Do you struggle with obesity, constipation, menstrual dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, brittle hair and nails? If yes, you may be dealing with hormonal imbalance.
There are many types of hormonal imbalances, and each is accompanied with different symptoms. Fatigue and insomnia indicate adrenal dysfunction. The adrenals are responsible for the secretion of stress hormones.
Fatigue, obesity, constipation, brittle nails and hair are the most common symptoms of improperly functioning thyroid gland.
Menstrual and menopausal issues are sign of imbalanced secretion of progesterone, testosterone, and estrogen levels. Every imbalance leads to obesity and fatigue.
But, hormones are not always the answer to your weight management issues. Eating carbs and starches may also be your problem, as you may be dealing with carbohydrate-intolerance. The excessive consumption of carbs makes you insulin “resistant.”
Is conventional testing accurate?
Aging is not a painful process, and it doesn’t make you feel or look ill. If you don’t feel good, than your hormones are probably messed up.
Regular checkups don’t detect every imbalance. You may be told that everything is fine with your body, but you just don’t feel healthy.
Find the best way to bring your hormones in order, and we give you 10 tips on how to do so.
10 tips on “fixing” hormonal imbalances
- Limit the intake of carbs and starches
Carbs and starched burden your hormones, so try to limit the intake of sweets and starchy foods. You can also eliminate these for at least two weeks, and see how your body works.
- Add healthy fats to your menu
Healthy fats promote normal secretion of hormones, and cuts down cravings. You will enjoy an instant energy boost, and there will be no need to snack between meals.
- Avoid eating grains, legumes, and high sugar foods for two weeks
You may be carb-intolerant, and not aware of it. Carbs affect metabolic processes in your body, and you end up being insulin-resistant. Seems bad, right?
- Treat your intestinal flora well
Probiotics stimulate the growth of friendly bacteria. Fermented foods regulate dangerous bacteria, enhance digestion, and improve the function of your hormones.
- Stay away from inflammatory foods!
This includes processed foods, sugar, and gluten. Eating too much of these will affect your intestines, endocrine system and immunity.
- Get some decent sleep
Insomnia affects every cell in your body. Sleeping less than required causes a real chaos in your body, and your cells lose the ability to restore themselves.
You will age much faster, and that’s the last scenario you dream of.
- Limit the intake of stimulants
Caffeine is not your friend. It’s contained in coffee soda, energy drinks and tea. It messes up with your hormones, and keep you awake at night.
- Run away from chemicals
Chemicals are added to water, food, household cleaners, and beauty products. But, there are much safer alternatives, so give your best to avoid chemicals.
- Use less synthetic medications
This applies to over-the-counter drugs. Pharmaceutical solutions affect your microflora and lead to hormonal imbalances. If your health condition requires that you take medication, try not to use drugs for too long.
Give your body and mind enough time to relax. Dance, laugh, walk, and spend some time outside. Your body will thank you. Meditate more often, and take care of your hormones.