5 Easy Ways to Help Balance Your Hormones Naturally Now!November 1, 2019
5 Ways To Balance Your Hormones Naturally
You may already know that as you age, your hormone levels start to decline. This decline in sex hormones (testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and DHEA) causes various symptoms, experienced in varying degrees in both men and women. Some symptoms include:
- Mood changes
- Hot Flashes
- Weight gain
- Low energy
- Low libido
- Hair loss
- Aged and thinning skin
- Painful, heavy periods
- Irregular menstrual cycles
While these symptoms may be common, they are not normal. These symptoms are not only an indication of declining hormones, but an indication of UNBALANCED hormones.
Below are Five Fundamental Health Changes that You Can Do to Begin To Improve The Balance of Your Hormones
Increase Lean Protein Consumption
Lean protein helps manage the production of hormones that regulate your appetite, helping you feel full sooner, allowing you to regulate your weight more easily. Lean proteins include: chicken, poultry, seafood.
Increase Your Exercise
Working out can help regulate your insulin levels. Studies have found that exercise helped to reduce insulin levels and increase the levels of a hormone with anti-inflammatory properties. As you age, hormones such as testosterone decrease, but physical activity may help boost these hormone levels, improving your strength and maintain muscle mass. It has also been proven that standing in a “power pose” can help boost testosterone naturally. Stand like Superwoman or Superman to increase testosterone.
Obey Your Natural Sleep Cycle
Getting at least 6 hours of sleep every night is crucial for your body to release hormones as you rest, allowing for a better balance of insulin and cortisol levels, as well as ensuring the steady release of growth hormones as you rest. Sleep is our natural state of recovery.
Manage Your Gut Health and Gut Microbiome
Probiotic foods such as yogurt, kimchi, kombucha, and sauerkraut are important to regulate your mood, boost your immune system, improve metabolism, and keep your blood sugar levels well-balanced. How do probiotics do all this? With hormones! Estrogen, cortisol, insulin, leptin, and testosterone levels are all influenced by the consumption of probiotics in positive ways.
Drink Less Coffee
Caffeine can cause your adrenal glands to produce more cortisol. This is known as the stress hormone and it’s the reason why caffeine gives you that extra burst of energy to keep you going throughout the day. However, this overproduction is also the cause of sleep problems, fatigue, and even weight gain. Cut back on the coffee to keep your body balanced and calm.
Treating Hormone Imbalances
It is possible to treat unbalanced hormones naturally. At Bay Wellness Centre, we offer specialized testing for women’s and men’s health to determine the best course of treatment.
With every patient, we develop a structured program, made specifically for you. We begin with addressing the toxic burden on your body, supporting healthy detoxification and nutrition. We coach each patient on the best way to provide fuel and dense nutrition for their body’s while reducing inflammation. Once we are satisfied that the body can handle changes, we begin to supplement or use bio-identical hormones to re-balance the hormones. We never just treat one or two hormones; we address the whole body.
It is our mission to improve the symptoms of women as they experience the symptoms of declining hormones, changing hormones and unbalanced hormones.
Bay Wellness Centre offers Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy, which helps balance your hormones by addressing any decline with a restoration in hormone levels.
Get more information by booking an initial consultation with one of our naturopathic physicians. All naturopathic physicians at Bay Wellness Centre have completed their prescriptive authority training, and extra, more specialized training in functional endocrinology and women’s health.