1.Avoid foods that create hormone havoc-Avoid foods like sugar and refined carbohydrates because they can cause blood sugar spikes that affect insulin. Soy is another culprit that contains phytoestrogens called isoflavones that mimic estrogen in the body.
2.Watch for endocrine disruptors-Almost all plastic releases chemicals that mimic estrogen. Pesticides can interfere with hormonal function so eat organic! Pay close attention to the label of skincare products- parabens are endocrine disruptors and are commonly found in products.
3.Exercise regularly-Physical activity is a great way to help lower insulin levels, manage stress and decrease inflammation.
4.Manage stress-Chronic stress increases both our cortisol levels and adrenaline which has a negative effect on our hormones. Try meditation, yoga, and listening to relaxing music to unwind.
5.Natural Herbs! There are several natural herbs that you can use to help with hormonal imbalance and I am going to share with you our top 5 herbs that can help balance out our hormones and why. See below!
Maca- is an adaptogenic herb that can balance hormones depending on what you need. Maca contains flavonoids that can improve mood, reduce anxiety, balance levels of estrogen, reduce hot flashes and night sweats. It can also increase energy, support stamina and help to increase libido.
Ashwagandha- has been used in ancient cultures for centuries to enhance communication in the endocrine system. It is wonderful at easing stress, thyroid conditions, and strengthening the adrenal system, which is important in balancing sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Ashwagandha has a positive effect on menstrual health and libido.
Astragalus-is known for its immune-stimulating action and its anti-aging effect. The latter is attributed to the compound cycloastragenol in the herb which activates the enzyme telomerase that protects DNA from degradation during replication. Beyond that, astragalus was chosen because of its ability to balance all hormones by helping the body to adapt to physical and emotional stress.
Yellow Curcumin-has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries, especially in gynecologic and female disorders. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory that improves estrogen metabolism and estrogen dominance.
Musta- also know as cypress rotundus...is an emmenagogue, helping stimulate menstrual flow in women. This helps to promote healthy menstruation and regulates the menstrual cycle. Combined with other herbs to treat menstrual problems it can help in treating anemia and general weakness during your cycle.
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Hormone Master is a wildcrafted and organic herbal supplement designed for daily use until lifestyle changes can help to correct hormonal imbalances. In today’s world, we are bombarded with endocrine disruptors in the food, water, cosmetics, household cleaners, and toiletries. These “xenoestrogens” bind to our normal hormone receptors and cause hormonal imbalances like estrogen dominance, in not just women but men as well.