Hormones Does the word "hormones" evoke feelings of irritability? Worry about acne, sugar cravings, irritability, weight gain, the feeling of being at war with your body? Maybe it's time to balance your hormones.
The endocrine system, which is a series of glands responsible for the secretion of hormones, is an amazing but delicate system, especially in women. It's fascinating, really.
Your brain communicates with your thyroid, adrenals, and ovaries to trigger ovulation and menstruation while regulating metabolism, mood, energy levels, and weight.
Women today are wearing a lot of hats - they are at the peak of their careers and are managing family and home after 12 hours of work a day.
This type of stress can cause your hormones to get out of control. It blames cortisol, the main stress hormone, which is triggered in times of stress, and remains elevated due to the chronic stressors present in modern life.
Chronic stress can drain your female hormones, especially progesterone. (The other main female hormone is estrogen.) It lowers progesterone and can cause menstrual irregularities, depression, breast tenderness, mood swings, insomnia, fatigue, and anxiety, to name a few.
If you are experiencing a worsening in PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome), changes in your cycle, or any of the above symptoms, here are 4 tips to help you start balancing your hormones, and you can start right away.
You can learn more about the symptoms that occur when there is a hormonal imbalance in women.
Tips to balance your hormones
1. Say goodbye to sugar and wine
Are you "self-medicating" yourself a glass (or bottle) of wine every night to relax? Are sugar cravings unbearable during the day? Sugar and alcohol are 2 of the biggest endocrine disruptors, and they contribute to the stress you're already enduring.
Sugar causes inflammation and feeds bad bacteria in your gut (read: causes of bloating, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea), and wine overloads your detoxification system, which must be kept in good working order to metabolize hormones and contribute to the overall balance of the hormone.
Eliminate both and you'll feel better in a week. Your hormones will be happier too.
2. Get more sleep
Sleep is the best X-ray for stress. We don't have enough of this. We are burning the candle at both ends, and our hormones are paying for our lifestyle.
Lack of sleep causes cortisol to rise, you gain weight, have sugar cravings, and fatigue. Get 8-9 hours of sleep each night. Don't be afraid of a 20-minute nap on the weekends (or during work hours).
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3. Take care of your liver
As I have already mentioned, the liver is responsible for metabolizing hormones and plays a crucial role in hormonal balance.
The liver is the organ that works the most, so you have to be kind to it. The liver has to filter everything you eat (including medications), drink, breathe and apply to the skin.
So let's forget about soda, sugar, alcohol, white flour, and chemical-laden processed foods. Eat crucifers, organic protein and eggs, green leafy vegetables, beets and carrots, and green vegetable juices.
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4. Fix your stressful relationships
This may take some time, but you can start by asking yourself these questions: Are you stuck in an unhappy or unhealthy relationship? Be open and honest. Would seeking therapy help? Are you separating?
Take a look at all the relationships in your life and find out how you can improve them. Your emotional well-being is crucial for happiness and hormonal balance. Finding a path that elevates your spirit can help you a lot.
See How to make your relationship happier and healthier?
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