4 Easy Ways to Balance Your Hormones Naturally


By Jodi Seidler

Going through hormone changes is no fun for anyone, including the family. My son used to leave notes around our home asking me to please stop crying. He didn't understand the havoc my hormones were having with my body, my emotions, and my life. What my son saw was this crazy lady crying at TV commercials. Whether you're dealing with the hormones of a teenager or your own hormonal surges, hormones can really play around with your emotions and your body.  There are natural ways to balance your hormones, and ultimately, your life.

BAD NEWS FIRST:  The imbalance within the body may be caused by many things - toxins, hormones, or a lifestyle lacking balance. It is also intertwined with the foods we eat, the stress in our life and the way we deal with those stressors. As we age, most hormone production is taken over by the adrenal glands, and when they get over-stressed by worry, environmental factors, or the food we eat, the stress can become chronic.  Stress creates a flooding of cortisol and slows down hormone production. 

NOW THE GOOD NEWS: Omega-3 fatty acids are a large component of brain-cell membranes and are important for cell-to-cell communication in the brain. Since hemp has the necessary ratio of Omega fatty acids, many people dealing with hormone imbalance add hemp seeds to their diet.  Hemp seeds contain all 20 amino acids, including 9 essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce naturally. 

There are so many sources of nature that can be used to help balance hormones and manage stress and the conditions stress can cause. Cannabis and hemp oil have both been shown to be a powerful resource for managing chronic pain, balancing the emotions, and lessening the effect of the body's aches and pains. They are also one of the basic components found in traditional Chinese medicine and at one time was prescribed for hormone-related conditions. 

Cannabis and hemp oils have proven helpful for a variety of autoimmune and fatigue-related conditions, including Lyme Disease, Crohn's disease, Epstein Barr, Fibromyalgia, and Lupus. So many of these autoimmune conditions are influencing the hormones of baby boomers as well as younger men and women who have a high-stress lifestyle.