Learn to balance your hormones naturally

It’s totally impossible to overplay how important hormone balance is to your health. Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers and they have the starring role in your life, from puberty through pregnancy and birth as well as menopause and beyond. Did you know they control how you feel – your energy levels, your emotions, your mood as well as your sex drive – whether you’re hungry and even where you’re going to store extra weight? Any doubters should – carefully – try to pick an argument with a pregnant woman or a teenage girl. Then stand back and hold onto your trousers!

Any of these sound familiar?

  • Tired all the time
  • Gaining weight
  • Big fat tyre around the middle
  • Adult acne
  • Hot flushes or night sweats
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Painful, very heavy or irregular periods
  • Forgetful
  • Stressed out

Yep, that’s hormones for you. For many women, life can feel like a bit of a hormonal rollercoaster. But it’s time to step off that ride now, ladies, because there’s a very natural way to help manage some of your symptoms by learning how to balance your hormones naturally. Good nutrition can be a very powerful influence. It’s all about making small changes to your diet and learning to fall in love again with real food. 

Hormone imbalance plays a role in all of the conditions below, and you might already with working with your GP to help reduce some of the clinical symptoms. At Food Fabulous, the Chelmsford nutritional therapists, we are firm believers that a good nutrition programme should run alongside conventional medicine to ensure a better outcome for you. If you are suffering the symptoms of any of these conditions, why not schedule an appointment today for a practical and personalised healthy eating solution tailored just for you and designed to complement your doctor’s recommendations.

ENDOMETRIOSIS

Sound familiar? Painful periods, pain on ovulation, heavy periods, spotting between periods, pain during or after sex, infertility, pelvic pain, lower back pain, fatigue, and diarrhoea, constipation, bloating or nausea during your periods.

PCOS

Could this be you? Putting on weight (especially round the middle), can’t loose weight, losing your hair, thinning hair, getting facial hair, adult acne, can’t get pregnant, feeling low.

FIBROIDS

Do you have really heavy periods or periods that last a long time, clots in your menstrual blood that look like liver, or a swollen stomach? Are you going to the loo more frequently? Got backache?

PMS

Maybe you have mood swings, feel anxious and irritable, or else experience cravings, have headaches or feel washed out? Do you get tender breasts, water retention or bloating? Or maybe you feel forgetful, clumsy or depressed?

STRESS

Are you tired all the time? Do you struggle to get out of bed in the morning, get a slump in the early afternoon, improving after 6pm, then a second wind late at night? Do you have high (or low) blood pressure, poor circulation, achy joints? Do you get cravings for salty or sweet foods, get cold easily, dizzy if you stand up quickly, or frequent colds?

UNDERACTIVE THYROID

Does this sound like you? Tired all the time, sensitive to the cold, putting on weight, constipated, getting muscle aches or cramps, mood swings or just feeling low, struggling to get pregnant, have problem periods, dry skin and hair, low sex drive, loosing the outer third of your eyebrow?