Why do my mood swings matter
Is it really necessary to keep track of how I feel?
In my opinion it’s very important to keep track of mood changes and fluctuations due to the fact that they are related to mild to severe hormonal imbalance.
Now, we could be referring to preteens, teens, pregnant woman, men of a certain age, men overexposed to estrogen; when they are estrogen dominant, it causes an imbalance in the endocrine system. I would also consider people who suffer from chronic illness at very high to severe risk for hormonal imbalance along with radical mood swings. Lastly, please take into consideration women who are on the onset or are experiencing full blown menopause.
So why is it so important to keep track of the changes in your mood?
Naturally our bodies shift around, moods come and go. Emotions ride high, emotions ride low but when you find yourself in an almost chronically debilitating state of emotional instability it may be time to take action.
You need to remember that hormones control many aspects of your well-being including but not limited to:
One, your Mood. Two, your Metabolism & Weight Gain or Loss. Three, your Development and Growth, Fatigue and Stress and lastly, your Sex drive and Reproduction.
Some quick, healthy natural remedies that you can begin incorporating into your diet and lifestyle would be:
(Always consult your physician when beginning a new dietary routine.)
Coconut Oil: Absolutely start including Organic extra virgin coconut oil into your daily routine. This oil is linked to overwhelming evidence to provide help in balancing hormones and helping your body to recover from stress and adrenal fatigue. Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids, which metabolize through the body differently than other well-known saturated fats. Coconut oil contains, what is lauric acid. Lauric acid is known to kill off fungus, bacteria and viruses. Coconut oil also reduces overall cholesterol and curbs hunger.
Avocado: Yes the beautiful, wonderful smooth and delicious avocado is number 2 on the list. Don’t let the calorie intake of this sweet little gem throw you off. This silky smooth yumminess is loaded with a ton of protein, fiber, vitamins and trace minerals that will support hormone balance. Along with that, avocados have also been studied and have come out top dog in helping the fight against insulin resistance.
Salmon: Fresh wild caught salmon is number 3 on the list because, as we all know salmon is absolutely loaded with a ton of vital minerals and vitamins to help support your body. It has been studied and shown that salmon provides overall body health.
Heal your leaky gut.
Include L-Theanine which is an amino acid which is found in black, white and green tea. This amino acid helps you think more clearly and cope better with stress.
Essential Oils proven successful in balancing your Hormones
Clary Sage: From what I have studied clary sage has been proven to have a tremendous effect on reduced cortisol levels by close to 35% as well as support thyroid function. Clary Sage acts as an anti-depressant. Its also great for PMS, from mild to severe.
Thyme: Thyme essential oil has been proven to help with progesterone production. Both men and woman will benefit from this, mainly because in our modern society, estrogen dominance is becoming more and more prevalent due to the additional steroids, hormones and pesticides we ingest through our food. This is why Thyme is a great addition to your routine to balance out hormones.
Frankincense: Lastly frankincense oil is overall wonder oil or the "King of Oils". It not only supports the thyroid, but it balances your mood and fights anxiety.
Some additional oils that support hormone balance and evens out mood swings
Lemongrass: Antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, fungicide, diuretic
Lavender: Alleviates stress, helps restore skin, relaxes and helps with sleep, helps with heart palpitations.
Anise Helps respiratory, skin, calms Arthritis, Relieve gas, indigestion and bloating, calms and relaxes you.
Myrtle Aphrodisiac, sedative, skin, nervine, expectorant.
Geranium Balance hormones, Balances hormones, Relieves stress, reduce and minimize inflammation, improves your circulation, reduce blood pressure, calms effects of menopause, Dental health, Skin.
Basil Soothes sore muscles and joints, Assists with clear breathing, skin, mental alertness, anxiety.
You can use essential oils directly on your body or diffuse them into the room.
This is just beginner information when it comes to balancing your hormones.
I am just beginning my journey and would love to hear your stories of trials and successes. God Bless