An alarming number of women suffers from hormonal imbalances leading to pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, fibroids, as well as more devastating conditions such infertility and cancer.
Irregular or absent menses, painful menses, excessively heavy or light bleeding, acne breakouts, hair loss, facial hair growth, weight gain, mood swings, anxiety, depression, cravings, bloating, swelling, migraines, and low libido are linked to hormonal abnormalities. The symptoms can vary throughout the menstrual cycle and throughout the lifetime.
The most common factors found to be damaging to our hormonal health include a hectic, stressful lifestyle, a diet high in processed and sugary foods and devoid of fibre, hormone disrupting chemicals, hormonal contraception, and sedentary lifestyle. Being overweight can be the cause and the result of hormonal issuers. Similarly, being underweight and working out too much has a negative set of consequences. This means that restoring healthy body weight is absolutely crucial to your hormonal balance.
Nutrition and lifestyle therapy can help you rebalance your hormones naturally to allow you to sail through your menses, pregnancy and menopause. First of all, following a diet that’s right for you, is going to help you achieve your ideal weight. Incorporating specific foods, such as cruciferous vegetables, fermented foods, and phytoestrogens, such as flaxseed, can help to normalise the production and excretion of your hormones. Using lifestyle techniques, such as yoga or meditation, to manage your stress load can have a positive effect not only on your hormonal health but on your wellbeing overall.
Personalised treatment approach
Following a thorough top-to-toe health evaluation and the results of all necessary testing, we develop a bespoke nutrition and lifestyle action plan to resolve your hormonal problems and support you all the way to recovery.
DNA testing can be incorporated to identify your genetic predispositions to hormonal imbalances and give valuable insights into your individual needs for specific nutrients.
Speak to a member of our team to arrange a complimentary call with our female health specialist.