Hormone Health In 2023: How To Support Your Well-Being
It's important to prioritize hormone health in order to maintain overall wellness. At Funk It, we believe in using science-backed methods to support hormone balance rather than relying on fads. Here are some simple ways to support your hormones in the new year:
Remove toxins: Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) found in products like plastics, cosmetics, and cleaning products can interfere with hormone function. To limit exposure to EDCs, check the ingredients in your skin and beauty products and opt for cleaner alternatives.
Eat to nourish: Diet culture often promotes restriction, but as women and menstruators, it's important to prioritize nourishment to support hormone balance. Eat a variety of whole, unprocessed foods and listen to your body's hunger and fullness cues. Seed cycling is a great way to get in extra nutrients and sync your food with your cycle!
Prioritize sleep: Adequate sleep is crucial for hormone regulation. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night and create a sleep-friendly environment to support restful sleep.
De-stress with sound: Chronic stress can elevate cortisol and adrenaline levels, disrupting hormone balance. Sound baths and psychoacoustic experiences can help to reduce stress and promote hormone balance.
Support your liver: Your liver plays a crucial role in hormone regulation. To keep it functioning optimally, be mindful of your alcohol consumption and try to keep blood sugar levels balanced by pairing complex carbs with protein and/or fat.
Maintain lymphatic health: The lymphatic system helps to remove congestion and waste from the body. Practices like lymphatic drainage massage and dry brushing can help stimulate this system and support hormone balance.
Remember, hormone health is a lifestyle, not just a trend. By incorporating these practices into your routine, you can support your hormone healing journey in the new year.