Hormonal imbalance is a common occurrence and experienced by both men and women on various occasions like puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, etc. Hormonal imbalance can cause bloating, fatigue, irritability, hair loss, palpitations, mood swings, uncontrolled blood sugar levels and trouble in concentrating.
Ayurveda expert Dr. Dixa Bhavsar talked about the importance of hormonal imbalance in our overall well-being and all the functions of the body and mind. She says it is important to have our hormones balanced for healthy digestion, optimum energy, regular periods, sound sleep, glowing skin, strong hair and a peaceful mind.
According to Dr Bhavsar, we see a lot of diseases manifesting in our mind and body these days due to imbalance caused by stress, sedentary lifestyle, wrong food habits, sleeping during the day, staying awake until late, worrying often, and more.
Her top 10 tips include:
Circadian rhythm fasting: Waking up early, having breakfast post sunrise, dinner before sunset and going to bed early.
Managing stress: The best way to quicken your healing journey is to ensure your stress levels remain in check.
Fixing your meal timings: Having your breakfast, lunch and dinner at the same time can make a big difference.
Having sound sleep: The best way to balance hormones, improve metabolism, optimum liver detox, glowing skin and more is to sleep well. The best time to go to bed is by 10 pm. 7-8 hours of sleep from 10 to 6 is best for optimum health.
Exercising regularly: Regular movement keeps your blood circulation optimum which helps you maintain optimum nutrition.
Meditating frequently: Meditation can help you keep calm and aid in balancing hormones.
Seed cycling: Seed cycling is the practice of eating specific seeds in the two main phases of your menstrual cycle (follicular and luteal) to help promote the healthy balance of estrogen in the first half of your menstrual cycle and the progesterone in the second half.
Eating mindfully without guilt
Optimum Nutrition: Vitamin deficiency is responsible for weakness, anemia, hair fall, mood swings, etc.
Using healthy cookware
“Hormonal balance is very easy to maintain if only you understand your body, learn to listen to it and feed it accordingly. Peace of mind also plays an important role in bringing hormonal balance. For that, it’s very important to manage your stress.”