I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that as you age, you’ll start to notice certain, ahem, changes to your body and mind. And let’s face it, most of these changes aren’t desirable. We’re talking about thinning skin, brittle hair, memory loss, and weight gain. Then there are those changes that are specific to women: hot flashes, low libido, dry and itchy lady parts, and all sorts of uncomfortable issues caused by an aging pelvic floor (think pelvic organ prolapse, pee leaks, and weak orgasms).
And those are just the changes that we can see and feel. As you age, your bones weaken, your cholesterol typically increases, and so does your blood pressure.
Did you know that most of these unwelcome changes start with changes to your hormones? (1) Yep, in many ways, things start to head south when your estrogen and progesterone levels start to decline.
But what if you could stave off these unwelcome changes by supporting your body’s natural hormone balance? What if you could use natural, holistic, time-tested, and science-backed herbs to ease this transition into menopause?
Coupled with some basic dietary and lifestyle changes, these natural methods can help you make your uncomfortable hormone-aging symptoms slip away like sand through your fingers…all without resorting to HRT and its potentially dangerous side effects.
Because wouldn’t you rather heal yourself from the inside, working alongside your body to make it stronger — and nourishing it with holistic, healthy methods?
Here are my top 10 natural and holistic ways to reverse aging and feel young again! Check them out below.
1. The Basics of Healthy Eating for Women Over 40
Let’s start with the basics — what you put in your body is crucial to maintaining good health, hormone balance, and reversing aging. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, lean protein, and healthy fats will give your body the nutrients it needs to thrive.
Eating right doesn’t have to be boring, bland, or complicated either — I mean, who doesn’t love a good avocado or a handful of berries?
When choosing animal products, try to buy grass-fed, free-range, and organic if at all possible. Organic veggies and fruits (and lots of them!) should make up the base of your diet.
And — avoid processed foods, sugar, and refined carbohydrates as much as possible.
2. Get Fit And Keep Your Hormones In Check
We all know regular exercise is important for our health, but did you know it’s also key to keeping your hormones in tip-top shape? Exercise is fantastic for reducing cortisol (as long as it’s not too intense!). (2) Cortisol is an aging hormone that can cause all sorts of havoc in your body, from increased blood sugar to increased blood pressure.
Try to get in at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week. You can mix it with weightlifting, cycling, swimming, or even a dance class. What matters is just getting in the movement. One of my favorite ways to exercise is to walk after meals. It really can be that simple!
Exercise makes you feel better and look better too, which makes you feel better — it creates a constant feedback loop of positivity!
The easiest way to get in some great exercise, build strength, and keep your pelvic floor safe (all at home!): is my Fit Strong Balance Program. Check it out here.
3. Create A Sleep Sanctuary For Better Hormone Health
Quality sleep is essential for maintaining good health and keeping your hormones happy. Make sure to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night, and create a comfortable, dark, and quiet sleep environment. Your body literally restores itself when you’re asleep, so this isn’t something to skimp on. Remember, sleeping isn’t laziness, it’s essential for your health! (3)
4. Stay Fit By Strengthening Your Muscles And Fascia
As you age, your muscles tend to get weaker as a result of waning hormone levels — especially in your pelvic floor. That means you’ve got to start making muscle building and fascia care a priority. Whether you choose to lift weights, practice yoga, or just take a nice brisk walk, you’ll be giving your body the support it needs to stay strong and healthy. Plus, who doesn’t love a little muscle definition?
Don’t forget to supplement your workout routine with my top-of-the-line Total Fem Collagen Powder. Tasteless and odorless, you can add it to any beverage and get that extra oomph your muscles and fascia need.
5. Vitamin D- Essential For Every Bodily Function
Vitamin D is essential for just about every bodily function, including your lady parts. In order to make sure you’re getting enough, try getting outside first thing in the morning and aim for at least 15 minutes of sunlight exposure each day. If you can’t swing that, or you live somewhere that’s cold and cloudy during the winter, you may want to consider taking a vitamin D supplement. Vitamin D helps keep your bones strong and your immune system healthy, so make sure you’re getting enough of it! (4)
6. Reduce Stress- Say Goodbye to Cortisol and Hello to Peace of Mind
Chronic stress can have a negative impact on the body and mind, that’s for sure. Stress can boost the hormone cortisol in your body. And cortisol in large quantities is terrible for your body and brain. (5) Cortisol also encourages weight gain, especially around the middle…and that’s why women of a certain age tend to carry their weight ‘round the midsection. (6,7)
So be sure to take some time each day to relax, unwind, and tend to your soul. Whether it’s yoga, meditation, or deep breathing, find a stress-reducing activity that works for you and make it a regular part of your routine. Learn how to just say “no” when it comes to drama, judgment, and taking on too much.
7. Get your Hormones into a Happy, Balanced Flow State
Your hormone production may be slowly dropping off, but that doesn’t mean you’ve got to lie down and take it!
And here’s the thing: you’ve got so many more options than just resorting to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) — because HRT has lots of potentially very unwelcome side effects.
You also can’t use HRT if you have a family history of breast cancer. It’s just too dangerous.
Eating properly and exercising regularly can help immensely when it comes to hormone balance. And sometimes, a little helping hand from supplements goes a long way, too. Be sure to check with your doctor before starting any sort of supplement routine.
My Total Fem Hormone Balance is the ultimate way to support your body and get your hormones into a happy, flow state. Click here to check it out.
8. Hydrate & Juicier Lady Parts
Drinking enough water is essential for maintaining good health and helps keep your mucus membranes and skin lubricated…so don’t skimp on the agua, friends. Proper hydration is key when it comes to keeping your lady parts juicy!
Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water each day, and avoid sugary drinks and alcohol, which just deplete your tissues further.
9. The Dangers of High Blood Sugar
Did you know that insulin is a hormone? And did you also know that almost half of the population in the US is either insulin resistant or diabetic? And many of these people don’t even realize that their blood sugar is becoming a serious problem for them. (8)
It’s really scary to think about the effects of insulin resistance on your body and mind. If left unchecked, high blood sugar can lead to a whole host of serious health complications.
Eating a whole foods diet is one of the biggest things you can do to stop insulin resistance from developing. It’s also important to take walks after meals and exercise as much as possible.
10. Find Your “Big Why”- Go For Your Big Dreams
Finding your purpose and motivation in life can help you to stay motivated and focused on reversing aging and maintaining good health. Whether it’s starting a new hobby, traveling, or spending time with loved ones, find what makes you happy — and then pursue it. You only get one life to live, Queen, so don’t waste your precious life without going for your big dreams and goals.
Is It Really Possible To Reverse Hormone Aging?
Some scientists believe that in the near future, we’ll actually be able to reverse the aging process (9)…but until then, try incorporating these 10 things into your daily routine — and you’ll be well on your way to feeling and looking your best, well into your post-menopausal years.
As with any new supplement or exercise program, always check in with your MD or local caregiver.
And if you’re ready to finally put all of the menopausal mayhem behind you, say “yes!” to feeling younger, more vibrant, and turn back the clock on your hormone story, be sure to check out my Total Fem Hormone Balance right here.
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