For most of our lives, we are ruled by our Hormones ! They affect everything from teenage years, through childbearing years, through menopause. But what can cause them to become imbalanced?
Skincare Products. Everything you put on your skin gets absorbed in to your bloodstream and could cause toxic overload in your system and imbalance your hormones. Some of these chemicals include formaldehyde parabens, phthalates, triclosan, perfume, lead, DEA, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. Switch to natural and organic products, which are just as good, such as Blumain Organics (Blumáin Organic Skincare).
Plastics which contain BPA can be hormones disrupting and can be found in canned foods, water bottles, plastic containers and bags etc.
Certain pharmaceutical drugs.
Hormones, pesticides and fertilizers found in animal products and non-organic fruits and vegetables.
chemicals found in shampoos, conditioners and soaps. Also in make-up, nail polish and nail polish remover.
Chemicals in artificial air fresheners and perfumes.
SO HOW DO YOU KNOW YOUR HORMONES ARE IMBALANCED ?
Some symptoms incude;
– Thinning hair
– Unexplained weight gain
– Digestive issues
– Breast tenderness
– Irregular periods
– Anxiety and depression
– Low libido
– Belly fat
– High estrogen can lead to reproductive issues
WHAT CAN YOU DO ?
Take a good look at your diet and lifestyle. Try and pack in good organic fruits and vegetables and leave the processed and sugary foods on the shelf. Drink plenty of filtered water to flush out your system. I like to drink it warm so it’s not a stress on the body. Try and get some good quality sleep every night. Fit in some exercise every day. I find walking very good for this. Go “clean” with your skincare.
And I can also do an Endocrine balancing routine during your Foot or Facial Reflexology treatment to help balance your hormones.