In my homepage blog,
I discussed the impact of stress and hormonal balance on health. Here is the
continuation of the blog. It provides specific tips you can use to keep
yourself young and vital for a long time.
The Checklist for Hormonal Health
2. For a lot of
important to take measures to modulate your stress response. This includes
deep breathing, EFT (emotional freedom technique), mindfulness, movement, and
3. For woman, do
things to increase the bonding hormone, oxytocin to optimize your “desire”. Include
activities that promote happiness such as singing, talking to girlfriends, and participating
in simple pleasures. This will boost the feel good hormone oxytocin which helps
mitigate stress and makes your partner appear more appealing verses demanding.
Men can raise their testosterone levels with exercise and “manly” chores.
dietary factors including:
your intake of sugar which depletes hormonal production by robbing the body of
minerals and increasing insulin output.
alcohol which depletes human growth hormone (HGH)
organic to decrease pesticide exposure which affects hormone receptors.
enough healthy, lean proteins such as fish and poultry and consuming healthy
fats such as olive oil, butter, coconut oil, nuts, and seeds. These foods contribute
to hormonal health and optimal blood sugar balance.
5. Implementing supplements as needed.
magnesium can help your mood, assist with detoxification, and improve your sex
hormone levels, including your testosterone and HGH.
6. Essential oils
such as lavender, sage, and clary sage modulate the estrogen receptors
favorably and help balance hormonal output.
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