The body's hormones are balanced by the various glands. The thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands
all have major impacts on how the body operates and functions. When these glands are not operating as well as they should be,
this can cause a variety of health problems in the body. And hormonal imbalances is one of the major problems caused.
This concept of food and hormones seems strange to many people, because you can't actually eat hormones. What people don't often realize though, is that all parts of the body are tightly intertwined. When something is wrong in one area, it can have a dramatic affect on many other areas of the body. And nutrition is often an underlying culprit to many health problems seen today.
The various glands in our bodies can be managed and maintained though, simply by choosing healthier foods and lifestyles. A lack of vitamins, minerals and general nutrition causes our body's glands to not operate well. Since these glands don't have the proper support they need in the form of nutrition, they have a more difficult time doing their job of maintaining the various health functions of the body.
So the very first step in helping to balance hormonal problems is to start eating better. You hear the same mantra time and again for almost any type of health related problem and the reason you keep hearing it is because it really does make a difference.
Sugars and simple starches wear down your body with malnutrition. They also add excess body fat, and make all areas of your body have to work harder to clear out the added blood sugars you're feeding it.
Fiber rich foods though, particularly fruits and vegetables, are very high in many types of nutrition that our bodies desparately need. Just the small step of adding more fruits and vegetables to your daily food intake can make a huge difference in how your body feels on a daily basis.
Now, if you have a difficult time adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet, you can get some very healthy doses of those vitamins and minerals by taking herbal supplements. Essentially, herbal supplements are like having vegetables in a pill. Most herbs contain a wealth of vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients our bodies are sorely lacking.
By boosting your nutrition with food and herbs, you'll help your body's thyroid and other glands begin to operate properly again, and this will in turn start regulating your hormone levels naturally.
Note: Some statements in this article may not be approved by the FDA. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as professional medical advice.