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Fall into Balance: Natural Hormone Health 🎃

Written by Portland Clinic of Natural Health on October 17, 2023

Fall into Balance:
Natural Hormone Health

As the leaves begin to change and the days grow shorter, the transition into fall can bring shifts not only in the weather but also in our bodies. Hormonal imbalances are common, and they can be influenced by seasonal changes. In this week's newsletter, we'll explore natural approaches to balancing hormones and addressing common hormonal issues that may arise during the fall season.

The Hormonal Connection

Hormones play a vital role in regulating various bodily functions, including metabolism, mood, sleep, and reproductive health. Changes in hormone levels can lead to a range of symptoms and health concerns. Here's how you can harness the power of natural remedies to promote hormonal balance:

1. Dietary Support:

  • Cruciferous Vegetables: Incorporate broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and Brussels sprouts into your meals. These vegetables contain compounds that support liver detoxification, which can help balance hormones.
  • Healthy Fats: Omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish, flaxseeds, and walnuts can promote hormonal health.
  • Fiber: A diet rich in fiber from whole grains, fruits, and vegetables helps regulate blood sugar levels and promotes hormone balance.
  • Our Dietician here at PCNH is a phenomenal resource & support system for anyone looking to imrpove their diet & hormone health: Kassy Montgomery, RDN, CDCES 🍉Learn More

2. Stress Management:

  • Mindfulness Practices: Engage in meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises to reduce stress, which can disrupt hormonal balance.
  • Adequate Sleep: Prioritize quality sleep to support hormone regulation and overall well-being.

3. Herbal Remedies:

  • Adaptogenic Herbs: Herbs like ashwagandha and rhodiola can help the body adapt to stress and promote hormone balance.
  • Chasteberry (Vitex): Chasteberry may be beneficial for regulating menstrual cycles and managing PMS symptoms.

4. Regular Exercise:

  • Physical Activity: Regular exercise can help balance hormones, improve mood, and support overall health. Aim for a combination of cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility exercises.

5. Environmental Factors:

  • Reduce Toxin Exposure: Limit exposure to environmental toxins by choosing natural cleaning products and minimizing exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals.
  • Our Naturopathic Environmental Health Specialist here at PCNH is an incredibly passionate & knowledge doctor who’s currently accepting new patients: Dr. Nik Belikoff-Strads, ND 🌿 - Learn More

Common Hormonal Issues in Fall:

  1. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Hormonal changes due to reduced sunlight exposure can contribute to SAD. Natural remedies and light therapy can help alleviate symptoms.
  2. Menstrual Irregularities: Hormonal fluctuations can affect menstrual cycles. Dietary and herbal interventions may help regulate periods.
  3. Thyroid Imbalance: Changes in thyroid function can occur during the transition to fall. Nutritional support and stress management techniques can support thyroid health.

Our Naturopathic Women’s Health Specialist here at PCNH is has been supporting many PCNH patients with their health from any & all things hormone related: Dr. Amber Walz, ND 🌼 -  Learn More

Here at PCNH, we believe in a holistic approach to hormonal balance. Our Naturopathic Specialists are here to provide personalized guidance and natural solutions tailored to your unique needs and concerns.

If you're experiencing hormonal imbalances or wish to proactively support your hormonal health, please don't hesitate schedule an appointment &/or reach out to us by email. All four of our providers are passionate about hormone health! ::

Dr. Amber Walz, ND 🌼 -  Learn More

Dr. Nik Belikoff-Strads, ND 🌿 - Learn More

Kassy Montgomery, RDN, CDCES 🍉 - Learn More

Dr. Ben Reebs, ND, VNMI 🌱-  Learn More

Embrace the beauty of fall while nurturing your body's hormonal harmony. May this season bring balance and well-being to your life!

- The PCNH Team

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