Women's Health

You Need to Understand This if You Want to Balance Your Hormones

You Need to Understand This if You Want to Balance Your Hormones

Here’s the #1 thing to understand about balancing your hormones:

You are a unique individual.


Information on the internet lacks context. What one person says on Instagram doesn’t mean it’s right for you. Hormone imbalances are never just the cause of one thing — it’s often about a collection of things that have tipped you over the edge.

There are so many nuances when it comes to YOU as a specific, unique human balancing your hormones.

Let me give you some examples:


Example 1: Someone says that not eating breakfast works for their hormones, great!

BUT, if you have 3 kids, a full-time job, and are already running on cortisol the majority of your day… then not eating breakfast would NOT be a smart thing for you to be doing as it would further drive your body into producing too much cortisol, epinephrine, and norepinephrine.


Example 2: If someone else says doing HIIT works for balancing stress, cool!

BUT, if your body is very prone to burnout and you have a lot on your plate right now, then exercising LESS could actually result in better outcomes and keep your hormones balanced.


When looking at clients with hormone imbalances, one thing may ‘tip’ them over the edge, but they got to the edge in the first place because of multiple things overwhelming their body — e.g. HIIT exercises, lack of sleep, environmental toxins, endocrine disruptors, work stress, emotional turmoil, traveling, lack of nutrients, inflammatory diet, overthinking… the list goes on.


So, here's what’s really going to help with balancing your hormones: making sure you’re reducing ALL disrupting factors as much as you can.

PLUS, strengthening your nervous system so that your body can better tolerate higher levels of stressful input and not have it trigger a stress response in your body.


Because the #1 thing I see throwing clients' hormones off (besides environmental toxic load) is stress — and stress is caused not by what’s in front of you, but by how your body responds and perceives what’s the stressor. 


DO NOT take what one person says as the bible. This is why I never give you guys specific hormonal tips unless it’s something everyone benefits from (like lowering stress levels and eating anti inflammatory). When you DM asking a question, I always, "this is context-dependent" —whether it’s hormones, relationships, business, etc.

Because it is!!!! Whatever else is happening HAS to be taken into account.

Things are interrelated more than you think.


xx Monica


If you’re looking to start to learn more about your cycle and hormones as a woman, I’ve got a few podcast episodes that you’d benefit from:

  • If you want to understand your cycle and the different phases, this episode is for you.
  • Listen to this episode to learn more about overall health.
  • For a different approach to hormone imbalance, listen to this episode.