I know… you’re busy. Trying to fit one more thing into your routine can feel like a Herculean effort. If you’re like many people, you rush around and barely make it home in time for dinner. Maybe your meals consist of fast-food, grab-and-go, or take-out. Most Americans don’t drink enough water each day, rarely get enough sleep each night, and struggle to consume a balanced diet.
Sound familiar? It’s ok! You’re not alone.
If you’re ready to make a few small changes to take control of your health, I’m here to help. Many people are taking advantage of healthy, all-natural things that can truly help your body stay strong and improve your energy levels. And while a makeover at the salon may boost your mood temporarily, I suggest we give your hormones a makeover that will help you feel better each and every day.
Here are a few easy changes you can make to get your hormones back in balance.
Eat your Phytonutrients
Phytonutrients are found in plants, and they work to prevent sickness and disease by fortifying your body with wholesome and nutritional substances. Though there are over 25,000 phytonutrients, only a dozen are important to consume on a regular basis. The six most important are flavonoids, carotenoids, resveratrol, ellagic acid, glucosinolates, and phytoestrogens. Most of these can be found naturally in carrots, greens, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, and other fresh fruits and vegetables.
Supplement your Hormones
Our bodies rely on dozens of hormones like melatonin, thyroxine, lipotropin, and epinephrine to operate efficiently. For instance, melatonin is made by a small gland in the brain, and it controls your wake and sleep cycles. Deficiencies can cause a disruption in your life, and many people suffer from melatonin imbalances that make getting a good night’s rest a challenge. Small amounts of hormones are found in grains, meats, fruits, and veggies, but you can also purchase supplements. If you’d like more information about which supplements might be right for you, you can schedule a personal consultation.
Get Mindful with Yoga and Meditation
If your life seems so hectic that you can’t find a moment to yourself, you may be ready to make some positive changes. Small adjustments can make a giant impact that will result in a more healthy lifestyle. For instance, take a short walk every afternoon with the dog or kids, or Try a few simple yoga positions to calm your mind. Exercising is beneficial for many reasons. It stimulates the brain and gets your blood flowing. Even waking just a few minutes early and spending some time meditating or reading a favorite book can help.
Oil up with Essential Oils
You’ve probably heard a lot about essential oils, as their popularity is skyrocketing in recent years. The benefits of aromatherapy are widely known and include physical and mental healing. Various blends can improve one’s mood, increase cognitive abilities, and elevate psychological or physical feelings of well-being. Lavender oil may help relieve discomfort, stress, and tension. Lemon oil has been known to support healing of stomach disorders, itchy scalp, high temperatures, and contaminations. It’s even been used as a furniture polish! Ylang Ylang oil is a natural uplifter and an aphrodisiac. Clary Sage helps to support women’s hormones and stabilize your mood. Peppermint oil is great for improving tension, energy and for cooling down body temperature. There’s an essential oil for anything that you need support with. If you’d like a personal oil consultation to help determine which oils are best for you, please don’t hesitate to contact me to start taking control of your health!
Substitute Matcha Tea for Coffee
If you’re like most of us, you drink too much coffee. Though we all love a hot cup of java, the beverage doesn’t offer many beneficial properties. So swap your cup of joe for a cup of matcha tea! This green tea is rich in antioxidants and provides protection against many forms of cancer and heart disease. It aids in regulating blood pressure and has even shown good results regarding its anti-aging properties. Matcha is also used in weight loss because it boosts metabolism. Not quite ready to quit coffee cold turkey? That’s ok! Just substitute one or two cups of coffee each week with matcha tea instead. If you’re ready to get healthy or lose some weight, drink a cup of matcha tea each day. You’ll soon feel energetic, positive, and excited to tackle the world. A lot of people ask me what my favorite brand of matcha is, so if you’d like some of the highest antioxidant matcha, I drink Ujido matcha. And if you use this link and promo code DRMARIZA, you can get 10% off your next matcha order. Also, if you want to learn more about Matcha, check out my most recent book, and take advantage of 2 free gifts, including a Matcha Green Smoothie Recipe Guide!