In woman’s life, it is possible to have different issues with hormones even if you think that you are living and eating healthy. It is important to explore ways when something is wrong and has to do with hormones as well as how to keep hormonal balance for a stable result.
Chen Ben Asher, as a certified Board nutritionist, has witnessed various problems that women have regarding their hormones. Sometimes they also don’t know that the problems that they have links to that. One of the examples was a mom in her 30s, who had a full-time job and always on the run. She was having a little sex drive and seemed to gain some weight without any apparent reason. Her problem was the struggle with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). The patient was feeling stressed and also felt ill but no high temperature. Her sleeping quality wasn’t the best as she used to sleep a bit during the evening as she felt exhausted after work. Then there was a problem to wake to go to work. It is understandable that this kind of living cannot continue.
First of all, it is worth to find out which hormones are out of balance. If that is cortisol, according to Dr. Sara Gottfried, physician, who is the author of The Hormone Cure, the symptoms can be “
- memory lapses
- brain fog.”
Additionally to all that, it can lead to bone loss, skin problems, high blood pressure, and craving for sugar-rich food. Craving for sugar is one of the milestones why it is hard for women to get out of the circle.
Other essential hormones are estrogen and thyroid. But for those, who have problems with losing weight, it is also important to measure leptin and insulin level. They determine the metabolism and other issues that have to do burning calories.
Hormones need to be not only in the right level each, but also right against each other to achieve proper hormonal balance. There are different approaches for each case. Also balancing other things like vitamin D for thyroid can help. When cortisol is not too high, that also contributes to balance estrogen and progesterone. So even focusing on one hormone firstly can make a real change.
Adrenal glands are another issue that needs attention as they regulate hormone production. Especially it has to do with cortisol that plays a very significant role in balancing other hormones, so it is out of the level, it is hard for other hormones to function in the usual way. Omega-3 is one of the ways that can help to lower cortisol level if that is too high.
Hormonal balance can be a problem, and it is important to address it with professional help.
 Achieving Hormone Balance. Accessed from: http://www.mymenopausemag.com/menopause/achieving-hormone-balance/