Many women all around the world feel restless when it comes to their hormones. While some people experience hot flashes, others feel out of control with mood swings during that time of the month. Some experience cramps that force them to resort to some rest and others spend their days fighting exhaustion due to excessive production of stress hormones. Keeping our hormones balanced is essential to stay healthy, if they are unbalanced, our life will be unstable. Our body communicates that it needs help by way of symptoms. We need to recognize these symptoms and act accordingly. While we can use supplements and certain medicines, there is nothing in the world that can replace a healthy diet to balanced hormones and good health.
A few symptoms that indicate that your sex hormones may be out of balance and that you need to consult a medical professional are listed below.
Premenstrual migraines, irregular periods, painful and heavy clotting periods, anxiety, mood swings, fluid retention or bloating, breast swelling/ tenderness, cravings for sweets, weight gain around your hips and skin breakouts.
Most of these symptoms will come on around days leading up to your period.
We know our stress Hormones were out of balance when we wake up feeling exhausted even after we have gotten enough sleep. When one tends not to sleep well or experience general fatigue or feeling tired and wired at the same time or cannot relax easily or panic readily we rely on coffee to get us through the day.
A few foods that should be included in your diet to keep a check on your hormones include: Brassica Vegetables (Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage and bok choy), Brazil Nuts are great, Pumpkin seeds come with a host of benefits, Iodized salts and leafy greens.
To find out how you can balance and smooth your Life talk to Hermeet Suri (HOM, RHN, BSc, Epigenetics) who has helped many women with health issues. He will create a balanced protocol to help target all areas of your lifestyle.