Hormones are a major part of regulating people’s lives, their mood and their energy. When they are unbalanced, they can make them miserable - which can also translate to those who are around them.
It can also affect their health. An insulin imbalance can make people diabetic - and this has happened to millions of people all over the world. This usually stems from a diet that is too heavy in sugar.
While there may be some medical ways to get them in check, there are also wholly natural methods that won’t cost a lot of money and can easily become part of a person’s lifestyle after a bit.
Hit Daily Protein Mark
The human body produces important amino acids from protein every day, but it needs help. If one doesn’t eat enough, the body suffers. This can also affect appetite and how much one eats. Protein can help one avoid overeating.
Limit or Avoid Sugar and Refined Carbs
This points back to insulin production and diabetes. Having a diet that has too much of it is nearly a sure roadmap to getting it, which can cause everything from blindness to having to have limbs amputated.
A chiropractor can set up a diet where certain foods can be eliminated while seeing if others can be safely managed. In the long run, one’s body will thank them.
Eat Healthy Fats
Not all fats are unhealthy. There are ones in coconut oil, palm oil, and pure oil that has medium-chain triglycerides. These oils can help with insulin resistance and can help people feel full faster. This can aid in people looking to shed some pounds to make progress in other aspects of their well-being.
Consume Green Tea
Green tea can help people stay awake, but it also has epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is an antioxidant that can help lower insulin sensitivity and also insulin levels.
Other things that people can do is to exercise frequently, manage their stress, sleep for enough hours each night, avoid sugary beverages, and get enough fiber.
It can seem like a daunting task, but all these things just take a little extra planning - like writing out a grocery list rather than just walking in and grabbing whatever looks good. Eventually, all of these things will become second nature.
Dr. Robert Gucciardo can discuss what options may work best with you so that you can naturally balance your hormones. He’s based in Howard Beach - give him a call at 718-550-5790.