GOOD NUTRIENTS TO BALANCE YOUR HORMONES
Although bio-identical hormone treatment can have a wonderfully curative effect on the symptoms of pre-menopausal hormone fluctuations, even better results can be achieved when undertaken in conjunction with a diet of wholesome foods and nutritional supplements.
The rewards of eating a nutritious diet far outweigh any negative consequences. Not only can you actively decrease the risk of developing heart disease, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and arthritis. If your diet typically consists of high calorie, nutritionless foods such as candy, bars and cookies, your energy and moods will improve dramatically if you reduce your consumption of these particular items. If you suffer from indigestion, gas, bloating or constipation, working to eliminate food allergens while promoting beneficial nutritional intake are guaranteed to alleviate symptoms. Additionally, you will be less susceptible to illnesses such as colds or the flu due to an increase in immunity levels caused as a side effect of healthy eating. Weight loss and an improved complexion are also beneficial advantages of responsible eating.
For some women, taking an active approach to regulating and balancing food intake may be an entirely new process. Some may have tried high-carbohydrate, low fat diets and felt their health worsen, while others find it difficult to maintain the stringent dietary restrictions stipulated by their preferred nutrition plan. This frustration is shared by women around the world, many of whom have attempted to embark upon a path to healthy eating but were unable to find the logistical support they needed along the way.
Worrying Is Useless.
The first step towards a balanced diet is to stop worrying! Although organizations ranging from the American Heart Association to the national government have released statistics and diagrams illustrating “proper” dietary planning, the truth is that there is no “all-in-one” program that is perfectly matched to every individual’s needs. Common sense, however, will allow you to make rational, sensible food decisions to balance your body’s hormonal levels and improve your physical health in the process.
To start, get rid of the processed foods you depend on for ease and comfort and replace them with nourishing, substantial foods. Pay attention to how your body responds to different foods and avoid those that produce adverse effects on your health. Now for the good news: there are businesses and organizations that offer home delivery of food and groceries that have been proven to provide nutritional benefit. Instead of having to make careful decisions about what you will and will not eat, you can leave your meal plans in the hands of dietary professionals.
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In A Nutshell:
Although many of us rush to prescription medications in an effort to remedy physiological problems, several “natural” approaches can provide an equal amount of benefit. Through responsible eating habits and a balanced nutritional intake, you can actively improve your body’s hormonal state and reduce the likelihood of debilitating side effects as a result of imbalanced hormones. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, consult with your doctor!