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6 Steps to Naturally Balance Female Hormones

Do you experience mood swings or anxiety?

Have you ever wondered if you may have a hormonal imbalance?

You are NOT alone. Millions of women experience these similar symptoms, and more, as their hormones fluctuate throughout their life. As a naturopath therapist, I help my patients learn about their own hormones and seek remedies to help balance them out. If you are ready for some remedies that may be able to help you balance your hormones, try doing these six steps. 

What Are Female Hormones?

Female hormones are natural substances that are produced by our bodies that help send signals throughout our body to make sure it’s running properly. The two main female hormones are estrogen and progesterone. (1) Estrogen is mainly produced in the ovaries, while progesterone originates after ovulation. These two substances are a huge part of the female body, and tend to change as we go through puberty, pregnancy, breastfeeding, childbirth, menopause and more. With so many changes that generally occur within the female body, it is quite common for these hormones to get confused. Within this confusion is when hormones typically become imbalanced. 

6 Steps to Naturally Balance Female Hormones

1.Test Your Hormones for Imbalance 

The first step is to test your hormonal levels. It is advisable that if you have not gotten your hormones checked within the last three months, to get this testing done. This can help give you an idea of what may be going on in your body, as well as ensure it is in optimal health . If you are unsure where to start, grab my free hormone testing guide here, with more detailed explanations.

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Four Endocrine Glands to Get Tested For Hormonal Health

There are four core areas that are important to analyze in order to truly understand your hormonal structure. 

  1. Reproductive: Estrogen, Progesterone, and Testosterone 
  2. Adrenal: Cortisol Levels and DHEA Levels
  3. Thyroid: Produced by Thyroid, Pituitary Glands and Liver Glands
  4. Vitamin D3: Produced and synthesized by your liver, also Glucose

By identifying our hormone levels we get a more clear idea of where we fall on the spectrum and where there could be a deficiency. Click each of the four links above to purchase your own at home kits.

2.  Detox Your Liver for Hormonal Balance

Step two is taking a closer look at your liver, the epicenter of your hormonal balance. It produces two of the thyroid related hormones and it is crucial to detoxifying the body. Although there are various ways we can help the liver to detox, two of the easiest ways are to drink dandelion root tea and milk thistle.

 

Drinking 2-3 cups a day of dandelion root tea is a warm, comforting way to help you detoxify the liver, naturally. Milk thistle has a long thin stem, spiny leaves, and a purple flower on top. It is believed that this plant helps prevent toxins from attaching to the liver, keeps free radicals in check, and helps with inflammation too. (2)

Using tea as a remedy is not only beneficial, but it’s also very easy to incorporate into your daily lifestyle. If you are interested in more in depth information on these teas and liver detox, you can click here for more information. 

3. Eat More Healthy Fats to Naturally Balance Hormones

This may come as a surprise to some, but eating healthy fats is highly beneficial for our body, so don’t be afraid of them. Fats are crucial to our body’s building blocks and if you are eating a fat-free diet, this could potentially lead to a hormone imbalance.  There are a lot of great sources that provide healthy fats. Foods such as salmon, extra virgin olive oil, avocados, yogurt, nuts, and seeds are great sources of healthy fats. They also contain a lot of vitamins and minerals that are important for your overall health.

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3. Eat More Healthy Fats to Naturally Balance Hormones

This may come as a surprise to some, but eating healthy fats is highly beneficial for our body, so don’t be afraid of them. Fats are crucial to our body’s building blocks and if you are eating a fat-free diet, this could potentially lead to a hormone imbalance.  There are a lot of great sources that provide healthy fats. Foods such as salmon, extra virgin olive oil, avocados, yogurt, nuts, and seeds are great sources of healthy fats. They also contain a lot of vitamins and minerals that are important for your overall health.

4.  Eat More Nuts and Seeds to Balance Female Hormones Naturally 

As previously mentioned, nuts and seeds are a great addition to your diet to help remedy a hormonal imbalance. You can use seeds to balance your body through “seed cycling”. Seed cycling is a process where you rotate eating various seeds such as pumpkin, sunflower, sesame and others throughout the month to balance hormones. (3) This process may be used to potentially help in balancing estrogen, premenstrual imbalances, ease symptoms of menopause, and more.

If you are interested in diving deeper into seed cycling, visit here for more information.

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5. Manage Your Stress Levels With Adaptogens

Cortisol plays a crucial role in regards to stress management and our hormones. If you are dealing with hormonal imbalance in regards to menstrual cycle, infertility, menopause, or any others, stress could be the root to these dilemmas. You can test your cortisol levels by purchasing a kit here to find out where your levels are higher or lower throughout the day. A great way to manage your stress level is through adaptogens. A very impactful one that is highly beneficial for my patients is CBD oil. It can really help with the symptoms such as bloating, painful menstrual cramping, painful ovulation and so much more. Another beneficial adaptogen is chaga which is the highest natural occurring antioxidant. This will help with hormonal imbalance by minimizing your inflammation and calming the body. You can incorporate both of these items into your daily regimen, or whenever needed.

6. Vitamin D3 to Naturally Balance Female Hormones

Lastly, vitamin D3 is not actually a vitamin, it is a hormone that is synthesized by your liver. It is important to test your levels and make sure you are getting the appropriate amount that you need. Vitamin D is metabolized through the liver, and then moves to the kidneys where it is converted and acts like a hormone. (4) So if your vitamin D3 levels are not where they should be, it may be an indicator that your hormones out of balance. You can test your vitamin D3 levels right in the comfort of your own home, with a test kit purchased here. This will help you figure out where you lie on the spectrum and how much more of the vitamin you should be taking. If you are searching for a good source of vitamin D, you’ll find my favorite one here.

If you are a female suffering from hormone imbalances, seeking remedies for hormone irregularities and the symptoms they bring, turn to these six helpful tips. Remember that balancing your hormones will not happen overnight. It is a process that involves education and patience, but is worth it. Having an understanding of your hormone imbalance can help you treat it, and potentially relieve the symptoms you’re experiencing. If you are eager to learn more about hormones and other natural wellness tips, sign up for my free newsletter here to stay current. 

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