Our endocrine system is responsible for managing hormones that let our bodies know what to do, when to do it, and for how long. In today’s fast-paced and modern lifestyle, hormonal imbalances are increasingly common. Naturally, certain hormones decline as we age. Regardless of the cause, hormonal imbalances affect our overall health. Here are some ways to give your endocrine system a little boost:
Eat Your Protein We get many of our essential amino acids from dietary proteins which help us maintain muscle, bone, and skin health.
Exercise Regularly The amount of activity we get can influence our hormonal health. Regular exercise can reduce insulin levels and increase insulin sensitivity.
Stay Away from Sugar and Refined Carbs These foods can disrupt hormone function and lead to obesity and diabetes.
Manage Your Stress Stress can have a negative effect on cortisol and epinephrine levels.
Eat Healthy Fats Eating more high-quality and natural fats may help you reduce insulin resistance and keep you feeling fuller longer.
Catch Plenty of Zzzzs Poor sleep can lead to an imbalance in insulin, cortisol, leptin, and ghrelin.
Sometimes, hormonal imbalances are out of our control. If you suspect you’re struggling with hormonal imbalances leading to foggy thinking, weight gain or loss, infertility, or weakening bones, give our office a call at 201-225-2525 to schedule a consultation. We’ll help get your hormone levels balanced and leave you feeling your best.