Do I have a hormonal imbalance?

To hormones are chemicals that coordinate various functions. in our body, giving signals and orders to organs, muscles and tissues, through the bloodstream. Be essential to life and to our health and there are about 50 different hormones in our body. They are mostly produced by glands and make up our endocrine system. Hormonal imbalances occur when we have too few or too many hormones. these can be temporary or chronic imbalances.

Some essential functions of our hormones:

  • Balance of menstrual cycles and fertile capacity
  • Sleep and mood regulation
  • Stabilization of glucose and cholesterol levels
  • Maintaining strong and healthy skin, nails, hair and bones
  • Maintenance and gain of muscle mass
  • Control of inflammation in the body
  • Proper functioning of the urinary and reproductive tract
  • Good cardiovascular functioning
  • Maintenance of memory and cognitive ability

For women, the menstrual cycle (if it is regular, if there is spotting, if they are very painful or abundant...) it's a great mechanism for assessing hormonal health. But there are other signs that should arouse our attention: skin problems such as acne or eczema, weight swings, constipation or diarrhea, insomnia or difficulty sleeping, loss of libido, mood swings, hair loss, constant fatigue and muscle weakness.

Three important indicators
Unbalanced glucose levels: if you feel cravings for sweet or carbohydrate-rich things during the day, very tired after meals, or a breakdown in energy, it may be a sign that you need to watch out for spikes in blood glucose.

Tip: follow the page @glucosegoddess for lots of tips on how to keep glucose levels stable!

Overloaded adrenal glands: also known as the adrenal glands, they are above our kidneys and they produce super important hormones for our metabolism, immune system, blood pressure and stress response. They are responsible for the release of the stress hormone cortisol. If we are constantly stressed and anxious, we release too much cortisol and our body becomes a real roller coaster. If you wake up tired, if you feel very tired during the day and if you only run on coffee, it is a warning from your body.

Slow and inefficient "natural cleaning": our liver and digestive system are responsible for metabolizing and evacuating excess elements present in the bloodstream. If you go to the bathroom a few times, if you feel bloated, constipated, if your skin is inflamed, with acne, rosacea or eczema, it means that you need to help these natural cleansing systems of the body.

Tip: take as Detox Drops every day, in the morning, fasting. They are pure chlorophyll and stimulate the body in the natural release of toxins.

What can we do?
If you identify any of these symptoms, you should of course talk to your doctor. However, there are several things you can improve in your lifestyle, to improve your well-being:

- Limit your exposure to chemicals: although we cannot control everything, we can control something. If possible, opt for organic and unprocessed foods. Invest in natural skincare without toxic ingredients-did you know that many ingredients in conventional cosmetics are endocrine disruptors? Invest in a water filter to prevent the accumulation of heavy metals and other chemicals in the body.

- Activate your lymphatic system: lymph is responsible for the efficient transport (and elimination) of toxins from the body. If you feel that there is a stagnation, you can stimulate it through regular massages with the body brush, for example.

- Natural Detox: it is important that the body is regular and efficient at releasing accumulated toxins. You can give your body a boost with Detox Range. Try starting your day with the Detox Drops - it can be especially good if you are one of those who have difficulty having a bowel movement on a daily basis - and the Detox Capsules or a Mix Detox powder before bedtime, to boost the body's natural cleansing during sleep.

- Adaptogenic plants: powerful at regulating the female hormonal and reproductive system, these plants have the ability to act on the whole organism, balancing energy levels, cortisol production, mood and sleep quality. Shatavari, Ashwagandha, Amla and Reishi are some of the adaptogens in the Super Woman Capsules, perfect for helping the body cope with hormonal imbalances.

- Have a good sleep and exercise routine: both are essential for keep our glucose levels stable and healthy. Exercise is great for release toxins and get all systems moving and do not forget that, dduring sleep, the body regenerates and resets, so it's good that sleep is quality!

- Control that stress!: it is one of those tips that are easy to say, although difficult to concretize. But if you feel that stress and anxiety get out of control, then try to find small rituals that will help you relax and connect with yourself.

- Improve your diet: Eating green vegetables is always essential. They help in the natural cleansing of the body and contain fiber, to prevent constipation. Remember when we said up there that the Detox Drops were they pure chlorophyll? That's why!

Vitamin E, omega - 3 and omega-6, present in flaxseed, sesame, sunflower or pumpkin seeds are essential for proper hormonal functioning. They are also rich in zinc and selenium. Legumes are excellent at controlling blood glucose and contain phytoestrogens, which protect the body from endocrine disruptors.

It can and should reinforce certain nutrients, according to each phase of the cycle:

Menstrual phase and follicular phase (post menstruation): give the body iron-rich sources such as lentils, dark leafy vegetables, red meat, raisins, and dried apricots.

Ovulation: a phase of greater energy, in which we must prepare the body with antioxidants to reach the menstrual phase with low levels of inflammation. Bet on seeds and berries!

Luteal phase (pre-menstruation): bet on complex carbohydrates, such as brown rice, sweet potatoes, whole grain bread and legumes, to avoid cravings and mood swings. Can reduce salt consumption, to prevent fluid retention and excessive abdominal swelling. To balance sodium levels, potassium-rich foods such as bananas, potatoes, avocados, tomatoes, oranges, almonds, cashews, salmon, and chicken are a good option.