Hormonal imbalances are multi-factorial disorders, meaning they are caused by a combination of factors such as your diet, medical history, genetics, stress levels and exposure to toxins from your environment. Some of the major contributors to hormonal imbalances include:
- Food allergies and gut issues: An expanding field of new research shows that your gut health plays a significant role in hormone regulation. If you have leaky gut or a lack of good bacteria lining your intestinal wall, your more susceptible to hormonal problems including diabetes and obesity. That’s because inflammation usually stems from your gut and then impacts nearly every aspect of your health
- Being overweight or obese
- High levels of inflammation caused by a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle
- Genetic susceptibility
- Toxicity (exposure to pesticides, toxins, viruses, cigarettes, excessive alcohol and harmful chemicals)
- High amount of stress, and a lack of enough sleep and rest
Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance
The symptoms of hormone imbalance may vary from person to person and evolve over time.
- Hot flashes
- Night Sweats
- Weight gain
- Muscle loss
- Mood swings
- Difficulty concentrating
- Low energy
The Benefits of Balanced Hormones
Achieving hormone balance offers men and women a number of benefits, such as more energy, better sleep, and stabilized moods.
Through our assessment process and the client’s health history, we can identify the root cause and help you with a customized plan that will help create the environment you need to have hormonal balance.
DUTCH Hormone Testing
This advanced hormone test offers an extensive profile of sex and adrenal hormones, melatonin, and cortisol (along with their metabolites), as well as measurements of the Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR) and cycle mapping. With an easy collection process you can do in the comfort and privacy of your own home, this unique testing and reporting method gives answers to complex clinical questions that affect everyday lives by identifying symptoms of hormonal imbalances.
Saliva Testing for Hormones
Hormones are essential for our overall welfare. We frequently think of estrogen as being a female hormone, and testosterone as being a male hormone. But both men and women make both, plus several more must be in balance for optimum health. An imbalance of any one hormone can throw physical and mental health out of balance, causing aggravating and even serious health problems. Saliva testing is the most convenient and least invasive manner to measure patients’ hormone status, as saliva measures the body’s “free” hormone levels. Hormones to test include estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, DHEA, and cortisol.