The Ultimate Guide to Balancing Female Hormones and Enhancing Libido
As we age, we may experience a variety of symptoms as a result of changes in hormone levels. These changes can affect many aspects of our body and mind. We sat down with Sydney-based clinical nutritionist, Georgia Betts to help us understand how we can better manage these ever-changing hormones and improve our overall well-being.
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If you’re experiencing a decrease in libido, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to balance your hormones and enhance your libido with nutrition.
Nutritional deficiencies can impact hormone production and balance, so it’s essential to ensure you get all the nutrients you need for optimal health. Incorporate foods that support hormone production into your diet, such as healthy fats like avocado and nuts, protein-rich foods like meat and legumes, and foods high in essential micronutrients like leafy greens, berries, and citrus fruits.
Manage Stress Levels
Stress can disrupt the delicate balance of hormones in the body, including those related to libido. When you’re stressed, your body produces more cortisol, which can block the effects of testosterone, a hormone essential for sexual desire. Incorporate relaxation techniques like meditation, yoga, or massage therapy to manage your stress levels and promote hormone balance.
Get Regular Exercise
Exercise is vital for overall health and hormone balance, and can even improve libido. Engaging in regular exercise releases endorphins, which can improve mood and stimulate sex drive. Aim to get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each day, whether that be a brisk walk, yoga class, or weightlifting session at the gym.
Consider Natural Supplements
Many natural supplements can support hormone balance and enhance libido. Herbal supplements like maca and ginseng stimulate hormone production and Georgia’s personal favourite – magnesium!