Female hormones play a crucial role in a woman's overall health and well-being. Nurturing a CleanFEM involves understanding the key mechanisms of female hormone balance, exploring testing options to assess hormonal health, and implementing strategies to support optimal hormonal function and overall vitality.
Why is it important to have CleanFEM?
Menstrual Cycle: The menstrual cycle is a complex interplay of hormones that regulate ovulation, menstruation, and various physiological changes. Understanding the phases of the menstrual cycle and the role of estrogen, progesterone, and other hormones is essential for maintaining hormonal balance.
Endocrine System: The endocrine system, including the ovaries, adrenal glands, and pituitary gland, regulates the production and balance of female hormones. Understanding the interactions between these organs and the feedback mechanisms involved is crucial for overall hormonal health.
How does the Cleanbody Method support CleanFEM?
There are three steps in the Cleanbody Method, and all of the steps support CleanFEM.
STEP 1: EVALUATE
It is important for you to evaluate your female hormone health on a yearly basis with your healthcare practitioner. In our CleanSTART program, we will support you in investigating your female hormone health using lab tests such as:
Hormone Panel: Hormone testing can provide insights into the levels and balance of female hormones. Comprehensive hormone panels, including measurements of estrogen, progesterone, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and other relevant markers, can help assess hormonal health. If you are working with our Cleanbody Team, we may discuss ordering hormone testing to assess your hormonal balance.
Environmental Toxin Testing: Assessing your exposure to environmental toxins is important as certain toxins can disrupt hormonal balance. Environmental toxin testing can help identify potential sources of toxins and guide mitigation strategies. Testing may involve analyzing heavy metals, chemicals, indoor air quality, water quality, and personal care products for potential toxins.
STEP 2: OPTIMIZE
In Step 2 of the Cleanbody Method, we support you in optimizing your Cleanbody Pillars. The following Cleanbody Pillars support CleanFEM:
CleanFOOD: A balanced diet that includes a variety of whole foods, healthy fats, and adequate protein supports hormonal balance. Including foods rich in specific nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, and antioxidants can contribute to female hormonal health.
CleanMIND: Chronic stress can disrupt hormonal balance. Implementing stress management techniques such as meditation, yoga, and relaxation exercises can help support overall hormonal well-being.
CleanFIT: Regular physical activity and exercise promote hormonal balance and overall health. Engaging in activities that you enjoy, such as cardio, strength training, or yoga, can contribute to a CleanFEM.
CleanROUTINE: Prioritizing sufficient and restful sleep is important for hormonal health. Establishing a consistent sleep routine, creating a sleep-friendly environment, and practicing good sleep hygiene can support hormonal balance.
CleanENVIRO: Minimizing exposure to environmental toxins and endocrine disruptors, such as certain chemicals in personal care products and plastics, can help maintain hormonal balance.
STEP 3 SUPPORT
In Step 3, we will explore additional supplements and treatments that can provide support in nurturing CleanFEM, if needed. While a balanced diet and lifestyle are key, certain circumstances may benefit from additional interventions, including nutritional supplements, herbs and homeopathy, advanced nutrition plans, supportive treatments, and compounded medications when available for use.
Remember, the information provided here is for general guidance, and individual circumstances may vary. Consult with our Cleanbody Team in one of our CleanSTART Programs to receive personalized recommendations and support tailored to your specific needs.