Don’t forget these 4 vital NON-PRESCRIPTION treatments for hormone problems!

Hormone problems are caused most commonly by factors that are under our control (for the most part!). Because of this fact, we have the opportunity to participate in the treatment (and even cure) of hormone dysfuction by including these 4 important non-prescription treatments.

1.QUALITY SLEEP

Adults need 7-8 hours of sleep nightly. Less than this, our bodies feel “stressed” and release cortisol which causes a cascade of chemical events that can lead to weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure, hormone imbalance and risks for heart disease.

2.QUALITY FOOD

Evidence consistently supports that a low-processed, whole-grain, vegetable-base nutrition plan will prevent chronic medical conditions, auto-immune problems, weight gain, illness, and even mood problems. I’m not saying be a vegan but get a wide variety of vegetables and fruits in your system and be choosy about the source of your foods. Try to purchase organic foods as much as possible, especially when buying meat and dairy products which can contain antibiotics and hormones.

3.QUALITY ENVIRONMENT

Eliminate your exposures to “toxins” in your environment! This not only includes BPA in plastics, smoking, excessive alcohol use, chemicals like lead, etc., but also includes the toxic relationships in your life that cause stress!

4.QUALITY FULFILLMENT

While it’s important to rest and avoid stress, it’s even more important to engage in activities for pure enjoyment. Sing in the car, laugh with friends, ride a bike, or stroll outside for a few minutes. Whatever you do doesn’t have to expensive or exotic. It’s simply a time to find small joys and fill your bucket! These fulfilling experiences have proven to decrease your overal risks for chronic disease, lengthen your life! (and of course, improve the quality of your life too!)

Wish you had a physician that could evaluate you and make recommendations for a healthy lifestyle? Schedule a visit with Dr. Nedeau! She has advanced training in endocrinology (the study of hormones) and loads of experience in primary care and integrative health. Dr. Nedeau would be happy to help you get on the right track to good health for life!

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