Hormones affect numerous processes throughout the body, including metabolism, reproduction, mood, sexual function, growth and development. These hormones are produced by the pituitary, thymus, adrenal glands, pancreas, pineal, ovaries and testicles. The endocrine system and the reproductive system are complex, but there are some simple methods you can employ to enhance your body’s ability to produce and balance hormones.
Things to avoid
Stress is not only bad for you emotionally; it can wreak havoc on you physically. Chronic stress can cause inflammation, illness and hormone imbalances. Learning how to reduce stress can help you balance your hormones.
Your body needs a variety of vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants to function properly. It is always best to get your nutrients from food; however, you may need to complement your diet with a vitamin and mineral supplement. When choosing a supplement company, look for one that uses the purest ingredients.
Herbs That Can Help
Herbs offer many health benefits, including balancing the hormones, reducing stress, improving memory and reducing fatigue. There are numerous herbs that can help improve hormone production by supporting the adrenal system and the endocrine system.
Eleuthero, also known as Siberian ginseng, is an adaptogenic herb. Adaptogenic herbs help increase the body’s ability to handle stress. Eleuthero helps to reduce fatigue, balance blood sugar levels and improve memory.
Licorice root helps support the adrenal glands. This herb helps increase energy levels and improve the mood.
In order to balance your hormones and improve your overall health and well-being, lifestyle changes are necessary. Get plenty of rest, eat a healthy diet, reduce your stress and use herbs to help balance your adrenal, thyroid and sex hormones.
If you are suffering from mood disorders, weight issues, low libido or immunity, it may be time to check your hormones. Contact us at (571)529-6699 and see if our integrative physician can help.
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