No two hormonal imbalances are the same.
However, a lot of the symptoms and timing of our reactions to our fluctuating hormones are similar so this is one of those situations that although our imbalances may not be exact, our bodies reactions to them are.
Symptoms can include (but are not limited to):
- Sadness (simple or deep)
- Night sweats
- Weight gain
- Tummy and bowel issues
- And of course irregular and/or painful periods
- Some if not most of these symptoms can interfere with your every day life. In most cases, you may only experience these symptoms a few days to a week before your period. However some women experience them for longer and these symptoms are literally wreaking havoc on their lives.
There is no way, despite what you read on the internet, to get rid of a hormone imbalance completely. However, you can manage the symptoms by discovering what the imbalance is (hormone test with your OB or Naturopath) and implementing some really strict changes to your every day life.
- Diet – you will need to limit your processed foods, cut down on your bad fats and add more “good” fats to your diet. fresh fruits and veggies, leafy greens, organic and grass fed meats and dairy without antibiotics and hormones.
- Supplements – Evening Primrose Oil is a God send. Magnesium. A good complex B vitamin. Ginseng.
- Change your beauty products – check out Dermastore for some good high quality products.
- Collagen smoothie – coconut milk or water, green leafy vegetables, coconut yogurt, banana some peanut butter and you have yourself a very healthy morning snack.
- Intermittent fasting – eat for 8 fast for 16 (example: no food consumption until 9am and no food after 5pm) find a fasting schedule that works for you.
- Meditation – this helps with anxiety and monkey mind thinking,
- Yoga – helps the body mind and spirit especially during this time.
- Cardio – truly any cardio you do will make you feel better whether it is a walk, a run, dancing, power yoga, a cycle class. Cardio always makes a person feel their best.
- Spending time in nature – go for a walk/hike, garden, drive through a forest, snow shoe, cross country ski, get out there. Nature is Gods medicine.
- Take a hot bath with some essential oils and Epsom Salt – this will help ease any cramping you might be having and soothe your mind.
- Talk to a doctor about medicine if you are not able to get a handle on things.
- Journal – keep track of your feelings each month and you will start to see a pattern. So if you feel like you are going crazy, look back at your journal and remind yourself, this is your pattern.
It is important to understand you are not crazy nor are you alone. Women all around the world are experiencing some form of hormonal issues and it is important to understand why. Make an appointment with your doctor to rule out anything abnormal and discuss putting together a monthly care plan for you to manage your hormones and start feeling better.
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Love light and happy hormones!