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  • Writer's pictureNatalia. Integrative and Functional Medicine Nutritionist

Sleep and Hormones.

What we eat makes us. You have probably heard of the saying “you are what you eat”. This is really true. Muscles are made out of high-quality protein and through healthy habits like going to bed at the right time and getting a least 7-8 hrs of sleep most nights. Sleep is often overlooked when it comes to health.

However, sleep plays an important role in:

  • Hormonal balance

  • Weight loss

  • Building lean muscle mass

Many hormones depend on getting sleep during a specific time window. During this time, our body communicates with its hormones.

When you think about hormones, think of an orchestra. When a hormone is being over or underproduced, this causes a lack of synchronicity. Just like an orchestra, if the players are not synchronized, the music doesn’t turn out very well. This is the same with our bodies and their hormones. A lack of synchronicity can cause health problems or less-than-optimal health.

One tip for today is to go to bed before 10 pm. I guarantee you will wake up very renewed and your energy levels will be better.

If you have problems with sleeping, we can talk about that and you can contact me. We can figure out a way to help with your nighttime routine or possibly find a specific supplement that helps you relax at the end of the day.

Many of us consume alcohol, for the purpose of unwinding and relaxing. Unfortunately, alcohol doesn’t lead to being lean, achieving healthy weight loss, or having healthy hormones. This is because alcohol disrupts the body’s hormonal orchestra and the liver, where metabolism happens.

If you are interested in trying to find restful sleep without alcohol, contact me and we can come up with a plan.

Healthy tip: Go before 10 pm and get at least 7-8 hrs for you to feel great, look great, and be happy!

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