Hormone balance is Key to good health but do you know that your hormones aren't just the "sex hormones" eg progesterone, testosterone, oestrogen etc? they are also your:
Stress hormones commonly known as adrenalin (cortisol, epinephrine, norepinephrine)
Thyroid hormones (TSH, T4 T3)
Blood sugars hormone (insulin) plus many others (refer to image below)!
So your when I say hormone balance is KEY I am talking about whole body health. The most important concept to get is this: all of your hormones affect each other. Your stress hormones affect your sex hormones and thyroid, your blood sugar hormones affect your, stress hormones, thyroid and sex hormones and vis-versa! So when ones out the others have to work over time to create balance.
Your hormones affect how you feel every day, both physically and emotionally; therefore they are essential to get right so you can improve your weight, energy, sleep, fertility, and mood. Hormone balance is a Long-Term Game When correcting a hormone imbalance naturally we can't just go give hormones as this doesn't fix the problem that's causing the imbalance in the first place. What we need to do is go and heal, feed and or detox the organs that are responsible for maintaining balanced hormones, plus adjust our diet, and lifestyle to support these organs to heal.
"The main organs we need to support are: Liver, Thyroid, Digestion, and Adrenals + we need to reduce stress, eat a diet that balances blood sugars and avoid chemicals of all types"
Stress (Adrenal health): flows down to create an imbalance in sex hormones production. This is because your body prioritises making stress hormones to run and fight (to get you out of danger now) instead of having babies. The thing about stress is it doesn't have to be a life threatening event taking place, it can just be the ever growing TO DO LIST and this can have the same negative effect on your hormones longterm.
Toxins/liver stress: Exposure to chemicals and environmental toxins known as xeno-oestrogens act in a similar way to oestrogen and this can cause/contribute to sex hormone imbalances. These + synthetic hormones also over load the liver. A burdened liver struggles to break the toxins down, contributing to hormones problems. Blood sugar levels: When you eat a diet that's too high in carbs (sugar), not enough protein or fats or you eat too late your blood sugar levels can crash. This can cause your body to go into survival mode again and results in the body releasing more stress hormones - affecting fertility, weight, energy and mood. WHAT TO DO? Keep it simple! 1. Eat a clean, non processed diet 2. Reduce stress 3. Support liver health (I can help with this) 4. Get your Hormones Tested - it's always good to get a reference point so you can see if theres been any change or not.
If you want to get your hormones tested please contact me for more details. XXX Hannah