Are you feeling like your hormones are playing havoc with you? Or are you experiencing any of the below symptoms which may mean your sex hormones could be out of balance?
- Heavy periods
- Painful periods
- Mood swings
- Skin breakouts
- Tender breasts
- Food cravings
- Low energy
- Unexplained weight gain
- Sleep disturbances
- Anxiety and nervousness
We’ve talked about the importance of liver health in our recent post. Loving our liver is as important as aiming to reduce our exposure to environmental toxins, eating a balanced whole food diet, looking after our gut, balancing blood sugars, managing stress and sleeping well! At our next event (REST FEST The Woman’s Wellness Festival) we will be sharing simple everyday ways to help you do this in our workshop Feed for Happy Hormones.
What are environmental toxins?
Have you heard the term xenoestrogen? Xenoestrogens are artificially made compounds produced by industry and found in plastics, pesticides, and chemicals. These compounds can mimic natural oestrogen in our body and bind to our oestrogen receptors causing havoc, contributing to oestrogen excess and blocking our real internal oestrogen. And of course adding to our liver load, which is working really hard to try and remove excess oestrogen. Too much oestrogen compared to other hormones, especially progesterone can drive hormonal imbalances.
Try and reduce your exposure to pesticides and plastics today with these simple tips:
- Store food in glass containers
- Avoid wrapping food in plastics
- Buy less food wrapped in plastic if you can, or remove from the packaging as soon as you get home
- Choose natural and organic toiletries if you can
- Use natural cleaning products