Anything that affects the body or brain impacts everything we do. Updated Resources for you- see links below my original article-
Statistics reveal that almost 80% of women suffer from some hormonal imbalance resulting in a slew of physical and mental health challenges.
What comes to mind when you think of hormones?
Menopause? Pregnancy? ‘That’ time of the month?
The truth is, our hormones contribute continually to numerous functions in the body, including heart rate, body temperature, blood quality, respiration, and bone health. It is nearly impossible to separate hormones from overall physical health.
Hormones do more than keep our bodies fully functional. They are our internal GPS. They help us tap into our very best self-confident, centered, radiating good health, in alignment with our authentic being. It is no secret that we can tap into this Inner Goddess. All we need to do is sync up our hormonal blueprint and let it guide the way!
When our hormones are out of whack, everything is affected. Symptoms range from acne, dandruff, headaches, cramps, exhaustion, digestive problems, irregular or painful periods, weight gain, anxiety, insomnia, low libido, inexplicable food cravings to mood swings and irritability, and depression. And most importantly, we lose touch with our natural wisdom, intuition, and sense of self.
So what causes hormonal imbalances?
1. Internal imbalance?
Problems with elimination, reduced liver and thyroid health, lack of appropriate nutrients, and roller-coaster-blood-sugar levels all can result in hormonal imbalances. Digestive health tops the list followed closely by erratic blood sugar levels. When we understand our body-requirements, we can meet them and maintain hormonal balance.
Here are my "down and dirty" natural energy and mood-enhancers:
Maca powder-Add to cookie dough! mmmm!
Pure, raw organic cacao- nibs in cookies
Chia seeds- make a yummy soft dessert
Coconut (water, flesh/meat, oil and butter)
Spirulina- add to smoothies
Goji berries- add to oatmeal, etc
Hemp seeds and oil- ground seeds in smoothies
2. External toxicity?
Hormones in meat and dairy, pesticides in food, chemicals in cosmetic products, toxic household cleaning products, disinfectants, dry cleaning fluids, BPAs and PCBs, lead in paints, and other dirt in our air and water affect our hormonal health significantly. It’s always a good idea to use safe, chemical-free household cleaning and cosmetic products. Herbs like cilantro and parsley are great for getting rid of heavy metals and other toxins in the body.
3. Stress? No, not much chance we are suffering from stress. (eye roll!)
Stress triggers a specific set of hormones that wreak havoc on our body’s delicate infrastructure. In even a mildly stressful situation, the brain will tap into our progesterone reserve to counteract the building anxiety. Most stress today is caused by non-life-threatening situations, and yet we continuously fall victim to this huge hormone disruptor.
4. Are some of us even rejecting our femininity? Oh, dear!
Many women learned early in life to hate their bodies and monthly period. As a result, the gap between who we are and who we think need to be has widened. The truth is our cycle offers an entirely systematic blueprint that can guide you towards a healthy, productive, creative lifestyle.
5. FINALLY, There’s more help than I could find back in 2018!
How about some drug-free, simple, effective, wise-woman solutions?
I’ll wager you are more than ready to smooth out your midlife hormonal roller coaster! I know for a fact that Nadia Shana Krauss will be your holistic health coach bestie. She’s already done all the research and planning you need to help you lower your stress, have more energy, juice-up your mojo, and...wait for it.........sleep better!
THEN, see how much more creative you can be when you sit down to write!
HORMONE TESTING FOR WOMEN- Written by Leigh Morgan
"This guide explains why women’s hormone testing is done, when it should be done, and how it’s done. Although hormone testing is useful in the diagnosis and management of many medical conditions, this guide focuses on four common women’s health issues: hypothyroidism, fertility problems, polycystic ovary syndrome, and menopause. The guide concludes with some of the most frequently asked questions regarding women’s hormone testing."
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