Are you one of the people who deal with acne, cramps, PMS, sleepless nights, problems concentrating, lack of energy, and eating junk food? Well, you’re not alone. There are thousands of people who deal with these and similar health problems, all of them caused by hormonal imbalances.
The general notion that most women are “hormonal” can falsely lead them to believe that their cramps, tiredness, bloating, and moodiness are normal. Some can have problems sleeping, spending their nights tossing and turning, and feeling lack of energy throughout the entire day.
Whatever the case, these symptoms are not normal! They want to get your attention on the message your body is trying to send, which is its struggle to deal with some kind of problem that should be properly addressed.
Instead doing this, most people tend to ignore or mask these symptoms with the help of caffeine, birth control pills, sleeping pills, menstrual pain relievers like midol, or some Accutane.
Stop Masking the Problem and Eliminate It from the Core
Achieving a hormonal balance is not a one time ordeal. It’s a constant moment-to-moment, day-by-day journey. Some days you’ll mess up, others you’ll be slightly better. The goal is to be persistent and to bring your hormones closer and closer to their balance.
In this post, we like to help you begin this hormonal bliss, or journey, by following these three advices:
1. Watch Your Nuts And Seeds Consumption
The seeds and nuts you snack are mostly processed in unhealthy oils, including harmful Omega-6s in their content. This makes you prone to certain diseases. What’s more, they mimic a high-estrogen levels giving you period cramps, acne, and exhaustion. Therefore, avoid seeds and nuts to keep your hormones in balance. Always pick the healthier options like hemp seeds and hazelnuts.
2. Forget About Soy!
Soy is more harmful than beneficial, especially for women. This is why it should be avoided at all costs. It mimics high estrogen condition and disrupts the balance of your hormones as it’s a plant source of estrogen. Soy is a genetically modified food which comes with toxic chemicals. It contains high amounts of phytates which impede the absorptions of minerals in the body.
3. Magnesium Supplement
Most people need to take magnesium supplements to meet their body’s requirement for this mineral. Today’s busy lifestyle including alcohol, phytates-rich foods, and excess sweating cause deficiency of magnesium. And, lack of magnesium is related to PMS symptoms including bloating, headaches, dizziness, low blood sugar, sugar cravings, and fluid retention.
Therefore, make sure you add magnesium-rich foods in your everyday diet, such as leafy greens, whole grains, and herbs (burdock root and nettles), or take magnesium supplements.