5 FACTS ON HOW YOUR HEALTHY JAN HEALTH PLAN IS SUPPORTING YOUR HORMONES
VEGANUARY – if you’ve decided to go animal-free this month you are doing your hormones a favour! By cutting out animal produce you are avoiding exposure to exogenous hormones and endocrine-disrupting chemicals used in industrial animal farming.
ALCOHOL FREE – a dry January means a less burdened liver and more energy for detoxification of used hormones that we no longer need. The liver is responsible for removing excess hormones and keeping our sex hormones in check – reducing the risk of oestrogen dominant issues like PMS.
PLANT BASED PROTEINS – so many plant foods contain a complete set of amino acids, which are the essential building blocks for all hormones. From lentils, nut butters, tofu to a scoop of Africa’s superfood moringa powder, going plant based is a good idea for happy hormones.
RESTORATIVE YOGA – a super chilled and calming form of yoga, designed to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system to help us relax, so this is great for calming frazzled adrenals, your glands that produce stress hormones
EARLY TO BED – more early nights and stimulant-free evenings (if you are on a hiatus from alcohol and caffeine) means better sleep quality overall. Good sleep has a positive impact on the growth, repair, production and release of a range of hormones like human growth hormone and leptin hormone