Hello, Viva community. It’s chilly out there, and I’ve been hearing from some of you feeling all sorts of tired, putting on extra weight, having trouble thinking clearly or having low libido. Ring a bell? You're not alone, which might be a sign that your hormone levels are slightly off. But don't you worry— In this EduLight, you will learn some easy tips to help you bounce back and feel amazing again. Let’s jump right in!
The Role of Circadian Rhythm and Mitochondrial Health in Hormone Production
At the heart of hormone production lies your circadian rhythm and the health of your mitochondria. The circadian rhythm, your body's natural 24-hour cycle, plays a crucial role in regulating various biological processes, including hormone production. Mitochondria, often referred to as the powerhouses of the cells, are essential for producing pregnenolone, the precursor to all sex hormones.
These hormones are vital for reproductive health, mood regulation, and overall physical well-being, influencing everything from pregnancy and puberty to libido and metabolism.
How Your Lifestyle Affects Hormone Levels
But here’s the scoop: the way we live now, with not enough sunshine, maybe not the best food choices, and way too much artificial light, can throw off that perfect hormone harmony.
When your circadian rhythm gets out of sync and your mitochondria aren't feeling their best, it’s like they can’t do their job right. That means pregnenolone production takes a hit, and you’re left with a whole mess of hormone imbalances.
Key Strategies for Hormonal Balance and Improved Energy
But here’s the good news: These are 3 easy steps you can take to balance your hormone levels and reclaim your energy and youthfulness.
- Embrace Morning Sunlight: Try to step outside and catch some sunlight first thing in the morning. This natural light helps stimulate the production of thyroid hormones, which regulate weight, energy levels, and the health of your skin, hair, and nails. Additionally, morning sunlight aids in the production of pregnenolone, which converts into vital sex hormones like testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone.
- Prioritize Proper Nutrition: Your diet plays a pivotal role in hormone production. Focus on consuming high-quality proteins and fats, the building blocks of hormones. Also, ensure you get enough vitamin A, found in animal products and yellow/orange fruits and vegetables. These nutrients are essential for maintaining healthy hormone levels.
- Limit Artificial Light Exposure at Night: The blue & green light emitted by screens can disrupt your circadian rhythm and impair mitochondrial function. Consider using products like Vivarays Circadian Light Harmonizing 3-in-1 glasses to block the appropriate amount of blue light during the evening. This helps keep your circadian rhythm in sync and supports mitochondrial health, thus optimizing hormone production.
Embracing a Holistic Approach to Hormonal Health
Fixing hormone imbalances and reclaiming your energy doesn’t have to be hard. A few easy lifestyle tweaks can make a big difference. It’s about making small changes that add up to feeling great.
So, enjoy the sunlight, eat foods that make you feel good, and stay consistent with wearing circadian Light harmoninzing glasses in the evening.
With LOVE, LIGHT and GRATITUDE