Hormones are like the fuel for the body. They convey messages from our brain to the rest of the body and vice versa. Just like a car needs engine oil for the pistons to move and produce energy, our body needs hormones to regulate the functions of our many organs and to ensure our overall wellbeing. Therefore when our hormones are not balanced, our health gets affected and we experience a number of symptoms which identify the underlying issue. Hormonal imbalance has also been common due to excessive environmental pollution, the presence of heavy metals in the environment and our food, lifestyle choices and adverse habits. Nevertheless, hormones can be restored to their normal levels if they have been abnormal through; proper diet, nutrition, and even meditation. There are common symptoms of hormonal imbalance.
Continuous weight gain
Yes, there are lifestyle, diet and physical activity components to maintaining a healthy weight, but that isn’t the end of the story. Many women have underlying hormonal imbalances that make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Unaddressed or emerging insulin resistance is one of the most common; small changes in diet — such as eliminating processed foods, sugars, and wheat — step in the right direction.
This starts the cycle of physical stress and increases cortisol levels, which directly causes many hormonal imbalances. There isn’t one area of your life that insomnia doesn’t touch.
Fluctuating hunger levels
When you have abnormal hormonal levels such as hyperthyroid or hypothyroid, your hunger levels change accordingly. In hypothyroidism, you feel hungry all the time and feel the constant need for eating something. Whereas in hyperthyroidism, you do not feel hungry and your metabolic rate rises so that you are burning calories at a dangerously high level.