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Can the type of food one consumes have an effect on hormones?

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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 20 years experience
Yes: What and the quality of what we eat affects everything. Inflammatory diets (refined foods, high pesticides, etc) create an inflammatory environment in the body. Cortisol (stress hormone) increases. Cholesterol goes to estrogen, testosterone, cortisol, aldosterone production. Cofactors like vitamins and minerals are essential for all hormone pathways. Great question!

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Last updated Jun 10, 2017

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