Hormones can do wild and wonderful things to our bodies and minds. Sometimes however, they are detrimental and they don’t add much to our lives, instead they take away. This can be things like depression, mood swings, having a weaker immune system and having an unpredictable appetite, sex drive and sleep cycle. The issue is, many of us think that we can’t regulate our hormones without medication. This is just not the case as you can surely affect your hormones through normal activities that you wouldn’t think twice about in your daily life. If you want some examples, just sit back and carry on reading.
If you would like to control your hormones a little better, then you should consider going to a Chiropractor. Sometimes, trapped nerves and misaligned joints and bones can cause bizarre hormonal responses which can hurt your body. This can be as mentioned, depression, poor sleep cycles and lack of appetite. The adjustments will be painless as they are simply going to return your body back to how it should be. Chiropractors are highly trained to set your body back into its original alignment which can solve many issues such as headaches, shooting pains, spine stiffness and so much more. It’s a cheaper route than using medication which will only be a temporary fix.
Eat more protein
One way you can also balance your hormones is to consume protein at just about every meal. This helps your body to repair and prevents the need for hormones to do all the heavy lifting. There will be less need for human growth hormone as protein will repair muscles with tears and fatigue. More protein in your food will also control your appetite, so your hormones don’t force you to eat more carbs. Carbs get made into sugar by the body and this can trigger an insulin response. This can then result in a need to drink more water, you feel hungry sooner and it can lead to weight gain. By eating protein, you control your appetite and thus your weight.
Start working out
Exercising is perhaps the only way to control your hormones and this can be done by simple workouts. Think about going for a morning run before work, just 2-3 kilometers should be enough. You may also want to pick up strength training, which helps to use some of that protein and grow your muscles. Exercising will also limit the amount of insulin production so if you work out and eat carbs, you shouldn’t feel the effects as you normally may. Your body will also release positive chemicals such as endorphins. Running and weight training do this, but the latter has shown to be more effective. Strength training is definitely something you should be doing more of.
Balancing hormones doesn’t have to be expensive and it doesn’t have to be complicated. Eat more protein and start working out a bit more and you will immediately see a change.