Hormone Balance using Naturopathic Medicine
Hormones are our chemical messengers. When they are in balance, our bodily systems get the right messages at the right times. We wake up with energy and go to bed feeling sleepy and tired. Our menstrual cycle arrives regularly every month without pain or PMS. We have internal heat and metabolism that takes us though our day with abundant energy. If we are faced with a stressful situation, specific hormones help us to physically deal with the stress and recover our energy. Our moods are stable, our skin is glowing and our digestive system runs like clock-work.
When any one hormone become out of balance, it can push all of your other hormones out of balance as well. Since our glandular system (thyroid, ovaries, adrenals) communicate and interact in order to maintain a tight homeostatic balance, if one is affected, generally all are affected.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from hormone imbalance:
- unusual weight gain or weight loss
- premenstrual syndrome (PMS) including bloating, breast tenderness, mood swings
- irregular menstrual cycles
- inability to deal with stress
- hair growth on chin, stomach
- cold intolerance
Naturopathic treatment for hormone imbalance begins with hormone testing using either saliva samples or blood draws. After an initial consultation, Dr. Jada usually has a good idea about what may be out of balance based on your symptom picture. You will work with Dr. Jada to create a treatment plan that will begin to re-create hormone balance based on diet and lifestyle changes, herbal therapies and acupuncture. You will receive a unique treatment plan depending on your individual biochemistry and goals.
Once a plan is established, you should see gradual changes to your overall wellness and experience your previous symptoms disappear. Depending on how long you have been experiencing these symptoms, it may take 3 – 6 months to naturally restore your hormone balance.
Latest Blog Post
November 15, 2013
I’ve had a bunch of birthdays this Fall and so many of my friends are dairy-free and gluten-free so I experimented with this recipe… and boy and I glad I did! It is delicious and was a huge hit, even with those guests who are normally able enough to enjoy ‘real’ cheesecake. Everyone loved it …READ MORE