Balancing Hormones - the Key to Health

The word hormone can have a tendency to conjure up negative associations but the truth is everyone at some stage in their life will be affected and everyone will have their own individual experience. The most obvious, sometimes quite abrupt change is the menopause where a woman, usually in her 40's or 50's, will enter the period where her menstrual cycle ceases and she is no longer fertile. This can be a time when a well balanced diet and self care strategies can really make a difference and can help to ease symptoms and recover precious energy and sleep.

Common signs and symptoms of a hormone imbalance can present as:

  • Infertility and irregular periods

  • Weight changes

  • Mood disorders such as depression, irritability and anxiety

  • Fatigue

  • Breast soreness

  • Insomnia or disrupted sleep

  • Acne

  • Low libido (men and women)

  • Digestive issues

  • Hair loss and hair thinning

  • Heavy or scant periods

  • Painful periods or clotting

  • Metabolic syndrome (high fasting insulin and/or glucose)

  • Ovarian cysts

  • Adrenal dysfunction (Addisons, fatigue, energy loss, stress and anxiety)

Post menopausal signs and symptoms can manifest as:

  • Bloating

  • Fatigue

  • Insomnia

  • Headaches

  • Dry skin and hair

  • Heart palpitations

  • Nausea or vertigo

  • Incontinence or UTI's

  • Hot flushes or/and night sweats

  • Vaginal dryness/atrophy

  • Reduced cognition and short term memory loss

  • Irritabilty

  • Weight gain

Our hormonal or endocrine system is constantly striving for balance, for example, during times of physiological stress or low calorie intake the brain will conserve energy and slow down our metabolism, redirecting its attention to survival and storage rather than reproduction and hormonal balance.

Factors that can cause our hormones to tip out of balance include:

  • Excess or low body weight 

  • Long term or chronic stress or lack of rest

  • Poor nutrient status

  • An inflammatory and processed diet and a sedentary lifestyle

  • Poor sleep

  • Overwhelmed or unsupported liver detoxification

  • Struggling elimination pathways like the bowel (constipation)

  • Digestive issues

  • Genetics and exposure to environmental and endocrine disruptors (thyroid) and inhibitors (pesticides, herbicides and fungicides, bugs, viruses, excessive alcohol, unfiltered water, plastics).

 

Good quality nutrition, lifestyle tips and a balanced diet help us to support our energy, hormone production, mood and brain health, stress, sleep and nervous system.  To get started why not download my free ebook on Nutrition Tips to Balance Hormones.

 

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I am passionate about natural health and holistic ways of living and  am very interested in how nutrients and compounds found in plants and our food can change our biochemical pathways, support our genetics and 'switch' on our innate healing process. By learning how to support our health and getting to the root of any issues, our bodies are truly capable of doing amazing things on their own. 

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