Hormones are one of the key factors that determine our state of health. As we age, our hormone production decreases drastically which has a direct impact on the diseases we develop. Furthermore, hormones are involved in your metabolism, so if you have had a lifelong battle with the bulge, then an imbalance in your hormones is something that you would want to take a look at.
Eating a nutritious diet that is right for your brain chemistry type and that balances your hormones, is one of the greatest steps that you can take on your path to longevity. You can learn more about what your specific brain chemistry type is in Dr. Braverman’s book The Edge Effect.
Basic lifestyle changes that you can make which have an overall rebalancing effect on your hormones include: getting min. 7 hours sleep, meditation, massage (the healing power of touch has proved greatly efficient in i.e. Ayervedic medicine) as well as exercise every day. Especially Human Growth Hormone is dependent on these lifestyle changes.
Dr. Braverman’s book The Edge Effect also includes lifestyle advice that matches your specific brain chemistry type with exercise programs that work to rebalance your neurotransmitters.
Following list gives you some guidelines on strategies you can take to develop your own personal hormone balance program
Whether you need to follow the guidelines for increasing or decreasing that specific hormone depends on your current levels. Ultimately, what you want to aim for, is rebalancing your hormones. Once you know your imbalances, you can choose the right nutritional strategy for you, targeting each hormone specifically.
Click here to view a table of Hormones and their corresponding nutritional/supplement raisers/reducers
Consult your doctor if you are unsure of your current hormone levels.
Eric R. Braverman, M.D.
Dr. Braverman is a Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University and NYU Medical School, did brain research at Harvard Medical School, and trained at an affiliate of Yale Medical School. He is acknowledged worldwide as an expert in brain-based diagnosis and treatment, and he lectures to and trains doctors in anti-aging medicine.