If you’re someone whose hormones are unbalanced, you know how it affects your overall health. You might be someone who’s experiencing dozens of different side effects.
You might be dealing with fatigue or digestive issues or you might be putting on weight or struggling with hair loss. Some people don’t know that fatigue could be a problem with the hormones produced by the adrenal glands.
Or it could be that you’re experiencing digestive problems because of estrogen or progesterone levels. You might feel like you just have so many different health issues cropping up and it’s driving you crazy.
Just know that you don’t have to put up with all the symptoms that occur when your hormones get out of balance. You can reset your hormones naturally. One thing that you can do to reset your hormones naturally is to overhaul your diet.
If you’re someone who eats a lot of junk food, especially sugary snacks, this can make your hormones get unbalanced. The healthier you eat, the better it is for your hormones. Make sure you’re eating foods like fatty fish and drinking things like green tea. If it’s hard for you to quit sugar, try the #DrGSugarCleanse in the Facebook group.
Here is a link to Day 1 you can search #DrGSugarCleanse in the search bar to find the other days. Once I quit sugar and learned a new, healthy way of eating, I was able to lose some of that extra weight I had been carrying around.
Some people experience hormonal imbalances because their body can’t process glucose normally. When glucose intolerance happens, it affects your endocrine system. You could have a condition that’s known as insulin resistance.
It means that your body’s hormones are off in such a way that your cells can’t properly absorb or use the food that you eat. The key to resetting this is to stop eating any form of sugar.
Learn what foods are known to cause reactions with hormones. These are processed foods and they’re well known to cause inflammation within the body. Spicy foods can also mess with your hormones.
When resetting, you’ll want to avoid eating hot and spicy foods, anything processed, fast-food, and anything fried. Cut back on the amount of caffeine that you consume because this can impact the hormone that produces the sleep hormone, melatonin – plus, it can cause an out of balance cortisol level to remain that way. Try recipes from my cookbook. Click here to check it out. They are fast, easy, and geared toward your health.
Pay attention to anything you consume that can cause your hormones to become unstable. This includes stimulants, foods and medications. Reduce or eliminate stress.
Make positive food changes.
Certain foods made from animals contain hormones that can impact your own hormones. If you have high levels of estrogen, cut out meat, dairy, and soy until your balance is restored.
Make dietary changes and physical changes such as exercising and see how you feel at the end of two weeks. If you are new to exercise, or if you are re-introducing it, start small so you can have success. Start with walking for 5-10 minutes a day and gradually increase your time.
Success with exercise generally leads us to want more. We are supposed to move our bodies. As I went from no exercise other than walking around the hospital to walking, then cycling, then running, and now swimming as well, I learned that my body can do anything with training (and so can yours)! With a diet that had no processed crap, no fried food, nothing from a bag, lots of fresh vegetables and lean meats, I was able to drop 40 pounds. If I can do it, so can you. It’s just a matter of following the process.
If you take these steps, you may notice a vast improvement in your symptoms. You can also use natural supplements to reset your hormones so that you can get the benefit of feeling better quickly.
As always, if you try all of these potential solutions and still aren’t seeing any changes, talk to your doctor or health care professional about next steps.