10 Health Tips For Balancing Hormones

Balance hormones with plenty of whole foods, yoga, moderate exercise and a nutritional cleansing program.  I find this is what works for my clients and me.  Many of us, myself included as a freelance English copywriter experience premenstrual syndrome, otherwise, know as PMS.  So you are not alone! Frequent complaints of hormone imbalances include moodiness, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, poor concentration, lethargy, depression, period pain and fatigue.  Let's take a look and what may be causing hormone imbalances.

What Causes Hormonal Imbalance

Hormones may become unbalanced due to stress.  In addition to blood sugar and neurotransmitter imbalances.  You will need a blood test to ascertain if you have high levels of these hormones.  For clients suffering from PMS, I find a nutrition program works effectively.

Health Tips To Balance Hormones

  1. Eat anti-inflammatory foods including; healthy fats, turmeric, and ginger.

  2. Cruciferous vegetables may be sufficient for balancing hormones; broccoli, cauliflower, kale and dark leafy greens.

  3. Enjoy fruits which are low in fructose including berries, apple, oranges, grapefruit, cherries, and pears.

  4. Balance your blood sugar levels.

  5. Support your nervous system by eating foods high in B vitamins and magnesium including oats, nuts, and seeds.

  6. Increase whole grains including quinoa, unpolished brown rice, millet, and legumes.

  7. Onion and Garlic – they contain sulfur compounds which help remove toxins and free radicals.

  8. Green Tea contains catechins and flavonoids that may be protective against estrogen-dominant breast issues.

  9. Grass-fed, organic and hormone free meat contain fewer residues of oestrogenic hormones and antibiotics.

  10. Drink 2 litres of filtered, natural mineral or steam-distilled water and lots of herbal teas.

Foods To Avoid

Soy, alcohol, inflammatory foods, and caffeine.  Especially relevant is avoiding any foods you may be intolerant.

Lifestyle Tips

Make a point of committing to your health.  Find the time daily to exercise.  Walking and yoga work effectively for balancing my hormones.  Reduce your exposure to estrogen.  Oestrogen found in some fertility drugs, hormone replacement therapy, pesticides, plastics and the lining of tin cans.  Be aware that painkillers and antibiotics may damage your liver and destroy the healthy bacteria in your gut.  Consequently leading to ‘leaky’ gut which increases allergic sensitivity and a weakened immune system.

Hit The Reset Button

From my personal experience, a cleanse or a detox worked wonders for my PMS.