Lose the Caffeine
Instead of reaching for a caffeine jolt from coffee or cola, drink some raspberry leaf tea. It is naturally caffeine-free and is one of Mother Nature's gentle hormone balancers. Since there's controversy over the role of caffeine consumption and pregnancy (and beyond that, fertility), staying away from the java may be a good idea anyway.
Take Mom's Advice
OK, who wants to admit that mom was right when she commanded, "Eat your vegetables!" But she was. Make vegetables the focal point of your lunch and dinner meals. Enjoy some delicious mashed sweet potatoes or rich dairy-free guacamole. I share the easiest and fastest recipe for yummy guac in my book, The Ultimate pH Solution: Balance Your Body Chemistry to Prevent Disease and Lose Weight, and even my chocolate mousse recipe features the highly healthy avocado (which technically is a fruit, not a vegetable—but is still highly alkalizing).
Take an Almond Break
Snack on raw, unsalted almonds every few hours. Not only are they loaded with calcium, magnesium, protein and other important nutrients, their high fiber and protein content help to stabilize blood sugar levels, which are critical to alkalizing your body and hormone health.
Lean Green Alkalizing Machines
Leafy greens are powerful alkalizers. Eat at least one large salad per day. Avoid store-bought dressings full of rancid oils, preservatives, additives, and sugar. Try my blueberry dressing from The Ultimate pH Solution—it's fast and delicious: Add 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen), 1/3 cup of raw apple cider vinegar, a pinch of Celtic sea salt, and 6 drops of stevia or a 1/2 teaspoon of unpasteurized honey to a wide-mouth jar. Blend with a hand blender or cover with the lid and shake the container well. Pour over a plate of greens or grated veggies. Store the remaining dressing in the fridge.
Enjoy, and be healthy!