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The Easiest Ways to Balance Your Hormones

Balanced hormones are the key to better health, though it is easy to forget them when we think about our overall health. When we see a health problem, most of us try to eat better, visit a doctor, or pop an over-the-counter drug to fix the problem. Many times, we do not realize that our out of synch hormones are to blame instead.

Here are the best ways to balance your hormones naturally and enjoy overall health benefits.

A Carrot a Day

They say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but that may be truer of a raw carrot. Eating one to two raw organic carrots a day (sorry, not baby carrots or cooked carrots) can help the colon absorb endotoxin and estrogen for excretion.

Say “Goodbye” to Vegetable Oils

Not all oils are made equal and many people have been lead to believe that butter is bad, while vegetable oil is good. This couldn’t be further from the truth since rates of heart disease and obesity increased after individuals replaced animal fats with margarine and plant oils.

The reason why vegetable oils are bad for you is because they are full of omega-6 fatty acids, which can increase inflammation in the body. Balance your hormones by decreasing your intake of omega-6 fatty acids, and increasing your intake of omega-3 fatty acids.

Add Some Liver in Your Diet

Not many will take well to the idea of adding liver to their diet, but it is an essential nutrient for balancing hormones. Liver is also naturally high in vitamin A. Studies have found that even vegetables that were once thought to be high in vitamin A are actually hard for the body to convert to usable vitamin A. Eating liver gives your body the healthy dose of natural vitamin A that it needs.

Walk in Nature

If your hormones are out of whack, the last thing you want to do is to do high intense workouts. Doing too much cardio and even cross-fit can put undue stress on your body when it is trying to heal. Walking in nature is an ideal way to get the exercise you need while restoring your hormones to their optimal level. Studies have also found that walking in nature can reduce cortisol levels, which in turns lowers inflammation in the body. Walking also helps the lymphatic system flush out toxins.

When it comes to your hormones, if they are not optimal, then you will have a hard time achieving your desired weight and overall health. Take care of your hormones first.

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