Sep 10, 2019
Creating Hormonal Harmony.
From puberty to periods, to menopause - hormones can pose a challenge for many woman throughout their lives. You may all be too familiar with symptoms such as painful, heavy or irregular periods, premenstrual mood swings and bloating, hot flushes and the list goes on. Female hormonal conditions are complex and frequently frustrating for woman. While hormonal fluctuations. While hormonal fluctuations have been traditionally blamed, there is more to the story, many other factors also effect the subtle balance required for optimum hormonal harmony.
Riding the Hormonal Roller Coaster?
Do you feel you have no control over the ups and downs of hormonal change you ride through each month? Your symptoms may be related to these conditions.
. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) includes symptoms of breast
tenderness, migraines and mood changes prior to your
period. PMS may be linked to lowered progesterone levels and often made worse by stress.
. Endometriosis and fibroids - woman with these conditions
often experience heavy, painful periods, pain throughout the
month, bloating and sometimes weight gain.
. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
missing periods, facial hair growth, sugar cravings, weight
gain and difficulty conceiving are commonly experienced,
due to a higher than normal testosterone and lower
. Menopause Many woman suffer from hot flushes, night
sweats and anxiety as their periods come to a stop.
Musicians Distort the Melody
While different conditions are influenced by subtle changes
in hormone levels, there are many other factors that also play a role. Likened to musicians in the orchestra playing out of tune some of these come from your body - such as inflammation (e.g. from joint pain or digestive imbalance) being overweight and feeling stressed The environment you live in can also play havoc with hormones. Toxins are virtually unavoidable and many such as BPA (found in plastics, the lining of tins, and even on shopping dockets) have hormonal like effects and may negatively affect hormonal balance.
A fine balancing Act
I can help you restore balance by recommending herbs and nutrients to address these factors and harmonize your hormones.
Vitex - also known as Chase Tree, this traditional herb helps regulate the menstrual cycle and is often used to help reduce the moodiness associated with PMS.
Liquorice and Peony help normalize testosterone levels, reducing excess facial hair , weight gain and promoting fertility in woman with PCOS.
Rehmannia and zissyphus have been used to reduce the length and duration of hot flushes in menopause.
Magnesium is beneficial for all woman, particularly as many have insufficient dietary intakes of this key mineral.
Magnesium also provides relief from mood symptoms, period pain and hot flushes to name a few.
The following tips can help you restore hormonal Balance.
1) Eat organic foods to reduce your consumption of added growth promoting hormones (in meats) and pesticides ( on fruits and vegetables) that have been linked to hormonal imbalance.
2) Avoid hormonal-disrupting chemicals (found in plastics by using glassware for storing and reheating food and drinks..
3) Reduce feelings of stress and anxiety with simple breathing exercises. Try breathing in for a count of five holding your breath for a count of five and breathing out for a count of five. Repeat three minutes twice a day..
Embrace your health and well being as a woman and be free from hormonal symptoms.
I am passionate about hormonal health and are a qualified Natural Fertility Practitioner. I have helped many mothers conceive who had endometriosis and PCOS..
With my help you can be a conductor of your own symphony orchestra - ensuring you create a rich and harmonic melody and optimize your hormonal health.
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