GO BEYOND “COPING” AND “MANAGING” HORMONE IMBALANCE IN MIDLIFE.
Discover how to balance your hormones without cutting out food groups, eating tasteless salads or following complicated meal plans.
Kickstart your hormone transformation with this free guide that includes:
- meal planning tips.
- best herbs and supplements.
- simplified grocery list.
Hormone Balance Articles
Relizen vs. Amberen vs Estroven: A Guide to Menopause Supplements
For some women, supplements can play a major role in improving quality of life during perimenopause and menopause. However, navigating all the marketing that comes with supplements can be draining. It can be hard to know what's really helpful and what's hype. So, in...
A Complete Guide to Choosing the Best Maca for Female Fertility
Maca is a hormone-balancing root vegetable that is said to be particularly helpful for female fertility. In addition, this root vegetable comes in various types or colors. Each color has a different nutritional composition and this can affect how they work in...
The Power of Nettle Leaf for Your Period (and How to Use It)
As far as common backyard weeds go, stinging nettle is a powerhouse that has a lot to offer any woman struggling with menstrual cycle irregularities (like menorrhagia aka heavy periods and cramping). Furthermore, nettle is incredibly mineral-rich, making it a good...
Best Milk For Menopause: Dairy vs Plant-Based
With a plethora of available options, choosing the best milk to support your body during menopause can be more than a little confusing. It doesn’t help that everyone has a different opinion about the benefits - and safety - of cow’s milk vs plant-based milk. But the...
How To Use Peppermint Oil For Hot Flashes
As far as natural remedies for hot flashes go, peppermint oil is one you shouldn’t overlook. Not only is peppermint essential oil known for being cooling, but it’s also anti-inflammatory. And those are two things you want in any hot flash remedy. In this...
Cool Off Naturally: 12 Powerful Herbs for Menopause Hot Flashes
Whether you're in perimenopause or menopause, hot flashes can be one of the most uncomfortable and frustrating symptoms. The sudden surges of heat and sweating can disrupt the simplest daily tasks, leaving you feeling drained and overwhelmed. And even though hot...
What to Mix with Bentonite Clay For A Face Mask: 13 Skin-Loving Ingredients (+ Recipes)
Are you brand new to bentonite clay and wondering how to use it? Or have you been using it for a while and want to know about other ingredients to up-level your face mask? Whatever the case may be, this guide on what to mix with bentonite clay for a face mask has got...
Rosemary vs Peppermint Oil for Hair Growth: Which Should You Use?
Whether you're experiencing hair loss, thinning, or you dream of Rapunzel-like hair, you’ve probably heard that essential oils may help. In particular, rosemary and peppermint oil. But when comparing rosemary vs peppermint oil for hair growth, is one better than the...
Benefits of Vitamin C Serum For Dry Skin
If you have dry, dull and lackluster skin, a vitamin C serum could be just what you need. Not only does vitamin C itself provide some important benefits for dry skin, but when used in a serum formula you can enjoy additional hydration (thanks to the complementary...
9 Teas for Acne-Prone Skin (for internal and topical use)
When treating acne, it's tempting to only focus on your skincare routine. But the reality is that for many people, there are internal imbalances in the body that are causing flareups. And that is where tea comes in. Drinking tea can help address a good number of the...
7 Carrier Oils That Have No Scent (great for skin, hair and other DIYs!)
For many of us, the scent of a product is an integral part of how much we enjoy the product. And if you make your own beauty products, then using an odorless carrier oil will definitely simplify the process (you won't have to dump in excess fragrance to mask an...
What Is The Difference Between Rosehip & Rosemary Oil? A Clear Answer
Rosehip oil and rosemary oil are quite popular in the natural skin care world. But what's so special about them? Is one better than the other? And how can you use them to reap the maximum benefits? This quick guide is going to cover all of that so that you understand...
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5 Essential Diet and Lifestyle Tips For Natural Hormone Balance
1. Mindset First
Taking charge of your hormones begins with self-compassion and an unwavering commitment to yourself. Your commitment has to be unwavering because even your loved ones may not always agree with the appraoch you’re taking.
The outside world will constantly try to convince you that your body is just “complicated,” or “you should just find ways to cope” or “take this pill and just suppress the symptoms.”
Your ability to stay focused and to love yourself unconditionally through the tough days is what will ultimately get you to the life and healthy body that you deserve.
2. Consume More Anti-Inflammatory Foods
Anti-inflammatory foods are simply whole foods. Choose any that you enjoy and commit to consuming them more regularly.
It helps to focus more on plant foods because they are more nutrient dense (i.e. more variety of nutrients) and more anti-inflammatory.
That said, you do not have to be vegetarian or vegan in order to support your hormones naturally.
Simply find a healthy balance between plants and clean meats.
To get an overview of what to include in your diet use this hormone-balancing diet plan.
3. Priotize “Higher Self” Care
Are you playing small? Have you convinced yourself that your needs, desires and wants don’t matter? Have you been putting up with people, activities or negative self-talk that doesn’t serve you?
All of those things add stress to your life and can put you in a state of fight-or-flight (hello inflammation!).
So, it might be time to start nourishing yourself at a deeper level and working towards living a life that is aligned with your higher self.
Basically it’s time to live from the space of your higher self!
This article on how to start a self-care routine has some basic ideas you can use to start nurturing yourself more.
4. Supplement Wisely
Herbs and supplements are incredibly powerful gifts from mother nature.
But remember that you cannot out-supplement a poor diet, an unhealthy lifestyle or a mindset that is holding you back.
To get the most from supplements, you must use them the way they’re intended: as an add-on or support for your diet.
Being clear on this aspect will save you from a lot of frustration and also save you from wasting time (and money) on too many unnecessary quick fixes.
Because quality matters much more than quantity, I’ve compiled this list of 5 supplements for female hormonal imbalance that you can choose from (based on your needs).
5. Do More Low Intensity Workouts
Exercise is a great tool for releasing feel-good hormones, clearing your mind and maintaining overall health.
However, exercise that is too strenuous can actually create more stress in the body, leaving you depleted.
So, as you work on regulating your hormones, it’s essential that you listen to your body and adapt your workout routines to your daily needs.
To figure out the type of exercise that makes sense for you, use this guide on exercise for hormone balance.