How do you know you are having problems with your hormones?
In our office, we see a wide variety of complaints that are related to balancing hormones. Patients tell us about their fatigue, headaches, cycle irregularities, weight gain, depression, and anxiety.
All of these hormone imbalance symptoms can be related to hormone balance.
Balancing hormones can be like walking a tightrope. One slight wobble and off the rope you go!
But, in our office balancing hormones is easy because we support the organ that is under stress.
The thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, pituitary, hypothalamus, uterus, and pancreas are all hormonal organs.
By giving the organ what it needs to function properly, hormonal balance returns. In fact, you can learn how to balance hormones with food.
Here are six simple things you can do to help create hormonal harmony including balancing hormones with food.
- Eat good fats. Fats are necessary for hormone production. Eating the right fats helps with metabolism and the function of many organs in the body (hormonal organs, brain, and heart). Good fats are coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, butter, fish and fish oils, nut oils, sesame oil, avocado and avocado oil, palm oil and organic grass-fed/pasture-raised meats.
- Use Celtic sea salt. The minerals in sea salt help with fluid balance, adrenal, and heart function and balancing blood pressure. Sea salt is also good for the immune system and for preventing muscle cramps. Note: this is real, natural salt, not refined, iodized table salt.
- Decrease your use of plastic. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical utilized in the production of plastics. Many plastic containers contain BPA; food and drink packaging, water bottles, baby bottles, canned foods, some dental sealants, and composites. BPA has hormone-like properties, and it is an endocrine disruptor. Many health problems, including breast and prostate cancer and infertility, can be associated with BPAs. Avoid microwaving in plastic containers and store food in glassware whenever possible.
- Avoid soy. Soy disrupts hormone function and has the potential to cause infertility and promote breast cancer. It interferes with digestion. Soy can also cause deficiencies in calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D. Find more information at Weston A. Price Foundation.
- Eat organic foods for hormonal balance. Especially organic produce whenever possible to limit exposure to pesticides and other toxins which can create endocrine and hormone imbalances.
- Eat your veggies! Especially cruciferous vegetables that can help with liver function and detoxification. Cruciferous vegetables include kale, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and more.
These are just some of the simple keys to getting your hormones more in balance. If you feel like you are walking a tightrope and your moods and health are on a ‘hormonal’ roller coaster ride, come into the office and see us. We can help you get your body back in balance and improve your mood and your overall health.
Check your adrenals by ordering the Osumex Adrenal Function Urine Test today. This will give you a good idea if your hormones are out of whack. You can do this test in the privacy of your own home.
Call 734-302-7575 and we will ship it out to you or order it online at MindBody. You can pick it up in the office the next time you are in as well.
You do not have to be a patient here at The NHCAA to purchase this product.
Yours in health, Kerry