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How To Balance Your Hormones Naturally

As you probably have guessed the things that you need to change is your diet, reduce stress, quit smoking and start exercising at least three times a week. For easy recipes CLICK HERE.

SYMPTOMS
To read more about your hormones and what the symptoms are CLICK HERE.

WATER
Your body is estimated to be about 60-70% water, so drinking water is very important for your overall health. Make it a habit to drink AT LEAST 8 glasses a day.

To learn how to avoid dehydration CLICK HERE

FOODS TO AVOID
Fast Food, Frozen dinners, Red meat, Bacon, Beer, Caffeine, Coffee, Sugar, White flour, Gluten, Sausage, Licorice, Artificial sweeteners, Trans fats, Hydrogenated oils and High-fructose corn syrup, Milk chocolate, Soft drinks.

Gluten – Many people are sensitive to gluten and don’t even realize it. The foods that contain gluten are White flour, Wheat, Wheat germ, Wheat grass, Rye, Barley, Bulgur, Couscous, Farina, Graham flour, Kamut, Matzo, Seitan, Semolina, Spelt, Triticale, Oats, Oat bran, Oat fiber.

Meat – if you can’t remove meat from your diet make sure you only eat organic meat. Regular meat has hormones and steroids in it which aggravate your hormones.

Non-organic dairy products – comes from cows treated with BGH (Bovine Growth Hormone) and antibiotics. Both steroids and antibiotics reside in the milk and interfere with the female hormonal system.

Soy – is a goitrogen, which blocks iodine uptake in the body. In women, iodine is stored in the thyroid gland, the breasts and the ovaries. Iodine deficiency causes thyroid disorders (including goiters, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer), cysts in the breasts and ovaries, and breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

FOODS TO EAT
Eggs, Flaxseed, Garlic, Wild caught fish, Shellfish, Organic hormone-free/steroid-free chicken, Pumpkin seeds, Fruit, Sunflower seeds, Vegatables including leafy green vegetables, Dark chocolate and Walnuts.

Eating plenty water rich foods is important. It helps hydrate you when you don’t drink enough water.

EXERCISE
Naturally clearing up a hormonal imbalance begins with some sort of exercise program. Even if you are short of time you can always do something as simple as taking a walk in the morning or in the evening. It is best to exercise a minimum of three times a week in order to see results.

REDUCE STRESS
Yoga, Tai Chi, Ultrabath, aromatherapy, hypnosis and guided meditation, or other types of calming exercises and deep relaxation techniques help reduce stress.

SUPPLEMENTS
Take your multi-vitamins every day. Check the label and make sure it is free of GMOs, yeast, wheat, gluten, preservatives and animal products.

100% organic, raw Peruvian maca powder – Increases energy, endurance and stamina in your body. Increases your muscular strength. Increases sexual strength as well and it acts as an aphrodisiac. Helps the body to regulate hormonal processes.

 

Feeling Good

There are times when we need a little encouragement. If today is one of those days please read these great quotes and affirmations.

  • I will wake up in a happy, healthy, and more productive mood. I will enjoy more of life tomorrow than I did today. My very essence is programmed only for growth, only for abundance and in all areas of my life. All I have to do is choose to stay tuned to this idea and continue to spend time with people who are also tuned into this idea. – Jack Canfield
  • People too weak to follow their own dreams will always find a way to discourage yours. Live with Passion!
  • “Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.”
  • If you believe, it WILL happen. Just have faith! God is directing your steps. He will give you the strength to live your life with a good attitude. When discouragement comes your way, just say, “No, thanks. I’m going to keep my joy. I know God is in control of my life. He is going to get me to where I’m supposed to be.”
  • God is directing your steps. He will give you the strength to live your life with a good attitude. When discouragement comes your way, just say, “No, thanks. I’m going to keep my joy. I know God is in control of my life. He is going to get me to where I’m supposed to be.”
  • You may be in a difficult season right now, but God is breathing new life into your spirit. Shake off discouragement and get a fresh vision. God has armed you with strength for every battle. You are closer than you think, and your victory is already on the way.
  • Smile! If you find yourself having a difficult day or challenged against negativity- just smile 🙂 A research team found that facial expressions can produce an effect on the body similar to actual emotions (positive or negative) they represent. To trigger a smile think of something that brings joy into your life.
  • Have the confidence to step out in faith and be that person who will help someone move forward. Help someone accomplish their dream. Encourage others and build them up. With God on your side, you can draw the best out of people and help them succeed.
  • Start asking God for big things in your life. Pray bold prayers, expect big and believe big. Ask God to bring to pass those hidden dreams that are deep in your heart. Pray with boldness, expecting God to show Himself strong!
 

10 Tips for Calming Your Mind

by Dr. Mark Hyman

Here is what we know about how to influence the mind-body and the body-mind system. Consider these essential survival skills. You cannot thrive without them!

  1. Address the Underlying Causes of Stress — Find the biological causes of problems with the mind by working on the 7 Keys to UltraWellness. Mercury toxicity or a magnesium or vitamin B12 deficiency or a toxic gut chemical or a gluten allergy could be changing your brain. So, by changing your body, you can change your mind!
  2. Relax — Learn how to ACTIVELY relax. To engage the powerful forces of the mind on the body, you must DO something — you can’t just sit there watching television or drinking beer.
  3. Learn New Skills — Try learning new skills such as meditation, deep breathing, yoga, biofeedback, and progressive muscle relaxation or take a hot bath, make love, get a massage, watch a sunset, or walk in the woods or on the beach.
  4. Move Your Body — Exercise is a powerful, well-studied way to burn off stress chemicals and heal the mind, so just do it! It has been proven to be better than or equal to Prozac for treating depression.
  5. Optimize Your Nutrition — Clean up your diet from mind-robbing molecules like caffeine, alcohol, and refined sugars and eat regularly to avoid the short-term stress of starvation on your body.
  6. Supplement — Take a multivitamin and nutrients to help balance the stress response, such as vitamin C; the B-complex vitamins, including B6 and B5 or pantothenic acid; zinc; and most important, magnesium, the relaxation mineral.
  7. Try Herbs — Use adaptogenic herbs (herbs that help you adapt and balance your response to stress) such as ginseng, Rhodiola rosea, Siberian ginseng, cordyceps, and ashwagandha.
  8. Use Heat Therapy — Take a hot bath or a sauna to help your body deeply relax and turn on the relaxation response.
  9. Change Your Beliefs — Examine your beliefs, attitudes, and responses to common situations and consider reframing your point of view to reduce stress.
  10. Find a Community — Consciously build your network of friends, family, and community. They are your most powerful allies in achieving long-term health.
 
 
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