This week we cover 2 more important things to start incorporating into your life to help balance your hormones and restore health to your body.
9. Prioritize Sleep & Avoid Excess Screen Time Before Bed
Sleep is critical for hormone production & management. Melatonin is a very protective hormone that helps to regulate our Circadian Rhythm. Blue light emitted from screens can disrupt
Melatonin production and interfere with hormone balance resulting in issues like insomnia and a decreased stress response.
Even just 10-15 seconds of blue light exposure at night can decrease Melatonin for 3-4 hours! This is critical to know to help you sleep better at night.
Switch out your bedroom light bulbs for red light bulbs, turn off that TV, shut off the phone 2-3 hours before bed.
Find something you enjoy doing that doesn't require electronics to help keep your melatonin levels where they should be.
Also, a melatonin hack: take a 10 minute walk in the morning sun every morning and an evening walk around sunset to help regulate your melatonin levels naturally!
10. Make Sure You're Pooping Daily
Daily bowel movements are necessary for flushing out excess hormones & toxins in our system. If you aren't pooping at least once per day, you are constipated and should consider finding
ways to support your digestive health & more frequent bowel movements. Try incorporating more fiber into your diet and prioritizing hydration.
Dandelion Root and Chamomile tea before each meal can really help your liver do its job to get rid of metabolic wastes and toxins each day. if you are not having a bowel movement daily, those toxins are building up and over time that can cause major health issues. And disrupt hormone levels.
Make sure you are getting at least 25 grams of Fiber daily in your diet as well as drinking at least 0.5 oz of water per lb of body weight daily. (So if you weigh 170lbs you want to drink 85 oz of water daily)
Tea can also count toward amount if you are drinking herbal tea without sweeteners.
How are you doing on these 2 things? Are you doing pretty good or feel you could do better?
If you need help incorporating them into your life, I would love to help you on the path.
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