How to Manage Hormones Naturally
It’s a simple fact: hormones get blamed for a lot— bad moods, aggressive moments, even sad days. Deserved or not, it is clear hormones play a significant role in many of the body’s functions.
Because hormones affect such a wide range of physiological processes, it is important to maintain hormonal balance. Hormone change can cause a wide variety of physical and emotional symptoms.
Estrogen and progesterone are the main steroidal hormones that affect women’s health. Each of these hormones has a broad scope of functions that extend far beyond reproductive health. In fact, female sex hormones influence energy levels, sleep cycle, brain function, bone health, heart health, weight management, and many other factors.
Recognizing A Hormonal Change
Recognizing a hormonal imbalance is an important first step on your journey to health. Common symptoms to look for include:
- Irritability / mood swings
- Digestive Problems
- Excessive Sweating
- Food Cravings
- Loss of Muscle Mass
- Weight Gain
- Low Libido
Maintaining Hormonal Balance
Maintaining hormonal balance is a lifelong process that is founded in the development of healthy lifestyle habits.
1) A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products fuels your body with the nutrients it needs for optimal function.
2) Exercise helps manage weight and the hormone metabolite load, and improves the body’s production of hormones.
3) Hormone balance is also affected by exposure to toxins, stress, exogenous (outside) hormone exposure, inflammation,
4) Natural products can make a huge difference in maintaining balance. Essential Oils from dōTERRA are one way to use natural products.
5) All natural supplements can help support your body with nutritional and hormonal needs. dōTERRA's supplements are bio-available which means they are quickly absorbed into the body so that the body can actually use the nutrients. Most supplements pass right through the body, so this is a big deal!
Here are the best dōTERRA essential oils for maintaining hormonal balance:
ClaryCalm® Monthly Blend is a specially formulated blend of 12 essential oils, can be applied to the skin for a soothing effect. Many women rely on this to help maintain hormone balance, support the body during heavy periods, cramps and symptoms associated with PMS, Hot Flashes related to menopause, mood swings, and libido.
Whisper Women's blend is a blend of several essential oils that are effective at balancing hormones, and can also help support hot flashes, libido, and can calm feelings of anger. This is a unique blend because it smells different on everyone due to the way it reacts with our own bodies. It can be worn as a personal perfume.
Jasmine - One of the most precious essential oils, it is a great support for women's hormonal issues. It can help with anxious and sad feelings, uterine health, labor & delivery, PMS and Low Libido, ovulation & fertility, and is wonderful for fine lines & wrinkles.
Rose - known as the Queen of Flowers, it requires about 12,000 rose blossoms to make a 15ml bottle. dōTERRA offers it as a convenient pre-diluted roller. It can help support low libido, grief & feelings of sadness or self doubt, childbirth & baby blues, irregular ovulation & menstruation, and is wonderful for wrinkles, facial capillaries & redness. It makes a great perfume, especially when combined with Jasmine and/or Neroli.
Geranium - known as the poor mans rose because it offers very similar benefits as rose but at much more attractive price for most people. Geranium can support healthy PMS & Hormone balancing. Massage over abdomen if experiencing low libido.
Neroli - Neroli can help with libido and male impotence, it is also wonderful on the abdomen during pregnancy and on lower back to ease anxiousness during labor. It can be used on the abdomen or in a warm bath to help with symptoms experienced during menopause, cramping from PMS or estrogen imbalance.
Honorable mention: Basil may help to ease monthly feminine discomfort in the abdomen.*
Natural Supplements can have a big impact
Phytoestrogen: The dōTERRA® Phytoestrogen Lifetime Complex contains plant-based phytoestrogens, flax seed extract, and pomegranate extract. Phytoestrogens are adaptogenic molecules derived naturally from plants. These compounds have a two-fold function: they exert a mildly estrogenic effect in case of hormone deficiency or they act as competitive inhibitors that decrease the action of harmful metabolites or block xenoestrogens.* Flax seed extract reduces hormone metabolite load and offers other benefits.* On the other hand, pomegranate extract helps to manage the physical symptoms of menopause including hot flashes and aging of the skin.*
The Lifelong Vitality products should be included as a foundational step in achieving hormone health.* These products not only provide essential vitamins and minerals, they also include many ingredients shown to manage oxidation, maintain a healthy immune response, and even influence hormonal activity.
The Womens Health Kit gives you the ClaryCalm Roller, a month's supply of Phytoestrogen, and month's supply of the Bone Nutrients. Get started on the path to natural health and feeling your best with this line of products formulated to address the unique and changing health needs of women.
Purchasing this kit will also give you a no-commitment wholesale account with dōTERRA which will allow you to purchase any dōTERRA product at 25% - 55% below retail! Add on any of the other women's products to get the wholesale price.
Although hormones are dynamic, the functions in the body are far reaching and have tremendous impact on other areas of health. Natural alternatives, including lifestyle modification, consistent use of essential oils, and nutritional supplementation, can help manage symptoms associated with hormone change.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.