How do you keep your Hormones Happy?

Feeling a bit off lately? Feeling a little moody? Not feeling much love for yourself, your significant other, or people around you? Having symptoms like low energy, depression, or infertility? With the lives we live today we can easily throw off our hormones, the balancers and regulators of our bodies. Is your body trying to tell you something?

It is best to stop and evaluate.

Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone and just below your Adam’s apple. This gland produces thyroid hormone, which mainly helps control the rate at which your body burns calories – your metabolism (as well as your heart rate, body temperature, digestion, fertility, mood, and a host of other functions). When thyroid hormones become imbalanced — either too high or too low — chemical reactions all over the body are thrown off and your body functions go haywire.

It is probably not a good idea to ignore or cover up those symptoms instead of addressing the root cause because one problem can lead to another health issue. Here are some tips to restore your hormonal balance, so that you can start feeling back to your normal, happy, healthy self.

Tip 1: Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food. (Quote by Hippocrates)

Think about your lifestyle and how you can be healthier. Most people know what in their lifestyle is bad for them and what could be better – they tend not to have time to make better choices. Focus on going on a Paleo Diet. Paleo diets are based on a simple premise—if the cavemen didn’t eat it, you shouldn’t either. Say goodbye to refined sugar, dairy, legumes, and grains; and hello to meat, fish, poultry, fruits, and veggies.

Avoid taking coffee first thing in the morning on an empty stomach as it can cause your blood sugar to crash & spike for the rest of the day while your body tries to reset itself to a normal balance. A much healthier option is either tea or green tea. You must know that consumption of dairy products worsens hormonal balance because there are so many hormones present in milk.

Remember to also include good quality vitamins and mineral supplements into your diet. Vitamin C, Vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and the full spectrum of B complex vitamins are all important to help hormones balance themselves naturally.

Tip 2: Stress will mess with your hormones

Slow down and breathe.

Your adrenals are an essential part of your hormonal system in your body, where they produce DHEA which responds to stress in your body. Each time you put them through stress, they end up working very hard. Dealing with stress helps relieve the pressure of your adrenals. Take baths, go for walks, practice meditation, breathing methods or take yoga classes. Rest is also important. Many women have such hectic lifestyles that they give their body little time to re-adjust from life’s demands. This disrupts the natural hormones cycles in women.

Tip 3: Exercise, exercise, exercise

Move your body! Did you know that regular aerobic exercise can releases chemicals and hormones that improve your mood? Exercise is very important for overall health, stress relief and of course, balancing hormones. Even if you are short of time you can always do something as simple as taking a walk in the morning or in the evening, whichever you prefer. It is best to exercise a minimum of three times a week in order to see results.

If symptoms still persist after making these lifestyle changes, it is best that you see a doctor right away. This is vital as there could be other, more serious complications that you are unaware of.

For more information on Hormone Balance Assessment Test at NWC, please contact +603 62030980.

Hope to see you there,
Dr Nor

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