Do you feel like your hormones are out of balance or out of control? You are not alone. I see hormonal imbalances in my patients every day, particularly the hormones associated with thyroid, ovaries, adrenals and the pancreas. If your hormones are out of whack you will feel the effects in some way or another. Hormones are constantly fluctuating, but if they are imbalanced, they can affect how you feel every day in both mind and body.
Your hormones are the alarm bells responding to a deeper issue. Even when only slightly out of balance, the effects are often noticeable. You may experience, irritability, fatigue, low libido, weight gain or sugar cravings. Or you could have a hormone related condition such as Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, infertility, thyroid conditions or menopausal symptoms.
Many women find natural medicine extremely effective for the management of hormonal conditions and many women say they wish they had discovered it years ago. Periods are your monthly report card – “that time of the month” need not be painful, heavy, miserable, debilitating or cause significant distress. These symptoms are not normal. There is a reason for these symptoms, and often are easily corrected. A well-functioning and balanced hormone network is a wonderful thing. If you feel like your body is “out of control” every month, a naturopath can certainly help you.
The female hormonal network does not operate in isolation. To wholistically address conditions such as PMS, endometriosis etc, my core naturopathic protocols address a range of key drivers (refer to diagram below). Yes this can help to address symptoms, but more importantly, it gets to the root cause of the problem – not just a quick fix.
BALANCING YOUR HORMONES NATURALLY
This delicately balanced system is sensitively attuned to your overall health, dietary, lifestyle and environmental factors. With stress, inflammation, toxins, poor diet, toxicity, nutritional deficiencies, digestive disturbances and lack of exercise also playing a vital role. As you can see, there are many factors that can have a negative impact on your healthy hormone production and metabolism and effective treatment is so much more than simply treating a hormone. Addressing key drivers can make a tremendous difference, and I love seeing and hearing about it every day from very happy patients.
Particular herbs, nutrients, dietary and lifestyle support have been shown to help healthy hormones, including:
- Curcumin: the active ingredient in the herb, turmeric (one of my all round favourite herbs). Traditionally used for the management of period pain. It is a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and supports liver detoxification.
- Magnesium: is one of the first nutrients to come to mind when addressing female reproductive issues. This essential mineral plays an incredible number of roles in the body. It becomes even more important under times of stress, poor sleep, exercise and poor diet.
- Reduce caffeine and alcohol as these can worsen hormonal symptoms.
- Indole-3-carbinol: found in broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and good old brussel sprouts is a powerful ingredient that supports oestrogen detoxification to maintain a healthy oestrogen balance.
The good news is, you do not have to live with hormonal symptoms.
Are you ready to:
- Improve your energy and moods?
- Feel less monthly pain?
- Enhance your chances of a healthy pregnancy?
- Balance your hormones once and for all?
- Learn how to reduce stress and oestrogen dominance which can be causing your hormone imbalance
- Stop waking up in a pool of sweat
- Discover what you must eat for healthy hormones
- Understand your body better
To take control of your hormones, call All Degrees of Health today on 9331 0951 and ask for a complimentary 15 minute “Health Discovery Session” with me over the phone or in person over a delicious herbal tea .
Or just take the first step and book an initial consultation and receive a free VLA Body composition analysis + 3 page report valued at $60 (see https://alldegreesofhealth.com.au/service/diagnostic-testing/ for more information)
In good health,
Naturopath, Health Coach and That Sugar Ambassador