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What you eat and drink has a huge impact on your hormones, Dr. Schwartz says. She shares a few dietary changes she says you can make to help balance your hormones and make you feel better:
- Eliminate all artificial sweeteners.
- Include vitamins D, B and CoQ10 in your daily supplements.
- Avoid foods that stress your adrenals (the glands that help you respond to stress), such as alcohol and caffeine.
Dr. Schwartz says as you get older, you may want to avoid dairy and wheat products. "Your body cannot process them, and if your body can't process them, they create more stress," she says.