Having imbalanced hormones in your body is a HUGE risk to your health.
Common symptoms of hormonal imbalance includes infertility, depression, hair loss, tiredness, anxiety, erectile dysfunction issues, insomnia, digestive complications and irregular mood changes.
In this email, I’m going to talk about 10 surefire ways to get your hormones back to an optimum, regulated state, naturally.
Here they are:
Exercise is a great way to balance your hormones naturally because it decreases inflammation, reduces stress levels, supports in obtaining better sleep, moderates your cravings, and assists in keeping a healthy weight.
Exercise answers concerns of lethargic metabolism and obesity issues. Want to stay fit, and keep emotionally, physically & mentally healthy… exercise is what you need!
In particular, high intensity interval training (HIIT) is great for regulating production of hormones.
A way to do this is to make your training sessions shorter but more intense eg. 20 minute sessions of sprints and work out. Doing this three times a week.
However, people are different with different needs, so be sure to seek professional guidance on how to conduct your workout routines.
2) Consume healthy fats
Keeping your hormones balanced means consuming various types of healthy fats.
Fats such as cholesterol and saturated fats are required by your body to produce hormones.
So not only are healthy fats critical for your body’s ability to actually produce hormones, but they also encourage losing of weight, decrease inflammation, and increase metabolism.
Four great healthy fats to consume are
- Coconut oil – which has burning fat & anti-bacterial outcomes
- Butter from grass-fed cows – also known as grass-fed butter, has many other benefits including lowering your risk of getting heart disease
- Avocado – which also reduces inflammation and regulates your appetite.
- Salmon nutrition – is a great source of omega 3 fats that result in better functioning of the body’s cognitive roles, as well as reducing inflammation.
3) Consume Adaptogen Herbs
Adaptogen herbs are health plants that encourage hormonal balance and give body protection from the harmful effects of stress and various diseases.
Great adaptogen herbs to consume include:
- Medicinal mushrooms
- Holy basil
They help with stabilizing sugar levels in the blood and insulin levels, decrease cholesterol safely, lower depression and apprehension, and protect against cell degeneration of the brain.
4) Increase the health of your gut
Protecting yourself from leaky gut syndrome is one way of avoiding hormonal imbalance issues.
This because leaky gut syndrome impacts the digestive tract and causes autoimmune reactions including thyroid disorders and arthritis.
What is leaky gut syndrome?
It is when undigested food particles leak from your intestines, through your gut and into your bloodstream, causing a variety of diseases.
People who have leaky gut may suffer from symptoms such as autoimmune disease, thyroid problems, sensitivity to food, inflammatory skin conditions and inflammatory bowel disease
You can protect yourself by avoiding foods that cause harm to your digestive system, such as gluten, added sugar, foods that are processed, hydrogenated oils.
Also consuming foods such as fermented vegetables, bone broth, and high-fibre foods eg. Oats, fruits, legumes.
You can supplement with digestive enzymes or probiotics to help heal leaky gut.
5) Get rid of harmful beauty, body & kitchen products
If you want to greatly reduce harmful toxins entering your body…
Steer clear of traditional body care products that are made from toxic chemicals such as parabens, DEA and propylene glycol.
I would recommend you rather use products made from natural ingredients, such as shea butter, coconut oil, essential oils and castor oil.
6) Sleep more & reduce stress
You should be getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep on a daily basis.
Otherwise, your body will suffer from lack of sleep which is a contributor to hormone imbalance.
Remember, your hormones work on a schedule. For example, the main stress hormone, cortisol, is regulated from around midnight hour.
Thus people who don’t sleep long after midnight, don’t give their body a chance to be relieved from its effects.
Case in point: Lack of sleep, chronic stress, and use of corticosteroids are the largest providers of high cortisol levels.
They are also linked to lack of productivity, depression, anxiety, and increase in weight gain.
Adequate sleep keeps cortisol and hormones in balance, boosts energy, and ultimately gives the body enough time to recover.
7) Reduce Alcohol and Caffeine consumption
Consuming too much caffeine is about as bad as getting inadequate sleep.
It is linked to growing heart rate, heightened levels of alertness, and impacts your central nervous system.
Caffeine can stay in your system for up to six hours and can have negative ramifications on the body if you take too much.
It can be addictive, causing insomnia, nervousness & anxiety.
High levels of alcohol consumption (more than 2-3 drinks per day) can also impact hormonal imbalance.
It can interfere with liver functioning, decrease testosterone, negatively influence pancreatic functioning, and add to malnutrition & anxiety.
Decreasing consumption of both caffeine and alcohol will help your recovery process significantly.
8) Avoid birth control pills
Birth control pills can increase the levels of estrogen to a dangerously high state, causing different type of complications.
Avoid them by all means! Just say NO to birth control pills.
The risks and dangers are just too many.
These include: Back pain, mood changes, obesity, queasiness, migraine pains, and growth in risks of breast cancer, heart attack, blood clot, blood pressure and bleeding of uterine.
9) Increase your Vitamin D intake
Vitamin D intake has major benefits to your health.
This is according to American journal of clinical nutrition.
Vitamin D takes the role of a hormone in the body, bringing a number advantages such as decreasing inflammation, whilst positively affecting the immune system, regulation of blood pressure, and fetal & brain development.
Sunshine on your skin is a natural way to increase your Vitamin D levels – because your skin creates Vitamin D on it’s own when exposed to little bursts of the sunshine.
There are supplement options for those who live in dark areas or aren’t exposed to the sunlight during their day.
10) Regulate consumption of Omega 3 – Omega 6
There has been an increase in consumption of omega 3 & omega 6 fatty acids within the last couple of decades.
Processed foods, refined vegetable oils have these fatty acids have enlarged greatly their consumption and lead to many different chronic illnesses and diseases.
In order to properly regulate omega 3 and 6 fatty acid intake, start by avoiding oils that are high in Omega 6, such as sunflower, canola, peanut butter.
And load up on the Omega 3 fatty acids such as chia seeds, walnuts, wild fish and animal products.
It is vitally important to keep your hormones balanced if you want to live a longer, healthier life.
Imbalanced hormones can lead to certain disorders such as anxiety, depression, erectile dysfunction, insomnia and hair loss.
So maintaining a regulated hormone lifestyle is key.
Here are next steps to keep you balanced and in a healthy state at all times:
- Look through the 10 listed ways to naturally balance and implement them into your lifestyle for immediate change.
- Visit your local doctor and ask him about how you can maintain a more balanced hormone lifestyle that promotes a better, healthier life.