Periods, PMS & Hormone imbalances

It’s not you, its your hormones!

You’re in the prime of your life but sometimes it doesn’t feel that way. We all experience periods of hormonal imbalances at some point in our lives. From puberty to around our mid-30s, hormone levels are usually fairly stable and fluctuate naturally each month with the menstrual cycle. But when our hormones are imbalance, we can start to experience PMT, painful or heavy periods and conditions such as endometriosis, PCOS or fibroids.

Hormone imbalances also occur when the endocrine glands are not functioning properly such as the adrenals, pituitary and thyroid glands. Everything we do affects our hormones and stress has a major impact. Hormone imbalances really impact our daily lives and cause a range of problems which can make you feel like you’re losing control.

And the best way to prepare for menopause during your reproductive years is by addressing any existing hormone imbalances or other health conditions. Reducing stress also helps the transition so its really important to get back in control of your health during this phase of your life to support a smoother journey through menopause.

Are you?

Always tired no matter how much sleep you get?

Feeling more stressed than normal or suffering from overwhelm?

Fed up with excruciating, heavy periods each month?

Irritable, snappy, depressed or suffering from low mood?

Experiencing acne or embarrassing skin breakouts?

Struggling to keep your weight under control no matter what you eat?

Suffering from bloating, digestive issues or sugar cravings?

Regularly getting tension headaches or migraines around the time of your period?

Balance your hormones and feel like yourself again!

As females our hormones affect us on a daily basis and at all stages of our lives including during our reproductive and pre- menopausal years, contributing to a range of unwanted and unexplained symptoms. You may have been diagnosed with a specific hormonal condition and are wanting some guidance on how to manage symptoms naturally. 

By getting to the root cause of your symptoms rather than just treating them in isolation, you will find huge improvements that actually last! This is not a quick fix but achieves long lasting results which allow you to lead the life you want without being plagued by all those unwanted and unpleasant symptoms each month. Who doesn’t want that! 

Hormonal imbalances cause a wide range of symptoms and conditions:

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Heavy, painful or irregular periods

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Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

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Endometriosis, cysts or fibroids

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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Weight gain or unable to lose weight

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Digestive issues or sugar cravings

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Hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism

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Adrenal fatigue or burnout

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Stress or poor resistance to stress

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Anxiety, low mood or depression

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Headaches or menstrual migraines

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Skin issues or acne

So what can you do?

The foods we eat on a daily basis have a significant impact on our hormones. Nutritional Therapy can help hormone imbalances, PMS, period problems and diagnosed hormonal conditions by tailoring your diet to the different stages of your cycle. For example, foods that may energise you in the first stage of your cycle may well cause fatigue in the later stages. By getting to know your body and working with your cycle, you can optimise your nutrition and bring your hormones back into balance.

By reviewing your current diet and health history, I can help you identify which foods may be contributing to your symptoms and how to make simple changes which help you take control of your health. Balancing blood sugar levels also supports our hormones as the two are closely linked and addressing any nutrient deficiencies will boost your energy and wellbeing. You can wave goodbye to mood swings, period pain, bloating and sugar cravings that make us feel lousy and disrupt our lives.

Do you want to stop dreading that time of the month?

Happy hormones

Happy you