Help Me Balance My Hormones

Unbalances in hormones have become a common problem for the modern women.

Unfortunately the 24/7 world you live in makes it harder and harder to keep you hormones balanced. So it’s become almost normal for women to experience any number of the following symptoms…

• Acne
• Premenstrual moodiness, irritability, anger, teariness
• Period pain
• Heavy periods
• No periods
• Irregular periods
• Breast tenderness
• Miscarriages
• Infertility

And the solutions conventional medicine has for hormone imbalance problems are really not what you’d call solutions at all. Their solutions are the oral contraceptive pill (OCP), implant or Mirena IUD.

And despite what they tell you these options don’t actually rebalance your hormones. These options might relieve your symptoms but they don’t fix the hormonal imbalance. Once you stop the treatment your symptoms will return and possibly worse than before.

The reason for this is because hormonal contraceptives stop you ovulating. That’s why they are contraceptives. They suppress ovulation.

So while ever you are taking the OCP or have an implant in the hormone levels from them over-rides your own natural levels and stop your follicles maturing and releasing eggs. Which is great for contraception. But…

It screws up the natural signalling between your brain and your ovaries. Your brain gets used to not signalling your ovaries to make hormones. So when you stop the OCP or have the Implanont or Mirena removed you don’t have a normal hormonal rhythm.

And this is why your period might not come back or it is irregular.

So hormonal birth control is definitely not hormone balancing.

The only way you can truly rebalance your hormones is with the right foods, vitamins, minerals and herbs. Natural things that restore health and proper ovarian function. Pharmaceutical drugs can’t do this.

But the real secret to rebalancing your hormones is not just willy-nilly trying different diets, herbs and nutritional supplements. You need to identify which of your hormones are out of balance.

Because there are different herbal and supplement protocols for different hormone imbalances.

For example in a condition like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) there can be imbalances not just with testosterone but also with oestrogen and progesterone.

If you’re not getting a period or you get one very infrequently then it could be because oestrogen is low. Or testosterone is high. Or as is commonly the case stress hormones have shut down your menstrual cycle.

So as you can see it’s not just your reproductive hormones that can be out of balance but your stress hormones too. Which isn’t surprising given how stressful normal modern life is.

Now you can get your hormones tested with a blood test but as you might have already experienced they often come back ‘normal’. The reason for this is because blood tests have been designed to identify disease. And the hormonal imbalances you have aren’t usually at a disease level so the blood test doesn’t pick them up.

However the GOOD NEWS is there is a way to pinpoint with laser like accuracy your hormone imbalances. You do this with saliva testing.

Just like your blood your saliva has your hormones in it. But unlike blood your saliva only contains the ‘active’ hormones. And it’s the active hormones that work on your cells. So by measuring these ‘active’ hormones you get a much clearer picture of what is going on.

Here are some examples of hormone imbalances picked up in my patients using saliva testing.
High morning low arvo

High morning cortisol

Flat line

Low cortisol all day (adrenal fatigue)

High Testosterone

High testosterone

Low progesterone

Low progesterone and high normal testosterone

High T E1 E2 Low P

High testosterone, high oestrogens and low normal progesterone

So as you can see saliva testing really clarifies what’s going on with your hormones.

And saliva testing is the type of testing I get most my patients to do. It’s easy and painless to do. I give you the kit and you get to do it in the privacy of your own home and then post it off.

And when I get your results back I get to see what your imbalances are (testosterone, progesterone, oestrogen, cortisol) so I can design an individualised natural hormone rebalancing program for you to correct them.

The testing tells me exactly what foods, herbs, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients I need to include in your natural hormone balancing program to trigger your body to start producing the optimal level of hormones.

And once that happens your mood stabilises, your period comes regularly, your skin clears up, your period pain disappears and so on.

So if you have the symptoms of hormone imbalances and you want to eliminate them naturally then what you need to do is contact us today and organize a Hormone Imbalance Assessment Consultation.

During your 60 minute consultation with me I will thoroughly assess…

• Your current hormone imbalance symptoms
• Your diet and exercise habits
• Your previous medical, stress and lifestyle history

Then I can determine what saliva tests you’ll need to do to identify, with laser like accuracy, the hormonal imbalances causing you your problems.

Then once I have all this critical information I can design you your individualised plan to rebalance your hormones naturally.

To schedule your Hormone Imbalance Assessment Consultation contact us (Happy & Healthy Wellbeing Centre) now on 9524 2471. If you are not local we offer phone and online consultations.