Most women are unaware that they have the opportunity to use nutrition and their hormone cycle to their advantage. As cycling females, our hormones shift and change throughout the month, and therefore our nutrition should too. In order to support this shift we need to match nutrition to the dominant hormone during each phase.
For example, when estrogen is dominant our basal body temperature is lower, so we want to consume more cooling foods to support this. Whereas during the progesterone phase our basal body temperature is higher, so we want to consume warming foods to support this. Altering our nutrition this way, we are able to help address some of the challenges associated with hormone imbalance.