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8 Tips For Keeping Your Hormones Happy and Healthy

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Women are often faced with a variety of hormonal issues, from PMS to menopause. Keeping your hormones in balance is essential for overall health and well-being. Here are six tips for keeping your hormones happy and healthy:

  1. Eating at least 130 grams of carbohydrates per day is recommended by the Institute of Medicine for all women. Sources such as whole-grain bread, quinoa, sweet potatoes, papaya, banana, peanuts, mushrooms, and oats are some of the best sources of carbohydrates.
  2. Consume adequate amounts of healthy fats such as coconut oil, avocado, fatty fish, nuts, certain seeds, and olive oil. Healthy fats increase natural pregnenolone, which is a precursor to various hormones, such as progesterone, mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids, androgens, and estrogens.
  3. Avoid processed sugar – Processed sugars are often hidden in foods like bread, pasta sauce, and salad dressings. Try to avoid these as much as possible and opt for natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup instead.
  4. Aim for 25 grams of fiber per day. Good sources of fiber include fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains.
  5. Drinking plenty of water. It helps to keep the body hydrated, reduces bloating caused by hormonal fluctuations, and flushes out toxins.
  6. Eat organic food when possible and affordable. Organic foods are grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides that may contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). These chemicals can mimic or interfere with hormones in the body and cause adverse health effects.
  7. Manage stress levels. Stress can have a negative effect on hormone production, so it’s important to find ways to manage it effectively, such as regular exercise, meditation, or yoga.
  8. Get enough sleep. Sleep is essential for hormone balance. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night to keep your hormones in check.

By following these tips, you can help keep your hormones happy and healthy!

During her adolescent years, Dr. Dori Fortunato developed an interest in complementary health approaches after watching family members suffer from chronic illnesses. With an unwavering dedication to understanding the body’s ability to heal, she earned her doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Health and Sciences, San Diego.

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