Eighty percent of women suffer from hormonal imbalance. Here’s everything you need to know about how your hormones affect your health, and what signs you should look out for. From experience sharing a few tips that may help rebalance you :-)
Let’s talk Hormones
We can all agree that there’s nothing worse than the symptoms that come with our menstrual cycle. Between being moody, bloated, and tired, our periods take quite a toll on all aspects of our health.
Over 75% of women suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
But did you know that PMS may actually be an indicator that your hormones are out of sync? A recent study declared the menstrual cycle as the fifth vital sign in determining your overall health.
If you dread the symptoms of your period you may want to take a closer look at your hormones. But don’t worry, balancing hormones can be much easier that you think!
Keep reading to learn how your hormones affect your health, what signs you should look out for, and three natural ways you can balance your hormones today.
HORMONES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SO MUCH MORE THAN YOU MAY THINK? HOW?
Well if you think of your hormones as communication lines travelling throughout your body sending signals to tissues & organs letting them know how to act.
Hormones are more than feeling a bit off they are vital for overall health and when the balance is tilted so will your health.
Too much of something or too little can play havoc, the sweet spot is always in the balance.
The most common imbalance is estrogen dominance, again to be in balance both estrogen & progesterone have to be equal, a tilt either way can cause issues. There are many reasons estrogen may be higher some include diet, skin products used, household cleaners, too much stress, overtraining, lack of sleep & much more.
There is no right age..
Hormone imbalances occur from 14 years old to 50s and recent studies are actually showing the age is decreasing, meaning hormone imbalances are occurring at a much lower age than seen before. A lot of females are not even aware, as females we are great at juggling tasks and can quite often ignore the signals our body are actually telling us infact quite often screaming at us. These signals usually present in symptoms:
SYMPTOMS OF HORMONAL IMBALANCE
· Weight Gain
· Hot Flashes & Night Sweats
· Irregular periods
· Mood Swings
· Low Libido
· Absent Periods
· Fertility issues
You are not alone 80% of women in their life have experienced imbalanced hormones
3 NATURAL WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUR HORMONES
A few changes can make a big difference, If you experience any of the above symptoms on a regular basis, here’s what you should do...
EAT A NUTRIENT-RICH DIET
One of the easiest (and healthiest!) ways to support your hormones is by eating a nutrient-rich diet. Leafy greens, organic whole foods, and prebiotic foods can help keep hormones in balance and support a healthy gut. Concentrate on foods where you get bang for your buck so small amounts with high vitamin & mineral content – SUPERFOODS are great for this. And when your craving crappy foods like we quite often can when our hormones are out of whack make a “NICE CREAM” incorporate your superfoods.
Exercise has been proven time & time again to boost mood, relive depression, help regulate moods swings and all round get you feeling Fab. This is due to the serotonin levels produced through exercise. So if you have been avoiding exercise now is the time.. the trick I have found is start small 10 mins and build up, don’t go crazy straight away.
However if your like me and can border on overdoing exercise this has the same effect as not moving enough and can lead to too much estrogen.
Tailoring your workout to your period cycle is the best way to support your mind and body. For instance, in your menstrual cycle you’d focus more on light movements, such as stretching or practicing yoga. In your follicular phase your hormones are low, so light cardio is best. High-intensity exercises are recommended for ovulation, and in your luteal phase you’ll want to engage in light to medium exercise. If you want some recommendation yell out and if you know a great support with this we would love to share them.
Sorry coffee lovers, quite often depending on symptoms people are experiencing they take a break and find refuge in alternatives.
Studies show that if you suffer from symptoms of PMS, infertility, or other hormone-related health issues, caffeine can make things worse. Not only does coffee increase your Cortisol levels and stress your adrenals, but it depletes your body of essential nutrients and minerals. This makes it more difficult for your endocrine system to balance your hormones.Great alternatives are Moringa & Matcha again if you have found an alternative you rave about we would love to share it to help other coffee lovers
SUPER HORMONES, SUPER YOU
Good News is quite often you do not need medication making changes in your diet and lifestyle can you really help and there is nothing better than feel balanced.
Us women are pretty awesome, we are even more spectacular with balanced hormones.. unlocking your happiness the super way