Typically, unless you’re pregnant or you’ve spoken to a medical professional, we don’t really pay much attention to our hormones. If you’re committed to a healthy, active lifestyle, chances are you’re focused on either your diet or activity, more so than your hormones.
But the reality is, our hormones play a massive role in how we think and feel. And regardless of whether you have a hormone imbalance or not, we should consider the impact of our lifestyle and how it can impact our ability to enjoy life.
It’s worth noting that if you think you have a hormone imbalance, first understand the signs, then consult a medical professional.
Unless your medical professional has recommended chemical medication, try to stay away from it and treat your body with natural remedies.
To treat your body the right way, and to ensure you’re practicing a healthy lifestyle, here’s what you should do to balance out your hormones.
In order to create hormones, it’s necessary for your body to consume fats like saturated and cholesterol. These fats are healthy fats and are essential in your hormone production.
Instead of eating foods that are made up of refined carbohydrates, try including the following into your diet.
Plain and simple, Adaptogen herbs are herbs that are terrific for hormone balance and improving your health. By consuming more Adaptogen herbs, you can improve thyroid function, lower cholesterol, reduce anxiety and depression, reduce brain cell degeneration, stabilize blood sugar and insulin levels, and support adrenal gland functions.
Try incorporating the following herbs into your diet:
Reduce stress naturally by practicing some form of meditation or reflection. Simply by finding 5-10 minutes a day in a quiet area so that you can think without distractions can reduce stress considerably. Whether you prefer prayer, meditation, or even acupuncture, this is an amazing way to resolve any emotional imbalance.
By consuming processed foods, alcohol, and chemical medications, you’re filling your body with damaging toxins. Eliminate this bad behaviour, and try adding more essential oils to your diet, and wellbeing.
Read my Guide to Aromatherapy blog post for some recommended essential oils.
If you find your diet is not delivering the vitamins and nutrients you need to stay healthy, first consider altering your diet. But in the meantime, consider supplementing your diet with the following to ensure your hormones are balanced naturally.
In case you didn’t know, some hormones (like Cortisol) have their own schedule. Which is why consistently getting the right amount of sleep can make you feel less stressed and overall healthier.
Whether you have a hormonal imbalance or not, balancing out your hormones naturally is simply a great way to feel amazing, and live a long, healthy life.
Until Next Time,
Miss Body and Mind