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Feel better and stay healthy by balancing your hormones

Feel better and stay healthy by balancing your hormones

Hormonal fluctuations, deficits and excesses cause changes in the mind, emotions and physical body. When your hormones are balanced, you feel good, you sleep well, you think clearly, you are emotionally stable, and your chances of being healthy increase significantly. Unbalanced, all kinds of symptoms can occur: lack of energy, anger, depression, uterine fibroids, weight gain, decreased sex drive, hair loss, even cancer.

We often hear that hormones are difficult to balance,

 but with a holistic approach and healing from within, hormones can work together as nature intended. One reason for this common belief is that hormones are difficult to balance because they are affected by so many different factors. Sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what’s affecting your hormones. It’s often a combination of things.

Hormone levels can be affected by sunlight and moonlight, food, emotions, stress and environmental pollutants. The time you spend indoors in artificial light outside in nature and fresh air can affect your hormones. So for women, nature creates its own ups and downs: menstruation, pregnancy and menopause.

Simple tests are available to check hormone levels.

 For example, the hormones in your saliva can track your estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisol, and DHEA levels. A saliva test can help assess how your body metabolizes estrogen, which is a big problem for both men and women, and especially women with reproductive problems. Saliva testing is simple and non-invasive and is done at home by pouring saliva into small vials that are labeled and sent for testing.

Common sense tells us that it is best to address the cause of the imbalance in a way that supports the body. However, many people take estrogen blockers, synthetic hormones, or popular bio identical hormones without knowing what these drugs are doing to their bodies. It’s best to stay informed and know your options. Ask your doctor for a test to see how your body metabolizes estrogen and other hormones. Do-it-yourself test kits are available online, but it makes sense to work with a naturopathic doctor to interpret the results. You can direct your unique personal plan to balance your hormone levels.

There are many ways to balance your hormones.

 One supplement recommended by your doctor is diindolylmethane (DIM) supplement , which is known to increase natural detoxification enzymes and hormone metabolism. Derived from indole-3-carbinol and cruciferous vegetables, DIM has been shown to promote estrogen metabolism and promote hormone balance.

Your diet and food choices help balance your hormones. Avoid foods and products that increase xenoestrogens (false estrogens). This leads to estrogen dominance, a modern disease caused by some of the chemicals and pollutants in our environment that have estrogenic effects in the body. Reduce and/or eliminate exposure to synthetic products and harmful chemicals, including plastics that affect water or food.

When we have symptoms of hormonal imbalance,

 we are rarely advised to strengthen our hormones. However, the adrenal glands, thyroid gland and pituitary gland play an important role. A qualified holistic doctor or naturopath can advise on the best way to support hormone function based on hormone test results.

While there are many things you can do to balance your body, it helps to know where to start and what to do. It is definitely time to stop accepting the prevailing view that certain natural life processes, such as menopause, are illnesses that need to be treated with medication. For most people, the body, mind, and emotions can achieve better health through diet, mild supplements, and lifestyle changes. For more information visit our website


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