How to Balance Your Hormonal Rollercoaster Ride

How to Balance Your Hormonal Rollercoaster Ride

Ah, hormones. We can’t live with them, we can’t live without them. If your hormones are out of whack, you may feel like you’re riding a never-ending hormonal rollercoaster. If this is something you’re struggling with, don’t worry — there are ways to get back in control and find balance! Let’s dive into how you can treat hormonal imbalance and get back on track.


Dietary Changes
What you eat can have a huge impact on your hormones. Eating certain foods can help reduce inflammation and hormone imbalances while other types of food will only make it worse. Certain foods contain essential nutrients that play a major role in maintaining healthy hormone levels such as Vitamin B6, magnesium, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids, and more. Try incorporating more of these foods into your diet: leafy greens, nuts and seeds, salmon and other fatty fish, fruits like apples and blueberries, avocados, whole grains like quinoa or oats, legumes such as lentils or beans, eggs (preferably organic), yogurt or kefir (preferably unsweetened), dark chocolate (in moderation!), fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro (great for detoxifying).  These foods will help keep your hormones balanced naturally!

Stress Management
Stress is one of the main culprits when it comes to unbalanced hormones. When we experience too much stress over long periods of time our bodies don't know what to do with it all so it begins to store the excess energy in our fat cells which then leads to an increase in cortisol levels – the main stress hormone that affects our body's ability to regulate energy levels. To reduce stress levels try exercising regularly (at least 20 minutes a day), yoga or meditation classes if available near you - they're great for calming the mind - getting enough sleep every night (aiming for 7-8 hours), engaging in activities that bring joy and allowing yourself time off from work/responsibilities when needed.  All of these things will help keep your stress levels at bay so your hormone levels stay balanced.
Supplements & Herbs
Certain supplements may be beneficial for treating hormonal imbalances such as probiotics which help maintain good bacteria in the gut; Vitamin D which helps regulate calcium absorption; Omega-3 Fatty Acids which provide essential fats for proper brain function; Magnesium which helps relax muscles; Zinc which plays a role in testosterone production; DIM or Diindolylmethane which helps metabolize estrogen; Ashwagandha which helps reduce anxiety and cortisol levels; Maca Root Powder which helps boost libido and energy; Rhodiola Rosea which helps improve mood; Chasteberry Extract which helps regulate menstrual cycles; Licorice Root Extract which can reduce PMS symptoms; Ginkgo Biloba Extract is also good for improving mental clarity among other benefits. Additionally there are some herbal remedies that may be useful such as saw palmetto extract for reducing symptoms related to PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) as well as dandelion root tea for aiding digestion & liver health since liver health plays an important role in hormone regulation too!

Hormonal imbalance doesn't have to be something that keeps you up at night—you can take steps now towards finding balance once again! Start by making dietary changes such as incorporating more nutrient-dense foods into your diet like leafy greens and avocado as well as reducing processed foods from your meals. Don't forget about managing stress levels by taking time off from work/responsibilities when needed or engaging in activities that bring joy! Finally adding natural supplements & herbs into your routine could be helpful too—they could provide just the right amount of support needed for balancing out those hormones again! So if you're looking for ways on how to treat hormonal imbalance look no further than this article —you've got all the information here now let's get started bringing balance back into our life!

Can I balance my hormones myself?

Blog Title: How to Balance Your Hormones in Just 5 Steps

Blog Introduction: Let’s face it, moms over 40—balancing hormones can be tricky. One minute you’re feeling great, the next you’re feeling completely overwhelmed. But don’t worry! I have some tips to help you balance your hormones without leaving your house. Read on for five simple steps to help get your hormones back in check!


#1 Get Adequate Sleep
This one should come as no surprise. Getting enough sleep is one of the most important things you can do when it comes to regulating your hormones. Aim for seven to eight hours each night, and if that isn’t possible, take regular naps throughout the day. A good night's rest will ensure that all of your body functions are working as they should be and that your hormones are balanced.

#2 Exercise Regularly
Regular exercise is essential for hormone balance because it helps reduce stress levels and encourages a healthy metabolism. Whether it’s going for a walk around the block or doing yoga at home, make sure you schedule some “me time” into your daily routine to boost your mood and keep your hormones in check. Bonus: exercise will also help you sleep at night!

#3 Eat Clean & Balanced Meals
The food we eat has a huge effect on our overall health and well-being, including our hormonal health. Eating clean and balanced meals throughout the day will help keep your metabolism running smoothly and give you more energy throughout the day. Try to incorporate plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats into every meal for best results!
                               
#4 Reduce Stress Levels                    
Stress can have a major impact on our body's ability to produce hormones correctly, so it's important to take measures to reduce stress levels whenever possible. Meditation is a great way to do this, as is spending time outdoors or with friends who bring positivity into your life. Taking breaks throughout the day can also help keep stress levels down so that you can focus on other tasks more effectively.   

#5 Take Supplements 
Taking supplements is necessary to get all of the nutrients  your hormones need for balance (especially if following a vegan diet). The supplements which are beneficial  in order to achieve optimal hormonal health are sulfur (I choose a whole food MSM supplement), Vitamins B, C and D, omegas and plant based bio-identical progesterone. Message me and I can point you in the right direction!

Balancing hormones can seem like an impossible task—but it doesn't have to be! With these five simple steps, moms over 40 can find ways to keep their hormones in check naturally from home without any fancy equipment or expensive treatments required! So give these tips a try today—you just might find yourself feeling better than ever before!

How to Identify and Treat Hormonal Imbalances

How to Identify and Treat Hormonal Imbalances
Have you ever felt exhausted, moody, or anxious for no particular reason? If so, you may be experiencing a hormone imbalance. Hormone imbalances can be caused by a variety of factors—including stress and nutritional deficiencies—and the symptoms can range from mild to severe. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to identify and treat the most common signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalances in women.


Common Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance
The most commonly experienced symptoms of hormonal imbalance are fatigue, depression/anxiety, low sex drive, weight gain/loss, night sweats/hot flashes, headaches/migraines, irregular menstrual cycles, infertility issues, and decreased muscle strength. If you experience any of these symptoms on a regular basis or they seem to worsen during certain times of the month (e.g., right before your period), it could indicate that your hormones are out of balance.


Treating Hormonal Imbalance
Nutrition plays an important role in balancing hormones naturally; foods like nuts and seeds that are rich in healthy fats can help increase estrogen levels while avoiding processed sugars and unhealthy fats can help keep insulin levels stable which will reduce inflammation throughout the body. Additionally getting enough sleep (ideally 7-9 hours per night) is essential for maintaining good health since sleep helps regulate cortisol (our stress hormone). Exercise is also important since it helps release endorphins which can improve our moods and reduce stress levels. Additionally, reducing exposure to environmental toxins like pesticides or food additives are also very beneficial as these chemicals can interfere with our hormones.

 Finally, you can take certain supplements in order to help restore balance in your hormones naturally. 

Understanding how our hormones work is essential for keeping them balanced naturally without relying on medications. If you think you might have a hormone imbalance it’s important to address it and find natural ways to bring them back into balance. With a proper treatment plan tailored specifically for your needs you will be able to find relief from the symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances quickly!

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Delicious and simple, gluten and dairy free breakfast!

Avoiding GLUTEN and DAIRY not only keep us on track with asthma recovery, but also help with or children's behavior and attitude. 

Additionally staying away from gluten and dairy and help with other issues. Our girls are both have their challenges. Language and speech delays, sensory issues and ADD. When we stay on track with a dairy and gluten free diet, they do so much better!

We have quick snacks on hand that are our go to breakfast options. One of our faves is Einkorn Cereal with almond milk. It's naturally gluten free and delicious! Einkorn is fine for those avoiding gluten, but it is not recommended for people with celiac disease.

Another go to breakfast is pasture raised eggs with blueberries and einkorn toast. The girls also love apple slices with peanut butter.

We ran out of cereal, and the girls were tired of eggs, so I came up with a super quick and yummy dairy and gluten free breakfast! The girls love pancakes, but making pancake after pancake when you're short on time, isn't optimal. So we made a baked pancake! We had fresh peaches on hand which made this dish super yummy!

We combined einkorn flour, almond milk and eggs along with vanilla extract, and salt. We then added it to a cast iron pan coated in butter, and topped the skillet pancake with sliced fresh peach, cinnamon and agave mixture.

Baked it and served! It was a huge hit!

Here's the recipe:

Ingredients:
1 Tablespoon organic butter
2 large peaches cut into slices
1 table spoon agave
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3 pasture raised eggs
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup einkorn flour
1 drop vanilla extract
1 pinch sea salt

Directions:
Step 1
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Step 2
Melt butter in cast-iron skillet in the pre-heating oven
Step 3
Combine peach slices, agave and cinnamon in a bowl, gently toss to coat the peaches well
Step 4
Beat eggs, almond milk, einkorn flour, vanilla extract, sea salt together in a bowl, until batter is well combined. Pour into skillet and top batter with peach mixture.
Step 5
Bake 20 minutes and ENJOY!

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