Balance your Hormones Naturally

Updated: Jan 24

It's amazing how hormones can control your health and your life. Your hormones can regulate everything from sleep cycles to mood swings to libido to weight gain.

There are many phases of women's hormones as it fluctuates through the years.

Puberty, on average, starts around age 10 1/2 with the body making sex hormones (mostly estrogen), which assists in the physical change of a females body and sets the stage for child bearing.

The 20's & 30's are considered a woman's child bearing years and hormones are usually at an optimal balance for this. However, as early as 35 years old, the hormones can start dropping off and reducing estrogen levels putting a woman into the perimenopausal stage of life.

Perimenopause is when the hormones are fluctuating greatly. The body is giving giving an influx of estrogen as one last shot towards child bearing, yet really wants to taper off and go into menopause. It gives us the most symptoms of things like hot flashes, mood swings, irritability, sleep disturbances and wacky cycles, just to name a few.

Here are symptoms of having hormone imbalances:

High Estrogen (the most common)

  • Mood swings (usually more emotional, crying, or weeping)

  • Tender or lumpy (cystic) breasts

  • Hot Flashes

  • Fibroids

  • Endometriosis

  • Headaches

  • Weight gain

  • Hair loss

  • Decreased libido

  • Depression/Anxiety

  • Insomnia

  • Mental fog

  • Bloating

Having high estrogen over a period of time can lead to more serious conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, thyroid diseases, blood clots, and heart disease.

High Progesterone

  • Achy legs

  • Drowsiness

  • Dizziness

  • Waking up groggy

  • Mood is 'on edge' or irritable/angry

  • Vaginal dryness

  • Water retention

  • Headaches

  • Depression/Anxiety

Having high progesterone over a period of time can lead to osteoperosis.

Low Testosterone

For women:

  • Low libido

  • Fatigue

  • Loss of muscle & muscle weakness

  • Loss of bone density

  • Hair thinning & hair loss

  • Dry skin

  • Depression

  • Sleep disturbances

For men:

  • Low semen count

  • Low sex drive

  • Hair loss and thinning

  • Fatigue

  • Depression

  • Loss of muscle mass and weakness

  • Smaller testicles

  • Memory fog

  • Low blood count

  • Mood changes

  • Low libido

  • Difficulty with erection

High Testosterone

For women:

  • Acne

  • Abnormal hair growth (usually on face)

  • Deeper voice

  • Smaller breasts

  • Enlarged clitoris

  • Abnormal periods

  • PCOS

  • High cholesterol

  • High sex drive

And for men, an excessively high testosterone would include:

  • Male pattern baldness

  • High sex drive

  • Aggressive attitude & high risk behaviors

  • Increased appetite

  • Mood swings

  • Headaches

  • High blood pressure

  • Infertility

  • Prostate enlargement

  • Weight gain

  • Swelling of legs and feet

  • Insomnia

  • Heart and liver problems