Natural Ways To Balance Your Hormones
Hormones can be delightful substances that give you energy and vitality. They can make you feel like a rock star - however when not in balance, they can make you feel like crap!
Hormones have a powerful effect on how we feel, function and look – impacting on everything from your energy levels, quality of sleep, skin health, fertility and weight management. They can also influence your mood - whether you feel anxious or calm, withdrawn or angry, the food choices you make and the way you speak to yourself and those you love the most in the world. Very few substances in our body impact on us more than our hormones.
They affect us physically and emotionally.
Constant and / or cycle related headaches and migraines, brain fog, poor concentration and memory, lack of energy, fatigue and requiring ‘pick me ups’ such as coffee and sugar at various times of the day can be a result of hormonal imbalance.
My observation in clinical practice is that many of the symptoms that result from hormonal imbalance have unfortunately become accepted as part of my client’s every day life. They think their inability to lose weight or their irregular, heavy or painful periods and mood swings as ‘normal’. I often hear ladies blame their lack of energy or low libido on ‘being a mum’.
The great news is that whilst many of these symptoms are common, they are not ‘normal’ and there are ways to address them - naturally. Tailoring your nutrition needs to your own biochemistry, improving digestive and liver health and managing stress all play a crucial role in balancing hormones and the range of conditions associated with them. Herbal medicine is a wonderful to way to balance the human body naturally, there are many western herbs as well as traditional Chinese herbs which complement the natural balance of our hormones effectively.
Understanding exactly where your hormones are at can be an effective way to regain energy and vitality and takeaway the every day effects of hormonal imbalance that have become your ‘normal’.
Hormone profile testing is a comprehensive pathology assessment which I use in practice to confirm valuable information about an individual’s hormonal status and the potential impact this may have on their unique physical and emotional health.
Whether it be preparing for pregnancy, dealing with hormonal fluctuations or enjoying a positive transition into menopause, natural medicine can assist with maintaining health during all stages of a woman’s life.
The good news is that there are natural solutions for you.
Kim Mitchell is a qualified Naturopath, Herbalist, Iridologist & Holistic Nutrition Specialist at Rener Health Clinic.
She inspires & educates others to naturally balance their body, enhancing health & happiness for themselves and those around them.