Supporting the Endocrine System Naturally
One body system that I have found incredibly important to understand is the Endocrine System.
I wanted to give you this sample routine to you so you could start implementing it today if you’d like!
So let’s start with the morning hours—try to get your movement or exercise in during the morning! It really sets the tone for the day, and it's one thing you can check off your list right off the bat. Push ups, a simple yoga sequence, a few moments of stretching, a 20-minute walk, or going up and down your home staircase for 5 minutes are all simple ways to get blood & hormones flowing.
Also, remember your protein plans each morning as you start your day. A hard-boiled egg or peanut butter & apple slices would work as a great addition to a meal or as an easy on-the-go snack.
Your body was designed to have additional fuel, so give it the support it needs. Plant-based, bio-identical hormones, supplements, and pure essential oils for the endocrine system are all amazing tools with synergistic benefits, especially when you are using them daily. I take some of my supplements in the morning and others in the afternoon so that I can allow my body to absorb and digest as needed. Packing a NingXia Nitro for an afternoon pick-me-up always does the trick for me.
Lastly, when it comes time to wind down at night, remember that consistent, quality sleep will support weight loss, hormones, natural energy, mood, and immunity, just to name a few. It’s not always easy, but it is so worth it! Here are some things I do at night to help in the sleep department:
+ Unplug 30 minutes before bed & sleep with my phone in another room
+ Eliminate or reduce alcohol or caffeine at night
+ Diffuse essential oils like Peace & Calming 30 minutes before bed
+ Pray or meditate + deep breathing for 5 minutes
+ Use an eye mask or blackout shades
I wanted to wrap up the last few things on endocrine health! YL has so many products that go hand in hand with supporting your endocrine health. I’ve got 3 faves that I want to highlight that are easy to add into any routine!
The first one is Endogize! I love it because it was specifically formulated for women and their endocrine system! Think blood sugar, metabolism, energy, and thyroid/adrenal health! One of the main ingredients in Endoflex is Ashwagandha Root Powder, which is known to lower blood sugar levels, insulin sensitivity in muscle cells, and cortisol levels when chronically stressed. So cool!
Another great option is Endoflex Essential Oil. It’s a blend of Spearmint, Geranium, Myrtle, and Nutmeg oils and is super easy to use. This blend is great for thyroid and endocrine health. To use, just apply 1-3 drops over your thyroid and rub in. Easy peasy! Repeat 1-3x a day.
And finally, the beloved Progessence Plus Serum. This is probably one of the most loved YL products of all time! And surprise...even though it's in an oil bottle, it's actually not an essential oil—it's a serum. Pro+ (as I call it) is a natural form of progesterone that is derived from wild yams and is easily absorbed into the body!
Progesterone is the hormone that balances your other hormones. It is crucial for your cycle, and it is also the hormone that your body needs a ton of to carry a pregnancy during the first trimester before the placenta takes over.
I hope these notes were beneficial to you. If you have any questions on anything I shared, please let me know. And I’d be happy to look into any specifics you may have, if you’d like to share.