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3 Natural Remedies To Balance Your Hormones Today

May 15, 2024

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Our hormones are like a finely tuned orchestra, conducting everything from our mood and energy levels to our metabolism and reproductive functions.

Like every instrument plays a specific role in an orchestra, so do our hormones.

When all our hormones are in harmony, we experience a state of optimum well-being. We feel energized, focused, and emotionally stable. However, if one is out of tune, it throws off the entire thing. 

The problem is that many things in our modern lives can disrupt the harmony in our internal orchestra. Stress, diet, and environmental toxins are just a few common causes of hormonal imbalances.

But…

The good news is that some natural home remedies can help promote hormonal harmony, which is the topic of this week’s YouTube video.


Signs of Hormonal Imbalance

Before we discuss balancing your hormones, let’s talk about how to determine if they are out of whack.

Here are some common tell-tale signs that your hormones are not at their optimum levels:

  • Chronic fatigue (no matter how much sleep you get, you still feel tired)
  • Unexplained weight gain or loss
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Menstrual irregularities (such as irregular periods or severe PMS symptoms)
  • Sleep problems, such as insomnia 
  • Digestive issues, like bloating or constipation
  • Hair loss via thinning or excessive shedding
  • Decreased libido

3 Natural Remedies for Hormonal Imbalance

If you notice some of the signs above, I recommend visiting your healthcare practitioner to have some tests done. This is important as it will help you understand which hormones are unbalanced and why.

Alongside working with a health care practitioner, you can try some natural home remedies. 

These things are super simple, requiring only minor changes to your diet or lifestyle.

1. Food

The foods we eat can have a significant impact on our hormonal balance. In particular, making dietary changes can help to balance cortisol and insulin levels.

Here’s what you should eat for optimum hormonal health:

  • Healthy fats – Good fats, like avocados, nuts, seeds, and olive oil, can support adrenal function and cortisol balance and keep blood sugar levels stable.
  • Lean proteins – Proteins like poultry, fish, tofu, tempeh, and legumes can also help support adrenal health and stabilize blood sugar levels.
  • Fruits and vegetables—The abundance of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytonutrients in fruits and vegetables supports adrenal health and reduces inflammation.
  • Probiotic-rich foods – Foods that contain probiotics, like yogurt, kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, and kombucha, can reduce digestive issues linked to cortisol imbalance.
  • Magnesium-rich foods – Foods rich in magnesium, like leafy greens, nuts, seeds, whole grains, legumes, and dark chocolate, promote improved adrenal function and cortisol regulation.

2. Teas

Teas are a secret (and natural) medicine for hormonal health. While there are a variety of beneficial teas that support different hormones, here are three to start with:

  • Chamomile tea – Widely known for its calming effect on the nervous system, chamomile tea is beneficial for easing stress and reducing symptoms related to elevated cortisol levels.
  • Nettle tea – This lesser-known tea contains compounds that can regulate estrogen levels. It can help reduce menstrual-related hormonal fluctuations and is particularly good for relieving bloating and water retention.
  • Peppermint tea – This refreshing tea is fab for easing digestive issues linked to hormonal imbalances. Research shows peppermint tea has a soothing effect on the gut, helping to alleviate symptoms such as bloating, gas, and indigestion.

3. Stress Reduction Techniques

While cortisol is the most common hormonal imbalance caused by stress, chronic stress can contribute to various hormonal imbalances.

Plus, considering that many of us experience stress nowadays, practicing stress-reduction techniques is one of the best natural ways to balance our hormones.

Here are four simple and free self-care practices that are scientifically proven to reduce stress:

  • Meditation and mindfulness – Cultivating a daily meditation practice (even 5 minutes) can significantly reduce stress levels. If you’re new to meditation, there are many great apps that have beginner-friendly guided practices.
  • Deep breathing exercises – If you can breathe, you can practice deep breathing exercises. Even the simplest methods, like diaphragmatic breathing or box breathing, help activate the body’s relaxation response, giving you a feeling of instant calm.
  • Yoga – The combination of mindful movement and breath connection makes yoga one of the most effective stress-reducing practices. There is tons of scientific evidence to back this up, too. Moreover, you don’t have to go to a class if you don’t want to – there are many excellent free yoga classes on YouTube. 
  • Nature walks – Research has found that spending time in nature has a significant calming and grounding effect on us, which helps to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Plus, the good news is any natural outdoor environment works, including your local park.

Final Thoughts!

Don’t forget to watch the full YouTube video for more tips on incorporating these natural remedies into your daily routine.

Are you currently dealing with hormonal imbalances? Which of these remedies will you try first? And is there any other natural treatment you’ve found beneficial for hormonal health?

Let me know in the comments below!



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