When it comes to hormones, not all exercise is created equal. For the most part, exercise is considered helpful for maintaining hormonal balance. Regular exercise helps with stress levels, primarily by lowering cortisol and releasing the “feel good” neurohormone dopamine. However, some exercise regimens can actually lead to increased hormonal imbalance, so it’s important to be mindful when choosing your approach to exercise. Our #AYBH challenge is specifically formulated to help you create lifelong habits, including a segment on exercise for hormone balance.  Join the #AYBH challenge here. Why exercise can be bad for you? Exercise regimens that can lead to
Ashwagandha latter for hormone balance
Ashwagandha is a superstar for its hormone balancing properties. It belongs to an adaptogenic herb family popular in Ayurvedic medicine that has shown incredible results for lowering cortisol and balancing thyroid hormones. Ashwagandha has also been referred to as Indian ginseng because of its ability to enhance stamina by supporting adrenal function and has extraordinary stress relieving properties. It may also help to curb mild depression and anxiety. Many women finds drinking Ashwanganda Latte helps them getting deeper and more restful sleep. So instead of sipping your chamomile tea, why not enjoy a mug of tasty Ashwagandha Latte as part of your
Sex Hormones’ effect on PMS While many people believe that hormonal imbalance is the primary culprit that causes PMS, laboratory tests do not always back up that idea. In fact, routine laboratory tests indicate that women who suffer from PMS often have normal hormone levels. Testing can be misleading. Multiple studies have indicated that women who suffer from PMS and PMDD may be more sensitive to changing hormone levels in particular estrogen and progesterone than other women are even when hormone levels appear to be adequate. Link to the study document here: Cause of PMS, sex hormones, estrogen and progesterone Hormones 101 Hormones
 Learning to Listen To Your Body We are all so used to living our daily lives in a routine that we often don’t consider that there could be a better way. How often have you woken up feeling absolutely exhausted but pushed on through your regular day because you didn’t want to let the team down? Think about what would happen if you allowed yourself a day off sometimes, and then when you did feel good, you really gave everything you had. Would you get the same amount done overall? Probably. You might even get more done because the days
Hormones and sleep are very closely linked. Sleep disorders are very common, and there are certain times of life when they are even more common. During pregnancy a woman’s hormones go through huge changes, and often it can take months or even years for the body to get back into balance after having a baby. Sleeplessness is also a symptom of menopause, as this is another time in a woman’s life when her hormones are shifting. Disruption to regular hormone patterns can affect the nervous and endocrine systems, and sleeplessness can be a difficult condition to overcome using natural sleep