Love this sexy shot from an ad campaign I did a few years ago ; ) but can't help noticing my thin, fragile hair, even here in my early 30s. Two babies and a whole lotta stress later, hair loss was a devastating beauty blow, which I'm now gratefully overcoming (with my Goddess Hair Protocol; Contact me for a personalized regimine). Hair, skin, muscle tone, shape, pleasure, stress, mood, magnetism- so much of our beauty inside and out is determined by our hormones. Yet, they require a delicate balance that our modern lifestyles and environments full on assault (increasingly as we age). The stress hormone cortisol, for example, competes with important master hormones like DHEA and progesterone, causing low levels and a cascade of resulting pleasantries and systems degeneration.
Today I enjoyed a "masterclass" by Melissa Ramos, packed with solid info on optimizing hormones naturally, whether your challenge is thinning hair, sluggish thyroid, PMS, low libido, fibroids, rebalancing after child birth, or all of the above. Having been deeply immersed in the natural health and integrative medicine space for over a decade as a health journalist and publicist, working with top wellness centers and functional medicine gurus, it's clear when I come across an expert who really knows her stuff. Ramos is top notch - has the real scoop, ladies, and the sexy bod and energy to further prove it. (Ever Beauty has no financial ties to her.) Her free masterclass drilled in once again, like all health, wellness, and anti-aging ventures, that optimizing hormones comes down nutrition, inflammation and gut health, which so often depends on diet and mindset (yes mindset because: stress!).
This means taking care of yourself in the fundamental ways really adds up and translates to big results - aging without degenerating; increasing vitality, fitness, and beauty. Rather than adding the stress of an overhaul, think 5%. We lose 3-5% of our muscle each decade after age 30, for example, so all we have to do is workout 5% harder to neutralize that effect. What can you do today to move 5% in the right direction with your whole health? Reduce inflammatory foods? Add a smart supplement that you really need (like a good probiotic for gut health)? Reduce your stress (through mediation, yoga, deep breathing, tapping). Taper off your medication (Kelly Brogan MD shows how)? For me, step one in my Goddess Hair protocol was optimizing hormones (specifically reducing cortisol) and I'm so grateful that my hair is nearly 40% thicker now (thanks also to some magical products). Rather than adding the stress of an overhaul, do 5% today for your hormones, Beautiful and do something else just for your happiness. You're worth it!