Everyday we are exposed to toxins our food, the environment, cleaning and self-care products and even our clothing. Though the body is beautifully designed to process and filter toxins, we simply were never meant to have such a massive toxic burden assaulting our bodies every day!
Some simple daily habits can help support your body’s ability to removed toxins and secure lasting health.
Here are 5 simple strategies you can add to your routine:
My favorite cheap and easy way to feel better fast, so that you can stop the menobelly bloat.
If you asked doctors what one thing everyone could do right now to improve their health, many of them would say hydrate properly and many would say cut out crappy foods and help the body eliminate toxins. My favorite, cheap and easy way to feel better fast is something that tackles elements of both!
Warm lemon water can be a game changer for health. In addition to helping meet the recommendation for daily water consumption (eight glasses of water a day), warm lemon water has some added benefits.
While plain water is critical for hydrating at a cellular level, lemon adds traces of vitamin C and live enzymes that aid in stopping inflammation and help push toxins out of the liver.
First thing in the morning, a mug of warm lemon water is a wonderful way to stimulate bowel function and trigger your morning bowel movement. Believe it or not, 2-3 well-formed bowel movements every day is considered normal. Less than that and you may suffer from constipation. Constipation is one reason hormone imbalance happens – when the body cannot excrete excess and spent hormones and toxins via stool, they recirculate, stagnate and make you feel gross.
Benefits of Warm Lemon Water:
See what happens when you start your day with warm lemon water. It’s cheap, natural, and likely one of the easiest and most tasty ways to help yourself feel better fast!
Be sure to download my TOOL KIT to learn more way's you can stop the bloat.
Diet plays a huge role in hormone balancing out your hormones. For women, particularly, hormone imbalance can be the root of many, many health problems that can make you feel crummy, make it difficult to lose or gain weight, impact your fertility and even increase your risk of certain cancers and other serious diseases.
Besides healthy fats (which provide the building blocks for steroid hormone production), fiber is my go-to for overall health.
The 3 most important reason fiber helps your health and hormones are:
Fiber comes in two forms, soluble and insoluble fiber.
Insoluble fiber is found in the cell walls of plants and cannot be dissolved in water. This adds bulk to stools by binding with water and acting as a stool softener that helps move stool through the digestive tract.
Soluble fiber dissolves in water, helps slow the passage of food through the digestive tract, lower blood sugar levels, and reduces cholesterol (by binding to it and giving it transport out of the body in the stool).
Both soluble and insoluble fiber are essential to a good diet.
Not only does fiber help lower blood sugar but it helps keep blood sugar levels balanced. It can help you achieve a healthy weight by keeping you feeling fuller longer and ensuring that your bowels are functioning properly. That bowel function is key since fiber helps eliminate excess estrogens and other toxins that mess with hormone balance.
Enjoy a variety of fiber-rich foods in your diet. Sources of soluble fiber include Oatmeal, Apples, Oranges, Pears, Beans, Lentils, Flax/chia/hemp seeds and Berries. Insoluble fiber is found in dark leafy greens, Whole grains, Nuts and Seeds, Cruciferous veggies (broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts), celery, and onions.
Increase your fiber intake slowly so that your body can adapt. Sharp increases in fiber can cause digestive distress, so take it slowly to avoid gas and bloating. Recommended intake for women is 35-45 grams of fiber daily (more if you are diabetic.)
Try this delicious recipe to get a little boost of fiber:
Fabulous Fiber Smoothie
Blend 1 frozen banana, ½ cup raspberries, 1 Tablespoon flax seed meal, 2 cups cold water and a few drops of liquid stevia until smooth. Enjoy!
Be sure to download The Hormone Tool Kit to learn more about how you can balance your hormones naturally.
A lack of sleep is common for many women going through peri menopause & menopause. Our hormones aren't functioning the way that they should be. Poor diet, toxic overload a lack of exercise and poor mindset, are all contributing factors.
In order for your hormones to balance properly, we must get enough sleep. We run the risk of insulin resistance, sugar cravings, anxiety and type 2 diabetes.
When we aren't eating the proper foods and supplying our bodies with the nutrients that are right for us, we run the risk of not being able to fall asleep and stay asleep. There are so many things that can wake us up at night. If you are having a hard time getting to sleep and staying asleep then I have some tips for you to follow that have helped me and my clients tremendously.