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We're believers that being mindful of your body isn't just about what you put into it-- it's about taking stock of where your body is now and seeking solutions for your individual needs, because truly no two people are the same.
One area we are vowing to pay more attention to in 2020 is our hormones. Giada recently caught this interview with long-time friend Maria Shriver and Dr. Sara Gottfried, a Harvard-educated MD who has made it her goal to demystify women's health by way of understanding hormones. This conversation in particularly resonated with Giada, as she's been passionate and proactive about this topic for years, and what better time to talk about it than the new year? Women in their 20s and 30s may not give hormone health as much thought, but they really ought to! Hormones play a pivotal role in our health, from our everyday mood and weight struggles all the way to cognitive health.
"When you understand your hormones, you can finally understand why you can't seem to get rid of those extra pounds or why you have low-grade anxiety that you can't shake off or a level of exhaustion that never ends," - Dr Sara Gottfried
Dr. Sara notes that oftentimes, when we bring these concerns to our doctors, they can be written off and not taken as seriously as these issues should be. This is why in 2019, we're taking hormone health into our own hands! There are several ways we can be proactive about it: you can request to take a blood sugar and cortisol test at your next OBGYN appointment, take Sara Gottfried's free hormone quiz on her site, or order one of her books to kick off 2020 with good intentions for your health. Lastly, you can make changes to your everyday routine to not only help regulate and improve hormone health, but your overall well-being: eating a healthy diet (luckily, we just came up with a perfect menu!), getting plenty of sleep, exercising regularly, and learning to manage stress (meditation helps!)... and if you already do all those things, go you - your body will thank you!
We're in this together - and here's to a 2020 of paying attention to our bodies, and giving ourselves the healthy solutions we deserve!