Dr. Susan’s Health Tip: Beta-Carotene for Hormone Balance


Did you know that amazing, delicious foods such as apricots and mangoes can help you to have healthy female hormonal balance? Keeping your ovaries and adrenal glands healthy is essential for the production of your female hormones, estrogen and progesterone.

One of the key nutrients for ovarian and adrenal health is beta-carotene. Foods containing this important nutrient should figure prominently in your diet for optimal female health and wellness.

Beta-carotene is the plant-based precursor to vitamin A. It helps to protect us from conditions related to estrogen dominance, including breast cysts, heavy menstrual bleeding and ovarian cancer. In fact, a study from the International Journal of Cancer found that high carotenoid intake strongly decreases a woman’s risk for ovarian cancer.

It is also needed for eye health and good vision, strong immunity and healthy skin and mucous membranes. It is also an antioxidant and protects our cells from environmental wear and tear and accelerated aging.

Great sources of beta-carotene rich foods include apricots, papayas, mangoes, pink grapefruit, carrots, pumpkins, sweet red peppers, papayas, apricots, kale, collards, romaine lettuce, spinach and dandelion greens.

You can also take 5,000-20,000 per day of beta carotene as a supplement. Love, Dr. Susan

About the Author

Best selling author and national speaker Dr. Susan has sold over 2 million books on health & wellness. She has appeared on numerous national and regional radio and television shows and has been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. She has Served on the clinical faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine and taught in their Division of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Richards became an ordained Christian minister in 2009 and, within a year, she began doing hospital ministry in the ICU's, critical care and rehabilitation units in the San Francisco area community three times a week. Her ministry is based on the supernatural healing power of God and Jesus Christ and she has seen many miraculous healings of seriously ill patients. The ministry receives over 20,000 prayer requests for healing each week which are answered by their faithful and devoted prayer team. She is currently developing the first Medical and Health Ministry Training Program of Supernatural Healing in the United States. Her medical ministry is at medschoolhealing.com