By Mazyar Rouhani, MD Posted July 18, 2022 In Anti-Aging Therapy

Find out how probiotics can supplement your hormone therapy in West Palm Beach for balanced hormones and happier and healthier lives!

Bioidentical Hormones West Palm Beach FLWe know how important hormones are in our bodies. These chemical messengers dictate everything, such as hunger, sleep, blood sugar regulation, fertility, and mood!

Balanced hormones keep us feeling our best, ready to tackle daily with vitality. But slight imbalances can cause our entire system to go haywire, leaving us depleted and unmotivated.

Taking care of your gut health can help maintain hormonal balance throughout your body. Your gut communicates with your brain through nerves and hormones, which help keep your general well-being. Discover how critical probiotic supplements are in having a healthy gut and balanced hormones. Also, learn why probiotic supplements are a great addition to hormone therapy in West Palm Beach!

Hormone therapy in West Palm Beach can increase your energy, build muscle, increase bone density, prolong your life, and prevent memory loss.

How does gut health impact your hormones?

You may not realize how vital gut health is to your overall health. There are 100 trillion good and bad bacteria living inside our gut. These bacteria influence our physiology, metabolism, nutrition, and immune function.

Nearly every disease is connected with your gut health. Skin concerns, such as acne and rashes, headaches and migraines, allergies, weight gain or weight loss, immune issues, and especially hormone imbalances, are all related to the condition and health of your gut.

Gut Health and Nutrient Deficiencies

The gut absorbs the nutrients from the food needed to produce hormones. If you’re not eating the right food, you probably won’t be getting the essential nutrients needed to build hormones, such as thyroid hormones, estrogen, progesterone, and cortisol.

Learn More Here: 5 Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Therapy during Perimenopause

The poor absorption of nutrients is often caused by gut infections like small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, Candida overgrowth, parasites, and a lack of stomach acid and digestive enzymes.

Gut Flora Imbalance

Bad things happen to your body when too many bad bacteria take over your gut flora. An imbalance in your gut flora can lead to weight gain, an increased risk for diseases, and gut problems, such as inflammatory bowel disease, leaky gut, and obesity. Additionally, an imbalance in the gut flora can significantly affect hormone levels and function.

Gut health has a powerful impact on our hormones, and many hormone imbalances begin in the gut.

What are probiotics, and why does our gut need them?

Probiotics are live bacteria that are good for you, as they help keep your gut healthy.

Probiotics aid digestion, improve nutrient absorption and support healthy body systems from the mouth to the gut.

Here are reasons why our body needs probiotics:

  • Inflammation – Probiotics help decrease inflammation associated with leaky gut or increased intestinal permeability for a better immune system. 
  • Depression and anxiety – Both probiotics and hormone therapy contribute significantly to improved moods and reduced anxiety.
  • Blood cholesterol – Probiotics can aid in hormone balance to lower cholesterol levels and improve heart health.

How to Achieve Healthy Gut and Balanced Hormones

You can boost your gut health by eating a hormone-balancing diet. Diet plays a significant role in determining gut flora and preventing leaky gut, thereby keeping your hormones balanced.

    1. Eat a well-balanced meal of nutrient-dense foods.

      Cliche as it may sound, you are what you eat. Eating a diverse variety of nutrient-dense foods rich in quality protein, fiber, and healthy fats is important if you want a healthy gut and balanced hormones.

      This way, you can promote healthy hormone production, improve digestion, control blood sugar levels, boost the growth of good gut bacteria, and eliminate toxins effectively.

    2. Incorporate healthy bacteria in your diet.

      To maintain a healthy gut, hormones need to be balanced; this is where prebiotics and probiotics come into play. Healthy bacteria are implanted in the gut with the help of probiotics, resulting in a host of benefits. It is also essential to include prebiotics in your diet, foods that healthy bacteria feed on to thrive and increase.

      Good sources of prebiotic and probiotic-rich foods include yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha, kefir, whole grains, bananas, onions, and garlic. Probiotics and prebiotics are added to some foods and are available as dietary supplements.

    3. Eat in a relaxed, calm environment.

      Aside from eating the right food, eating the right way is important. If you eat in a relaxed and calm state, your body will be able to rest and digest the food properly, allowing the nutrients to be absorbed by your body.

      Relax and fully enjoy your meal without distractions; put away your phone and switch off the TV. It’s better if you can do it with a family member, friend, or loved one.

    4. Avoid inflammatory triggers.

      Many gut diseases, such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and leaky gut, are caused by chronic inflammation. Avoid inflammatory foods such as vegetable oils and most processed foods (cookies and chips) to prevent chronic inflammation.

      To normalize inflammation levels and heal your gut, eat foods that reduce inflammation, like fatty fish, flax seeds, berries, and non-starchy vegetables.

    5. Get a good night’s sleep.

      Research has shown that optimal sleep levels are directly linked to a healthy gut. Also, we know that sleep disturbance negatively affects hormonal rhythms and metabolism. So basically, if you want balanced hormones and a healthy gut, get good quality sleep for 7 to 9 hours.

      Practice good sleep hygiene by maintaining a bedtime routine, avoiding screens or phones before bedtime, and doing breathing exercises to help you sleep and avoid stress.

Make Sure Your Gut is Healthy with Hormone Therapy in West Palm Beach

Hormone Logics individualized hormone therapy programs can help men and women experiencing age-related hormone decline.

You can get back to enjoying life by reversing signs and symptoms of hormone imbalance. We also offer exercise and diet programs to help you get healthy. We’ll explain how these imbalances affect your body so you’ll know what to do.

Enjoy a new phase of your life with hormone therapy. See what our program can do for you! Contact Hormone Logics at (561) 640-3333 to schedule a consultation.

 

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Mazyar Rouhani, MD, FAAEM

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After completing his residency training at Vanderbilt University and Medical Center, Dr. Rouhani returned home to practice…

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