5 Natural Ways To Regulate Your HormonesFeb 13, 2023
Hormone Health is a HOT TOPIC right now! And rightly so, we need these endocrine glands to be functioning well so we can FEEL our best.
To me it's all about a feeling, but what about when we've become SO accustom to waking up NOT feeling great, NOT having energy, feeling drained and overwhelmed and we start thinking that's NORMAL!
I'm here to tell you it's not...if you are struggling with depression, fatigue, weight gain, not sleeping, sudden rashes or headaches, brain fog, literally the list goes on - chances are you have some imbalance going on in your body - and that's NOT NORMAL!
Hormones play a key role in regulating mood, metabolism, reproductive health, and many other bodily functions. Keeping hormones in balance is essential for proper functioning and for avoiding long-term health issues.
While there are many different things that can be leading you to imbalanced hormones, there are some fairly simple things you can do to start to help.
Here are 5 easy ways to help regulate your hormones.
Eat a diet full of vegetables, fruit, protein, healthy fats and even some delicious carbohydrates. We need a balance of foods in our diet, because the vitamins, micro and macro nutrients, amino acids, and essential fatty acids provide the building blocks for healthy hormones.
Manage STRESS. This is so incredibly important. A stressed body takes priority over anything else. If you are chronically stressed your body will stop burning fat, stop metabolizing. Stress is the #1 culprit of imbalanced hormones in our society today...it's critical to move away from your controllable stressors and learn how to manage the inevitable stressors.
Hydrate Well. Water is life, water is what transports all these amazing nutrients to keep our body and our hormones healthy.
Liver and Gut Health: Your liver metabolizes hormones, so it’s imperative to maintain optimum liver health by reducing exposure to toxins and minimizing alcohol. In addition, your gut microbiome also plays a role in estrogen regulation. Getting good quality fiber is important for better and more consistent bowel movements.
Good Sleep: Hormonal imbalances can cause sleep disturbances. At the same time, you need adequate sleep to maintain healthy hormonal balance. Having a nighttime routine, calm atmosphere before bed, not eating 3 hours before you sleep are all ways that can really encourage great sleep.