5 Ways to Boost Your Hormones Naturally
Are you in search of some natural remedies that can help to overcome the troubles caused by hormonal imbalance? Don’t worry, I got you covered boo!
We know how damaging hormonal imbalance can be at that time of the month and at that stage of life. It can impact the normal body functioning and cause several undesirable symptoms (weight gain, erratic sleep, bloating, digestive issues to name a few). If you want to reduce these symptoms and attain and maintain a balanced hormonal state, you must make efforts to boost the health of the endocrine system.
Ummm ... What is the Endocrine System?
Many of us go through life not really knowing the who, what, where and when. They just want to feel better. I get it, but sometimes it’s good to know the back-story, so you can know where to go from here.
Our endocrine system is a network of glands in our bodies that make hormones which in turn help cells talk to each other. The major glands are the thyroid gland and the adrenal glands. The hormones with which you may be most familiar are the thyroid hormone, insulin and cortisol. Our bodies, however, are regulated by many other hormones.
So now when someone asks you at a party, you can impart your knowledge of the endocrine system! You’re welcome!
Now, back to the blog …
The following are some practical and helpful tips through which you can attain hormonal balance naturally.
Say no to Sugar and Wine
For acquiring the balance of hormones, it is essential to stay away from the endocrine disruptors. According to Wiki ... "Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can interfere with endocrine systems at certain doses. These disruptions can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, and other developmental disorders. Any system in the body controlled by hormones can be derailed by hormone disruptors". A few known chemical disruptors are PCB's, BPA from plastics and pesticides.
Two prominent disruptors of the endocrine system include wine and sugar. Even if you love these two, it is critically essential to eliminate them from your diet for some time if you want hormonal hormonal balance. Both these add to the stress load in the body.
Moreover, these can also contribute to inflammation by feeding the bacteria residing in your gut. Some other adverse effects of sugar include boosted growth of candida and adverse impact on digestion. Likewise, the excessive intake of wine can disturb the level of insulin and blood sugar along with decreasing the functional efficiency of the detox system. Thus, if you eliminate sugar and wine from your diet, you will be on your way to attaining a balanced state of hormones.
Get your ZZZZ's
Sleep is the best way to get rid of stress. By getting a sound sleep every night, you can let your body take the rest it deserves, and it can leave a positive impact on your health. On the contrary, if you are not getting sufficient sleep, it can lead to disturbing the endocrine system which can negatively impact your overall health. Some of the significant problems caused by insufficient sleep are fatigue, sugar craving and weight gain which results due to the high production of cortisol.
Thus, if you want to maintain sound health by acquiring hormonal balance, it is vital to take adequate sleep. Make a routine to sleep at a suitable time at night and make sure you enjoy a sound slumber for 6-8 hours.
Eat a Healthy Diet
Here is a general rule for better health. Eat healthy and avoid junk food. Intake of healthy foods and removal of junk, sodas and sugary stuff from the daily diet will have a positive impact on your endocrine system which can lead to hormonal balance. Make sure you eat more plant-based food, avoid white flour and processed food items and add some omega-3 sources in your diet. Besides, it is essential to add some food items that can boost liver health.
The use of some herbs can be incredibly helpful in attaining a balance of hormones naturally. For instance, for regulating your monthly periods, you can use Vitex. Similarly, holy basil and ashwagandha are known as powerful adrenal tonics. You can use them to enjoy deep sleep. Besides, if you want to get relief from PMS symptoms, you can use evening primrose. Please ensure you consult with your healthcare professional and do your research before ingesting herbs willy nilly.
Manage Stress Levels
This one is tough! I know! Taking part in some stress-reducing activity can be amazingly helpful, however. No matter how busy you think your life is, you can always spare some time for yourself if you want. Make it a routine to spend some ‘me time’ and engage yourself in some stress relieving activity. For instance, you can do meditation if you want. A walk in the morning or evening can also be helpful. Exercise is a wonderful stress reliever! The more you focus on your emotional well-being, the better your hormonal health will be.
Attaining hormonal balance can be a challenge, but is doable. You can adopt the above-mentioned natural means to boost the health of your endocrine system and maintain a balance between different hormones.
Until next time ... yours in health and wellness,