Often when you go to a doctor’s office to seek help for hormonal imbalance, patients are given a solution that is one-size-fits-all, a sweeping remedy to treat many different aspects rather than addressing the root of the problem. Typically this involves giving us more estrogen or testosterone to try to even out the imbalance, but it is an approach that does not foster long-lasting health. Our bodies are already equipped with the right tools to maintain a healthy hormone balance for life, it is all about making them work again.
The science behind hormonal imbalance states it stems from four factors. By acknowledging these factors and making a conscious effort to fix them, you can natural repair your hormone imbalance without added synthetic hormones.
Lifestyle Factors for Healthy Hormone Balance
Good Nutrition – You know what they say, you are what you eat. If you eat a balanced diet with fresh fruit, vegetables, and high quality proteins, it will give you a great foundation for a healthy body. However, if your diet is filled with refined sugar and processed food, you may be able to get nutrition from multivitamins, but your heart, liver, kidneys, and hormones will all suffer.
Limited Toxins – The amount of chemical compounds in our environment have doubled exponentially over the years, and sadly there is really nothing we can do about it. Unfortunately many of these chemicals cause estrogen or testosterone-like effects in the blood stream that exaggerate hormonal imbalance. In order to limit your exposure, store food in glass containers, avoid non-stick cookware, and limit your consumption of pre-packaged foods.
Stress Reduction – It may seem like it is just mental weight, but stress weighs on our body. It puts more pressure on your heart and other organs, but it also changes your production of hormones. Stress reduction can be something as simple as changing your outlook on life or cutting out major stressors one by one.
Lifestyle Adjustment – More often than not, healthy hormones come down to two things – sleep and exercise. If we don’t do enough of either, our body suffers for it. While the lack of sleep and exercise will eventually affect other aspects of our body, the first to be hit will be the hormones.
This all sounds pretty simple on paper, but in all honesty, achieving all these factors to naturally fix your hormone imbalance can be challenging. However, there is another way without all the chemicals and synthetic hormones. Contact us today to find out how.