Before you learn how to balance hormones naturally or any other way, first, it’s a good idea to understand WHY your hormones may be out of balance. Once you know that, and address it, you may not need to resort to any therapy or treatment.
We all have our fair share of hormones, and when they are in natural balance, everything hums along beautifully. Why they go out of balance can have a lot to do with what we eat, what we apply to our bodies, what we do or don’t do. Probably very little has to do with our genetic makeup.
All animals also have their fair share of hormones. Pregnant mothers, lactating mothers produce more to ensure the healthy growth of their babies.
In addition, farmers add synthetic hormones to animal feed to increase the growth and weight of the animals in the shortest possible time, to increase yields.
The Dairy Link
So if you consume any dairy of any sort, you are increasing your intake of hormones way above that which is natural, with natural hormones, but from another species, as well as with synthetic hormones. Simply by stopping all dairy may be the key to balance hormones naturally for the majority of people – in puberty, in menstruating women, in menopausal women, even in men.
What about the calcium, you ask.
The available calcium in dairy is not easily assimilated in anyone beyond their weaned years. Calcium is more available and more easily absorbed and assimilated in green leafy vegetables and nuts and seeds.
In addition, the milk protein, caesin, is a known carcinogen. The high levels of pesticides found in milk are carcinogenic.
Alternative milks are oat, almond and rice. It make take you a day or two to adjust to the new taste, but you will come to dislike dairy when you have stopped it for a while. Coconut yoghurt is delicious.
Milk is energetically laced with the grief from babies being removed from the mother at birth, year after year. It’s the worst thing you can do to any mother. Could that be a contributing factor to the high levels of depression, today?
The Animal Protein Link
Dairy isn’t the only contributor to hormones that are unnaturally out of balance. Not only is animal protein unsuitable to our health, it is full of the synthetic hormones farmers use to increase yields and growth.
Animal protein makes us acidic. We are alkaline beings. We need alkalising food. To consume 90 – 95% alkalising food would probably balance hormones naturally in everyone afflicted. It would improve everyone’s health. No primate consumes much animal protein and certainly not in the amount humans do.
What about the protein, you ask.
Our optimum percentage of protein is around 11%. If we eat a varied diet of whole food, plant based food, that is exactly what we get. Proteins abound in all whole plant based foods, but are particularly high in legumes, nuts and seeds. And you don’t need much.
By adding in animal protein, we exceed our required amount of protein, we add in unnatural hormones, we make ourselves more acidic. It’s only when we are acidic that we become ill, or out of balance.
Everyone’s health benefits from a whole food, plant based diet, one rich in variety. It does so much more than balance hormones naturally.
Natural Health Care
Some medical drugs contain synthetic hormones. These will have a deleterious affect on the very delicate hormonal balance a body naturally has.
All medical drugs block, to a greater or lesser degree, the absorption of nutrition, leaving you depleted and perhaps deficient, adding to your problems.
If you have any ailment that requires medication, it means you are out of natural balance. This needs addressing.
While the medication may be helping you manage your daily life, they won’t be curing the problem. Rather, they will be suppressing your symptoms. The problem is still there. And probably worsening.
The best way to deal with any health issue that hinders your life in any way, is to discover the cause and address that. If that is not known, then the signs and symptoms that are suppressed with medication gives very clear clues to the distress a body has. This leads a knowledgeable natural health practitioner, such as a homeopath, to the solution that can fully resolve the imbalance.
Cholesterol is a much maligned hormone. We need it. Any excess cholesterol is converted into vitamin D by the action of the sun on our skin. Without enough sun exposure, hormones may be out of balance.
Stress will always be a factor of poor health, hormonal or otherwise. A short burst of stress can easily be dealt with. It’s the chronic stress, day in, day out, that does so much harm.
A lack of sleep will contribute to an inability to cope with our lives. There are many reasons why someone can’t sleep, which is not the focus of this article. But both the diet and good homeopathic treatment can assist.
Toxins are an inevitable part of our lives currently, as we live in an increasingly toxic world. Toxins have a deleterious affect on all aspects of our health, including our hormones. Regularly de-toxing should be part of everyone’s routine, preferably daily, but at the least weekly.
Good homeopathic treatment can balance hormones naturally, can resolve any other health issue, can de-tox you, all at the same time. In effect, it restores balance to your immune system, so that it can now do its job of protecting you.
If you are interested in discussing how homeopathy can help you, do contact me.