07 Nov Women + Hormone Imbalance
In the women’s health space, hormones get the blame for everything. It feels like the healthcare field wants to tell us we’re somehow broken. Like being a woman and having hormones is the reason we experience acne, weight gain, headaches, irregular periods, mood swings, and insomnia. Instead, it’s more like the canary in the coal mine analogy. Women’s bodies are more responsive to changes within our environment, lifestyle, and the food system. And due to our increased sensitivity, we’re more likely to develop autoimmune conditions, anxiety, and syndromes like PMS & chronic fatigue. Instead of assuming there’s something wrong with women, it’s really our bodies warning the world around us that something really needs to shift. And the sooner the better.
In the field of holistic & functional medicine, we look for the root cause(s) of symptoms. And let me tell you, your hormones aren’t the root cause of what’s going on in your body. Instead, there is something deeper happening causing hormones to become imbalanced. The root cause is really a combination of factors. This includes environmental toxins, poor food quality, our bodies becoming so overburdened that we can no longer keep up & detoxify appropriately, impaired digestion, and chronic stress that’s impacts the production of hormones, our sleep, and ability to cope. It’s no wonder we are in the middle of a health crisis. Everything around us is making it harder for our bodies to naturally maintain health.
And just like all the systems within our body are interconnected & influence each other, so do our daily habits. Everything we do, consume, and surround ourselves with influences overall health & wellbeing. It’s called epigenetics. Which is why when you’re looking to rebalance your body and your hormones, it requires a multi-faceted approach. It’s not just about eating healthy – it goes much deeper. That’s why over the next few weeks I will be posting additional blogs & videos related to the many influences and solutions that affect hormone balance for women.