On the subject of hormone health…

Hormones! This seems to be my theme these days as I see so many women in their 30’s- 50’s dealing with burnt out adrenals or tired thyroid’s.

Here are a few key questions to ask yourself if you’re feeling like your endocrine system is needing some care and attention but don’t know where to start: {thanks to Alisa Vitti from WomanCode}

Are you eating quality fats? Did you know that quality fats are the building blocks of many of your hormones and can also help with mood stabilization? Healthy fats include avocado, olive oil, coconut oil, nuts, seeds, fish oil, and animal protein. Beware of fats like canola oil and other hydrogenated vegetable oils that increase your Omega-6’s and decrease your Omega-3 balance.

Are you caring for your adrenals? Your adrenal glands which manage your stress response tend to get worn out as you get older, which means they need even more love and attention. One of my favorite supplements for adrenal health is vitamin B5.

Are you putting too much pressure on yourself? Keeping up with a killer pace of life is not actually going to get you anywhere faster. It will only burn you out. Where in your life can you set healthy boundaries that allow for more time in your self-care? How can you be more gentle with yourself – i.e. in your exercise routine, work schedule, or social life?

Here’s a recent image I made too…just to help all of the busy women I know who might remember these 3 (oops – 4!) words: Nourish, Play & Let Go!