The Two Main Causes of Hormone Imbalance
Research shows that 80% of women suffer from hormonal imbalance. While there are many factors that play a part, there are two leading causes to look out for:
1. Nutrient Deficiency: Due to the amount of processed foods we all take in nowadays, nutrient deficiency has become a leading cause of hormone imbalance for women in the US.
When your body is short on micronutrients, it starts to cut corners. It is not able to produce and release enough progesterone to end your cycle properly and bring on your period without major bloating or acne. That's because it is using the little iron, magnesium, zinc, and Vitamin D it receives for more basic survival functions.
2. Environmental Toxins: Without sufficient nutrients, our body is not able to eliminate environmental toxins properly which continue to build up and lead to PMS and other symptoms that indicate that your body needs to rebalance.
How To Naturally Balance Your Hormones?
A nutrient-dense diet is key. Integrating dark leafy greens, and probiotic foods into your diet can help to balance your estrogen and progesterone levels.
However, sometimes we want those sweet cookies, even though sugar will actually push our hormones out of balance more. Agni's Medical Advisory identified the major nutrients that women are most often depleted in and then worked with food scientists and top checks to turn them into foods that replenish the nutrients we need most.