Episode 13: Angelique Panagos
Eating for hormonal balance, supporting fertility & escaping food cravings
HealthHackers Ep 13 with nutrition & hormone specialist Angelique Panagos
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In this episode, we cover:
how to eat for hormonal balance
ways to support fertility with food and lifestyle changes
how to manage food cravings
what affect stress has on our periods
how chemicals in perfumes and cosmetics could alter our hormones
how Angelique deals with smelly taxis (!)
the best diet for managing endometriosis
is there such a thing as 'good' sugars?
which foods Angelique wouldn't touch with a bargepole
what happens to our hormones beyond the age of 70
the fuss about soy - is it good or bad for us?
the best mood-boosting foods
the top healthy fats to eat for great health
why a low or no-fat diet is a bad idea
Angelique's own health struggles and how she overcame them
The Balance Plan
Angelique Panagos has been through the mill and back with her hormones.
Her periods started aged 10, throwing her into a state of confusion and marking the beginning of a 17 year-long roller-coaster ride of hormonal chaos.
Pick a problem - any problem - linked to menstruation or hormonal health, and Angelique will be able to tell you she's suffered with it; period pain, mood swings, debilitating headaches, weight gain, bloating, insomnia, weight loss, extreme fatigue, irregular cycles, anorexia, bulimia, secondary amenorrhea (when periods stop altogether), Hashimoto's, thyroid issues, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), pregnancy struggles, and two devastating miscarriages.
They say 'what doesn't break you makes you stronger,' and in my opinion, Angelique must hold warrior status by now.
She found her way out of health turmoil and is now a nutritional therapist trained in functional medicine, specialising in hormonal health and she has a beautiful healthy daughter.
In ep 13, you'll hear about Angelique's personal story, how she turned her health around and now dedicates her career to helping others.
Have a read of her book, 'The Balance Plan: Six Steps To Optimise Hormonal Health'.
This inspiring and broad-ranging interview is a must-listen for every female, with topics worth hearing if you’re a guy too (e.g. sleep, stress, sugar, chemicals)!
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