What is it like to have hormones totally balanced? It is like an amplified good hair day! You will experience a better mood, improved energy, and skin that absolutely glows—along with good hair days because guess what, balanced hormones reinforce healthy hair. These tips are not huge life changes that will turn your world upside down, but rather small changes that can be made gradually to aid in getting hormones back in balance. The other effects that are caused by these changes in lifestyle will have a positive impact on your body in other ways.
Have A Carrot A Day
There is a unique fiber in carrots that will aid in detoxing surplus estrogen from the body. Both men and women benefit from this, but must follow some rules. Do not take a shortcut with baby carrots! Consume a medium carrot raw, washed and unpeeled, or just peeled and have it in between meals. Enjoying this carrot-per-day ritual will also help with reducing arthritis, insomnia, and even premenstrual syndrome.
Get Rid of Vegetable Oils
Though this may go against all new science, opt for animal fats that are rendered from grass fed animals. Vegetable oils are very high in the inflammatory fatty acid omega-6. Aim to incorporate the fats with omega-3 into your diet, as this will help to reduce inflammation. In addition to balancing out hormones, replacing margarine and vegetable oils with animal fats may help to reduce the rates of obesity and heart disease.
Walk Around in Nature
Exercise is vital to your overall health, but keep in mind that long periods of cardio will create spikes in stress hormones. Instead, opt for a nice walk outside. This will reduce stress hormones and boost your immune system. This will also kick-start the lymphatic system that works to flush out toxins, as well as stimulate a range of muscles with very little stress on the body. Taking regular walks outside will draw in the benefits of fresh air while removing the toxins.
Take Care of Adrenal Glands
Adrenal glands are close with thyroid hormones, so when adrenal glands are not taken care of, hormones will suffer. This can be caused by dietary and lifestyle choices that labor the adrenal glands, making it impossible for them to keep up with hormone production. When this happens, adrenal fatigue will take place.
We have been grilled to drink 8 glasses of water per day, but metabolic hydration is different. It is suggested that you eat your water—that is, you should consume fresh fruits and vegetables that are rich in nutrient water. When you rely only on drinking 8 glasses of water, it will deplete electrolytes and cause dehydration, which will in turn age the skin.
Many home cleaning products are filled with xenooestrogens, which are toxic. This does include toilet cleaners, hand soaps, washing powders, and stain removers. To ditch these, opt for natural cleaners that use ingredients such as baking soda, lemon, and vinegar.