Hormones affect everything that occurs in our body from birth to puberty and beyond, and they play a crucial role in helping us maintain optimal health and wellness throughout life. Proper hormonal balance is vital for adequate functioning of all of our systems. Certain foods in your diet can restore balance, or throw off the symbiosis of your hormones. Eating a well-balanced diet is essential, especially if you’re experiencing hormonal changes like menopause. During this transitional period of a woman’s life, hormonal imbalances can cause uncomfortable symptoms. Hormones allow your body to work more efficiently, and structure your metabolism, sleep regulation, sexual health and overall well-being. Environmental factors, stress, sleep patterns and what you eat can influence whether your hormones are effective or unbalanced.
The Interplay Between Diet and Hormones
Although hormones are complex, when they are out of balance it can make losing weight close to impossible, particularly for women. Understand that permanent weight loss or long term healthy weight management occurs as a result of hormone balance. Our endocrine system, which manages your hormonal makeup, is extraordinarily sensitive to challenges.
Several different dietary triggers can cause problems with your hormones:
- The frequent use of stimulants, such as caffeine in coffee, and depressants like alcohol
- Consuming lots of sodium, which can also influence blood pressure and heart function
- A diet that includes lots of processed sugar, which can interfere with metabolic processes
- Consuming artificial ingredients including sugars, genetically modified ingredients, etc.
Anything that causes you to carry excess weight can diminish the effectiveness of your body’s ability to regulate its hormones. At the same time, dietary or lifestyle habits that lead to less sleep – or less restful sleep – can also spark issues even in people who are at a healthy weight.
Heal Your Hormones
Dysregulations and resistance patterns of hormones like cortisol, insulin, and leptin can play a role in stubborn weight gain. Finding the root cause of hormone imbalance and healing hormonal communication pathways can vary greatly from patient to patient, and has to be looked at on an individual basis by a functional medicine doctor to determine the best course of treatment.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy helps ensure that the body has the right mix of key hormones it needs for optimal health. This generally includes replacing and balancing the sex hormones; testosterone for men and estrogen for women.
Your hormones decrease with age. Any decrease that is too sudden or severe can lead to symptoms such as your ability to lose weight or gain weight, fatigue, memory loss, sleep disturbances and loss of sexual interest. the biostation performance panel measures more than 120 biomarkers to help us make informed choices on how to most effectively optimize your health. From there, we work with you to design a treatment plan that includes natural solutions like dietary changes, supplementation, and bioidentical hormones if necessary.
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