Bring Systemic Hormones Into Balance

  1. Move Enough
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After exercise, the body releases endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin, which all produce a good feeling and keep the hormone levels up to standard.
Sports also ensures that your body produces growth factors, including insulin.

2. Watch your Diet

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A well-balanced diet has an effect on more things than on sex hormones alone. All hormones in the body benefit from a diet with lean meats, whole grains and lots of vegetables and fruit.

Be aware that soy can affect your thyroid gland. There are indications that a diet based on soy products can reduce the production of the thyroid hormone.

If you suffer from hypothyroidism, a deficiency of the thyroid hormone, you should not eat or drink too much soy.

Balance your iodine values. Iodine is a mineral that helps synthesize the thyroid hormone. Foods that contain a lot of iodine include seaweed, potatoes, cranberries, strawberries, and dairy products. If you have hypothyroidism, do not eat too much iodine.

Eat moderate amounts of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates give your body energy, but they also increase the amount of insulin in your body. Too many carbohydrates can lead to dramatic peaks in your blood sugar level and excess insulin.

Improve melatonin synthesis with vitamin B5. Foods rich in vitamin B5 include milk, yogurt, eggs, and fish. These foods also contain a lot of tryptophan, which converts serotonin into melatonin.

Regulate your sleep to regulate melatonin production

Melatonin is the “sleep hormone”, and it affects your sleep cycle just as much as your sleep cycle affects melatonin production.

Avoid too bright light when you sleep. Light can stand in the way of melatonin production, making it harder for you to sleep.

Give your body indications that you are going to sleep. A good sleep rhythm can let your brain know that it’s time to go to sleep. Your brain then, in turn, sends signals that melatonin production can be increased.

4. Ask Your Doctor About Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy

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People who suffer from hypothyroidism can ask their GP for hormone replacement therapy.

Hypothyroidism can lead to muscle weakness, constipation, fatigue, increased cholesterol, joint pain, and depression. In severe cases, it can cause difficulties with breathing, reduced body temperature, and coma.
Patients undergoing hormone replacement therapy receive synthetic thyroid hormones in the form of oral medication.

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