Hormonal imbalance refers to hormones such as stress hormones, sex hormones and hunger hormones becoming unbalanced, and can result in symptoms like unexplained weight fluctuations, fatigue, mood swings, reduced libido and hormonal breakouts.
So here are my top tips for managing your hormones and rebalancing your body!
1. Eat for your hormones!
Prioritising foods rich in healthy fats and fibre, as well as dark leafy vegetables, are fantastic for nourishing your hormones! Foods like salmon, sardines, eggs, extra virgin olive oil, nuts and seeds are rich in healthy fats to support hormonal balance. Dark green leafy vegetables, as well as high-fibre foods such as oats, beans, lentils, and fruit and vegetables (with the skin on!!) are also so important for regulating hormones such as oestrogen, and helping maintain balance in your body.
2. Move your body.
Regular exercise is excellent for supporting cortisol levels (your stress hormone!). I recommend a mix of low intensity, restorative exercise like yoga, Pilates and walking, along with some higher intensity options like HIIT and resistance training to keep your cortisol under control!
3. Prioritise sleep.
Sleep is so important for hormonal function and metabolism. Growth hormones, melatonin, cortisol, leptin and ghrelin (hunger hormones) are all linked to sleep and your circadian rhythm, so aim for 7-9 hours of good quality sleep each night!
4. Manage stress.
Stress can really throw your hormones out of balance – particularly your cortisol, growth hormones, and reproductive hormones. Incorporating things like yoga, meditation, walks in nature or breathing sequences can help you manage stress levels, and bring these hormones back into balance, so you feel energised and restored again!
This formula is my secret weapon for managing hormonal imbalances. It contains herbs such as Chaste Tree and Dong Quai to support your reproductive hormones, relieve symptoms of premenstrual tension and menstrual irregularity. It also contains B vitamins to support energy production and the function of the nervous system, and Magnesium to support muscle relaxation and stable blood sugars. Finally, it contains adaptogenic herbs such as Ashwagandha to help the body to adapt to stressful situations and ultimately reduce cortisol levels. When you let cortisol rise too high, it can affect the rest of your hormones.
This formula can support healthy, stable hormones, and banish the mood swings, cramping, breakouts, fatigue, and all the not-so-fun stuff caused by out of whack hormones! It’s helped so many people already, try it for yourself!
I hope these tips provide the relief you’re looking for, and leave you feeling your best again!