We all have at least 75 hormones that help our bodies adjust to the changing circumstances of our lives.
Your hormones regulate most of the critical functions in your body, transmitting tiny chemical messages through the bloodstream. Balanced hormone production and metabolism is a foundational part of your health. Our bodies have at least 75 different hormones in play, including steroids, peptides, amino acids, and eicosanoids.
Their delicate balance can be disrupted by food, environment, age, lifestyle changes, emotional shock, infection, injury, nutritional depletion or excess, and many other stressors. Imbalance in one hormone can affect every other system in your body. We usually notice them only when they are out of balance, presenting first as fatigue, brain fog, moodiness or insomnia. Medical interventions such as fertility management with birth-control hormones and infertility treatments, and natural events including pregnancy, menopause or andropause will also have an effect. Common conditions include:
- For everyone: thyroid, stress, adrenal fatigue
- For women: cycle irregularities, ovary dysfunction, PMS, cramps, preconception care, vaginitis, endometriosis, fibroids, peri- and menopausal symptoms, post-menopause wellness
- For men: low testosterone, prostate issues
Many non-hormonal health conditions benefit from hormone treatments, such as chronic fatigue, immune weakness, arthritis, digestion, migraines, insomnia, depression and anxiety, post-surgical repair, dental health, heart health, osteoporosis and weight management.