Are your hormones in balance?
Or, are you experiencing changes in your body that have you off-kilter?
Drops in energy, unexplained anxiety or feelings of overwhelm, changes in hair, nails, and skin, weight changes – these can all be signs of changing hormones.
Luckily, there are easy strategies you can use to encourage balance your hormones at any age.
Eating a variety of healthy fats can help you balance your hormones and improve health, especially when you eat them in place of unhealthy carbs.
The Keto Diet will do just that. With Keto Zone, you’ll:
Research shows that omega-3 fats help protect against neuronal loss and inflammatory responses – both of which negatively affect hormones (1).
Vitamin D3, which is actually a prohormone itself, directly influences many health functions including mental health, immune function, weight and metabolism, and healthy bones and teeth.
It also helps regulate other hormones, including adrenaline, noradrenaline, dopamine production in the brain, and serotonin. These hormones contribute to our emotional responses (4).
Most adults are Vitamin-D deficient. Adding a good Vitamin D3 supplement can help you balance your hormones.
Vitamin K2, or menaquinone, is another vitamin often deficient in adults.
Vitamin K2 improves bone health specifically in post-menopausal women.
In fact, supplementing both K2 and D3 can promote balanced hormones that affect bones, and reduce spinal fractures, hip fractures, and osteoporosis while improving dental health (5).
Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a compound produced by our bodies when we eat green vegetables.
It’s important for balanced hormones because it alters the metabolism of estrogen.
Estrogen can become unbalanced with progesterone and testosterone. DIM blocks an enzyme that converts testosterone to estrogen and converts “bad estrogens,” into good estrogen metabolites (bad estrogens cause most pre-menstrual and menopause symptoms). They are also linked to breast cancer.
Good estrogens, on the other hand, promote lean muscle mass, beneficial collagen, strong bones, and heart health (6).
DIM promotes balanced estrogen.
Taking care of your gut and the healthy bacteria that live there is a great way to balance your hormones and improve whole-body health. To take care of your gut, try:
Sleep is an incredibly important way to balance hormones.
Lack of sleep can lead to high cortisol levels. High cortisol levels are associated with negative changes in hormones including insulin, growth hormone, prolactin, ghrelin, and more (8).
In day to day life, this means more stress emotions, poorer health with more insulin resistance, more hunger and cravings, and more body fat gain.
Aim for 7-8 hours of good quality sleep to balance your hormones.
Think of your daily schedule.
It is crammed and rushed?
Is there time for fun, laughter, gratitude, and prayer? These activities support mental and balanced hormones.
If you don’t currently include them, here are 3 steps to do so even in the midst of a busy schedule:
These activities have all been shown in research to reduce cortisol and improve health.
Changing hormones are a part of life. But, there are things you can do to help balance your hormones and improve whole-body health at any age.