30 Warning Signs That Your Hormones Are Out Of Balance (And What Can You Do To Reset Them)

dimanche 8 novembre 2015
Sometimes our hormones can be out of balance and that’s why we feel crappy and terrible all the time. Still, you don’t have to worry because there is a natural way to balance them. There are many hormones: adrenaline, thyroid, insulin, but in this article we’ll present you with women’s hormones. We’ll also show you some ways on how to fix this hormonal imbalance without medications.


Sometimes our hormones can be out of balance and that’s why we feel crappy and terrible all the time. Still, you don’t have to worry because there is a natural way to balance them. There are many hormones: adrenaline, thyroid, insulin, but in this article we’ll present you with women’s hormones. We’ll also show you some ways on how to fix this hormonal imbalance without medications.
Women suffer from mood and behavior changes as a result of the three P’s:
Puberty, premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and peri-menopause (the years leading up to and just after their final period) or three M’s: menstrual cramps, menopause and mental anxiety! Still, women aren’t destined to suffer from impaired mood, muscle loss, poor sleep, memory difficulties and sexual problems.

Unfortunately, these problems can be caused by your bad habits, such as drinking alcohol and smoking, a diet high in sugar and refined carbohydrates, dairy products and often, gluten; not enough exercises, exposure to environmental toxins and chronic stress. PMS, menopausal symptoms and other problems are signs of imbalance in your sex hormones. They aren’t the result of mutant genes that destroy our sexual vitality as we get older. Instead, they are kind of treatable symptoms of underlying imbalance in one of the core systems in your body. If you balance these sex hormones, the problems will disappear.

Women don’t need to suffer.
First, you should ask yourself “Why?” What is causing those symptoms? If you discover that you need hormones then you have to find a way to replace them in a way which suits your body the most – low dose, topical, bio-identical, short duration. You have to find out what creates these types of imbalance and then treat the problem. If you treat the underlying cause(s), then you’ll create balance and the symptoms will get better.

If you’re suspecting that the problem is in your sex hormones, do this quiz and you’ll make self-evaluation:

I have premenstrual syndrome.
I have monthly weight fluctuation.
I have edema, swelling, puffiness or water retention.
I feel bloated.
I have headaches.
I have mood swings.
I am depressed.
I have tender, enlarged breasts.
I feel unable to cope with ordinary demands.
I have backache, joint and muscle pain.
I have premenstrual food cravings (especially sugar and salt).
I have irregular cycles, heavy or light bleeding.
I am infertile.
I use birth-control pills or other hormones.
I have premenstrual migraines.
I have breast cysts or lumps or even fibrocystic breasts.
I have a family history of breast, ovarian or uterine cancer.
I have uterine fibroids.
I have peri-menopausal symptoms (hot flashes, mood swings, headaches, irregular cycles, heavy bleeding, fluid retention, breast tenderness, vaginal dryness, brain fog, muscle and joint pain, low sex drive, weight gain).
I have hot flashes.
I feel anxious.
I have night sweats.
I have insomnia.
I have lost my sex drive.
I have dry skin, hair and/or vagina.
I have heart palpitations.
I have trouble with memory or concentration.
I am bloated or have gained weight around the middle.
I have facial hair.
I have been exposed to pesticides or heavy metals (in food, water and/or air).
Score 1 point for every “Yes” and then check using the scale below:
0 to 9 – You may have a mild sex hormone imbalance.
10 to 14 – You may have a moderate sex hormone imbalance.
15 or more – You may have a severe sex hormone imbalance.

This is what you should do:
First, remove bad stuff like sugar, caffeine, alcohol, stress and lack of exercise. They all worsen your PMS and also the hormonal imbalance – including menopause. If you eat sugar, you’ll produce more insulin, estrogen and testosterone. Any type of flour and sugar can lead to these imbalances. Dairy and gluten often trigger inflammation and hormonal imbalance. Environmental chemicals like pesticides in our food can act like some powerful hormone disruptors and trigger our own hormones to go out of balance. Dairy products have over 60 hormones that can contribute to imbalance. Dairy and gluten are among the most common food sensitivities that you may eliminate from your diet and see the benefits. After this, you should try and eat a whole, real, unprocessed, organic, mostly plant-based diet with organic or sustainably raised animal products. When you focus on this type of diet, you minimize the intake of xenoestrogens, hormone and antibiotics. Small and simple steps like choosing organic food and drinking filtered water can hugely impact hormonal balance.
Fish oil and some additional vitamin D and B can help you balance the estrogen. Take these in addition to a good multivitamin and mineral with sufficient calcium and magnesium. Probiotics, antioxidants and phytonutrients (vitamin E, resveratrol, curcumin, n-acetyl cysteine, green tea, selenium) and the anti-inflammatory omega-6 fats (GLA or gamma linoleic acid) can help balance the sex hormones.

Doing exercises: When you do exercises, you have less PMS and other problems. Try to find something that you love to do. Running, long walks, weight training, dance or any other form of movement that you enjoy.

Reduce stress: Chronic stress can trigger or exacerbate hormonal imbalance. The key is to find something that works for you in order to reduce stress. This might include: meditation, yoga, tapping, therapy or finding a creative or expressive outlet.
Sleep well. Insufficient sleep can adversely impact your PMS, menopause and other conditions. Getting 8 hours of quality, uninterrupted sleep every night is one of the best things you can do to balance your hormonal levels.

Reduce or eliminate alcohol. Alcohol, even red wine, increases estrogen and with that, it increases the chances of acquiring cancer

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