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How to restore hormonal harmony by Rebecca Screen Naturopath & Health Coach

The how to of restoring hormonal havoc to harmony.

Is your body out of control every month?  Do you feel like your hormones are out of balance?  Well, you are not alone. We see hormonal imbalances in our patients every day, particularly the hormones associated with thyroid, ovaries and adrenals.  If your hormones are out of balance you will feel the effects in some way or another.  Hormones are constantly fluctuating, however if they are too high or too low, they can affect how you feel every day in both mind and body.

Many of our practitioners from ADOH recently attended an educational update seminar on female hormonal conditions discussing new insights and approaches for helping PCOS, PMS, Endometriosis, Fibroids, heavy periods, painful periods and menopause.  This is a snap shot as to how we can help you.

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, emotional changes, weight gain or sugar cravings.  Or you could have a hormone related condition such as Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, infertility, thyroid conditions or menopause.  How many woman do you know who struggle with things like these?

Don’t let hormones rule your life.  Many women find natural medicine extremely effective for the management of hormonal conditions.  With many saying they wish they had discovered it years ago.  Naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and TCM provide great strategies for helping these conditions.  A must for every female to know – “that time of the month” need not be painful, heavy, miserable, debilitating or cause significant distress.  It is certainly not normal to feel this way.  There is a reason for these symptoms, with many easily corrected.  A well-functioning and balanced hormone network is a wonderful thing.ignificant distress. It is certainly not normal and a well-functioning and balanced hormone network is a wonderful thing. There is a reason for these symptoms, and many can be easily corrected. If you feel like your body is “out of control” every month, find out how a naturopath can help you. Share with a friend who may need a helping hand.

The female hormonal network does not operate in isolation. To holistically address conditions such as PMS, endometriosis etc, our 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 we 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 to get pregnant?
  • Balance your hormones once and for all?
  • Stop waking up in a pool of sweat
  • Discover what you must eat for healthy hormones

Get to know your body and hormones better.  Learn how to listen to what they are telling you about your health.  This can help you better manage your hormones, leading to increased health and wellbeing.

If you feel like your body is “out of control” every month, and want to take control of your hormones, make an appointment with us by calling 9331 0951 today.

P.S.  Join us on Tuesday 4th September at 7.30pm for our Healthy Hormones evening in support of Jean Hailes Women’s Health Week!

Call on 93310951 to book or online: https://www.womenshealthweek.com.au/events/265/womens-wellness-talk-healthy-hormones-5af3c12f111fe9.70237368

In good health,

Rebecca Screen, Naturopath, Health Coach and That Sugar Ambassador