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Hormones: The Great Balancing Act

Understanding estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, cortisol, insulin, etc. can be difficult; managing how they affect your body can be even more challenging. Hormone therapy has become the go-to treatment for many medical doctors, but there's a better, natural approach you should try first. Learning how to naturally manage hormonal imbalances such as fatigue, weight gain, and brain fog can dramatically improve your quality of life.

A recent article from MindBodyGreen does a great job of outlining natural ways to approach this all to common problem for both women and men. Here's the short list of natural approaches Dr. Shah recommends, but please be sure to read the full article to fully understand each recommendation.

  1. Avoid "white" foods.

  2. Supplement with omega-3 fatty acids.

  3. Steer clear of commercial oils.

  4. Limit caffeine.

  5. Eat coconut oil and avocados.

  6. Fix your leptin.

  7. Consider supplementing with Vitamin D.

  8. Consider maca root.

  9. Get your fiber on.

  10. Eat more phytonutrients.

  11. Do 8 sprint exercises a few times a week.

  12. Recognize the hormone disruptors in your bathroom cabinet (parabens, phthalates, Bisphenol-A (BPA)

  13. Manage your stress.

  14. Consider weaning off synthetic hormones such as birth control pills.

  15. If you have menstrual or menopause issues, try chasteberry.

You can read the article here.

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