The most common reasons for hormonal imbalances are:
- Poor sleep. Many people sleep poorly, either because of pre-existing health issues or poor sleep hygiene. Talk to your clients about their bedtime ritual. Are they looking at their phone or a bright screen? Is their room dark and cool? Is their bed and pillow comfortable?
- High stress. At Meras Warriors, we talk about primary foods, and how if one thing is out of balance, it can cause stress. Many people have stress from their jobs and relationships. In addition to impacting us emotionally, stress impacts us physically, usually by boosting our cortisol levels. I work with my clients to resolve the sources of their stress or find ways to cope with it so they don’t experience such high levels of stress.
- Processed foods. If you are are eating processed foods, there is a good chance this is disrupting hormone regulation. Simply crowding these foods out of your diet will help you get your hormones back on track.
- Not enough fat. Back in the 90s, the low-fat craze began, and peoples’ health has not been the same since. Fat is necessary to regulate our hormones, especially for women. If you experience irregular periods, it could very well be linked to your level of fat intake. Too little fat can have adverse effects on the menstrual cycle.
- Toxic liver. Overtime the liver becomes bombarded with elevated cortisol, toxins, environmental pollution, processed foods, chemicals, and food dyes; as a result it becomes congested and sluggish. The liver is key in metabolizing xenoestroges (the bad estrogen that can lead to cancer) and if it is sluggish it can not properly perform thus leading to hormone imbalance and a buildup of bad estrogen creating hormone imbalance.
Consult me for a 1 on 1 appointment on nutrition coaching and get the root cause of your problems sorted out in detailed and find out the exact food that will help you balance your hormones and get you feeling like yourself again!