How to Balance your Hormones
It is true when they say 'you're only human!' You're going to have good days and bad days. For women, particularly during our monthly cycle, we can be taken on some pretty wild rides. I have been there and understand that balancing your hormones can at times pose a huge challenge. They are temperamental and affect everything from our mood, sleep, stress levels and general happiness in our day to day lives.
But I am here to tell you that it's all totally normal. I remember a few years ago when I thought that I must be the only person in the world that couldn't control myself from random episodes of bursting into tears to struggling to fall asleep at night.
However, I have learnt how to master my hormones and ensure that I don't go on an emotional rollercoaster each month. Below are a few of the essential foods that help to balance our hormones and also my weekly rituals that help to get my hormones under control on a monthly basis,
Foods and daily rituals that I swear by for controlling my hormone fluctuations:
85% - 90% Dark Chocolate (I always have two squares at night)
Coconut Oil (I love to use coconut oil in all my cooking)
Green Leafy Vegetables - Broccoli, Spinach, Kale, Beans, Zucchini
Have a daily routine in which you follow every morning - this creates a feeling of balance.
Drink at least 2.5 litres of water per day.
In the afternoon at about 3 pm take 15 mins to enter into a stress-free zone - go for a short walk, meditate, place your legs on a wall - learn to just slow down and empty your mind. This allows you to feel more relaxed and regains your focus.
Do something for yourself every day - read a book, watch your favourite TV episode, listen to some relaxing music, cook your favourite dinner, run a hot bath or go for a long walk.
Don't let your hormones rule your life, it is totally a mind over matter situation, and just remember that we are all in the same boat. So when life seems like it is becoming all too much to bear, just slow down, tune in and listen to your body.
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