The Secret to Hormone Balance without the Pill

Are you on ‘the pill’ because your hormones are out of control?

Irregular periods, painful PMS, migraine headaches and acne have one thing in common. They are all associated with hormone imbalance. The big question is…

What causes hormones to go out of whack in the first place?

Stress. Of course stress makes everything worse but there is a specific impact that stress has in relation to your menstrual cycle. Stress is a major cause of hormone imbalance because of its effects on the adrenal glands.

A common conventional medical approach for a woman who has PMS, breast tenderness, irregular cycles or acne is to prescribe the birth control pill. This may help relieve symptoms but it does nothing to improve your body’s function or stress management.

Functional Nutrition, as practiced by Dr. Marina Rose, DC of Los Altos, CA, uses food and supplements to increase your body’s resilience rather than just treating symptoms.

Your adrenal glands are the glands in your body responsible for creating the hormones cortisol and the neurotransmitters epinephrine and nor-epinephrine that allow the body to deal with stress. The key here is cortisol.  It competes with the sex hormone progesterone for its precursor

If your body has a high demand for cortisol it uses up the hormone building blocks meeting that demand and your estrogen and progesterone are left in the lurch.

Dr. Oz agrees that natural remedies are the best approach to help with hormone imbalance symptoms.

One of the best ways to understand the underlying nutritional cause of your symptoms is to know which foods and nutrients you have trouble digesting and those you are deficient in.

Click here to take Dr. Rose’s Nutritional Profile Quiz and get an overview of what your nutritional imbalances could be. You’ll get your results immediately.

 

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2 Comments

  • Cris

    Reply Reply March 23, 2014

    Thanks. This is what I need.

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