5 Natural Ways to Balance Your Hormones

5 Natural Ways to Balance Your Hormones

Hormones affect us profoundly, both emotionally and physically, yet balancing hormones can prove difficult for many of us. 

Try to implement these simple, natural strategies to support hormonal balance.

1. Regular Exercise.

Exercise and physical movement has been found to have a strong influence on hormonal health, reducing the risk of disease as it protects muscle mass during the aging process.

Personalised Tip: If you can't exercise vigorously, try going for a brisk walk or cycle ride daily.

2. Say No to Stress.

Stress can lead to an increase in cortisol and adrenaline, cortisol being known as 'the stress hormone.' If these hormones elevate due to stress, it can cause us long term issues including weight gain and high blood pressure. Try to implement daily rituals to combat stress such as meditation, yoga and exercise, journalling and self care.

Personalised Tip: Taking a B-complex supplment daily may help to regulate stress hormones and positively influence your energy.

3. Make Time for Sleep

Your circadian system affects hormones including cortisol and ghrelin, so good quality sleep essential in keeping our hormones regulated and in check.

Personalised Tip: Consider taking Magnesium supplement to encourage sleep and help with anxiety, in turn, assisting your hormones on the road to balance!

4. Maca Powder

Native to Peru, the Maca plant is available in a powder that has an earthy, caramel-like taste, and harbours some incredible health benefits. As well as being rich in good fatty acids and being known as a 'herbal adaptogen,' Maca is also rich in plant sterols that are biochemically related to hormones such as oestrogen, testosterone and progesterone.

Personalised Tip: We're a big fan of Maca Powder here at Personalised Co, why not try incorporating it into your morning smoothie?

5. Reduce your sugar intake

You guessed it. Unfortunately, sugar is a big inflammatory and also elevates insulin levels, meaning it adversely affects hormonal balance.

Personalised Tip: Switch processed sugars to natural sugars to help curb cravings.

 

References: 

MaxLiving: https://maxliving.com/healthy-articles/how-to-naturally-balance-hormones

Heathline: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/balance-hormones#section2 

* Hormones Balance: https://hormonesbalance.com/articles/the-10-hormone-balancing-wonders-of-maca/