Hormones play a vital role in our health and well being. To truly thrive in our physical bodies it is crucial that our hormones are properly balanced. When our hormones are balanced we look good, feel good, and have an abundant amount of energy to be the best versions of ourselves.
For most of us we don't even give a second thought when it comes to recognizing and appreciating these incredibly hard working chemical messengers. For others, we probably only take notice of them when they are wreaking havoc and when we feel unbalanced.
Good or bad, no matter what our relationship is with our hormones, they are vital to our overall well being. In fact there is very little that they don't do. From forming our curves, to our quality of sleep, to digestive health... Our hormones are there inputting information and working with the body every step of the way.
In current day society, outside factors play a huge role in our hormonal health and it is not uncommon to be out of balance. Lucky for us a few simple changes in lifestyle and diet can lead to a journey of fully optimizing our own health.
So how do I know my hormones are out of balance?
Low mood or depression
Skin break outs
Headache or migraines
Cravings for carbs, sugar, alcohol
Constantly fatigued or brain fog
Difficulty sleeping or staying asleep
Your libido is non-existent
Bloating and/or digestive woes
Raise your hand if any of these sound familiar. Know that your are not alone and that your body is amazingly resilient. With a little bit of TLC your hormones will be to normal in no time! Follow these life changing tips:
Nourish your body- It's the only vessel we have! So drink plenty of water, eat healthy fats, and ditch the carbs. For an added boost to your physical health try out our favorite supplements here.
Heal your gut- An unhealthy gut can wreak havoc on your digestive system and overall hormonal health. Avoid processed foods, refined sugars, instead add in broths, fermented foods, and probiotics + enzymes.
Stress less- In traditional Chinese medicine emotional imbalance correlates to our hormonal balance. Addressing how we feel emotionally plays a key role in how our body functions. Meditate, do breathing exercises, implement adaptations, and exercise regularly.
As you begin to implement these changes into your diet remember not to be too rigid on yourself and find a healthy balance. By taking a step forward in your hormonal health you will begin to see changes in your mood, sleep patterns, and skin. So here's to doing the work to get your zest for life back!
If you are interested in learning more ways to balance your health please schedule a complementary wellness consultation with one of our leading experts today!