4 Causes of Hormonal Imbalances. ~ Puja Madan

Via on Oct 8, 2013

Chakra Imbalance

Statistics reveal that almost 80% of women suffer from some kind of hormonal imbalance resulting in a slew of physical and mental health challenges.

But what comes to mind when we think of hormones?

Menopause? Pregnancy? ‘That’ time of the month?

The truth is, our hormones contribute continually to numerous functions in the body, including heart rate, body temperature, blood quality, respiration, and bone health. It is simply too difficult to separate a hormones from overall physical health.

But hormones do more than just keep our bodies fully functional. They are our internal GPS. They help us tap into our very best self-confident, centered, radiating good health, in alignment with our authentic being.

There is no secret to tapping into this inner goddess. All we need to do is sync up our hormonal blueprint and let it guide the way.

When our hormones are out of whack, everything is affected. Symptoms range from acne, dandruff, headaches, cramps, exhaustion, digestive problems, irregular or painful periods, weight gain, anxiety, insomnia, low libido, inexplicable food cravings to mood swings and irritability and depression.

And most importantly, we lose touch with our natural wisdom, intuition and sense of self.

So what causes hormonal imbalances?

1. Internal imbalance.

Problems with elimination, poor liver and thyroid health, lack of appropriate nutrients and roller coaster blood sugar levels all can result in hormonal imbalances. Digestive health tops the list followed closely by erratic blood sugar levels. When we understand our body’s requirements, we can meet them and maintain hormonal balance.

2. External toxicity.

Hormones in meat and dairy, pesticides in food, chemicals in cosmetic products, toxic household cleaning products, disinfectants, dry cleaning fluids, BPAs and PCBs, lead in paints and other dirt in our air and water affect our hormonal health significantly. It’s always a good idea to use safe, chemical-free household cleaning and cosmetic products. Herbs like cilantro and parsley are great for getting rid of heavy metals and other toxins in the body.

3. Stress.

Stress triggers a specific set of hormones that wreck havoc on our body’s delicate infrastructure. In even a mildly stressful situation, the brain will tap into our progesterone reserve to counteract the building anxiety. Most stress today is caused by non-life threatening situations and yet we constantly fall victim to this enormous hormone disruptor.

What if you could learn some ways to tame the monkey mind and operate from a calmer space?

4. Rejecting our femininity.

A majority of women learn early in life to hate their bodies and period. As a result, the gap between who we are and who we think need to be widens. The truth is our cycle offers a perfectly systematic blueprint that can guide you towards a healthy, productive, creative lifestyle. Isn’t it time to friend, heal, nurture and celebrate every aspect of our femininity?

What would be possible for us and the planet if we lived a life of vitality, freedom and happiness?

How do you feel about your hormones?

Which of these four is contributing to an imbalance in your body and mind right now?

 

References

1. Lifecycles of Women.

2. Thyroid Disease. 

3. Hormonal Much? How Hormones Affect Your Body.

4. Environmental Hazards.

5. The Impact of Hormones and Female Anatomy.

6. Stress and Female Hormone Imbalance.

7. What Causes Hormonal Imbalances in Women?

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  Assistant Ed: Zenna James/Ed: Bryonie Wise

Photo: Celeste Evans Johnston

About Puja Madan

Puja Madan is a holistic health coach and has received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York. She offers powerful health and wellness programs for young women, in person or on the phone, empowering them through healthier food and lifestyle choices. Puja has been practicing and teaching meditations for over seven years. She is also a Reiki master and avid Yogi. She believes all inner growth starts with a love affair with oneself! Follower her on Facebook or check out her website.

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4 Responses to “4 Causes of Hormonal Imbalances. ~ Puja Madan”

  1. lady says:

    "All we need to do is sync up our hormonal blueprint and let it guide the way."

    severe depression caused by the enormous drop in estrogen due to menpause … sure. let's just sync up our hormones
    *snap!* just like that!

    it's SO easy what the hell are you waiting for you female idiot unhealthy skank … ?

    Obviously, i find this insulting …

  2. Kathryn says:

    This is new age b.s.. "Embracing my femininity" will surely affect my hormonal level – said no doctor, ever.

    How I feel about my hormones has no bearing on what they're actually doing. At no point was it mentioned to see a doctor for any of the described symptoms.

    I have menorrhagia and depression. I guess all I need to do is tap into my inner goddess to resolve this, whatever the f*ck that means. I do plan on getting a professional opinion on this, but these touchy-feely, science and logic – free type of articles do more to misinform and endanger a gullible reader rather than help.

  3. Lisa says:

    Puja, I agree with all the points you made. The four possible causes you offered are very concrete things to look closely at to see where we can make improvements in our health, and in effect, help to balance our hormones. Personally, I have experienced huge improvements in my health and hormones by taking these very things into consideration and making changes and improvements. For me, getting my digestive health in order was key so that my body could actually absorb the nutrients from the superfoods I had incorporated. I was eating all the right things, but it wasn’t until I saw a naturopath and was prescribed probiotics that my health and stress levels started to improve. And DEFINITELY my psychological conditioning played a big part in my suffering each month when I got my period. I had a lot of reprogramming to do before I reached the place where I now embrace the creative potential and healing that comes with this sacred time in a woman’s cycle. Certainly, turning my focus towards loving myself – learning about the power of my femininity, as well as how to nuture myself physically. emotionally and mentally has been extremely beneficial to my health and wellbeing on all levels. Thank you for putting this out there. ♡

  4. Kait says:

    Ditto to all of Lisa's comment. Thank you Puja for providing thought provoking, important information for women's health. It is unbelievable the things you learn from listening to your body and understanding what certain symptoms mean.

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