What hormones affect my cycle?
Hormones out of whack?
These symptoms are likely to occur starting a week before your bleeding begins, but can occur any time of month; Only 10-15% of menstruating people have cycles that last exactly 28 days. We’re all different and manifestations of balance and imbalance within our bodies reflects that.
Ways to improve hormone balance
Eating for your cycle is essential for getting the nutrients you need as your body’s needs fluctuate throughout your cycle.
Some of our favorite herbs for hormonal balance and stress relief are: Burdock root, lemon balm, red raspberry leaf, linden flowers and lemon verbena. If bloating, digestive issues, or general inflammation are issues, turmeric is also an important herbal ally.
Stress management can range from a walk outside to self-care rituals to therapy.
Nothing like some good zzz’s to balance out serotonin levels and support your liver in cleansing excess hormones from your system.
Stay hydrated with water and tea and only consume levels of sugar, caffeine, sodium, and alcohol that are balanced for your body. All of those substances can aggravate dehydration (as well as inflammation!). A healthy balance will stave off headaches, bloating, and cramping.