Many women feel the daily battle of fluctuating hormones. Symptoms can include mood swings, bloating, depression, headaches, uterine pain (a result of cramps, fibroids, cysts or endometriosis), weight gain, cravings, hot flashes, memory loss, brain fog, vaginal dryness…the list goes on.
Unfortunately, we often manage just the symptoms, instead of treating the root cause. If you’d like to try rebalancing your hormones without hormone replacement meds, birth control pills, or surgery, here are a few ideas.
First, start with eating real, whole foods to improve gut health. The digestive system is central to hormonal balance. It can be the starting point for inflammation.
Next, ask your healthcare provider to help you check your blood sugar, adrenal and thyroid levels. Often, getting those things on track can help clear up hormonal imbalances. If you still experience problems, talk with a provider—like a nutritionist—about natural ways to help support the body’s making of and metabolism of hormones. We wish you well as you work toward whole-body balance.
Christina Swigart, M.S., is a licensed nutritionist at UpLift Guided Fitness in Woodbury and offers one-on-one consultations.