For many, imbalance hormones cause a whole host of issues…

Things like infertility and irregularity, depression and anxiety, weight gain and weight loss, fatigue, insomnia, low libido, appetite changes, hair loss or hair thinning, and more.

That said, hormonal imbalances are multi-faceted,J and are caused by a combination of factors, like your diet, genetics, medical history, stress levels, or even your exposure to environmental toxins.

I take hormones into consideration when working with clients, so I wanted to provide you with some tips that you can use yourself if you think your hormones might be out of wack:

Tip #1: Swap carbs for healthy fats. This means to reach for the avocados, wild-caught salmon, and grass-fed butter, to name a few.

Tip #2: Use Adaptogen Herbs. These are a unique group of plants that promote hormone balancing and protecting your body from excess stress. They help boost immune function, combat stress, improve thyroid function, lower cholesterol, and more. (If you’re interested in these, give ashwagandha a try!)

Tip #3: Address emotional imbalances. This means to tackle stress and deep-rooted issues that you may have. Therapy, breathing, meditation, journaling, and spending time in nature can help. Additionally, it’s important to manage stress as much as possible -- some stress is inevitable and unavoidable, but we have the power to change other stressors...or at least change our reaction to it.

Tip #4 Get more sleep. It’s no surprise that sleep is a massive healer, and we need it to survive! So if you want to thrive...prioritize at least 7-9 hours of sleep each night. You’ll thank yourself later.

It’s clear that hormonal imbalances can occur for lots of different reasons, but it’s important that we address the root cause before our health starts to take a tumble.

If you’re looking for some help with your hormones, health, weight loss, or all three, then click here to book a free, no-strings chat with one of my trusted health coaches.

And, as always, please let me know if you have any questions or if there’s any way I can support you.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

March 10, 2021 — Dr. Jason Olafsson