6 Ways to Balance Hormones Naturally

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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4. Add Antioxidants to Your Diet

According to research published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, two important antioxidants—phytoestrogens and lignans—help prevent hormone-related disease[4].

They might also reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.

Both antioxidants are common in whole grains and fiber rich foods like oats, barley, beans, lentils, and yams. Seek out these antioxidants to reduce your risk of hormone diseases.

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5. Sleep

Sleep promotes the release of androgenic hormones that are important for promoting muscle recovery, repair, and growth.

You can’t have properly balanced hormone levels without adequate sleep.

A study of sleep deprived military trainees determined that reducing sleep time to 1-3 hours over a 5 day period results in a 60-80% decrease in androgenic hormones[5].

Related: 8 Sleeping Positions and Their Effects on Health

6. Supplement with Magnesium

For women, magnesium levels tend to decrease during the hormonal changes of menopause.

Low levels of magnesium are a sign of ongoing hormonal changes and, according to recent studies, can affect your neurotransmitters[6].

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Men often supplement with magnesium to promote muscle recovery and boost testosterone levels too.

The University of Maryland Medical Center provides a quality, inclusive look at the symptoms of magnesium defiance which include anxiety, sleep disorders, nausea, irritability, confusion, and insomnia[7].

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