Society does its best to teach women that it is selfish of us to focus on our dreams, desires, and yes…even our own health and well-being. Heaven forbid we prioritize going to the gym, eating healthy, and getting a restful night’s sleep. If we take measures to enforce our wellness goals, we are called self-centered. Well, you know what ladies? Sometimes it is all about you. And that is perfectly OK. It is never selfish to do whatever it takes to keep yourself healthy. Some of us are wives and busy moms with spouses and little people who depend on us. Some of us are mature women at different stages in our lives who are anxious to find a healthy life balance. Whichever role best describes your situation, we are going to discuss the role essential oils and supplements play in helping support and naturally maintain your bodily functions.
Women truly are amazingly unique creatures. Just think about all that your body is capable of achieving – including bringing new life into the world! Two main body systems help women’s bodies function as intended: the endocrine system and the reproductive system.
The endocrine system is a network of glands and organs that releases hormones to control and regulate many of our bodily functions. It secretes hormones that travel in our bloodstreams to whichever intended organ or tissue they are meant to control. I am sure this will come as no surprise to women to learn that our metabolisms are controlled by the endocrine system. More mature women will tell you as you age, those pesky hormones have a way of slowing down weight loss and causing the dreaded “spare tire.” But that is not all. The endocrine system also manages our sexual function, reproduction, and sleep-wake cycles.
It does not take much to toss our endocrine systems into an imbalanced frenzy, making it throw a bit of a hissy and getting us all off-kilter. Maybe we are experiencing extra stress at work. Maybe we missed a few quality nights of sleep in a row. Or maybe we made the mistake of hanging out at the house while the painters were working and inhaled too many paint fumes. Any number of stressors like this can cause a hormone imbalance, sending our endocrine system into panic mode.
If you are sighing loudly and shaking your fist silently at your endocrine system, you are not alone. It is not all bad news, though. A commitment to diet and exercise can help get and keep your system in check. Including certain essential oils in your health and wellness routine also lends support.
The female reproductive system is just as complex. Sometimes, quite frankly, it develops a bit of an attitude. Since it is responsible for controlling fertility and sexual function, that can be a bit of a problem when it decides to act out. Women can experience infertility issues and lowered libido when their reproductive system is out of whack. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. An improperly-functioning reproductive system can affect our overall health and well-being. So it is imperative to prioritize getting the help we need when something is not quite right with our bodies.
By now, it is hardly a news flash that our endocrine systems are important for the proper functioning of our bodies. We know what can happen when it does not work as intended. But what can we do to help get things back in working order?
A healthy diet that includes plenty of protein and reduces carbohydrate and sugar intake is a great place to start. Protein regulates the release of hormones that control appetite, so if you are losing the battle of the bulge, make sure you have enough protein in your diet. Engaging in regular exercise is another way to help reset your endocrine system.
Did you know there are essential oils that can support your efforts in maintaining a healthy endocrine system? Here are three oils that can help lend a hand.
There are many modern medical interventions available for helping women with reproductive system issues. Women interested in a more natural approach to managing their reproductive systems may want to pay particular attention to natural products that support the health of their ovaries. Those little buggers are pretty important, as they are responsible for producing estrogen and progesterone, which control countless functions in our bodies. Among other things, estrogen is responsible for stabilizing our mood and keeping our sex drive alive.
Geranium is one of the best oily solutions out there for supporting healthy ovaries. It can help balance estrogen levels. Chamomile oil can provide relief for painful menstrual cramps and mood swings associated with PMS.
If only women had nothing more to worry about than painful periods and sleepness nights. Other factors affect our overall health and well-being. At the moment, we are in a global pandemic that has created a health crisis like no other. It reminds us that we need to take care of our bodies. Bolstering our immune systems gives us a fighting chance against the germs, bacteria, and viruses of the world.
Essential oils can enhance natural bodily functions to support a healthy immune system.
The core of any wellness routine supported by essential oil is Ningxia Red. Boasting a high level of antioxidants, this magical elixir provides amazing health benefits to your entire body, ladies. It is an absolute must-have in your oily routines.
Foundation Nutrition includes some great offerings to support women’s health.
Ladies repeat after me: it is not selfish for me to take good care of my body. You simply cannot be your best self for others if you scrimp on maintaining your own health and wellness. Take a pledge right now that you are going to focus on the things that help support a healthy lifestyle, including oiling. Not sure which products are best suited to your goals? Take our quiz to help narrow it down.
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