15 Ways To Balance Hormones Naturally

15 Ways To Balance Your Hormones Naturally

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Hormones like testosterone, estrogen, cortisol, leptin and so on, play a vital role in weight loss and overall health. For instance, high cortisol levels hinder weight loss and cause accumulation of fat around the belly. Balancing hormones will also boost your metabolism.

Well, the best solution for hormonal imbalances is not pills or injections. You can naturally keep your hormones balanced without taking prescription drugs for the rest of your life.

Here are 15 things you can starting doing today to balance your hormones.

1. Increase intake of omega 3 fatty acids

This study shows that omega 3 fats found in fish can help lower insulin levels. Eating omega 3s isn’t enough, you have to keep a balanced ratio of omega 3s to omega 6s. One study showed that a 1:1 ratio will give you the optimum health benefits

2. Exercise regularly

Exercise has more benefits than just burning calories. For one thing, exercise will boost your testosterone levels, which will make it easier to build muscles. But do cardio in moderation, studies show that excessive cardio can raise cortisol levels.

3. Eat the maca root

The maca root is known to increase hormone production and boost libido. You can consume it in powder form or capsule form.

4. Reduce caffeine intake

A study by the clinical journal of nutrition shows that drinking a few cups of coffee each day affects estrogen levels in women. According to this study, drinking two cups of coffee each day won’t have an effect on your hormones.

5. Get enough sleep

Sleep affects our health than most people realize. Lack of enough sleep raises cortisol levels in the body, and consequently messes with other hormones. This study shows that lack of sleep will increase leptin levels and lead to overeating. Get at least 8-9 hours of sleep every night.

6. Increase food intake

Maintaining extreme calorie deficit increases leptin levels, which in return makes you hungry all the time. Increasing food intake for a few days will help balance leptin levels.

7. Eat nutrient dense foods

Processed foods are to blame for most of the hormonal problems we experience today. Eating junk raises estrogen levels, lowers testosterone and can lead to insulin insensitivity. Eat food that isn’t processed or packaged.

8. Increase magnesium intake

Magnesium helps in the production of healthy hormones. Eating food like chia seeds and broccoli will help increase magnesium in the body.

9. Avoid toxins

Toxins from the foods we eat and the environment have a negative effect on our hormones. Most of the toxins we eat are found in utensils cleaners, plastic containers, pesticides and so on. Use glass jars instead of plastic containers. And eat organic fruits and vegetables.

10. Say ‘NO’ to birth control pills

The pill will raise your estrogen levels. Numerous studies show that using them can have lasting negative side effects.

11. Get enough sunlight

Most of us don’t get enough sunlight as we should. Basking in the sun will give you vitamin D and boost your testosterone levels. Get at least 30 minutes of sunlight each day.

12. Reduce alcohol intake

High alcohol intake affects your hormones and liver functionality. Men who drink a lot have higher estrogen and low testosterone levels. And this study found that folks who smoke more than 10 cigarettes have abnormal reproductive hormones.

13. Supplement

Supplement with vitamin D3, researchers have discovered that this vitamin keeps inflammation levels low. And inflammation is one the main reasons why most people’s hormones are out of whack.

14. Take coconut oil every day

Coconut oil is definitely one of the healthiest fats out there, and it has shown ability to balance thyroid function. Feel free to cook with it or add it to tea.

15. Manage stress

Being stressed affects most of the hormones in the body, so getting rid of stress will help a great deal. Avoid stressful situations and people with negative energy.

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  • Steveng

    Supplements, in and of themselves, don’t work.

    God knows his creation better than we know ourselves. He created the whole plants and animals for our food. All the elements, the vitamins and the minerals, of the whole food is created to work together for each individual element to work properly.

    For example, vitamin C. Scientist think extracting only the vitamin C from an orange and putting it into a pill works. But it doesn’t. It takes all the elements of the orange to make the vitamin C work properly in the body. One important element in an orange is boron. Boron is an activator which opens each cell of the body to accept vitamin C. Do some research of boron. Research has shown that you don’t necessarily get the full benefits from isolated substances, such as vitamins and minerals as compared to when they occur naturally in foods.

    The problem for ALL of humanity is that scientists, in fact, most everyone, suffers from self-deception. God has revealed himself through your conscience and indirectly through revelation. but we suppress that truth in unrighteousness, Romans 1:18. We become a god unto ourselves deciding what is right and what is wrong. Departing from God we become gods. Scientist think they are greater than God. Scientist who deny this revelation from God deceive themselves about their own self-deception. As a result, God gives them over to their own depravity.

  • I agree that hormones can be balanced naturally, but as I read hormone replacement therapy (injections) it is the most effective and long-term way of hormonal treatment. Anyway of course for those who don’t have serious problems with hormones, natural treatment it is the best choise.