What effects hormonal imbalances?

Your diet, stress levels and exposure to environmental toxins can affect your body’s delicate hormone balance. When the natural rhythm of your hormones becomes disrupted, this can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms and conditions, including:

  • PMS
  • Thyroid and adrenal health
  • Heavy, painful or irregular periods
  • Fluid retention
  • Mood swings
  • Fertility problems
  • Weight gain
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis and PCOS
The Menopause

Many women also experience uncomfortable symptoms during the  menopause, including hot flushes, night sweats, poor hair quality, mood swings, vaginal dryness and headaches.  The hormonal changes associated with the menopause can also put you at higher risk of osteoporosis.

The good news is that you DON’T have to suffer the menopause.  With simple changes to your diet and lifestyle to address your fluctuating hormone levels, you can go through the menopause with very few symptoms at all and increase your protection against osteoporosis.  Click here for more information.

Hormone Testing

Whether you are suffering from PMS, fertility problems or going through the menopause, I am fully qualified in the use and analysis of various clinical health tests, including hormone testing. 

The tests that I provide are often more comprehensive than those available through public healthcare.  For example, The Female Hormone Profile assesses your salivary hormone levels throughout the entire menstrual cycle, rather than just on one or a few days during the month. 

Salivary hormone levels also tend to give a more accurate indicator of the availability and uptake of hormones at the cellular level – that is, how much is available and actually being used by your body. 

Natural Ways to Restore Hormone Balance

Nutritional therapy can be very effective for addressing female hormone health.  That’s because the food you eat, your digestive health and the way your body processes everything it comes into contact with, from food to toxins, can have an effect on the manufacture, breakdown, use and balance of hormones.

For example, blood sugar control is vital for sex hormone balance, particularly progesterone, which is linked to PMS.  Caffeine is one of the strongest hormone disrupters, due to the fact it can deplete you of essential minerals needed for the manufacture of hormones.  Your fibre intake also has a large influence on your oestrogen levels.

If you would like to find out more about nutritional therapy or to discuss  hormone testing and female hormone health, please get in contact.

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