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FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE HORMONES

Have you ever felt a bit sluggish? Fatigue? Or low energy? It might be your hormones.

There are several factors that influence hormones and keeping these in check can lead to a better health outlook. Therefore Sophia Quayle of Totale Health has put together a few tips:

  1. Gut Health

    Digestive dysfunction can lead to impaired detoxification and elimination of hormones. Having regular bowel habits are key to ensuring excess hormones are being eliminated and not reabsorbed within the body.

  2. Nutrition

    Nutritional deficiencies and/or poor diet can certainly contribute to imbalances. Certain nutrients are needed as co-factors to produce certain hormones and support our overall reproductive/hormonal health.

  3. Stress

    Impacts the central nervous system, causes menstrual cycle irregularities, promotes hormonal imbalances leading to increases in PMS symptoms. It can also have a negative impact on energy levels, therefore contributing to fatigue and low energy.

  4. Environment

    Toxins and chemicals can burden the body and mimic certain hormones which can disrupt their natural function and contribute to hormonal imbalances. In your diet aim to buy organic foods where ever possible and switch to natural products.

  5. Sleep

    Lack of sleep can alter both endocrine and metabolic functions. Sleep plays an important role in the regulation and production of our hormones. Aim for 8 hours of good quality sleep each night.

  6. Exercise

    Physical movement is important for detoxification, our metabolism, regular bowel movements and lymphatic movement. However excessive exercise can reduce progesterone levels and contribute to irregular menstrual cycles.

These six factors can influence your overall health, keep on top of them to keep your hormone balance in check.

For more of Sophia’s blogs visit Totale Health Website.

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2020-05-08T03:40:16+00:00