Hormonal Horrors – How to Improve Hormonal Imbalance
Whether as a result of ageing, stress or eating difficulties, hormonal imbalances can wreak havoc on our bodies. These imbalances occur when the concentrations of specific hormones are too high or low in your bloodstream. Without getting too technical, hormones tell your organs when to perform processes such as regulating blood sugar levels and facilitating growth and development. As a result, it can lead to mood swings, insomnia, rashes, body pains… the list goes on! Needless to say, hormonal imbalances can have devastating effects on your quality of life, even if nothing appears wrong in your medical tests. Fret not, however – instead, consider trying natural remedies, or naturopathy for hormonal imbalance! + Read More
Balancing the Hormonal Scale
We have all dreaded the side effects of traditional medicine – in fact, some of them may even replicate the discomfort your hormonal imbalances were causing you in the first place! The same issues will not arise with naturopathic remedies. This is because these involve imitations of the naturally occurring chemicals in your body. Your body will not be reacting negatively to chemicals that it is not accustomed to.
Naturopathy focuses on treating the causes of your hormonal imbalances, rather than the symptoms. Instead of having to focus on specific symptoms (which may then resurface), natural remedies focus on preventing these symptoms, ensuring similar issues do not arise in the future. Naturopaths examine the body and its functioning holistically, searching for the root of any hormonal imbalances. This often involves a detailed examination of the client’s medical history. You can expect this, as well as a personalised, proactive and actionable approach at Naturopathic Wellness.
Dietary and lifestyle changes are integral to the naturopathic approach to wellness. For instance with naturopathic diet plans, increasing your intake of foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids (such as nuts and fish) may help to balance hormones. This is because these fats help to repair and form healthy cell membranes that hormones can bind to more easily, facilitating bodily processes more smoothly. Lifestyle changes such as taking time to practice yoga or meditation every day can help to manage stress levels. Studies show that hormonal swings are much more common in those who do not incorporate such activities into their routines. Another useful lifestyle change is making an effort to do more active exercise – for instance, running or swimming helps to improve circulation. This in turn helps to stabilise hormonal concentration in the bloodstream.
There is a common misconception that naturopathy is reserved only for minor treatments. You’d be surprised to find that a wide range of conditions from asthma to anxiety can majorly benefit from a naturopathic approach! As long as your hormonal condition is not at the stage of a medical emergency, you may be pleasantly surprised by the tangible effects of naturopathic treatment.
Especially if you are going through a difficult period in your life, stress and hormonal imbalances are an uncomfortable reality. Book an appointment with Naturopathic Wellness today online or pop into our Naturopathic Clinic in Coffs Harbour to discuss your symptoms – your journey to wellness, health and happiness begins right here!
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