, berries, and grapefruit which help protect the liver from damage.
Illness and physical stress from exercise can impact gut microbiota. This meal guide incorporates prebiotics and probiotics to bring good bacteria back into the gut. Probiotics found in fermented foods and cultured dairy products are live bacteria that can help boost your immune system and fight off bad bacteria. Prebiotics found in certain fruits, vegetables and legumes, support digestive health by feeding the good bacteria. This meal guide combines foods like sauerkraut with garlic and apples to exert synergistic effects on health. The plan also provides over 30 grams of fiber daily to support better digestive health and reduce inflammation.