How to keep your Hormones/Homies Happy!
Hormones need to be treated like your best friends, your BFF’s…your best Homies!
Why? Because hormones are chemical messengers that help regulate the body. These Homies/hormones have got your back!
Life is good in hormone balance when we are happily “rolling with the homies” in the state of true friendship. Remember that song that was sung in the ever so cute “chick flick” Clueless with Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd? Even though that was a silly and fun movie, it had heart, and it had a sweet ending!
And it's totally relevant to this blog article because Alicia Silverstone, the main character in the movie, is an inspiration for taking care of your hormones. Not only did she dance to the song “Rolling with the Homies” in this movie (before her friend got hit with a flying shoe on her head and she rushed to her aid to take care of her), but she also is still “Rolling with the Homies“/ keeping her hormones healthy through her healthy plant-based, meat-free and dairy-free diet and super healthy and “green” family living lifestyle. She is even the author of the books The Kind Diet and The Kind Mama.
Who would have though that the cute and sweet “Clueless” character actress would be such a good health example of taking care of your Homies/hormones!
Hormone imbalance can cause wacky and serious problems to the body such as:
So what happens when your Homies go “whickity, whickity, whickity WHACK”!?
- Growth problems
- Fatigue, insomnia
- Anxiety/nervousness, depression, irritability/mood swings
- Weight gain and inability to lose weight
- Brain fog/memory problems
- PMS/cramping, decreased sex drive
- Aching joints
- Dry skin and hair, excess hair/acne
- Decreased immunity
- and the list goes on….
Here are 6 “F4H (Family for Health) Healthy Family Lifestyle” Tips to keep your Hormones Happy:
How can you make your Homies/hormones happy and live in true friendship within your body to avoid/help or prevent/minimize those diseases, aches and pains or extra pounds? Drumroll, please…
Do the following for happy Hormones/Homies:
1. Increase Exercise:
Just 30 minutes of high intensity interval training, 3 days a week will work wonders. Even simpler, however, is to move your body around on a daily basis. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park at the end of the parking lot. Walk to your friend's house instead of driving.
2. Healthy Sleep patterns
We try our hardest to get our babies to sleep through the night and get them on sleep schedules when they are newborns. And that desire to have our children sleep never stops! But, what about us parents? Parents need their health sleep schedules/patterns too. We need to sleep 7 to 9 hours per night! Remember, 7 to 9 hours is not just for our children. You can learn more by reading our sleep article.
Just as children need sleep to grow each night, adults need sleep to recharge their cells each night.
3. Stress Management
We are always helping our kids not to worry about accidents, spills, tests, making the team, etc…. But What about us parents? We need to find ways that we can manage our stress by managing a “manageable” and realistic amount of to do’s. Learn to just say no to some commitments!
4. Avoid toxin exposures
As much as possible, eliminate these items from your daily life, not just with what you consume, but also with what is in your environment:
- Toxic chemicals in processed foods and body care and cleaning products
- BPA and by products from burning plastics
- Air and water pollutants
- These are all endocrine disruptors that are toxic chemicals absorbed by the body that mimic or block hormones and disrupt body functions.
5. Regular practice of detox and cleansing methods
At minimum, do the following to detoxify and cleanse your body:
- Drink warm water with lemon in the morning
- Drink green juices and herbal teas
- Meditate/practice deep breathing
- Epson salt baths
6. Nutrition – Let Food be thy medicine
Eat a balanced diet of nutrient dense “real food” and avoid food with added hormones in meats and/or dairy. Go Organic!
- Avoid gluten
- Minimize caffeine and alcohol
- Avoid refined sugars and processed foods
Follow these tips, even just incorporate one at a time to your lifestyle and your Homies/Hormones will have your back! Life is good in hormone balance when we are happily “rolling with the Homies” in the state of true friendship.
Join the discussion
What are some of the things you do to create a hormone balance? How will you “Roll with the Homies”? Please share your tips and/or struggles in the comments below so that you can pay it forward in health to other members of the community. Please share this article with at least 2 people in your life that struggle with any of the hormone imbalance symptoms above.
I’m addicted to cooking real foods and shopping locally at Farmer’s Markets.I am a health revolutionary who is writing this blog with a desire to “pay it forward in health”.This desire stems from love and my pursuit to make a difference in people’s health and wellbeing”.
I am a certified Transformational Nutrition Coach that helps women discover their healthy lifestyle that finally works so that they can transform into the healthy sexy and confident woman they want, and are meant to be.
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