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The Sun: The Key To Balancing Your Hormones!

In the quest for hormonal balance and well-being, the sun emerges as a natural, yet often overlooked ally. This celestial body, a cornerstone of life on Earth, plays a crucial role not just in our environment, but also in regulating our internal biological processes, particularly our hormones and the female menstrual cycle.

The Science Behind Sunlight and Hormonal Health

Sunlight is a natural regulator of the circadian rhythm, the body's internal clock that dictates various physiological processes, including hormone production. Exposure to natural light, especially in the morning, helps synchronise this rhythm, ensuring that hormones like cortisol (the stress hormone) and melatonin (the sleep hormone) are released at the right times.

Cortisol and Sunlight

Cortisol, often referred to as the "awakening hormone," naturally peaks in the morning to help us wake up and decreases throughout the day. Morning sunlight exposure boosts cortisol production, which in turn regulates other hormones and maintains a natural energy balance throughout the day.

Melatonin and Sunlight

Similarly, exposure to sunlight affects melatonin production. While this hormone is released in response to darkness, its production is indirectly influenced by our exposure to daylight. Regular sunlight exposure helps to clearly define the day-night cycle for our bodies, improving sleep quality, which is crucial for hormonal regulation.

Sunlight and the Female Cycle

The relationship between sunlight exposure and the menstrual cycle is particularly profound. Sunlight doesn’t just influence general health; it also plays a significant role in the regulation of key female hormones like estrogen and progesterone.

  1. Estrogen and Progesterone Balance: Adequate sunlight can help in maintaining the balance of estrogen and progesterone throughout the menstrual cycle, crucial for regularity, fertility, and overall reproductive health.

  2. The Role of Vitamin D: Synthesised through skin exposure to sunlight, Vitamin D is associated with balanced estrogen and progesterone levels, key to reducing PMS symptoms and enhancing mood.

  3. Mood and Menstrual Health: Sunlight influences serotonin levels, which can be particularly beneficial in managing mood swings often associated with hormonal fluctuations during the menstrual cycle.

Incorporating Sunlight into Daily Life

To harness the power of the sun for hormonal balance and menstrual health, consider these tips:

  • Aim for at least 20 minutes of sun exposure daily, especially in the morning and evening.

  • Download D-minder to track your sun exposure or check the UV when you are getting sunshine. UV index is how you get vitamin D. You cannot synthesise vitamin D if you are not getting sun on your bare skin close to the middle of the day (usually 10am-2pm)

  • Combine your sunlight exposure with physical activity, like a morning + evening walk, for added benefits.

  • Eat your lunch in the sun to save time, balance hormones and improve digestion!


The sun, in its simplicity, holds the key to balancing our hormones naturally and supporting the female menstrual cycle. Its light guides our internal rhythms, reminding us that sometimes, the best medicine comes from nature itself. As you explore the wonders of natural light in balancing your hormones, I invite you to delve deeper into the world of hormonal health with my eBook, "The Three Step Hormone Balancing Blueprint."

This comprehensive guide takes you through the intricacies of your circadian rhythm and provides practical steps to achieve hormonal harmony, leveraging the natural power of the sun and more. Embark on your journey to wellness today by downloading the eBook and unlock the secrets to a balanced and healthy life.

Balancing Hormones Ebook


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