Natural Remedies to Female Hormonal Imbalances
Hormones influence almost every cell, organ, and function in the body. They regulate metabolism, tissue function, reproduction, growth, development, relay information from one group of cells to another, and generally control and coordinate every activity in the body.
The endocrine system – various glands that produce hormones – collectively controls hormone levels in the body, and any kind of imbalance can result in widespread, serious health problems.
Cause of hormone imbalance in women
The main female hormones are estrogen and progesterone. Many women believe that they have to endure mood and behavior swings, among other symptoms, throughout their reproductive life due to hormone imbalances associated with puberty, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and peri-menopause, as well as mental anxiety, menstrual cramps, and menopause.
Sex hormones in women may drop up to 90 percent as they age, resulting in impaired mood, sexual problems, poor sleep, muscle loss, and memory difficulties. But these consequences are not natural. Studies show that the resulting suffering is largely caused by poor lifestyle habits such as:
- Smoking and drinking alcohol
- Consumption of high-sugar and refined-carbs
- Regular dairy and gluten intake
- Lack of enough exercise
- Exposure to toxic environment
- Chronic stress
In other words, any symptoms associated with your monthly periods are usually indicators of sex hormone imbalances. Addressing the symptoms directly does not resolve them. Instead, you should try to identify the underlying cause and manage it.
Managing Female Hormonal Imbalance
Traditional treatments for hormonal imbalances mainly include birth control pills and synthetic hormone replacements. However, relying on these types of synthetic treatments may have serious implications:
- You may become dependent on prescription drugs to help manage the symptoms
- You may continue to develop abnormalities in different parts of the body while disorder progresses. This is because drugs mask the symptoms as opposed to solving it
- You have a higher risk for serious side effects such as anxiety, stroke, reproductive problems, and more
Fortunately, there are a number of ways to control your hormones naturally.
Start by choosing the right diet
Controlling the different hormones in your body is a process, but sticking to your plan can make you happier and more energetic. Your diet is the pillar that helps to keep your sex hormones in check.
The first step should be removing bad items from your diet. These include sugar, caffeine, high-calorie carbs, alcohol, stress, and inactivity, all of which worsen hormonal imbalances.
Consider this: If you consume sugar, your body releases more insulin, more estrogen, and more testosterone.
Dairy products are also associated with female hormonal imbalances due to the combination inherent natural hormones and antibiotics added to the milk. Gluten also causes serious hormone imbalances.
Substitute the bad stuff with healthy foods comprising real, whole, organic, unprocessed, plant-based items and organic animal products. And drink filtered water.
Watching what you eat reduces the intake of hormones, xenoestrogens, and antibiotics that affect your own body’s hormone production.
There are other ways to keep your hormones in check without medications, including:
- Smart supplement use – additional vitamins B and D, and fish oil help to balance estrogen, especially when used with good multivitamins containing omega-6 fats, phytonutrients, antioxidants, and probiotics
- Exercising – long walks, running, weight training, aerobics
- Stress reduction – meditation, tapping, yoga
- Good sleep – 8 hours of quality, uninterrupted sleep
- Reduce or eliminate alcohol – it increases estrogen
Make the necessary changes to your lifestyle and track how your body responds to them to get your own custom natural remedy to hormonal imbalances.
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