This is a very important topic that many people are wondering about. To balance hormones naturally I’ve tried many different natural solutions. I guess you could say I’m not doing much except taking some supplements and practicing a healthy lifestyle overall. I always recommend eating healthy, exercise and take time for relaxation. When my hormone imbalance was at its worst I tried Moon Balance and within 24 hours my symptoms were gone. If you want to read about my success story and learn all about what is moon balance then please go here. Use code HEALTHYFOODIE if you want the discount.
It’s all going fine but it does take time to get everything balanced. It’s important to work with your doctor or a naturopath to receive the best results. Remember I’m not a doctor but I can provide you with suggestions to help you make some natural choices. Or at least try natural solutions first. I recollect during my hormonal imbalance that it would be much easier to take a pill from the doctor. I chose to try a natural solution. Below I’ve outlined for you; hormone imbalance in the body, what are the symptoms, foods that can help balance hormones naturally and foods to avoid.
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Hormone imbalance in the body
A hormone imbalance is when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the body’s bloodstream. This can happen due to several reasons such as stress, age, change of life, medications or a medical condition. Other conditions could be caused by toxins or unhealthy food choices. If left untreated a hormone imbalance can be dangerous and cause serious illnesses such as diabetes and thyroid issues. According to medicalnewstoday.com, hormones are chemicals that are produced by glands in the endocrine system.
Focus on the following tips to help balance hormones
- Get plenty of deep high quality sleep-Getting plenty of deep high quality sleep is a problem for many people. I’ve done some things in my life to help me sleep better. I do not eat chocolate or drink alcohol after dinner because I’ve learned the hard way that those things interrupt me getting good sleep. I have some non caffeine tea before bed. My favorite is turmeric and ginger based and it seems to help me settle down. I haven’t tried this but people have said to limit screen time one hour before bed. Turn off WiFi and keep the bedroom dark and cool.
- Eat fatty fish-I recommend wild caught salmon as a great source of fatty fish.
- Eat healthy balanced meals-Eating lots of fruits, veggies, grains and proteins at every meal.
- Manage stress-Learn how to decompress and take deep breaths when you’re feeling extra stress in your life or work.
- Eat healthy fats-These are healthy oils such as olive oil and nuts or seeds.
- Avoid sugary drinks-This would be sugary drinks such as soda or milk shakes.
- Avoid processed foods-Foods purchased in a box or in a can that is not fresh with preservatives and a long list of unhealthy ingredients.
- Eat enough protein at each meal-Proteins can be found in fish, beans, nuts, seeds and avocados.
- Exercise regularly-I published an article about simple exercises that you can do and balance exercises for seniors. Check out my other article here for the 10 ways to walk at home.
- Eat high fiber foods-Foods such as whole grains, beans, legumes, avocado, peas and apples.
Men can also have a hormone imbalance. Men can have fatigue, mood changes, hair loss, muscle weakness and osteoporosis. Only 20% of men experience hormone imbalance.
Symptoms of a hormone imbalance
If you have read my article WHAT IS MOON BALANCE then you will be familiar with this list. I’ve actually had many of these symptoms, 8 of them to be exact. I find when I focus on improving symptoms and not ignoring the symptoms then it gets better. I will shop online or walk into the natural food store and come out with solutions. The next day I feel better!
Here’s the list with a couple additions:
- Night Sweats
- Acne-Check out my article Best Acne Treatment for Teens
- Muscle/Joint Pain
- Hot Flashes
- Weight Gain
- Irregular Periods
- Mental/Physical Fatigue
Foods that help balance hormones (my favorites)
- Broccoli-I like to steam and add along with an entree.
- Cauliflower-I like to make cauliflower rice fried with olive oil and some garlic.
- Kale-I like the baby kale added to a smoothie or in a salad.
- Avocado-My favorite is avocado toast or guacamole. Check out my article here.
- Flaxseeds-I add to my smoothie or oatmeal. Check out my article here.
- Quinoa-I like to make a bowl and mix the quinoa with baked salmon and veggies.
- Cherries-They are great dried from the local health food store, Costco or online here from Thrive market.
- Green Tea-I love the tea selections from Art of Tea.
- Eggs-I always feel great when I eat eggs, try them hard-boiled or fried for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
- Coconut oil-I keep this available in my kitchen at all times and use for cooking.
- Spinach-I add the spinach to my scrambled eggs and also add into my salads.
- Blueberries-This is great added to chia pudding, yogurt and granola.
- Apples-I love adding apples and peanut butter together for a tasty snack.
- Salmon-My favorite cooked protein with potatoes and veggies is a dinner I frequently serve to my family.
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Foods that cause a hormone imbalance
There are some foods that can increase symptoms of a hormone imbalance. They increase the production of estrogen and worsen symptoms. They are: corn syrup, alcohol, packaged processed foods, red meat and artificial sweetners.
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