Hormonal Imbalance Treatment
Hormonal imbalance is an issue that can impact every single one of us. It can be caused by specific health conditions, major health events like pregnancy or menopause, or the stressors and unhealthy habits of modern life.
There are many different hormonal imbalance treatments, but the best ones are holistic. They’re based on figuring out the underlying causes of you imbalance and treating the human body as a complete system. Keep reading to find out how that’s done.
Know What You’re Dealing With
It’s an understatement to say that hormones are complicated. Our endocrine system produces a lot of different types of hormones. The main ones are sex hormones, thyroid hormones that influence our metabolism, and adrenal hormones.
When the body produces too much or too little of one hormone, it impacts the behavior and production of other hormones. It can throw the entire endocrine system off balance. This can lead to a massive range of potential issues from the mildly irritating to the fatal.
That is why it’s best to start treatment by figuring out exactly what kind of hormonal imbalance you’re dealing with.
Dr. Galina’s Holistic Approach focuses on treating hormonal imbalance naturally. Treatment always starts with labs and testing, to understand exactly what hormones are out of balance and why. This allows for targeted, customized lifestyle changes that lead to better outcomes.
One of the best ways of balancing your hormones is through a healthier diet. We’re not talking about a temporary diet for weight loss, either, but about what you eat day in and day out.
The ideal diet for balancing hormones is different from person to person, especially when it comes to quantity and precise ratios. Some things, however, apply to everyone:
- Eat primarily natural, plant-based foods.
- Every meal should include a large amount of vegetables.
- Make sure to get enough protein.
- Consume some whole grains and healthy fats.
- Don’t over-consume calories.
- Avoid processed foods, saturated and hydrogenated fats, refined carbs, and sugars.
In some cases, natural supplements can also help balance hormones. Some supplements, like vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, are almost always a safe bet. They help regulate and improve hormone function as a whole.
For more specific hormonal imbalances, however, it’s best to work directly with a naturopath. A professional can help you choose the precise supplements that’ll treat your imbalance and make sure that they fit with the rest of your diet.
The Balancing Trifecta: Sleep, De-Stress, and Exercise
Modern life often gets in the way of three very basic human needs that are absolutely essential for hormonal balance and overall health. Most of us don’t sleep enough, don’t exercise enough, and feel too much stress.
This entirely unnatural state of existence will throw anyone’s hormones off balance!
Sleep comes first, so make sure to get at least 8 hours of sleep every night. With that out of the way, you may find it easier to organize your life in a way that allows you to relax and stay calm. You’ll have more energy, which in turn will help motivate you to exercise lightly every day.
Hormonal Balance Without Medication
It may seem easiest to just pop a few pills and call it a day. Unfortunately, hormonal medications can come with a whole range of negative side effects, and they rarely treat the underlying cause of the imbalance.
In most cases, it’s entirely possible and far healthier to achieve hormonal balance without the need for medication. The lifestyle changes we outlined so far are usually enough for full hormonal imbalance treatment. As a bonus, they also have a positive impact on your overall health. So heed our call: change your life, find balance, and you’ll finally feel better the holistic way.