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What's Impacting your Hormones? - Nutrition

From what you eat to what you wear, health experts say many things can affect our hormones. “Really everything impacts our hormones,” said Julie Hill, an outpatient dietitian with Lee Health. A hormone imbalance can lead to severe health conditions like diabetes, infertility, and thyroid problems. It can also cause symptoms like bloating, fatigue, and mood swings. “When we start to look at anything that’s related to hormones, we can also look at the other systems being impacted as well,” she said. Hill says it’s important to identify what’s causing a hormone imbalance. “So, we look at the environment; we look at the water, food supply, any toxic chemicals that we are applying to our skin or face, anything that we might be exposed to in the home.” Once a hormonal imbalance is identified, it’s important to start removing harmful chemicals and pesticides and start cleaning up the diet. “Definitely just limiting our exposure, I think the home environment is one of the best places to control what we’re eating, drinking, or whatever we are applying to our skin and what we’re exposed to and then we can better tolerate the things we can’t control,” she said. Things like clean air, filtered water, and organic foods can keep you healthy and lower your risk for a hormone imbalance. View More Health Matters video segments at LeeHealth.org/Healthmatters/ Lee Health in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of health care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For more than 100 years, we’ve been providing our community with personalized preventative health services and primary care to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Lee Health - Caring People. Inspiring Care. Visit LeeHealth.org