Tips to Help Balance Your Hormones Naturally
When we talk about health, hormones and digestion play a much more critical role than we think. Every time we hear the word hormones, many people only think of sex hormones like progesterone, estrogens, and testosterone, but there are so many more in the body, and they are all important. We could say that hormones control everything that happens in our bodies.
They are messengers that are produced in the glands so that your body performs various functions such as sleeping, burning fat, being hungry, digesting, raising your temperature, ovulating, detoxifying, and so on. All hormones work together. If you’ve gained or can’t lose those extra pounds, even if you do everything “right,” you’re tired, unmotivated, you don’t sleep well, your digestion has changed, and you’ve lost muscle mass, you likely have a hormonal imbalance. And although it’s very common, it’s not normal; it’s not right for you to feel bad. These symptoms are the result of bad habits.
Here are some tips to help you balance your hormones naturally.
1) Eliminate Sugar and Processed Foods
When you eat sugar or carbohydrates (especially refined), your pancreas secretes insulin to bring energy (glucose) to the cell. When there is more energy than the body needs, insulin must be stored, and when there is no room in the liver or muscles, it is stored as fat. Too much insulin is linked to insulin resistance, diabetes, estrogen dominance, cancer, and many more. We advise you to follow an anti-inflammatory diet based on real food. If you want to sweeten something occasionally, we recommend using monk fruit or 100% natural stevia, as these are natural sweeteners, without calories, that do not increase insulin levels.
2) Reduce Toxins and Chemicals
The amount of toxins you are exposed to every day is massive. These can be found in food and water like pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, additives, and preservatives. Cleaning and care products are filled with plastic, synthetic ingredients, and chemicals confused with hormones when they enter the body. For this reason, your body accumulates them, creating an excess of hormones, which causes other symptoms such as PMS, hot flashes, weight gain, headaches, depression, fluid accumulation, insomnia, hypothyroidism, anxiety, skin problems, etc. To reduce toxins, we recommend replacing your commercial products with natural personal care products, beauty, cosmetics, and household cleaning and have a good water filter.
3) Manage Stress
Today we are all exposed to some stress. It is inevitable. Stress itself is not bad, we need it to survive, but chronic stress brings problems. Cortisol is the stress hormone, and every time our body is exposed to some stress, real or perceived, it is stressed and released. When cortisol is continuously increased, body functions such as fat burning, digestion, ovulation, etc. can be slowed down. The most important thing is to know how to deal with stress. What can you do? Meditate, yoga, read, go outside, practice gratitude, and adopt an anti-inflammatory diet. These products can also help you: essential oils, aromatherapy, jade or rose quartz rolls, facial suction cups. It’s important to pamper yourself and have time for yourself!
4) Work on Your Emotions
Remember that we are mind, body, and soul and that your cells listen to all your thoughts. These are the creators of your reality; so, turn them into positives. Stop thinking about what you don’t have and be grateful for everything you have. Only then will you attract more abundance. You can meet all the previous tips, but you probably won’t reach the balance you are looking for if you don’t work on your emotional side.
Let us know if these few tips have helped you in the comments below!