When I was studying health science at university 4 years ago I was diagnosed with PCOS. Luckily I was already aware of the negative side effects of hormonal treatments and decided to heal myself naturally. Next to the energetical work I also dove into the (science backed) things that I could adapt in my daily life to better support my hormonal system and live in more alignment with my inner nature. Here’s what has worked for me!

10 Ways to naturally balance your hormones:

  1. Limit artificial (blue) light, try to use candles after sunset and limit any screen time. Melatonin (our sleep hormone) is produced when it gets dark and this causes us to fall asleep more easily. And as our hormonal system has a delicate balance, when our melatonin levels return to their natural balance, this will have a positive effect on our whole endocrine system.
  2. Use natural skincare and make-up. A lot of regular skin care and makeup contain endocrine (hormonal) disruptors, the skin is our largest organ which absorbs all these chemicals into your system. (This includes hand sanitizers!)
  3. Eat organic when you can. Non-organic foods have been treated with pesticides which can disrupt your hormonal balance by acting like estrogen among many other things. Preferred organic products are foods that you don’t have to peel or take the skin off of.
  4. If you do eat meat or eggs, eat organic. When these animals are not fed organically they get a diet of growth hormones, antibiotics and genetically modified foods that will have it’s take on your hormonal system.
  5. Use (high quality) essential oils. I use essential oils like frankincense and clary sage to balance my hormones. These oils and others that support your cycle health are also in my Intuition blend.
  6. Reduce stress, make self-care part of your life. Stress is one of the biggest hormonal disruptors, so make it your top priority to integrate moments of relaxation and peace into your daily life (in however way this may look for you). Also – coffee is stress. So be mindful with your intake.
  7. Raw cacao every day! This one is my favorite. I start every day with a cup of cacao instead of coffee. Cacao is the biggest natural source of magnesium which acts as a relaxant. Cacao is also known to have a good effect on the endocrine system.
  8. Connect with your womb. Energy is real and when there is trauma/stress stored in your womb this will have an effect on your system. If you have a history of thinking negatively about your womb, cycle and hormones try sending more love and awareness to these areas. Trust in your body’s ability to heal itself. Land in the knowing that your body giving you signals/symptoms is actually your body working the way that it should. Treat them as such.
  9. Find alternatives to hormonal birth control (especially if you are using it to numb your symptoms). We use a combination of condoms and the diaphragm.
  10. Embrace the feminine. Identify if you are suppressing your feminine energy (intuition, receiving, creativity, flowing, softening) and are more present in your masculine energy (studying, doing, working out, achieving, giving), if so, balance these two and embrace the feminine side of you!

Don’t lose yourself in the land of supplements and wonder pills. Connect with your womb, your body, and listen. You always know what is best for you.

With love,

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