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Hormone-Healthy Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

3 Unique Treats to Inspire Balance

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Valentine’s Day is a time of love and connection – and showing gratitude for our partners and friends who make life such a joy.

But before you reach for traditional presents like drug-store candy, bath bombs, perfumes, and candles, consider this: these products may be enjoyable, but they have a hidden impact on our hormones.

This year, why not give a great Valentine’s gift that actually supports the hormone balance of your beloved? In this blog, we’re sharing why some common gifts might not be the healthiest choice for our hormone health and suggest some fabulous alternatives that will make them smile.

What’s the Trouble with Traditional Valentine’s Day Gifts?

Imagine a tiny intruder sneaking into your body’s hormonal control room and flipping switches randomly. That’s essentially what Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) do! 

Found in many of our favorite everyday products, EDCs can mimic, block, or alter hormone signals. This leads to a rollercoaster of hormonal imbalances that can interfere with mood and brain health, reproductive health, and even menopause symptoms.

  1. Parabens
    Found in many beauty products like lotions, shampoos, and makeup products, parabens are a group of chemicals that have preservative properties. Because their chemical structure closely resembles estrogen, they can bind to estrogen receptors in the body. This mimicry can disrupt the delicate balance of the endocrine system and lead to potential hormonal imbalances.
  2. Phthalates
    Phthalates are used to make fragrances last longer, and are commonly hidden in gifts like perfumes and scented candles. They are known to interfere with the signaling of hormones, particularly those involved in reproductive health. They act by altering the normal functioning of hormone receptors, which has been shown to negatively impact fertility and development.
  3. BPA
    Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical found in many plastic products, including containers and water bottles. It can leach into food and drinks, mimicking the structure and function of the hormone estrogen. This imitation can lead to various health issues, as BPA’s estrogen-like activity disrupts the natural hormonal balance. This can affect reproductive health and increase our risk of developing metabolic disorders (like insulin resistance or obesity).
  4. Refined Sugar
    The typical heart-shaped boxes of chocolate you’ll find in your local grocery store may make a simple and tempting gift. Unfortunately, these low-quality chocolates can negatively impact hormonal balance due to its high refined sugar content. Additionally, various additives and preservatives found in these chocolates can act as endocrine disruptors. Good news: you don’t have to forgo all chocolate to maintain a healthy hormone balance. Studies show high quality cocoa and chocolate may actually support hormone health

At Moringa Natural Health, we offer guidance for your health and wellness aspirations. From detox, customized diet plans, treatment plans for menopause and hormone imbalance, and more. We look into your unique biological makeup in personalizing your own plan. Want to learn more? Schedule your free appointment with Dr. Fernandez today!


Hormone-Healthy Gifts for Your Valentine or Galentine

Want to treat your loved ones and friends to a healthier Valentine’s Day treat? While conventional products may wreak havoc on hormone health, we’ve gathered some natural alternatives that do the body good.

  1. Treat Them with Dark Chocolate
    Dark chocolate (60% and more) has been shown to have positive effects on our health when eaten in moderation. Instead of typical candy bars or boxed treats, consider shopping for smaller brands with quality ingredients, like Coracao Confections or Arizona local chocolatier, Zak’s Chocolates. Or, go the extra mile and make your own hormone-balancing chocolate truffles!
  2. Brighten Their Day with Toxin-Free Candles
    Candles are a great way to bring a sense of warmth, comfort, and ease into someone’s life. Look for candles that are “phthalate-free” to avoid the potential endocrine-distrupting chemicals. Mrs. Meyer’s offers a soy-based candle that you can find in many local grocery stores or online. Or, opt for the fun and National Park Valentine’s Day themed candles from Good & Well Supply Co. – especially for the nature lovers in your life!
  3. Fill the Air with Aromatherapy and Self-Love
    Conventional perfumes smell lovely, but they can cause some unwanted symptoms in some people. Issues like headaches, watery eyes, and sneezing are common. But so are issues like hormonal disruptions, which are caused by the endocrine-disrupting chemicals in many fragrances. Instead, give the gift of confidence and beauty with perfumes made with natural essential oils. Pink Moon’s Over the Moon Perfume Oil, for instance, has a delicate floral scent thanks to all-natural ingredients like rose, neroli, palmarosa, and sandalwood.

At Moringa Natural Health, we offer guidance for your health and wellness aspirations. From detox, customized diet plans, treatment plans for menopause and hormone imbalance, and more. We look into your unique biological makeup in personalizing your own plan. Want to learn more? Schedule your free appointment with Dr. Fernandez today!


Celebrate Your Love and Friendship with the Gift of Balance

Ready to start shopping? By choosing thoughtful, hormone-friendly alternatives to traditional Valentine’s Day gifts, we’re not just showing our love and appreciation; we’re also contributing to the long-term wellbeing of those we cherish most.

Looking for more support in reaching your own health and wellness goals? Request an appointment or call our office at 623-266-0059 to learn more about how our range of services can help you and your loved ones live a healthy life in balance!

Much love, 

Dr. Lena Fernandez

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