You know that good hair day feeling? You step out of the house with confidence, knowing you can take on anything that the world throws at you. Good hair day on steroids is exactly like a balanced hormone day! When your hormones are balanced, you experience improved moods, better energy and glowing skin. Here are 9 tips you can implement right now to balance hormones naturally!
1. Avoid Harmful Chemicals
For those with a hormone imbalance or who are struggling to get pregnant, avoiding these unnecessary chemicals is very important! Find organic produce and meat whenever possible and don’t use chemical pesticides or cleaners.
2. Consider Adding Herbs
Certain herbs and plants can also help the body bring hormones into balance. Of course, it is important to talk to a doctor before taking these, especially if a person is on hormonal contraceptives or other medications.
3. Eat Enough Healthy Fats
Don’t eat fats like vegetable oil, peanut oil, soybean oil, or other chemically altered fats. Choose fats like coconut oil, real butter, olive oil (don’t heat it!) and animal fats from healthy sources instead and eat lots of high Omega-3 fish.
4. Exercise The Right Way
While extended cardio can be bad, short bursts of heavy lifting can be beneficial. Aim for a few sets (5-7) at a weight that really challenges you, but make sure to get help with form and training if you haven’t done these before.
5. Fix Your Leptin
Leptin is a master hormone, and if it is out of balance or if you are resistant to it, no other hormones will balance well. Fixing leptin will also help boost fertility, make weight loss easier, improve sleep, and lower inflammation.
6. Limit the Caffeine
Cut down the coffee! Replace it with beneficial herbal teas! If you can’t or won’t cut the coffee, use it as a way to sneak in your beneficial fats by adding 1 tablespoon coconut oil to each cup and blending in the blender to emulsify.
7. Prioritize Sleep
While you’re sleeping, your body is extremely active removing toxins, recharging the mind, and creating hormones. Nver compromise onyour sleep! Not even for one night!
8. Supplement Wisely
We can get all of our nutrients from food. We can properly hydrate our bodies from water and get enough Vitamin D from the sun on a daily basis. We’d get magnesium from the ocean and not get deficient in the first place since we’d be consuming adequate minerals from eating fresh seafood.
9. Support Digestive Health
What Hippocrates knew thousands of years ago seems just as true today… that “all disease begins in the gut.” Those who struggle with gut problems may have trouble ever achieving hormone balance without first addressing gut health.