Natural way to restore Female Hormones
Due to environmental toxins and high levels of stress, lifestyle of this era- our body can often lose track of its rhythm and slow – or stop altogether – the production of essential hormones that control internal processes.
Natural way to restore Female Hormones is
1 Proper DIET and Maintaining a healthy weight
2 Herbal remedies with some therapies for Correcting Agni for proper Digestion, useful for Hormonal balancing and Stress Management
1 DIET –
Nutrition plays a big role when it comes to having a healthy body and reproductive system.
Eating proper Diet is something everyone can do regardless of location, fertility issue, age, time, and money. We all eat, so why not eat in a way that will support your hormonal balance?
The building blocks for hormones are found in the foods we eat.
Four of the most important nutrients required for healthy reproductive system are proteins, omega- 3 essential fatty acids, zinc and vitamin E.
Proteins are required for building and repair of the body’s tissues. This includes a growing baby in its mother’s womb.
Protein is also an excellent source of energy.
Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids
The popular EFA omega-3 supports healthy fertility by helping to regulate hormones, increase cervical mucous production, promote ovulation and improve the quality of the uterus by increasing the blood flow to the reproductive organs. It also helps to regulate inflammatory response, thereby aiding fertility issues such as endometriosis, PCOS, and uterine fibroids.
Omega-3 is also important for proper sperm production. In pregnancy, omega-3 EFA can help support proper nervous system and brain development
Zinc is required for the action of Thyroid Stimulating Hormone. The zinc/copper balance also has a big influence on the progesterone/estrogen balance in women, which has a significant influence on thyroid function
it is important for fertility because it plays an important role in proper development of ova and sperm, hormonal balance, prevention of chromosomal defects, and prevention of recurrent miscarriage.
This vitamin is essential to fertility. In fact, the chemical name for the most active form of vitamin is alpha-tocopherol comes from the work tokos which means “offspring,” and phero, which means “to bear”. So in order to bear children, you must have adequate levels of vitamin E. Vitamin E is an antioxidant which has been shown to be supportive of nerve cells, red blood cells, the liver and the immune system. Antioxidants, which help to protect the egg and sperm from free radicals Ayurveda-
As per Ayurvedic texts diet recommended for Aartav –
1-Sesamme seeds (black til) with Jaggery (gur) ,
3-Kulthi (Horse gram)
^ Sesamme seeds (black til) with Jaggery (gur)
Research show that the seed is loaded with nutrients, including proteins, unsaturated fats, B vitamins, copper, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium (especially when unhulled), as well as lignans (antioxidants).
sesame seeds contain two unique substances: sesamin and sesamolin. Both of these substances belong to a group of special beneficial fibers called lignans.
The black sesame seeds are powerhouses of iron. That is why they are one of the most recommended home remedies for anemia as well as other iron-deficient problems. Roast handful of black sesame seeds and powder it along with a little jaggery. Shape it into small balls and munch. Along with the seeds, jaggery also will help in improving the levels of iron
Just 100 g of seeds provide about
18 g of protein (32% of daily-recommended values).
97 µg of folic acid, about 25% of recommended daily intake.
4.5 mg or 28% of daily-required levels of niacin(r B-complex vitamin)
An ounce of sesame seeds contains 0.1 g omega-3. One ounce of sesame seeds is equal to about 3 tbsp
It supplies important essential fatty acids (omega 3) to our diet. These fatty acids aid in the production of hormones, reduce inflammation, and help regulate the menstrual cycle.
Fish is also a great source of protein and Vitamin E
^ Horse gram -Kulthi
• High in iron calcium, and protein
In fact, horse gram has the highest calcium content among pulses and is one of the richest vegetarian sources of protein
• low in lipid and sodium content, and its slow digestible starch make ideal for diabetic and obesity patients
• Raw horse gram is particularly rich in polyphenols, flavonoids , the major anti-oxidants. In other words, it can keep your body young and vibrant
• menstrual problems like irregular periods and heavy bleeding, then horse gram is said to be an ideal choice
*. Latest theory of Coenzyme Q-10
Coenzyme Q-10 and egg quality
Coenzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10 and ubiquinone, is a fat-soluble antioxidant found naturally in the body. CoQ10 is a powerful protection unit built into the body, removing free radicals, DNA damage, and other forms of oxidative damage.
It is well known that the chances for women conceiving begin to decline around the age of thirty. It is felt that the major reason for this phenomenon is a decline in oocyte quality, probably on the basis of chromosomal abnormalities. This is thought to be the cause of increasing miscarriages and increasing risks of having babies with Down’s syndrome.
One concept is that the decline in oocyte quality could be associated with a decrease in mitochondrial activity. Therefore, if using supplements such as Co Q 10 could increase mitochondrial activity and serve as a potent antioxidant, then maybe the ovary could perform better and women would have higher pregnancy rates with lower risk of pregnancy loss.
Coenzyme Q10 and Ayurveda recommend diet
Seeds that are naturally rich ubiquinol foods; these include pistachio nuts, peanuts and sesame seeds,
Sesame seeds provide 0.7 milligram from 1 ounce of coenzyme Q-10
Fish of all kinds are perhaps some of the best sources of ubiquinol
* Naturopaths talks about seed cyling
Seed cycling is a way to help the body naturally balance its hormone levels by incorporating different seeds into the diet during the different phases of the menstrual cycle.
Seed cycling works to benefit the regularity and health of the entire cycle by supporting our hormone production, binding and metabolism.
Different seeds contain different types and amounts of lignans and essential fatty acids.
Days 1–14: Seeds for Estrogen
Flax and pumpkin seeds are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which allow the smooth transmission of hormones throughout the body. Flax also contains lignans, a family of plant compounds that blocks excess estrogen.
The high zinc content in pumpkin seeds allows the body to release progesterone. The combination of these two processes allows for a balance between the two.
Days 15–28: Seeds for Progesterone
During the second half of the cycle, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds are a huge boon for progesterone balance.
Sesame seeds ’high zinc content and the readily available selenium in sunflower seeds encourage the body to make progesterone
2-Maintain a healthy weight-
Excessive adipose (fat) tissue can act as an endocrine organ, producing more estrogen in the body. By maintaining a healthy weight, your body is not stimulated to overproduce certain hormones.
3-Consider the use of herbal remedies and Therapies for Hormonal balancing
Ayurvedic herbs shatavari has been useful for both menopausal hot flashes and PMS associated with irritability and mood swings.
Ashwagandha has been used extensively for adrenal fatigue and is almost always part of adrenal nutrition and herbal formulas.
It has been shown to stimulate the thyroid, which may be useful for those with hypothyroidism.
Cinnamon Reduces Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
Cinnamon has been shown to be a useful tool for women with heavy menstrual bleeding associated with endometriosis, uterine fibroids, adenomyosis and primary menorrhagia. Resistance to insulin increases the body’s insulin levels.
Several studies have been conducted to find out how Tribulus aids fertility, for both men and women.
* Other herbal remedies and different therapies have also proven helpful for both physical and psychological symptoms.
* As each individual is different, always speak with a trained practitioner before using herbal remedies.