Hormone balance can be tricky, because there are SO MANY things that can impact your hormones negatively, like parasites and other pathogens, mold, heavy metals, plastics, and other toxins.
Yes, those things need to be addressed, but when it comes to hormone balance, your TOP PRIORITY should be the things that I'm going to mention in this post!!
No matter how many natural remedies, or prescription medications you use, you WILL NOT achieve optimal hormone balance, unless you are implementing the practices that I mention in this post!
Unless you are using bioidentical hormones, prescription hormone treatment increases your cancer rates, so I'm not a fan of traditional hormone replacement therapy.
And yes, there are lots of great supplements out there for hormone balance, but I see too many people spending hundreds of dollars on whatever supplement they see on social media, hoping it will help them.
We are bio individual, though! What works for one person doesn't always work for another, so when I'm going to have a client use supplements for hormone balance, I recommend bioenergetic testing, so we can get a very customized regimen, instead of guessing.
All that being said, the non-negotiables for hormone balance, which should be your TOP focus, are:
*Regulate your nervous system.
This is the BIGGEST and MOST IMPORTANT piece of the puzzle, when it comes to healing the body! If the nervous system is dysregulated, then parasites and other pathogens will thrive in your body and create hormone imbalances. Click here for the link to my FREE online course for regulating the nervous system!
*Don’t have caffeine on an empty stomach.
This stresses out the hormones (especially the adrenals). Have your coffee with a meal, or right after a meal.
*Stop skipping meals!
Eat breakfast within 1 hour of waking up and be sure to eat every 3-4 hours. Balanced blood sugar is KEY in hormone balance! So many of my clients, especially my female clients, are chronically under eating, which is a recipe for imbalanced hormones and malnutrition.
*Bump up your protein intake (especially animal protein).
Most people, especially women, are NOT eating enough protein and this will tank your hormones. You should aim for 25-30 grams of protein at breakfast and most people should be eating a MINIMUM of 75-150 grams of protein per day for optimal health!
*Never eat a carb alone.
Pair your carbs with fat and/or protein, as this will help to balance your blood sugar (thus, naturally balancing your hormones). Reach out to me privately for my meal/snack ideas.
*In the colder months, avoid smoothies, salads, and raw veggies.
Cruciferous veggies can exacerbate thyroid issues and the body wants cooked veggies and warming foods in the colder months.
*Avoid artificial light, until you’ve seen the sunrise.
That means no turning on harsh lighting in the house, or looking at your phone, TV, etc, until you’ve gone outside to see the natural light of the sunrise, or as close to the sunrise as possible.
*If you use red light therapy, avoid using it after sunset.
Natural red light is found in the daytime, so using red light products after sunset will disrupt your circadian rhythms.
*Get your bare feet on the ground every day for a few minutes.
You can also get the same grounding benefits, by placing your bare hands on a tree truck and/or swimming in a lake, stream, or the ocean! The links for my personal favorite grounding mats/sheets, etc, are here!
*Go outside and look at the sunset each night.
This will signal to your body that bedtime is approaching and it’s time to start producing melatonin.
*Once the sun goes down, dim all harsh lighting and wear blue blocking glasses.
Switching to red light bulbs after sunset is even more beneficial! The link to my favorite blue blocking glasses and red light bulbs for my lamps is here and my code, APM15, will save you 15% at checkout.
If you have any questions about this post, please don’t hesitate to reach out! I always offer 20 minute FREE consultations, with absolutely no obligation attached!
Happy healing, everyone!