5 Ways to Boost Your Hormones Naturally

Do you want to avoid the painful symptoms of PMS? Are you in search of some natural remedies that can help to overcome the troubles caused by hormonal imbalance? Don’t worry we have got you covered. We know how damaging the hormonal imbalance can be. It can impact the normal body functioning and cause several undesirable symptoms. If you want to get rid of these signs and attain and maintain a balanced hormonal state, you must make efforts to boost the health of the endocrine system.

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Following are some practical and helpful tips through which you can attain hormonal balance naturally.

Say no to Sugar and Wine

For acquiring the balance of hormones, it is essential to stay away from the endocrine disruptors. The two of the most prominent disruptors of the endocrine system include wine and sugar. Even if you love these two, it is critically essential to eliminate them from your diet for some time. Both these add to stress load in the body.

Moreover, these can also contribute to inflammation by feeding the bacteria residing in your gut. Some other adverse effects of sugar include boosted growth of candida and adverse impact on digestion. Likewise, the excessive intake of wine can disturb the level of insulin and blood sugar along with decreasing the functional efficiency of the detox system. Thus, if you eliminate wine and sugar from your diet, you can attain a balanced state of hormones.

Enjoy Adequate Sleep

Sleep is the best way to get rid of stress. By taking sound sleep every night, you can let your body take the rest it deserves, and it can leave a positive impact on your health. On the contrary, if you are not getting sufficient sleep, it can lead to disturbing the endocrine system which can negatively impact your overall health. Some of the significant problems caused by insufficient sleep are fatigue, sugar craving and weight gain which results due to high production of cortisol. 

Thus, if you want to maintain sound health by acquiring hormonal balance, it is vital to take adequate sleep. Make a routine to sleep at a suitable time at night and make sure you enjoy a sound slumber for 6-8 hours.

Take Healthy Diet

Here is a general rule for better health. Eat healthy and avoid junk food. Intake of healthy foods and removal of junk, sodas and sugary stuff from the daily diet can leave a pleasant impact on your endocrine system which will result in acquiring hormonal balance. Make sure you eat more plant-based food, avoid white flour and processed food items and add some omega-3 sources in your diet. Besides, it is essential to add some food items that can boost liver health.

Use Herbs

Use of some herbs can be incredibly helpful in attaining a balance of hormones naturally. For instance, regulating your monthly periods, you can use Vitex. Similarly, holy basil and ashwagandha are known as powerful adrenal tonics. You can use them to enjoy deep sleep. Besides, if you want to get relief from PMS symptoms, you can use evening primrose.

Manage Stress Levels

Last but not least, taking part in some stress-reducing activities can be amazingly helpful. No matter how busy you think your life is, you can always spare some time for yourself if you want. Make it a routine to spend some ‘me time’ and engage yourself in some stress relieving activity. For instance, you can do meditation if you want. A walk in the morning or evening can also be helpful. The more you try to get emotional wellbeing, the better your hormonal health will be.

Conclusion

Attaining hormonal balance is not as difficult as it seems. You can adopt the above mentioned natural means to boost the health of your endocrine system and maintain a balance between different hormones.

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Shaline

5 Signs You Have Hormone Imbalance

Balance is the key to living a happy life. Along with other aspects, it is critically essential to maintain a hormonal balance in the body. Just like everything else, your body also requires a balanced hormonal state. Only then, your organs can function properly. If you want to enjoy sound health, maintaining a balance of hormones is essential. There are many ways through which you can naturally attain hormonal balance, but before that, you must find out whether your hormones are actually out of balance or not. 

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Many factors indicate the imbalance of these chemical messengers in the body. Following are the most prominent and commonly occurring indicators of hormonal imbalance. Take a look at the list below and if you experience any of these conditions, consult a health professional and pay exclusive attention to attaining a balance of hormones.

Constant Fatigue and Exhaustion

The most prominent indication of an imbalance of hormones is that you feel low and tired all the time. When there is an abnormal release of cortisol along with other adrenal hormones in the body, you feel stressed. Besides, you may feel sad and extremely tired even when you do nothing.  Thus, if you often have a foggy head, low mood, and extreme depression, your body might have a hormonal imbalance.

Intense Cravings

Here is another commonly occurring symptom but it goes unidentified often because many people usually have cravings, especially for sugar and other sweet stuff.  The imbalanced hormonal state also boosts your cravings for different food items including drinks, chocolates, and other tempting edibles. Studies have shown that an increased level of insulin or high concentration of cortisol in the body can enhance your craving for sugar or wine. Besides, if there is an imbalance of electrolytes in the body, your body tends to crave for savory snacks.

Weight Gain

You might have already heard about it. In addition to your daily intake of food and exercises that you participate in, your hormones also have a significant role in determining your body weight because they impact the metabolic rate. If your hormones are out of balance, you will have difficulty in shedding extra body weight despite all your efforts and dieting.  Hence, there is no point of doing heavy exercise and severe dieting if your hormones are not balanced. Consult a professional first, acquire hormonal balance and then follow a healthy lifestyle for enjoying an improved quality life.

Reduced Sex Drive

In women, the libido is controlled by the level of estrogen in the body. If your estrogen level is below or above the optimum level, it can impact your sex drive negatively.  Similarly, in the case of men, lack of testosterone can result in lack of sex drive.

Mood Swings

The mood swings in ladies are often associated with PMS. Majority of women experience mood swings before menses, but that is not the only cause. If you take proper care of yourself and enjoy a healthy lifestyle but still experience mood swings quite often, it indicates that your hormones are out of balance. Remember that unpredictable and severe mood swings also suggest that your hormonal levels need to be checked.

Conclusion

Hormones control numerous functions in our body. If one or more of these release in excess, they can impact the smooth functioning of multiple body systems. Similarly, if there is an underproduction of any one or more hormones, your body will experience some unpleasant symptoms as well. Some of the major factors that indicate the imbalance of hormones is mentioned above. If you have any of these signs, consult a health professional timely and take proper care to acquire a balanced state of hormones.

Love and Light,

Shaline

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Best Yoga Poses For Anxiety Relief

Anybody who has ever been outside their home has realized that the hustle of life can easily become the cause of some serious anxiety and stress. Just take a look at anybody, and you will be able to see their worry lines on their forehead. But not to fear; by incorporating some yoga moves when you are feeling overwhelmed with anxiety and stress, you can easily help relieve those symptoms and get back to being you. But before we can relieve your anxiety, we must first understand what anxiety is.

What Is Anxiety Anyways?

In general, anxiety is a mental disorder that can cause you to feel worried, nervous, fearful or even apprehensive. If you have anxiety, you essentially get a feeling of being overwhelmed when you think of things in the future.

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For example, you may start feeling anxious and nervous when you think of having to go to work on Monday.

When you are having an anxiety attack, it can also affect how you behave. If the symptoms last for a prolonged amount of time, they can even start to physically affect you as well. There is no other way to put it, anxiety is just plain unsettling, and even though a mild amount may not be that serious, a more severe attack can be so bad as to negatively affect your everyday life.

You’re probably thinking that you always have an anxiety attack every time you are faced with a new challenge. In this instance, feeling a little worried or intimidated is 100% normal. It’s when your worry starts to affect your sleep, how you feel, and the way your body functions that it starts to become a concern.

Anxiety is typically a reaction that has been blown out of proportion compared to what is normally expected when faced with a certain situation.

Now that we know what anxiety is, how can yoga help to relieve the symptoms of it?

How Can Yoga Help With Anxiety Relief?

Yoga is great for helping to relax you and calm any type of anxiety that you may be feeling. Yoga will give you a full body stretch, as well as stimulate some of the different hormones within your body.

On top of that, it also helps to heal your nervous system. This healing of your nervous system will cause your body to release endorphins, the happy hormones. These alone will help alleviate any anxiety and help you start to feel better.

Stretching has been proven to relax your body and also calm your mind. By doing this, your body will be able to release any tension that may be trapped within it more easily.

Here are some of the best yoga poses for anxiety relief.

Best Yoga Poses For Anxiety Relief

Here are some of the best yoga poses that you can add to your daily routine to calm your mind and relax your body. These are especially helpful for when you are feeling anxious and worried.

Do your best to spend about 3-5 minutes doing each pose to get the maximum benefits. Remember that while doing yoga will help to alleviate some of your anxiety symptoms, it is not by any means a cure for anxiety. But by you enjoying these poses, you will be helping to nurture your mind and body.

  • Child’s Pose

During yoga, Child’s Pose is often used to rest. It is common for people to use Child’s Pose to relax and regroup between more challenging poses. It is very useful in releasing tension in the shoulders, back, and neck, which is where many people tend to hold their stress.

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Child’s Pose also helps promote relaxation through steady, conscious breathing, which ultimately helps to calm the nervous system.

When using Child’s Pose to help relieve anxiety, feel free to hold the pose for as long as you would like to. When you have finished, slowly move back to an upright position and make a note of how relaxed you are feeling.

  • Tree Pose

The Tree Pose is a fundamental pose when it comes to easing your anxiety. When you implement basic balances, you are promoting focus, awareness, and concentration. These all take your mind away from your anxiety and put the attention on yourself.

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The best thing about Tree Pose is that you can do it literally anywhere you can stand up. Standing in line at the grocery store, while eating lunch, or even waiting to cross the street. This makes it one of the best yoga poses for anxiety relief.

If you feel anxiety creeping in, simply go into Tree Pose.

  • Warrior III

Once you are comfortable balancing on one leg, the Warrior III pose will help you to lengthen, strengthen and challenge yourself. This pose will not only help to improve your core strength, coordination, posture, and balance; it also helps stimulate your abdominal area, which will improve your digestion. And this is imperative when it comes to fighting anxiety according to recent studies.

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Plus, since Warrior III is a more challenging pose, it will shift your mindset to focusing on your pose, which takes it away from your anxiety.

  • Legs Up The Wall Pose

Legs Up The Wall Pose is excellent when it comes to relieving lower back tightness and pain, as well as the symptoms of anxiety. Plus it helps relieve menstrual cramping, arthritis discomfort, lowers high blood pressure and reduces insomnia.

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When it comes to anxiety, depending on the severity, it can just plain ruin your day. By implementing anxiety relief techniques like the yoga moves listed above, you will be able to keep yourself calm and your anxiety at bay.

What makes yoga for anxiety relief even better is that you can do it anywhere. It does not take much space to do any of the yoga moves that will help you relieve your anxiety.

Just try to spend a few minutes doing each pose, and you will feel yourself start to feel a lot calmer, more relaxed, and more like yourself.

This article is originally published on SundayScaries.

Hugs,

Shaline