10 Home Remedies for Hormonal Imbalance
A few simple tips that can help you balance hormones naturally
One of the rising problems females of all age groups seem to be facing are ‘hormonal imbalance.’ From irregular menstrual cycle to rapid mood swings, acne on the face to shedding hair and extra weight, these are only few of the problems you go through when your hormones are not produced in the right quantity within your body.
There are other major problems that can arise due to imbalanced hormones. Diabetes, cancer, heart issues and obesity are just some problems that are at the top of the list. If the situation gets too drastic, there are chances of losing fertility and the ability to have a baby.
Here are some easy to understand answers for you.
Hormonal Imbalance – The ‘What’ and the ‘Why’
According to stats, about 10-12% of women all over the world suffer from PCOS, a kind of hormonal imbalance.
The ration continues to rise with each passing year. Problem is diet, lifestyle and genes.
Below are 10 home remedies that will help you balance hormones naturally.
1. Omega-3 Supplements
Omega-3 acids are essential for your hormonal health and fertility. Fish, eggs and nuts are rich in omega-3 acids but if you are still short, add the supplements in your diet.
2. Adaptogen Herbs
These are the herbs that help your body to adapt to your physical needs and keep your hormones balanced. These herbs include chaste berry, red raspberry leaf, vitex etc. They are available in capsule form too.
3. Natural and Organic Diet
Opt for all natural and organic diet. The more processed food items and hormone treated foods you eat, the more your chances of hormonal imbalance.
4. Caffeine Creates Toxicity
Surprised? It’s true. The more coffee and heavily caffeinated drinks you have, the more hormonal fluctuations you will face. Too much caffeine can wreak havoc with your body.
5. Fruits and Vegetables
Add more fruits and vegetables to your daily diet. They contain minerals and vitamins that help regulate hormones and clean up the internal systems.
6. Vitamin D
Vitamin D deficiency is also becoming rampant. Get your levels checked and take supplements if you can’t have proper sunlight.
From a very early time, fenugreek seeds (meethi dana) are believed to be magical. They are considered the perfect natural hormone replacement therapy and have been used as such by women. Just make tea out of a teaspoon of the seeds and drink it twice or thrice a day.
8. Coconut Oil
According to experts, coconut oil is ideal not only for weight control but also for lowering cholesterol. If you have thyroid issues, coconut oil can help with thyroid management as well. All you need to do is either cook your food in extra virgin coconut oil or take a tablespoon of it daily.
9. Birth Control Pills
Do you know that birth control pills can increase your estrogen level very high?
This is perhaps one of the worst things that you can take when you already have hormonal imbalance. Stop using them. Try other birth control methods and talk to your doctor about how to manage.
10. Active Lifestyle
This is a must! If you lead an inactive lifestyle, join a gym or some exercise group. The more you work out, the more your body will remain fit and the hormones balance.
Try the above 10 home remedies and see the difference within a few short weeks.