Balance Yourself
The Singapore Women's Weekly|June/July 2020
Balance Yourself
What if what needs to be balanced isn’t your hormones but your life? Experts share why we need to adapt the way we live to experience true hormone harmony

Every thought, emotion and action we take affects our hormone levels. These factors impact how our hormones release into the bloodstream and act on the body.

“Good nutrition and appropriate treatments are important ingredients for hormonal balance. However, [if you don’t pursue] whole-person wellness, the improvement may only be shortlived,” explains Wendy Dumaresq, a natural fertility management counsellor and founder of Natural Woman Network.

“We’re also mind, emotions and soul. Living in a way that puts these [elements] out of harmony can disturb our hormone balance, energy levels and happiness,” adds Wendy.

What does harmonious living look like?

Life is a combination of two opposing forces known as yin and yang in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Yin is the feminine energy: it’s about being grounded and feeling calm. The opposite, yang, the masculine energy, is stimulating, goal-oriented, and can be the cause of stress. The goal is to achieve harmony between these two forces for a balanced life.

“Check in with yourself, and if what you’re doing or thinking doesn’t feel right, seek to understand where the disharmony is coming from. Then, work with your understanding to bring about the desired change,” says Wendy.

First, understand the stress

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