When We Identify our Symptoms . . .
When we identify our symptoms as possibly linked to a hormone imbalance and we are diving into the world or hormone health, we very often end up with information overload.
A lot of the information leads us to thinking this is what I need o do to heal.
But – – –
What I think I Need:
- Various supplements
- Cutting out all the foods I’m sensitive to
- A strict plan/protocol focused on what I can’t do or have
- A detox or juice cleanse
- Intermittent fasting
- Have a long self-care to do list
The main reasons these are not what you actually need for hormone healing is a combination of:
- Not addressing the underlying root causes behind your symptoms
- Add MORE stress (which is itself a major driver and root cause of hormone-related symptoms)
For many of us our nervous systems are in overdrive. What does that feel like?
- Wired & tired
- Brain fog
- Burnt out
- Mood swings
When we think about true, long-term sustained healing we want to think about supporting the nervous system (the physical body stress response).
We also want to address the root cause – or the main WHY behind your symptoms. When you address the symptoms and not the root cause that can be why you’re doing all the things but things aren’t changing.
What I ACTUALLY need:
- Balanced blood sugar
- Allow joy foods (releasing food restrictions)
- Slow down / do less
- Prioritize rest and gentle movement
- Listen to your body
- Identify your personal root causes
- Focus on habits and lifestyle vs quick fixes
Have questions? Don’t know where to start? Book a Discover Call so we can chat and develop a plan of action for you. We can review some of your symptoms and start to get at the root cause of what your imbalances are.
Functional Lab Testing and Hair Mineral Analysis Testing is also another great option. You can find out more about these here and order testing. We will review the results and put together a plan.
The Hormone Tool Box will give you some good options for testing your hormones throughout your cycle to see what your patterns are. Knowing what is happening in your cycle is a good step to gathering information so you can put together a plan of action. Grab it here.
My Guide – Working With Your Cycle can help to see how you can support yourself throughout each phase of your cycle.
Take my quiz on Progesterone – see if you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with low progesterone. You can take the quiz here.
One of the root causes associated with hormone or fertility issues that is often overlooked is adrenal dysfunction. Do you know the answers to these questions about our adrenals?
What is adrenal dysfunction and what are the symptoms?
What is the role of the adrenals in menopause
What is the cortisol-thyroid-progesterone connection
What are the foods and herbs (adaptogens) that can help your recovery?
What are the statistics for adrenal fatigue?
Symptoms of poor adrenal function may include:
- Tired and wired
- Trouble sleeping
- Midnight waking
- No energy in the morning
- Can’t fall asleep
- Belly fat
- Short fuse
- Coffee cravings
- Hair loss
- Severe fatigue
- Memory loss
- Frequent sickness
- Crying spells
- Lack of motivation
- Salt cravings
- Low sex drive
- Unstable blood sugar levels
If any of these are you, set up a discover call so we can get you feeling better.
I hope you have gained some awareness on hormonal issues and concerns – you don’t have to continue to feel out of balance. Let’s chat!