When we think of hormones, we often only think of the common sex hormones estrogen and testosterone. The truth is, there are many more hormones involved in the endocrine (hormone) system. In fact, most people don’t know that the liver, pancreas and adrenals all play a pivotal role in hormonal health. As a naturopath I look at the entire body to make sure all organs and glands are balanced and functioning properly.
What causes hormonal imbalance?
There are a number of ways hormones can get out of balance. The most common cause is the consumption of excessive carbohydrates. This increases the blood sugar regulating hormone insulin, which can potentially throw off all the other hormones. The second biggest factor is exposure to toxins. Toxins can plug up hormone receptor sites and block the hormones from working properly. In addition, stress is a factor. Stress can upset the hormone system and cause imbalance.
When should I see a Naturopath?
Symptoms of hormonal imbalance include hot flashes, fatigue, PMS, irritability, low libido, night sweats and acne. For many people, their monthly cycle can be disruptive and in some cases debilitating. Once a symptom appears or things ‘feel off’, it is a good time to see a Naturopath. For those interested in starting a family or who have had trouble conceiving, expect at least six months to prepare and balance your body.
How can working with a Naturopath handle my imbalances?
Everyone’s body is different; therefore, no two people require the same type of nutritional program. My job is to uncover the root cause of the hormonal imbalance and find the best course of action for your unique needs.
Learn more about what makes my approach so effective by scheduling an appointment or giving me a call today 517 574 4291.