8 Tips for Keeping Your Hormones Balanced
Keeping your hormones balanced is a 24/7 job. A high-stressed lifestyle combined with poor eating habits can cause problems with a woman’s delicate hormone balance. Even healthy women, who follow a nutritious diet, find hiccups in their hormones.
Symptoms of hormone imbalance may include weight gain, PMS, osteoporosis, allergies, altered sex drive, urinary tract infections, and uterine fibroids. Women may also notice changes in fatigue, anxiety, skin, water retention, facial hair, hair loss, and depression. When a woman’s hormones are balanced she will keep a healthy weight, regulate menstrual cycles, and project high energy levels.
- Take a hormone test. No one should have to live with an untreated hormone problem. Find out if the symptoms you are experiencing are due to a hormonal imbalance. The test is very simple and can be done in the privacy of your own home. Here at The Hormone Doctor, we offer saliva testing. For more info, click HERE.
- Decrease stress levels. Research shows that women who enjoy meditation and yoga daily have less hormone fluctuations that woman who does not meditate. Many women live such hectic lives that they do not give their bodies time to readjust from life’s demands.
- Adequate sleep. A woman’s body need to mend from any imbalance that is suffers through the day with sleep. When a woman does not receive adequate sleep she may experience hormone fluctuations. A woman needs 8 hours of restful sleep every night.
- Eat a healthy diet. Integrate fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, including raw nuts and seeds in your diet. Products that change the hormonal balance includes fried foods, carbohydrates, soft drinks, processed vegetable oil, enriched flour, and soy products. Avoid dairy products that are not organic, they may contain growth hormones, steroids, and antibiotics.
- Include more Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 is responsible for creating healthy cell membranes; this allows the hormones to stick to the cells easily. Omega-3 also keeps the fells receptor sites, where the hormone connects, repaired and in good condition. Try to indulge in foods containing omega-3’s or a high quality supplement.
- Avoid caffeine. Caffeine causes the adrenal glands to over-produce hormones.
- Increase exercise. Increase exercise to 30 minutes three times a week. Start an exercise routine that you can with on a continual basis.
- Enjoy the sunshine. To balance your hormone, enjoy a healthy amount of sunlight. Walk around the block a couple times a week. This will help you increase your exercise and sunshine that your body craves.
I hope these tips will help you to take your hormonal balance into your own hands. If you have symptoms like fatigue, skin issues, weight gain, weight around the middle, trouble sleeping, always sleeping, PMS, endometriosis, infertility, PCOS or other issues, chances are you have hormone imbalance! Doctors just love giving us pills and there are pills for everything. If you care about your body refuse to take the pills and naturally balance your hormones.
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