Dr. Dae shares how she balances a woman's hormones to relieve her menstrual cramps.
On the long-term, we have to balance the hormones, and balancing our hormonal system takes a little bit longer than a week or two weeks before our periods, usually I consider about three months as a reasonable amount of time, and that I focus on whole foods in terms of what we eat, so I look at a couple of different things.
We want to have things that are high in omega-3 fatty acids. So, essential fatty acids are, essential means that your body can’t produce them, so you have to get them from your food. So that’s, whenever we are talking about essential fatty acids, that’s what we are talking about, and so omega-3 fatty acids are very important because they help our cycle to make sure that we are actually getting our progesterone and our estrogens, which are our female hormones, and that they are in appropriate balance.
So that’s why salmon is something that people think is really good, or sardines maybe considered really good. Avocados are really good, walnuts --those types of foods that actually will help us to get our omega-3s, so that we can actually produce appropriate amounts of our estrogens and progesterone. So that’s one of the things that I think is really important, foods that I think are very important.
About Dr. Dae, N.D.:
Dr. Daemon Jones completed her undergraduate education in economics at Northwestern University (graduated 1992). She completed her naturopathic medical training at University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine (2002). Dr. Jones founded Healthydaes Naturopathic Medical Center in Silver Spring, MD (2003). As a naturopathic physician, Dr. Jones is turning her life’s passion – the pursuit of vibrant health – into her life’s mission for others. She uses private consultations, cooking demonstrations, lectures and workshops as a hands-on way to help people enjoy learning about improving their health. She is a faculty member of Smith Farms Center for Healing and the Arts and Food As Medicine Professional Training program.