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5 Tips for Balancing Hormones Naturally


Looking for natural ways to balance your hormones?


Hormones — such as testosterone, estrogen, adrenaline, insulin, and cortisol — are the major chemical messengers of the body. From feeling hungry to feeling sleepy, our hormones keep our bodies moving. Think your hormones may be out of whack and causing problems? Keep reading to find out how you can balance your hormones naturally at any age.


Some of the most common symptoms and signs of hormonal imbalances include:

  • Infertility

  • Irregular periods

  • Low libido (sex drive)

  • Unexplained weight gain or weight loss

  • Changes in appetite

  • Hair loss/thinning

  • Digestive issues

  • Hormonal acne

  • Insomnia

  • Fatigue

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Mood swings

1. Exercise regularly

Breaking a sweat regularly can have a profoundly positive impact on your hormone balance. Physical activity is one of the best natural ways to decrease insulin levels, manage stress, combat inflammation, and also boost testosterone levels and other muscle-maintaining hormones that naturally decline with age.


2. Eat More Protein


Are you getting enough protein in your diet? Eating adequate amounts of protein is essential for keeping your hormones, such as ghrelin, in balance.

Studies confirm that consuming sufficient amounts of protein will make you feel fuller, suppress your appetite, increase your metabolism, and boost your fat burning.


3. Increase Healthy Fats


Consuming healthy fats regularly at meals has been shown to not only reduce insulin hormone resistance but also trigger the release of hormones responsible for making you feel full and satisfied after a meal.

Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are a great healthy fat option. MCTs are unique in the way that they are absorbed directly by the liver and can be used for immediate energy.


4. Reduce Stress


Stress can do a number on your hormones when it’s not put in check. When you are chronically stressed out, your cortisol levels remain heightened continuously, which, in turn, can lead to overeating, obesity, and increased belly fat.

Adrenaline, which is the other major hormone affected by stress, is often known as your body’s “fight-or-flight” hormone. It provides your body with that wave of energy in response to an immediate threat or danger, but persistently elevated levels of this hormone are associated with high blood pressure, a racing heartbeat, and anxiety.


5. Nutritional Supplements

There are a few supplements that have been shown to help curb symptoms of a hormone imbalance as well as those that go as far as to restore balance altogether.

  • Zinc can be taken by premenopausal women to enhance brain function and overall mood

  • Maca can be taken for sexual dysfunction, low libido, anxiety, and increased fertility in both men and women

  • Probiotics can be taken to improve mood and gut health

  • Vitamin C can be taken by women to help restore fertility – it also helps curb anxiety and stress in men and women

  • Magnesium and B6 taken together can alleviate stress as well as PMS symptoms


Navigating the changes that occur when hormones are out of balance can be confusing but it does not have to be. If you would like more information about managing your hormones give us a call at Renewed Hope Nutrition Center @ (828)-738-1060. There are many options available to help restore hormone balance so you can get back to normal.

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