Hormonal balance is essential to a healthy mind and body but can be disrupted in a variety of ways. It’s time we understand how to work with our bodies to combat the common hormone disruptors. Simple lifestyle changes can help prevent and even reverse hormone imbalanced caused by stress, insulin resistance, inflammation, and yeast overgrowth, improving your mood, sleep, cravings, sleep, hot flashes/night sweats, and allow for efficient fat burning!
Here are 8 ways to balance your hormones naturally!
Vegetables contain hundreds to thousands of plant hormones, known as phytonutrients, which have a hormone balancing effect. Vegetables (as well as fruit) also supply us with fiber that binds itself to old estrogen, helping expel them from the body. Certain vegetables also provide prebiotic fibers that support good bacteria growth. Aim for a minimum of three cups of vegetables a day.
Prolonged or intense cardio sessions can lower your thyroid function and causes cortisol levels to rise, depleting progesterone. Insulin levels also rise along with inflammation. Instead, incorporate strength-building exercises, and lower impact activities like walking, yoga, and Pilates.
For a few weeks, try cutting out wheat, dairy, soy, alcohol, coffee, sugar, and any processed or packaged foods. Then slowly begin to add these foods back into your diet, watching for signs of bloating, fatigue, or constipation.
Making your mental health a priority is crucial to your hormone health. Set aside 20 minutes each day to do something relaxing. This evokes what Dr. Herbert Benson calls the “relaxation response,” which takes you out of the fight or flight state we tend to live in, lowering sympathetic nervous systems overload.
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Hormone disrupters are everywhere, but with some education, they can be avoided. To start, steer clear of parabens, phthalates, and bisphenol-A (BPA). Common offenders include plastics, air fresheners, dishwashing soap, laundry detergent, cleansers and cleaners, cosmetics, deodorants, toothpaste, shaving gel, and lotions. Not only do these disrupters affect your hormones, but they also have adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects. This is the perfect set-up for inflammation and gut flora imbalance.
In our modern-day society, a high-quality probiotic is needed to ensure the body will build up its intestinal flora, and this will then rebalance any harmful bacteria or yeast that can overgrow. Our dairy-free probiotic, Flora-3, is comprised of several strains of probiotics so they can more readily attach to the walls of the intestines. Stress, coffee, medications (especially antibiotics) kill off these essential strains of bacteria.
Our estrogen-free creams, Pro-Plus, and Soothe Stress are specifically designed to provide hormone balance naturally. We use a combination of natural, plant-based progesterone (the only hormone that has been proven safe for long-term use), DHEA, and herbs like maca to support and rebuild your adrenal glands and combat the adverse effects of stress. For more information on our proprietary Natural Hormone Balancing Creams, contact us today to learn more.
If you have been struggling with symptoms of a hormone imbalance we are here to help. Think of a Natural Hormone Balancing Specialist as your very own personal hormone health adviser. Someone who will be a guide to help you better understand what’s going on with your body. She will support you and give you encouragement throughout your entire journey. She is a knowledgeable source of information, one who studies and understands hormones and holistic health. One who will provide you with the tools and knowledge to help heal your body from the inside out. If you’re ready to take control of your health from a holistic approach, set-up your free consultation with a center near you!
Ladies, it’s time to take control of our health from a holistic approach. That is why the BeBalanced method is so different than other weight loss programs. In fact, for us, weight loss is just an added benefit of balanced hormones. We believe that PMS and menopausal symptoms can be corrected with a proper balance of nutrients, stress management techniques, supplementation, one-on-one support, uncovering food sensitives, and lifestyle changes. Take the first step towards feeling better today. We will be here every step of the way! Together we will address your specific symptoms and help you find your balance holistically. Set-up your free consultation by finding a center near you, or take our free hormone assessment.