Hormone imbalances may feel like a bitter enemy, and women are often left with no other choice but to just deal with it. Yes, there are treatment options for hormone imbalances like prescribed medications, hormone replacement therapy, and lifestyle changes; however, there are still many women suffering from its negative chain reaction. Some may not have the awareness of connecting all the dots to know WHY their lives are feeling so disrupted.
Some of the causes of hormone imbalance may be medications, chronic stress, poor diet, aging and environmental factors. It is definitely helpful to increase your awareness about the causes, which will help you understand why you feel out of sorts. This awareness is the first step in being able to find the relief that will work best for you

Some things we cannot control, but it is a healthy and empowering decision to control what you can. Eating a clean healthy diet, identifying and lowering your stress levels and making changes in your home environment for a healthier living space can make a tremendous difference in your health.

If you choose to eat healthy, which may be a sacrifice for some people who are used into eating junk food, you can revitalize your life and will most likely have a more positive experience with hormonal changes.
On the other hand, if you choose to continue poor eating habits, you are more likely to have a variety of health problems, which could very well include hormonal imbalance.
Green and leafy vegetables and fruits, can be beneficial in maintaining your hormones at a favorable level. If you are experiencing hormonal imbalance, one of the reasons could be the lack of fiber in your diet. Enjoying more fruits and veggies increases your fiber intake and can allow the body to eliminate excess hormones.

Environmental Factors – Indoor and outdoor pollution is a major concern and can contribute to hormonal imbalance. Surely you feel safe when you are home, as you should.

However, even at home, the different products that you are using can contain pollutants that can have a negative affect on your hormones. Choosing organic products for personal use and cleaning can make a tremendous difference.

There are numerous toxins in the air we breath, which can have a negative impact in hormone secretion. If you live in a large city, there may be a higher likelihood of suffering from hormonal imbalance.

Petrochemicals that are found in Styrofoam, cleaning agents, and even your car exhaust can lead into exposure to unnatural estrogens. Once they are absorbed by the body, they will thrive in your receptor cells and may inhibit the production of progesterone.

Chronic StressIf you feel stress because of work, raising a family, managing your business, or even with just the smallest of things, there is a higher tendency of suffering from a hormonal imbalance.

Every time that you are caught in a stressful situation, pregnenolone, which is essential in the production of female hormones, is sidetracked from its normal pathway, and may cause a hormonal imbalance.

If you are already in your menopausal stage, which is characterized by changed in hormone activity, you might also be more stressed.

Eating a healthy diet and eliminating toxins

in the home may lower stress levels on the body.

Medications: There is a reason why consulting a professional is necessary before taking any medications to make sure they will not have a negative effect on your body as they may cause a hormonal imbalance.
A perfect example is birth control pills. Although they are commonly used by some to treat hormonal imbalance, there are situations where it works the other way around as it becomes the cause and not the solution.
Medications may cause an increase in progesterone levels. Hormonal imbalance is also common for people who have suddenly stopped taking birth control pills after prolonged use.

Aging is a fact of life whether we like it or not; however, we have the freedom to make choices to age gracefully in good health.

Living an unhealthy lifestyle could cause you unnecessary suffering from hormonal imbalance which can lead to irritability, mood swings, and other common symptoms.

I know we all have different situations during premenopause and menopause and some much worse than others. However, a healthy diet and lifestyle, along with a huge dose of gratitude can make a positive difference, and may be enough to get you through the change gracefully.

Are you wondering how I can say this? In the early 90’s I was in my first automobile accident. I was a passenger and multiple cars were involved as the car I was riding in was hit three times. My life changed drastically.

I was in terrible pain but the kicker was that I never had another monthly cycle AND NOW — MENOPAUSE! My doctor could not explain it but he felt that some day my cycle may start again. Well, its been many years now, and I’m pretty sure it will never happen!

My doctor at the time did everything in his power to get me on hormone replacement therapy, but I knew that was not my path to take. He was not supportive of what I wanted which was a more natural approach.

I found a doctor who would support me on my journey! She was amazing and very supportive. For years I was suffering with pain from the accident and dealing with menopause.

By the Grace of God, I had a gentle journey through menopause. I ate a healthy diet, eliminated toxins in my home and did everything possible to eliminate negative thoughts and fill myself with gratitude.

I was thankful I would NOT be taking medication the rest of my life! 

HERE’S A GREAT BOOK TO CHECK OUT:  “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause: Balance Your Hormones and Your Life From Thirty to Fifty” by John R. Lee, MD. He also has one for Natural Hormone Balance, and so much more!

Until next time, have a healthy and happy day… and I invite you to join me below and grab these 33 Healthy Eating Tips to Boost Your Nutrition and Increase Your Energy!

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