Balance Hormones Naturally

These days it seems that everyone knows someone who suffers from imbalanced hormones. You can’t balance your hormones overnight but even small changes implemented over a long period of time will see your symptoms improve.

Here are some tips I hope you find helpful :

  • Eat Real Food – The body can’t make hormones when it doesn’t have the proper building blocks. Consume enough high quality proteins, beneficial fats and nutrient dense vegetables to give your body what it needs.
  • Part with Plastics – Many plastics contain endocrine disrupting chemicals like BPA. Stick with glass or stainless steel for cooking, baking and food storage and switch to a safe, reusable water bottle.
  • Sleep – Sleep is vitally important for hormone balance, maintaining a proper weight and blood sugar regulation. Make sleep a top priority every night.
  • Supplement Wisely – Once food, sleep and environment are taken care of, consider hormone helping supplements like Maca, Omega-3s, Vitamin D, Magnesium and others your doctor may recommend.
  • Limit the Caffeine – Too much caffeine can wreck havoc on the endocrine system, especially if there are other hormone stressors involved too like pregnancy, presence of toxins, beneficial fat imbalance or stress.
  • Exercise Carefully – If you are having adrenal or thyroid struggles, working out too much might make things worse instead of better. Start with light exercise like walking, swimming or light biking and work up as you see what your body can handle.

Take Care.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Good info Garima. I need to stop using the plastic water bottle and switch to more reusable one. And what’s your opinion on the supplements like Whey Protein etc. Does it help. I hope it’s not an off topic from what’s written here.

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    1. Garima says:

      Thanks for the question Manohar. As per Mayo clinic, When taken in appropriate amounts, whey protein appears to be safe. However, there’s limited data on the possible side effects of high protein intake from a combination of food and supplements. Don’t use whey protein if you have an allergy or sensitivity to dairy products. Hope this information helps. Happy New Year.

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      1. Thanks for the response Garima. There’s noise, especially from gym goers that consume whey to build muscle etc. So wanted to check on the same. Sure. I won’t consume, I feel things like these should come naturally from the food and not as a supplement.

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      2. Garima says:

        I agree Manohar. The more organic the better.

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  2. Dragthepen says:

    Thank you. Happy Healthy New YearπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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    1. Garima says:

      You are most welcome. Happy New Year to you too.

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  3. good advice about plastics that disrupt the endocrine system I wonder if it ffects my thyroid because I have underactive thyroid?

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    1. Garima says:

      A link between chemicals called phthalates and thyroid hormone levels was recently confirmed in the first large-scale and nationally representative study of phthalates and BPA in relation to thyroid function in humans. BPA is best known for its use in certain plastic water bottles and in the linings of canned foods. Thank you for stopping by.

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  4. Tonia says:

    Thank you!! I needed these tips! Happy New Year πŸ₯‚βœ¨

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    1. Garima says:

      I am glad you found them helpful Tonia. Happy new year.

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