Hormonal imbalance, as the name would suggest, is a situation where there is too much or too little of a given hormone in the human body. A hormone is basically a chemical messenger in the human body that uses blood as the medium to travel to different body tissues and organs. Hormones are manufactured in the endocrine glands, some specialized cell groups. Hormones generally work by gradually affecting the different processes in the human body over time.
With that being said, over time there can be a hormonal imbalance in the body and is actually a wanting and very prevalent condition in the society that we live in today, as is justified by the many products available in the market to help correct the situation. Note many people however would gladly take on these products seeing as it is that synthetic products pose so many threats and health risks in an individual. Some good news however comes in the form of natural alternatives to correcting hormonal imbalances.
First things first, your hormonal imbalance could be because of unhealthy lifestyle choices. You need to ensure you eat a healthy and well balanced diet if you discover bouts of this condition. Try avoiding the intake of too many chemicals which are known to interrupt the normal functioning of hormones, thus leading into an imbalance. Further, you should also limit your intake of meat and other dairy products as animal fats are known to contain lots of fats which when they get in your body can interfere with the normal functioning of the same.
By the same token, increase your intake of omega 3 and 6 important fatty acids as they have proven particularly effective in maintaining a good and balanced hormonal stability. You derive these fatty acids from such things as pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, and sunflower seeds among other things. In addition to that, you should also ensure you concentrate on taking organic foods and not just cereals and breads but also fruits and vegetables. Inorganic food choices can contain herbicides, pesticides, and harmful toxins that will only worsen your hormonal stability and wreak havoc on how they function naturally.
The other way proven effective to correct hormonal imbalance in the body is through the use of phytoestrogens, especially the famous flavones available in soy foods. A regular intake of phytoestrogens is advisable they have proven very easy to bond with your regular estrogen receptors meaning they will occupy any space that the otherwise ‘bad’ estrogen would take. With a good supply of phytoestrogens, your body will have no space for bad estrogen; it is no wonder hormonal related complications such as prostate cancer and breast cancer are significantly reduced in people who take flavones and isoflavones regularly.
Hormonal imbalance isn’t a good thing and will always be associated with repulsive symptoms associated with PMS, menopause and andropause. The side effects of hormone imbalances include hot flashes, tiredness, anxiety, stress and irritability to mention but a few. Changing your lifestyle habits, more specifically eating habits is the surest way to ensure you always have balanced hormones in your body.