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Natural treatments for hormone issues

Who would have thought broccoli could balance hormones?
Who would have thought broccoli could balance hormones?
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Hormone deficiency can cause symptoms ranging from depression and fatigue to extreme anxiety and mood swings. Conventional medicine may include hormone deficiency replacement therapy, which includes synthetic hormones. The problem with synthetic hormones is that they are synthetic. They mimic natural hormones but are not the real thing.

Natural hormone treatment is the key.

Hormone deficiency symptoms are better alleviated by helping the body manufacture hormones naturally. Many conventional medicine professionals have been taught that synthetic hormones are an effective treatment for hormonal deficiencies Hormonal deficiency symptoms also mimic other diseases. Therefore hormonal deficiencies are often misdiagnosed and mistreated.

Natural treatment for hormone deficiency is simple, but not commonly used.

Eating a diet rich in Omega 3, magnesium, phytonutrients and Vitamin D can very effectively cure hormone deficiency. Natural hormone replacement is best done, well, naturally. Giving the body what it needs to replace hormones naturally is the best hormone replacement therapy.

Hormone deficiency can be caused by a lack of Omega 3.

High concentrations of Omega 3 are found in oily fish such as salmon and tuna. Vegetarians can supplement with flax seed which also contains a high amount of Omega 3. Those who prefer can find both sources in supplement form in most supermarket nutritional aisles.

Phytonutrients are found in head vegetables.

Eat plenty of broccoli, cabbage and other head vegetables. Phytonutrients help the liver flush artificial estrogen from the system. This artificial estrogen comes from chemicals and pesticides. It can mimic natural estrogen and cause overload, rather than a deficiency of the hormone.

Vitamin D helps to manufacture the hormones estrogen and progesterone.

It also keeps these hormones in proper balance. The best natural source for Vitamin D is 15 minutes of sunlight several times a day. Barring sun exposure, supplements are available.

Magnesium is another natural treatment that helps with hormone deficiency.

Magnesium can be found in dark chocolate, almonds and spinach to name a few. Magnesium alleviates stress by breaking down excess estrogen in the body. Natural treatment magnesium supplements are readily available as well.

Ask your doctor about bio-identical natural hormone replacement therapy.

Bio-identical hormones are a natural hormone replacement alternative to synthetic hormones. These are available by prescription only and are especially effective during menopause.

Please note: The author is not a licensed medical professional. This article is not meant to replace professional medical advice.

This article was previously published by this author on Yahoo!

Sources:

Holistic Online

Body Logic