Balancing Hormones - How To For The Midlife Woman

Updated: Apr 22

BALANCING HORMONES

Can you really do anything to 'balance' your hormones?


When we talk about female hormones, often the first hormones that come to mind are estrogen and progesterone, the main female sex hormones. But these are just two of the many hormones that are working together to keep you feeling healthy, lean and strong.


HORMONES TO CONSIDER

  • Cortisol

  • Insulin

  • Estrogen

  • Testosterone

  • Progesterone

  • Pregnenolone

  • DHEA

  • Ghrelin

  • Leptin

  • Glucagon

  • Adiponectin

  • Human Growth Hormone (HGH)

  • Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF-1)

  • Melatonin

  • Serotonin

  • Oxytocin

CONFUSED?

This is a LOT of hormones working together to support a healthy menstrual cycle, sleep cycle, moods, energy, body weight and muscle and bone strength. When someone talks about 'balancing hormones' it can sound really simple, but there is a lot going on and a LOT to balance. Ultimately though, our body does the work of balancing our hormones when we provide it with good building blocks and an optimal environment. This means eating well, sleeping sufficiently, keeping stress in check and moving your body.



You don't need a degree in 'wellness' to achieve a lot for yourself when it comes to supporting your hormonal health. Here are some things you can do right away.

  • Get enough sleep (7-9 hours per night)

  • Find ways to manage stress

  • Eat the best quality food you can afford

  • Drink alcohol in moderation

  • Make time to move every day

  • Do something nice for yourself each day

  • Spend time with people who make you feel good

HUMAN SUPERPOWERS

The human body has an amazing capacity to heal and thrive, but sometimes we need a little extra help. If you are doing everything you can to take care of yourself and your body still feels out of whack, reach out to your health care professional for support and guidance. As our hormones change at midlife, we are being asked to take even better care of ourselves, but we don't have to suffer through challenging hormonal changes alone. There is help out there in the form of menopause-trained doctors who have the skills and knowledge to give you the help that you need. You deserve to feel good so don't fall into the trap of feeling like this is your lot. Please reach out for the help and support that you need. If you want to chat with me about relevant practitioners in Newcastle or online, please send me a message.





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