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14 Apr, 2023

Hormone Health with Dr Anita, founder of Decree skincare

Your hormones control every aspect of your life. Hormones regulate everything from heart rate, metabolism, appetite, mood, reproduction, growth and development, sleep cycles and more.


At Nuriss/Decree we offer comprehensive hormone testing to ensure your hormones are in balance. We offer comprehensive blood tests looking at your thyroid function. We also offer the DUTCH complete test that measures all of your sex hormones and their metabolism (aka- how they are detoxified from your body.) What many people don’t know is that once you make and use a hormone, this must be detoxified and eliminated from your body safely otherwise you may experience symptoms of hormone imbalances. The DUTCH test lets us know how you detoxify hormones so we can give bespoke diet, supplement and lifestyle support to optimize your health & wellbeing.

This post takes a deep dive into ways you can support hormones health.

Top 4 tips to support hormones

  1. Balance your blood sugar! Insulin is a hormone that is secreted by your pancreas in response to the consumption of sugar. High spikes in insulin can cause inflammation leading to fatigue, anxiety & insomnia. A great way to balance your blood sugar is to eat healthy fats and protein first thing in the morning. This stabilises your blood sugar and insulin levels throughout the day. When you snack, opt for healthy, whole foods such as nuts and seeds instead of a starchy, sugary muffin or biscuit that will lead to a crash 1 hour later.
  2. Eat your cruciferous veggies. The cruciferous family of vegetables include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, bok choi & rocket. Aim to eat 1 cup of cruciferous vegetables daily to support healthy Oestrogen metabolism. This family of vegetables contain a compound known as (DIM) Diindolylmethane that plays a key role in the elimination of excess hormones and toxins from the body. **Top tip- ensure you boil or cook cruciferous vegetables for 2 minutes to remove goitrogen content as these can down regulate your thyroid gland.
  3. Consume 1tsp flaxseed daily. Flaxseed is a phytoestrogen that has been shown to help balance Oestrogen levels within the body. Add 1stp to smoothie, porridge, yoghurt or with water. It is a fantastic source of fiber too. Listen to your body: If you are experiencing hormonal imbalances such as fatigue, brain fog, painful periods, male and female hair loss, low mood, insomnia, heavy bleeding, absent periods- listen to your body.

Your hormones are there to help support all of your organs. When they are out of balance, they will give you pretty clear signs that you need to take better care of yourself. This could be to implement a self care routine, such as restorative yoga or meditation a few times a week or avoiding high intensity exercise in your luteal phase (10 days before your period.)

Nuriss Labs can help get your hormones balanced with the use of a bespoke holistic approach. Dr Anita & Nurse Fiona are qualified in Bioidentical hormone therapy where you will be guided through a transitory period such as perimenopause and menopause with ease & reassurance.

We are so excited to have partnered with Decree on our Spring Balance programme this year, providing 10 days of nutritious, gut-friendly food as well as a bundle of luxury wellbeing gifts worth £260, including a Decree's balancing travel set complete with a Light Cleanse, Deep Cleanse and Preparatory Mist to support you on your hormonal health journey. More info here.

Decree has offered an exclusive discount for Detox Kitchen customers, use code BALANCE20 for 20% off the Decree range and Nuriss clinic.