As a woman, there are numerous hormones in your body that you need to work on balancing properly. These range from estrogen and progesterone, to testosterone and your thyroid hormones. Simple daily tasks can help improve your health overall and balance your hormone levels at the same time.
Signs of a Hormonal Imbalance Problem
Before looking at the different ways to balance your hormone levels, it helps to first find out if this is something you are struggling with. All women should make sure their hormones are balanced properly, but if you show signs of problems, you need to focus on it a little more than the average woman.
Some signs of hormonal imbalances include having an irregular period, trouble conceiving, insomnia, and a change in your libido. You might lose or gain weight without changing your diet, experience severe fatigue, and have mental health changes like anxiety or depression. Hair loss and changes in your appetite may also occur.
Eat More Healthy Fats
You may think the words ‘healthy’ and ‘fats’ don’t go hand-in-hand, but that isn’t at all true. While you may not want to just eat unlimited fats all day long, there are healthier fats that are great for you. These can help to balance your hormones and help you lose weight. You want to avoid manmade and processed fats like margarine and vegetable oil and instead go for healthier fats like grass-fed butter, coconut oil, nuts and seeds, and avocados. Try to add these to your diet and you will notice all the amazing benefits.
Improve Your Sleep
If you haven’t been getting 6-8 hours of sleep a night, it is time to rectify that. Missing out on sleep affects your body and mind, and yes, your hormone levels. If you want to balance your hormones, start focusing on getting better sleep. Try changing your sleep routines, drinking a cup of tea before bed, and not keeping your phone near you while trying to sleep.
Talk to your Doctor
Last but certainly not least, you must talk to your doctor to discuss your specific symptoms (if any) so a customized regimen can be developed just for you.
Until next time #GYNEGirls and #Preggos…