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5 Ways To Balance Your Hormones Naturally

Our hormones have a significant effect on our mental, emotional & physical health. When our hormones are imbalanced it can cause a whole mess of problems.

Hormone imbalance has become increasingly common with today's go go go mentality. There is also the inevitable fact that hormones tend to naturally decline with age.

Fortunately, there are lots of options to balance your hormones naturally! Here are our top 5 favorites:

Engage in daily exercise

Hormonal health can be greatly impacted by regular physical exercise. One of the biggest benefits of physical activity is it's ability to reduce insulin levels. A good place to start is a combination of strength training & cardio. The more intense the workout is, the more hormones are released. Cardio is helpful in balancing estrogen, the primary female sex hormone. When levels of estrogen are too high or low it can lead to bloating or water retention, menstrual cycle issues and mood swings. On the other hand strength training boosts testosterone levels which are KEY to muscle repair and muscle growth.

Avoid sugar & refined carbs

Diets that are high in sugar & refined carbs have been proven to drive up insulin resistance. If you avoid these foods and lower your overall carb intake you can help to decrease insulin levels & fight insulin sensitivity.

Learn to manage stress levels

If your day to day life is increasingly stressful you may want to consider a strategy to calm your nerves and keep your hormones in check. When you're stressed adrenaline increases your heart rate & elevates your blood pressure.

Cortisol, the primary stress hormone, increases sugar in the bloodstream. Ultimately, chronic stress keeps cortisol levels elevated, which can lead to excessive calorie intake and obesity, including increased belly fat.

Be sure to catch your ZZZZ's

No matter how much you exercise, diet and live mindfully your hormones & your body will suffer if you don't have good and consistent sleeping patterns. Sleep controls your stress hormones and keeps your nervous system healthy. Not getting enough sleep can spike blood pressure, throw off your circadian rhythm and increase hormone imbalance.

Eat Lots of Cruciferous Veggies

Cruciferous vegetables naturally promote estrogen detoxification and balance. Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussels sprouts, spinach and cabbage, contain a compound called 3,3-Diindolylmethane, or DIM. This compound has been shown to reduce high estrogen levels and support estrogen detox in the liver, which helps balance estrogen levels overall.

Still think you could use some help with hormone balance? Bioidentical hormone optimization therapy could be the answer you have been looking for.

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