Are you struggling with hormone imbalances and want to learn how to get back on the road to health?
Here is one of our patient’s healing journey.
She was having insomnia and headaches and irregular periods. Getting diagnosed with PCOS made her realize how important it was to support her hormones every day. She honestly thought PMS was the only side effect from imbalanced hormones, but once she started to eat clean and heal her mind, body and spirit her headaches, insomnia and exhaustion all went away. She then realized that hormones play a vital role in overall wellbeing.
We started with P21, our purification program and then transitioned her into a healthier lifestyle. BTW guys out there tips are not just for women.
She agreed to share, so here is her story and a few of the ways she healed from her hormone imbalances and PCOS.
Eat Omega-3 Rich Foods:
Wild Salmon, walnuts, ground flaxseeds are all great options for enjoying these anti-inflammatory healthy fats.
Watch Your Blood Sugar:
I gained weight because my blood sugar was spiking, even though I wasn’t eating sugar! I learned to pair healthy fats with carbohydrates to stabilize my blood sugar throughout the day.
Eat Mini Meals:
I started eating 6x a day- all mini meals that were comprised of a healthy fat, complex carbohydrate and protein so that I was satisfied all day long without having a blood sugar crash or multiple crashes throughout the day.
Eat Gluten-Free Whole Grains:
I tossed my white rice, white rice flour, white potatoes and any other ‘white’ empty and nutrient-void foods that were spiking my blood sugar. I replaced them with gluten-free whole grains such as millet, quinoa, sorghum and teff along with whole grain gluten-free bread.
Eat Healthy Fats.
I removed all the inflammatory fats from my lifestyle and replaced them with anti-inflammatory options such as extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil, walnuts, almonds, chia seeds, hemp seeds, ground flaxseeds and avocados.
When you’re not eating organic, you’re ingesting pesticides, herbicides and growth hormones from your food-yuck! Those chemicals interact with your body and your body’s functions, which in turn affect your hormones, as well. Eating organic means you’re not dumping these chemicals into your body so you can start to heal and balance your hormones without digesting them on a daily basis.
Sleep at Least 8 hours a Night:
It’s so important to get at least 8 hours of sleep each night. Your body needs rest and your hormones need to reboot each night while you sleep so you’re not exhausted the next day reaching for sugar or other foods for energy!
Mediate and Try Light Yoga:
Meditation and mindfulness is great for calming down your body and relaxing. Try a light yoga class to relax you if meditation isn’t your cup of tea.
Move Each Day:
Try light movement such as walking and stretching every day to get your body active and to keep you alert and energized.
Breathe from Your Belly, Not Your Chest:
Activate your parasympathetic nervous system by breathing from your belly every day and not your chest. This will signal your body to get into rest and relax mode instead of being in alert mode, which is what happens when you breathe through your chest.
Careful with or Remove Coffee:
Coffee and caffeine can wreak havoc on your adrenals, which are closely tied to your hormones.
Have a healthy week