Would you love to feel great and be able to manage your hormones? Well, you can. Coping with the symptoms of a hormone imbalance can be frustrating, to say the least. Naturally balancing your hormones could be the answer. I coped with menopause naturally and to help with some of the symptoms like hot flushes and night sweats I made lifestyle changes, had kinesiology treatments and took supplements plus herbs where needed.
I find when I am working with clients the symptoms they experience, such as stress can be linked to their hot flushes or their aches and pains.
SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS RELATED TO A HORMONE IMBALANCE INCLUDE:
- Aches and pains
- Irregular periods
- Water retention
- Weight gain
These are common symptoms of a hormone imbalance and also a range of other health issues including digestive related problems. This is why it is essential that you do what you can to look after your gut.
You know the phrase, ‘you are what you eat’ this is so true and it is also true that ‘you are what you absorb’. If your gut is in a poor state then you are not able to absorb the nutrients from your food. This will then have an effect on your hormones, which could lead to a whole range of symptoms. So be kind to your gut and eat the right food.
HOW TO IMPROVE MY HORMONE IMBALANCE
There are a few very simple ways to improve your hormone balance. Eating nutritious food and taking regular exercise is a great start. Where needed it is also a great idea to take additional supplements. I say this because it can be difficult to gain sufficient micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) from our food.
By the way, taking supplements is in addition to a healthy diet not to be taken instead of one. When I say a healthy diet, this is a diet best achieved for you We are all individuals and at different stages of health and finances.
Now it does depend on you as an individual. As I am not aware of your hormone problems or muscle testing you to discover the recommended supplements for you I can only make suggestions.
The beauty of kinesiology muscle testing is that we can discover so much about your health and well-being. We can find out what is happening to you emotionally, chemically and physically. We can then discover what you need and use a range of techniques to help you back to great health and well-being.
I would also suggest that you seek advice from your GP and also gain blood tests if relevant. It is especially useful to do this to ensure that there are no other underlying health issues.
As I mentioned it is so important to consider your digestive health as this is essential for hormone balance. The gut is where we absorb nutrients so it is vital that we ensure it is healthy.
Remember, what we need, as individuals to support our hormones will vary, so these are suggestions:
- Essential fats – omega 3 & 6 which can be found in fish oil, borage oil, evening primrose oil, flax and chia seeds.
- A good multivitamin and mineral
- Vitamin C
- B complex and especially B6
- Folic acid
ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP?
Having enough sleep is another factor and makes all the difference to your hormone balance. Your brain and body need deep restorative sleep. Did you know that not having enough sleep can even increase your weight? This can happen because when we are tired we can crave more carbs (a quick fix) to give us energy. Soooo we can add on the pounds.
I haven’t mentioned this yet but stress is such a key element for symptoms related to a hormone imbalance. If you are living in a complete state of stress, it can have a huge impact on you. When you are stressed you are releasing hormones including cortisol. This can lead to problems with your digestive and immune systems and your skin.
YOUR TOILETRIES COULD BE DISRUPTING YOUR HORMONES
We cover our hair and skin in an assortment of products and these products contain an array of chemicals. Think about it, you are breathing in chemicals every day; they are in what you eat and drink. Then you are putting them on your skin and hair, through your shampoo, shower gel, deodorant and face products. Your body then has to process the chemicals.
I know it can be so expensive using organic and products that are free from so many of the nasties. I believe it must be worth eliminating some. The products I use on my face, for example, are from Neal’s Yard or Arbonne. I love them because they don’t contain nasties.
Here are some chemicals that are worth avoiding:
Parabens – the following chemicals are also under the parabens banner:
- Benzoyl Peroxide
Petroleum, other names you may see on your products that are under the Petroleum umbrella:
- Mineral oil
- Liquid paraffin
Artificial Dyes and Synthetic Colours
It is clear here that we have so much to deal with on a daily basis. We can make a start in supporting our hormones and reducing some of the symptoms by just being mindful of what we are doing to our bodies. Looking at the shampoo we buy to see if it contains parabens would be a start. Making some lifestyle changes and adapting our diet so we are not eating too much sugar, refined foods or processed foods. Taking additional supplements if needed, sleeping well and reducing stress will help.
If not you can always seek help from a complementary therapist like a kinesiologist. A kinesiologist will take a holistic approach, assess your needs including nutrition and balance you, mind and body. To find out more about kinesiology click here
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