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Finding Your Balance: How to Take Control of Hormonal Health

bach flower essences essential oils herbs hormones Jan 16, 2023

Balancing your hormones is an important part of maintaining overall health. In fact, hormones play a role in nearly every aspect of your life, including mood, energy level, and physical appearance. Unfortunately, many things can disrupt the delicate balance of hormones in our bodies and cause serious health issues. Understanding what contributes to hormone imbalance and the steps you can take to help balance them is essential for good health.

One of the most common causes of hormone imbalance is stress. Stress can come from many sources, such as work or family pressures, illness, or changes in our environment. When we experience, too much stress increases the amount of cortisol (the stress hormone) in our body, which then affects other hormones like testosterone and estrogen. This disruption can lead to symptoms like infertility, sleep disturbances, low libido, weight gain/loss, skin issues, and fatigue.

Another key factor that affects hormone balance is nutrition. Eating too much sugar or processed foods can cause blood sugar levels to spike quickly and then crash just as fast. This roller coaster effect on blood sugar sends conflicting signals throughout the body, which can contribute to hormonal imbalances. Also, eating a diet lacking essential vitamins and minerals like zinc and B vitamins can hinder your body’s ability to convert food into usable energy, leading to fatigue or low energy levels while lingering in some cases, further impacting hormonal balances negatively...

In order to help restore hormone balance, it’s important to get enough restorative sleep each night (typically 7-9 hours). Sleep deprivation has been linked with higher levels of cortisol production, which throws off other hormones in the body, like testosterone and growth hormone (which helps build muscle). Getting adequate sleep helps reduce stress levels, thereby keeping cortisol at bay, so other hormones are able to do their job properly.

Exercise is another great way to promote healthy hormone balance naturally. Regular exercise not only reduces cortisol but also boosts endorphins which increase feelings of happiness and well-being, encouraging better sleep quality for an overall improved feeling of well-being both mentally and physically as well as a hormonally balanced state – a win-win situation indeed!

Nutrition also plays an important role when it comes to balancing hormones naturally by providing your body with key vitamins and minerals needed for proper functioning, including Vitamin D3 & Zinc – two crucial nutrients for healthy testosterone production; Vitamin B6 & Magnesium– two key ingredients necessary for normal estrogen metabolism; as well as Iodine – essential for proper thyroxin production -all contributing factors towards optimal hormonal health. Additionally, adding omega-3 fatty acids such as salmon or flax seed oil into your diet may help reduce inflammation associated with imbalanced hormones promoting even greater homeostasis within the body. Lastly, incorporating adaptogens such as Ashwagandha, Rhodiola Rosea, or Maca root into one’s daily regimen may enhance our response mechanisms towards chronic stress and positively affect hormonal fluctuations without side effects typical of synthetic drugs.

All these tips together can help keep our bodies balanced so that we feel mentally and physically healthier while helping us live happier, more productive lives with fewer unpleasant consequences accompanying out-of-control hormones!

But what if these tips don't work for you?
If you're anything like me, and you took the time to find out what hormonal type you are, adjusted your nutrition and eating habits, modified your workouts, added the supplements, and still aren't seeing results, then there are a few options you can consider.

As a certified Holistic Healing Practitioner, I love diving into my own health and healing and finding new ways to physically, spiritually, mentally, and energetically support my body. After discovering that making supportive lifestyle changes to balance my hormones wasn't enough, it was time to go even further. By utilizing essential oils, and organic products from Happy Mammoth, Young Living, and Bach Flower Essences, I can take holistic approaches to balance my hormones naturally.

Organic Solutions for Hormone Balance:
I began using organic products from Happy Mammoth, Young Living, and Bach Flower Essences to take a whole new look at my hormones and how to balance them. These natural remedies offer safe and powerful solutions to hormone imbalances without the potential side effects that can accompany artificial methods.

Happy Mammoth offers a range of organic products made with certified-organic ingredients. Their Bites Balancing Blend is ideal for balancing hormones, featuring adaptogenic herbs like Rhodiola Rosea and Ashwagandha that help the body cope more effectively with stress.

Young Living is also well known for their essential oils, which provide therapeutic benefits when inhaled or applied topically. They offer several essential oil blends specifically designed to support healthy hormone balance, such as Clary Calm®, Progessence Plus®, and White Angelica® blends.

Finally, Bach flower essences support emotional balance by tapping into subconscious motivations related to health issues such as hormone imbalance.

Essential Oils for Hormone Balance: 
Essential oils can also be used to support hormone balance. Here are some of the best essential oils for hormone health:

  • Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens): Balances hormones and helps reduce stress.
  • Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea): A sedative that provides relief from anxiety and depression.
  • Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia): This calming effect can help with insomnia, headaches, and other symptoms of hormonal imbalance.
  • Frankincense (Boswellia serrata): Reduces stress levels and aids in relaxation.
  • Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata): Helps to relax muscles and relieve tension while balancing hormones.

Bach Flower Essences for Hormone Balancing:
Bach Flower essences can be a powerful tool for helping to balance hormones. Here are some of the most popular Bach flowers for hormone health:

  • Wild Oat (Bromus ramosus): Helps to find direction and purpose when life feels out of balance.
  • Beech (Fagus sylvatica): Aids in understanding and accepting others who may have different values or beliefs.
  • Olive (Olea europaea): Soothes exhaustion and strengthens the body during times of stress.
  • Mustard (Sinapis arvensis): Helps relieve sadness and sullenness that often accompanies hormonal imbalances.
  • Crab Apple (Malus pumila): Cleanses and purifies both the body and spirit, allowing harmony between mind and body.

Common Herbs to Balance Hormones:
Herbal remedies have been used for centuries to help balance hormones. Some of the most commonly used herbs include:

  • Chasteberry (Vitex agnus-castus): Supports hormone balance by acting on the pituitary gland.
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): Helps reduce levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect which can minimize symptoms of PCOS.
  • Ginseng (Panax ginseng): A tonic herb that supports overall health and energy levels, increasing resistance to stress and helping regulate hormones.
  • Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra): Has a mild estrogenic effect, making it useful for women with low estrogen levels.
  • Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale): An effective diuretic that helps eliminate excess fluid from the body, decreasing stomach bloating caused by water retention.

You can also look into herbal capsules for hormone balancing. You can find these at any holistic or homeopathic store. You can also search online, but please research and ensure that the company you purchase from is authentic and reputable.

Overall, I am incredibly grateful for my decision to pursue holistic remedies for hormone balancing. Not only have the treatments been effective, but they have also enabled me to take control of my own health and well-being in an empowering way. In addition to the physical benefits, such as improved energy levels, I've also experienced psychological benefits, such as enhanced mood and a greater sense of calm. Those suffering from hormone-related issues should know that there is a viable alternative to traditional treatments that can be both safe and effective at restoring balance in the body. As I reflect on this experience, I'm filled with appreciation for all of the research and effort it has taken to develop natural treatments that work so effectively. In the future, I hope that more people will explore the possibilities of holistic remedies regarding their health and well-being.