Hormone Balancing Foods for Women

by Heather Ferber on August 30, 2017

Hey busy moms it’s back to school season again!  Have you found yourself a bit stressed?  More irritable and moody?

There are probably times you just don’t understand where your mood is coming from, and it changes without warning.

Unfortunately, this is a common experience for many women!   But fortunately, there are foods that can effectively improve your mood.  YAY!  Right?!

By simply eating the right foods, you can experience a big difference in your mood and energy level. A diet packed with highly nutritious foods can drastically reduce the symptoms of hormonal imbalance such as mood swings, irritability, depression, acne, and weight gain.

Below is a list of a few of my favorite hormone-balancing foods for women…


Are you familiar with the blue-green algae found in ponds and lakes? Well, turns out, this blue-green gunk, known as spirulina, contains high amounts of magnesium, calcium, and potassium. It is rich in hormone-balancing nutrients, which can help reduce mood problems, cramps, inflammation, and breast tenderness. Ultimately, it can help reduce the risk of blood sugar problems which is one of the root cause of hormonal imbalance.


Cod liver oil is a historically popular remedy for all sorts of stuff, based on it’s nutritional content. Fortunately, the contemporary variety is much tastier than its predecessors!  Fermented cod liver oil is rich in essential concentrated hormone-balancing nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin D, and omega 3’s that help address mood problems, depression, inflammation, and fluid balance.


Vitex is also called Chaste Tree Berry, which is a powerful medicinal herb. This is especially ideal for women’s health because it helps produce high progesterone levels. Vitex can help relieve PMS symptoms such as depressed mood, irritability, headache, skin disorder, fatigue, bloating, breast fullness or sleeplessness. Vitex tinctures give you the best results and can be added to herbal teas.


In traditional Chinese medicine, bee pollen is specifically used to increase energy, reduce cravings, improve digestion, and build iron. Bee pollen is considered a complete food and is a great source of proteins and other important nutrients such as folic acid and vitamin B. These nutrients are effective in balancing hormones, improving your mood, and stabilizing weight.


Avocados are great sources of the good fats that are essential for hormone synthesis. The nutrients from avocados help your skin release and circulate the hormones necessary to stay healthy. It is recommended to eat a half an avocado per day to get a beneficial amount of fiber, monounsaturated fatty acids, vitamins C and E, potassium and lutein.


Salmon is good for your brain and heart health. It also balances your hormones because it contains omega-3 fatty acids, which serve as a major building block for hormone synthesis. Its anti-inflammatory properties can help fight skin irritations, including eczema and acne.

To stay healthy as well as balance your hormones, you need to eat the right foods!!!

The foods on this list can produce amazing results!!

Back to school month should be a time of happiness, organization, and new found freedom for moms.  Time to take back your health and make mama #1 this month!

Join me for the Love Yourself Fall Detox, kicking off September 28th!  Details coming soon on my website.  

Heather Ferber is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, AADP who helps busy moms get fresh, focused and energized. She is a detox specialist helping women to rebuild gut health, balance hormones and thrive. She enjoys empowering moms to take back their health and feed their families better with simple, everyday advice and suggestions that can be easily integrated into today’s modern family’s hectic lives. You can find her on Fox 6 Real MKE once a month, speaking and teaching classes in the community, cooking in her kitchen for family and friends, playing her piano to relax, or out running with the family dog.

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