If you’re feeling like your hormones are all over the place, it’s time to get them under control. The first step to balancing hormones naturally is through diet and lifestyle changes. If you eat foods that promote healthy hormone balance, and avoid those that do not, you will start to see results in no time!
Eat more foods that contain magnesium and calcium.
Magnesium is a mineral that helps regulate blood sugar levels, and calcium is important for muscle contraction and nerve function. Both are essential for hormone balance, but they’re also found in leafy greens, nuts, seeds and fish. If you don’t eat seafood often or don’t like it at all (which we get), there are other ways to get enough magnesium and calcium in your diet: try adding leafy greens like spinach or kale into smoothies; making avocado toast with flaxseeds sprinkled on top; eating almonds as a snack instead of chips or chocolate bars; adding sunflower seeds into salads instead of croutons; choosing hummus instead of mayonnaise when making sandwiches at home or ordering out at lunchtime.
Eat more acidic foods like citrus fruits and vegetables.
You can balance your hormones by eating more acidic foods. Citrus fruits and vegetables are great examples of acidic foods that help balance the body’s pH levels. Examples of citrus include oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes and cranberries.
If you want to eat more of these kinds of food in your diet:
- Add a little lemon juice to water or tea instead of sugar or sweetener
- Add orange slices (oranges) to salads for extra flavor
Drink green tea, which contains phytoestrogenic properties that can help balance hormones.
Green tea is a great source of phytoestrogenic properties, which are plant compounds that can mimic the effects of estrogen. The most well-studied of these is called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG has been shown to inhibit aromatase and help balance hormones, making it useful for women who experience PMS or menopause symptoms.
Use castor oil packs on your abdominal area to help balance hormones.
Castor oil packs are a great way to detox your body, and they can also help balance hormones. By placing a castor oil pack on your abdominal area, you allow the castor oil to warm up while absorbing into the skin. This helps break down fat cells in this area and improve circulation, which can in turn balance hormones.
To make a homemade castor oil pack:
- Fill up an old sock with raw organic castor beans that have been crushed into small pieces (you don’t want whole beans).
- Fold over one end of the sock so it’s double layered, then lay it flat on top of another towel (make sure both are big enough for you). Place them facing upward so there’s no chance of spilling any of their contents onto yourself!
Castor oil packs can also be purchased from stores like Whole Foods Market or Amazon at fairly reasonable prices depending on how much space you’d like them too take up in your home–an 8 oz jar costs around $9 USD while 16 oz jars cost closer to $15 USD depending on where exactly they’re purchased from (again though these prices may vary).
Start with a healthy diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes to naturally balance your hormones.
In order to balance your hormones, it’s important to eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables helps you get enough vitamins and minerals that are important for healthy hormone production. In addition, limiting your stress levels can help regulate hormones as well. Try meditating for at least 10 minutes every day or taking time out of each day to relax with friends or family members who make you happy. You should also get enough sleep every night (at least 7 hours) in order for your body to function properly throughout the day!
It is also very important not to smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol while trying this hormone balancing diet because both of these things can damage your liver which could prevent it from producing certain enzymes needed for proper hormone regulation within our bodies!
The best way to balance your hormones is with a healthy diet and lifestyle changes. Taking supplements may help, but they can also have side effects and aren’t always necessary if you’re eating well and exercising regularly. If you want more information about how to naturally balance your hormones, contact us today!