Let's Talk About Hormones

Let's Talk About Hormones

As a woman, hormone balance is vital to wellness, no matter your life stage. If you are in your younger reproductive years, we imagine having strong fertility and consistent, non-painful menstrual cycles are important. If you are menopausal, we are guessing you’d like to limit the amount of hot flashes and mood swings you have to endure. Everything we just listed has two things in common. They all impact our quality of life and are directly correlated to whether or not our hormone levels are balanced. 

Hormones can be out of whack for several reasons, but two major ones are chronic stress and unbalanced blood sugar. Keeping these things in check in your day-to-day life will make a world of difference in your health. We have some SWW® approved life hacks to help you accomplish this. 

Lifestyle Tips 

  • Moderate exercise: we love movement at SWW®, but ensuring you include rest days with your high-intensity workouts is key. 
  • Add yoga into the mix. 
  • Aim to sleep between 7-9 hours every night. We suggest using a Whoop Band or Oura Ring to monitor your rest. 
  • Start a meditation practice. 
  • Limit the amount of blue light exposure you have in the evening, especially before bed. 
  • Mineralize with SWW® Restore. 
  • Get outside for some sunshine exposure. 
  • Add calming herbs like ashwagandha to your supplement regimen.

Dietary Tips

  • Limit your caffeine intake as it exacerbates your stress response.
  • Avoid excess and added sugars. These absolutely send you on the blood sugar roller coaster. 
  • Be mindful of simple starches like bread and pasta and enjoy more fiber-rich, complex ones, such as sweet potatoes, squash, and turnips. When you eat starches, save them for last on your plate.
  • Prioritize high-quality proteins such as grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, pasture-raised eggs, and Atlantic-caught salmon. 
  • Ensure all of your fats are high quality. These include animal fats, coconut oil, olive oil, and avocado oil. 
  • Load up on non-starchy, antioxidant-rich vegetables such as broccoli, leafy greens and carrots. 
  • Increase your Vitamin C intake with supplements or foods such as kiwi, citrus, and bell peppers.

Want to master your hormone levels at home? Our SWW® Rebalance Your Hormones Course is a deep dive into all things female hormone-related so you can feel more connected to your body. We give you the science so you can confidently live your best life.