How to Boost Your Hormone Health

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Last Updated Jul 09, 2020
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Hormones affect almost everything in our body – as well as our emotions. If you’re feeling blue or unwell, your hormones could be the reason. Here we investigate natural ways to improve your hormone health.

An Introduction to Hormones

Hormones are chemical messengers that travel around the body via the blood. When we have excess or inadequate hormones, health issues can arise.

Oestrogen, testosterone, serotonin and cortisol are some of the main hormones in the body.
Hormones are responsible for our moods, sexual function, reproductive health, metabolism and overall growth.

If you think your hormones may be unbalanced, a naturopath, fertility specialist or hormone specialist can run tests to measure your hormone levels and help you get back on track.

Cut Caffeine for Hormone Health

Coffee addicts will shudder at the thought – but experts say an easy way to get back in balance is to limit your caffeine intake.

Caffeine is a toxin and can really upset your hormones. Try to replace one coffee a day with a herbal tea and reduce gradually from there.

Limit Your Exposure to Chemicals

Many studies have found chemicals can upset hormones – even chemicals in cleaning products, carpets, plastic containers and pesticides are to blame. Begin by removing these toxins from your environment. Simple steps include using glass jars instead of plastics, and making your own cleaning products with natural ingredients such as lemon and vinegar.

Get Plenty of Sleep

Sleep – and sleep deprivation – has a huge impact on our overall health and wellness. Ensure you get enough sleep and look at natural sleeping techniques if you struggle to unwind at night.

Grab a Coconut for Hormone Health

Coconuts are incredible – they’re good for your heart, weight management and hormone health. Coconut oil also reduces inflammation and wards off bacteria. Try to have around ¼ cup of coconut every day – in a smoothie, baked goods, stir fry or even added to your tea.

Hormones are hard to balance. The only way to know if your hormone levels are healthy is to consult a practitioner.

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Originally published on Oct 29, 2014

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