Do you feel balanced hormonally?
When you are truly well, you won’t think about your hormones. Periods will be trouble-free and you’ll sail through the menopause.
Being concerned about your hormones is a sign of a broader health imbalance. Think of this as a useful indicator that you’d benefit from some lifestyle changes.
There are lots of steps you can take yourself, so let’s look at some general suggestions:
Self-help Tips for Female Hormonal Balance
1. Reduce Your Stress Levels
Do you spend much of your week in a state of stress & tension? If you do, your hormones will be affected over time.
Work pressures, strained relationships at home and looking after sick family members are just some of the stressful situations many women face on an ongoing basis. To keep going in the face of such demands, our bodies produce the stress hormone cortisol. However, there is a price to pay if this happens too often, and our body diverts resources away from other functions, including the production of female hormones such as progesterone. The result is often problems with periods or fertility or PMS.
For self-help tips on reducing your stress levels, see my post on Managing everyday stresses well.
2. Eat for hormone balancing
Food is a fundamental building block for good health generally and hormone balance in particular. My top tips are:
- eat a wide range of foods as a way of ensuring a good range of nutrients
- make sure you are eating enough and not cutting out carbohydrates or fats as both are necessary for hormonal balance. Stick to wholefoods as much as possible and focus on fats from nuts, seeds and oily fish.
- vegetables are a particularly valuable source of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants – eat generous portions
- cook from fresh ingredients and avoid additives as much as possible. Ingredients should be familiar foods, rather than lists of chemicals!
- if you can, eat organically. This will reduce your exposure to pesticides used on crops and to medications and hormones often given routinely to farm animals
- moderate your sugar consumption as part of balancing your blood sugar levels
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3. Prioritise Refreshing Sleep
Quality sleep is vital for good health and this includes hormonal health. During sleep our bodies repair and waking refreshed will make your day more productive and enjoyable – and also less stressful!
It is common for sleep to be a little more disturbed around the time your period starts but if poor sleep is a frequent occurrence, look into natural ways to improve your sleep.
Further help for Female Hormone Balance
Maybe you’ve already tried many of the tips above and still feeling out of sorts hormonally?
Maybe you just feel overwhelmed by it all and unsure where to start?
Then feel free to book a free chat with me so we can discuss your concerns and whether I might be able to support you in getting your hormones more balanced.
After a full consultation, I can select homeopathic remedies for you, taking into consideration your particular symptoms, including:
- no periods
- heavy periods
- painful periods
- difficulties with fertility
- menopausal hot flushes
- hormonal mood swings
I may also suggest other support measures, such as homeopathically prepared organic herbs. These can be blended according to your individual needs to help restore good sleep patterns, aid stress management and contribute to hormone balance itself.