Want to know the simplest and cheapest hormone balancing tool?
Would you believe me if I told you that it was a raw carrot salad eaten daily?!
Whether you struggle with estrogen dominance, low thyroid function, inflammatory conditions, bacterial overgrowth, constipation, liver issues or the usual repercussions of a stressful life, a raw carrot salad should be an essential daily routine, just like brushing your teeth.
In the 1970s, Dr. Ray Peat Ph.D found through his research into hormones and anti-ageing, that a medium sized raw carrot, or its equivalent, eaten daily can lower anti-thyroid and inflammatory substances, reduce liver burden, assists the GI tract and liver to detoxify endotoxins and estrogen.
How do carrots do this? Firstly, raw carrots contain many powerful fungicides and bacteriostats to protect themselves from bacteria in the soil. These fungicides and bacteriostats act as a natural antiseptic and antibiotic in the bowel and can help to keep bacterial overgrowth or dysbiosis in check. This can help reduce digestive inflammation and bloating for those with SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) or IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
Raw carrots also contain unique fibers that attach and bind themselves to endotoxins*, bacteria, and unused hormones like estrogen, serotonin and histamine that have been detoxed by the liver and ensure their removal through the colon in your stool. The fibers in raw carrots work much in the same way to bind toxins as charcoal, making raw carrots a key player in lowering estrogen levels and bringing back proper hormonal balance.
A raw carrot salad daily aids the body in its natural detoxification process. Apparently when grated length-ways it enhances the effects of its fibers. But if you can’t be bothered grating; just eat a carrot!
For best results, a raw carrot can be eaten alone, with a meal, or as a salad combined with coconut or olive oil, vinegar, and salt.
Here’s the recipe for a Daily Detox Carrot Salad:
- 1 medium carrot (or equivalent), washed and unpeeled, grated or shredded length-ways with a peeler
- 1-2 tsp vinegar; simple white, apple cider or rice vinegar
- 1-2 tsp coconut oil melted, or olive oil
- sea salt
Method: Mix all ingredient together in a small bowl and eat.
*Endotoxins are toxins kept “within” the bacterial cell to be released only after destruction of the bacterial cell wall.