Today in Club Bonheur, we welcome Sophie Pihan
Sophie Pihan, naturopath, talks to us about hormones. Who are they ? How do they act on our body, our moods, our shape? Sophie gives you her little tips to avoid hormonal imbalances and to team up with our hormones.
What are hormones?
These are chemical messengers which will give orders to our organs and tissues. Hormones will give an order to an organ so that it secretes digestive cells, promotes sleep, regulates blood sugar, etc.
What are the causes of hormonal imbalance?
It's quite complex as Sophie says because it can have several causes and often several causes at the same time. It can be linked to:
- the power supply if it is out of adjustment or does not suit us,
- to digestive inflammation when we poorly assimilate certain minerals that are essential for the metabolism of hormones,
- stress which has a huge impact on hormones
- lack of sleep
- to endocrine disruptors
What are endocrine disruptors?
First of all, they are everywhere, the vast majority in food: in prepared meals, additives, pesticides, in water. Some are less known and may be in the coatings of kitchen utensils, coatings in furniture, paints, flame retardants etc. It's very vast but we must realize that they are part of our lives and thus try to limit them as much as possible in our daily lives.
What are your daily tips for having a little more control over these hormones?
Sophie assures us that there are plenty of things to do! First of all, provide a maximum of minerals and nutrients to nourish the hormonal system because hormones and their transporters are mainly derived from fatty acids or proteins, so we must ensure that we have a diet rich in good fatty acids and proteins. The good fatty acids will be omega 3 and omega 6, good proteins: eggs, vegetable proteins, legumes etc.
We can also try to manage daily stress using naturopathy. We give ourselves 5-6 minutes of calm time every day with breathing exercises and meditation. You also have to learn to slow down, it's really a daily lifestyle.
What are your natural tips?
First, consume adaptogenic plants regularly: in cures and on a fairly daily basis. These are plants that will really help our body manage stress in a natural and physiological way. Rosemary will have a tonic and detox effect on the liver, Siberian ginseng, holy basil and eleutherococcus present precisely in stress and sleep gummies .
We can also do 1 to 2 treatments per year to vacuum out the remains of endocrine disruptors. For example, a treatment with vegetable charcoal can be very interesting. You should still check with your doctor if you are taking certain medications or the pill.
Massages will also really help to disconnect, de-stress and restart our body's circulation. There are also many superfoods to include in our diet. For example, algae are rich in minerals, iodine and proteins. Nettle is also very remineralizing, to be taken in herbal tea and powder.
Any last advice?
We are going there gradually, we are trying little by little to eliminate certain foods containing endocrine disruptors. We must not panic and remain kind and patient with ourselves.
Finally, Sophie Pihan gives us her advice and recommendations by taking part in the “Tonic Quiz” game (quick questions - quick answers):
- A book to recommend: My body in wonderland by Clara Naudi
- A food to always have in your cupboard? the seaweeds
- A favorite plant? Chamomile which will help digestive, anxiety and sleep disorders
- A place to relax? By the seaside
- The next person to interview? Christelle Diaz
- Any final advice for listeners? Don't feel guilty
We'll see you next week for a new episode of Club Bonheur.
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