Navigating hormonal health can be a smooth journey for some, while others face challenges along the way. Our individuality is mirrored in our unique hormonal balance, shaped by a multitude of factors.
At Therapy Organics, we understand the importance of supporting people through the transitional stages of hormonal changes. We take a functional and holistic approach, considering the entire body. Through a blend of natural and holistic methods, we provide tailored support to every client. In this email, we shed light on the pivotal factors that impact hormonal health, regardless of age or life stage.
Whilst many discussions about hormonal health often revolve around quick fixes like pills or patches, Nutritional Therapy brings a different approach to the table.
So, let's delve a little more into the world of hormones. Think of hormones as messengers in your body's communication system. Just like postal workers deliver letters to specific addresses, hormones travel through the bloodstream to deliver messages to specific cells and organs. However, sometimes they hit a few bumps, leading to hormonal imbalances that can disrupt our overall well-being.
Hormones have their own unique journey throughout our lives, striving to maintain balance amongst external factors that can throw them off course. Whilst many of these factors may seem beyond our control, there are quite a few we can influence.
Luckily, one of the most powerful tools we have in maintaining and restoring hormonal balance is the food we put on our plates.
Nutritional Therapy is all about helping you find that balance. We often prioritise the following factors to support hormonal health, considering them as the first line of action when addressing hormonal imbalances.
Key Factors Include:
A Nutritional Therapy Consultation can provide you with one-to-one support which addresses all factors and is completely tailored to your hormonal health.
Have you heard about the DUTCH test? DUTCH stands for Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones.
This test is suitable for various hormonal life stages, working with those trying to conceive, and women going through perimenopause and menopause. It’s also useful for conditions like acne, PCOS, and endometriosis. Samples for the test are collected at multiple points throughout the day and night, with specific timing during your cycle. Even if you don't have a regular menstrual cycle, don’t worry, there are options available, just chat with your nutritional therapist who can guide you on this.
The DUTCH test is incredibly useful for gaining insights into your body's hormonal status and creating a targeted development plan. This plan may include lifestyle changes, dietary modifications, and supplement support.
The DUTCH test assesses hormone levels and other essential markers, including:
The DUTCH test is comprehensive and should be interpreted by a knowledgeable nutritional therapist experienced in hormones. All our nutritional therapists are highly trained in this area. If you're interested in exploring the DUTCH test, please get in touch, and we'll arrange a consultation for you.
Designed to support the 'forgotten life stage' of perimenopause, this complex includes an expert blend of ingredients. The ancient herb Shatavari promotes hormonal balance, and the highly researched saffron extract supports emotional balance. The addition of magnesium helps reduce fatigue, while B6 supports oestrogen balance. A wonderful supplement tailored to support the millions of women going through perimenopause.
Wild Nutrition Menopause Complex:
A unique formula combining herbs, organic botanicals, and magnesium to support the natural changes during peri-menopause and menopause, addressing both physical and emotional aspects. Key ingredients such as magnesium for supporting sleep, adaptogens such as ashwagandha for adrenal health, hormone-balancing dong quai, antioxidant-rich green tea, and alfalfa and milk thistle for additional liver support.
A firm favourite for many women experiencing sleep difficulties during peri-menopause and menopause. Contains montmorency cherry powder, a natural source of melatonin, glycine for relaxation, magnesium to calm the nervous system, and hops powder, which has shown benefits for hot flushes, insomnia, and lifting moods.
Bare Biology Omega 3 Oil:
Dietary fats are crucial for manufacturing hormones and for their function. Omega 3 is generally the omega we lack in our diets, so this clinical-strength omega-3 oil can support you in getting the correct balance of omegas within the body. Just one teaspoon a day is all you need, and it includes Sicilian lemon to eliminate any fishy taste.
A fantastic all rounder that offers a range of key nutrients and antioxidants to support hormonal health, including a full B vitamin profile, glutathione, vitamins A, D, E, and K, zinc, selenium, chromium, and CoQ10 for cognitive function and fertility support. While it covers most essentials, we often recommend supplementing magnesium separately.
Cytoplan Sea Buckthorn Oil:
Rich in omega-7, the omega you rarely hear about. However, this omega is essential, especially for women undergoing menopausal changes. Sea Buckthorn has shown to be beneficial in supporting skin and membrane hydration, it’s great for dry eyes, vaginal dryness, maintaining natural tissue integrity and promoting tissue regeneration.
This expert blend of nutrients and phytonutrients supports detoxification pathways and hormonal balance. It includes broccoli sprouts extract, which contains sulforaphane to promote oestrogen metabolism balance, as well as milk thistle, chlorella, NAC, and amino acids for liver and digestive system support.
Your Gut Restore:
A healthy microbiome is crucial for hormonal balance and efficient hormone excretion. Your Gut Restore contains 8 beneficial bacterial strains with a strength of 30 billion, aiding in maintaining a balanced and diverse gut ecosystem to support hormonal health.
This all-in-one product supports fertility with all the essential nutrients at the recommended levels. Versions are available for both men and women, as they require different nutrients to support egg quality and reproductive health. We always recommend both partners consider these supplements to enhance the likelihood of conception.
Our wonderful homeopath Cheryl, has written some insightful information on the benefits of homeopathy for hormone health. Cheryl has worked with many clients at various life stages, supporting them with hormonal challenges from endometriosis to menopause. If you are interested in seeing Cheryl to support your hormonal well-being, she is available at our lovely clinic every Monday.
Homeopathy is a holistic system of natural medicine that stimulates the body's innate healing processes. Natural remedies are selected based on your specific symptoms, nature and overall health history so your treatment is truly bespoke to you in order to make the best impact to improve your health and wellbeing.
Any time of hormonal change like peri-menopause and menopause can be scary, unsettling and emotional. We can feel imbalanced, mentally challenged with new physical symptoms to cope with as we navigate the changes. Each person can experience different intensities and symptoms during peri and menopause, this is one reason why personalised care can often help the most during these times.
Here are a few examples of homeopathic remedies that are commonly considered for perimenopause and menopausal symptoms:
Further information about Homeopathy appointments can be found by clicking here.
Maca, a Peruvian plant that has been used for centuries to support hormonal balance, increase libido, improve energy levels, and replenish the adrenal glands. You can easily incorporate maca into your diet by adding it to smoothies, porridge, homemade energy balls, or protein pancakes.
Sage has cooling properties that can be particularly helpful in reducing excess body heat. This cooling effect is especially beneficial during menopause, as it helps regulate body temperature and reduces the frequency and intensity of uncomfortable symptoms. Sage Bath Essence is a beautifully, grounding product that can be used in the bath, or as a soothing foot soak.
Chemicals found in plastics, like bottles and tupperwear, can mimic oestrogen in the body and disrupt hormone function. Similar chemicals are present in some drinking water, many commercial skincare products, deodorants, and cleaning products.
Consider switching to alternative skincare brands that are gentler on both your skin and hormones, such as Dr. Hauschka, Green People, Abloom, The Organic Pharmacy, and Salt & Stone. Look for eco-friendly swaps to reduce chemical exposure, like using bicarbonate of soda instead of bleach, and check out the full Fill range of hand wash and laundry detergents.
All the products we stock are free from synthetic chemical ingredients.
As mentioned previously, stress can affect us in many ways, including its impact on our hormones. Reducing stress is a personal journey. It’s important to find what works best for you to relax and take your mind off everyday worries. Why not consider therapeutic sessions such as reflexology, calming massage, Bowen therapy, and rejuvenating facial. At Therapy Organics, we have outstanding therapists who can help you unwind, and magic away your stresses.
If you’d like a chat about your hormonal health with a member of our Nutritional Therapy or Homeopathy team, please get in touch and we can schedule a call for you. Please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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