Hormones have an important impact on our health. They can affect both our physical and mental wellbeing. We’re talking about health, hormones and herbs in March with the help of Pukka Herbs, to help you take power over your hormones.
To quote Nutritional Therapist (and TOTM Period Powerful Pioneer) Angelique Panagos, “Hormones can affect any of us at any stage of life and unfortunately most of the time we are only aware of our hormones when they bring with them a host of not-so-desirable symptoms like PMS, headaches, mood swings, weight gain, spots, bloating, insomnia and sadly the list goes on…”
That sounds familiar, right? This note from Angelique highlights why hormonal balance is so important to your wellbeing.
A careful balancing act
Changes to reproductive health (pregnancy, menstruation etc) throughout your life can affect hormones. In the menstrual cycle alone, estrogen and progesterone levels fluctuate depending on where you are in the cycle. In addition to these natural changes, your lifestyle can also impact hormones. Factors such as stress or poor diet can result in an imbalance. This can impact everything from your immune system to your digestive tract.
Take power over your hormones
Nourishing your body is an important part of hormonal health. That’s why we’re excited to partner with Pukka Herbs this March!
We (here at TOTM HQ) are OBSESSED with their Womankind tea. These herbal blends contain ingredients such as Shatavari root. This powerful adaptogen has been used for centuries to nourish health. It can help moderate hormone levels to find balance whilst boosting health and virility.
This month, on 8th March (International Women’s Day) we’re launching a Pukka Herbs X TOTM giveaway. Launching on our Instagram, the giveaway will include a box of Womankind tea, 3 Pukka Herbs Womankind supplements (including organic Shatavari) and a reusable natural bamboo fibre hot drink flask. PLUS, 3 TOTM products!
Expert advice from Katie Pande
Additionally, we’ll be giving all TOTM subscribers access to Pukka’s senior herbal advisor, Katie Pande. Check your emails 1st March to submit your questions on hormonal health to Katie. All answers will be published in a blog on our website later in the month. So even if you haven’t submitted a question, you will still have a chance to note down these expert tips.
A quick hormonal tip before you go!
To kick things off, we thought we’d include this quick hormonal health tip from Angelique Panagos:
“Magnesium often referred to as ‘mother nature’s relaxant’, is vital for calm in this often-stressful world and to help keep cortisol in check! Seeds like pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds are high in good fats as well as magnesium”
Cortisol is referred to as the ‘stress hormone.’ That’s why it’s important to keep it in line!
So, keep your eyes peeled this March as we talk all things hormones! It is also of course Endometriosis Awareness Month, so we’ll have plenty of tips that will benefit Endo warriors and support the cause to raise awareness. If you’re not following us already, make sure your following us on Instagram for the latest news, tips and of course, the Pukka X TOTM giveaway!