The endocrine system touches every part of our body and utilizes hormones as messengers between the organ systems. Hormones are such an integral part of making sure our bodies operate at an optimal level.
Like a team, they work together, influencing each other for optimal health. Because one hormone talks to other hormones and many organs, treatment the root cause can help to re-balance multiple health conditions!
Our foods are modified and treated to withstand natural forces and feed large populations. This is great and I’m very passionate about food security. However, some of the modifications introduce xenoestrogens (xeno- = foreign in relation to the body) or pesticides that block normal hormone processes.
We see plastic everywhere and studies are showing “microplastics” in stool samples, proof that we are consuming more plastic than we are aware of.
Hormonal contraceptives inherently fool the body by adding extra hormones and thereby preventing the ability to ovulate or host a pregnancy. But we also value waiting to have a family.
We also value stress or stressful situations. Some people thrive on stress. Others try to avoid it, but how can you? Stress is one of the biggest threats to hormone regulation.
Many patients have asked me if they’ve done something wrong. Guilt is a common emotion associated with hormonal imbalance. I get it, I’ve been there. But let me assure you, it’s not your fault.
Most of my life I have struggled with regulating my menstrual cycle. I’ve tried more contraceptive methods than most in an effort to “fix” my hormones. At times, I also struggled with sleep continuity. I blamed myself, my choices, and I worried about my future endocrine health. Allow me to be proof, should you need it, that the right treatment plan can help re-balance your hormones.