Are you at the mercy of your menstrual cycle?

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Whether you experience the physical effects of hormone withdrawal prior to your period or the very real and debilitating emotional effects, hormonal imbalances can wreak havoc in your personal and working life.

Is your body out of control every month?  Do you feel like your hormones are out of balance?  Well, you are not alone. I see hormonal imbalances in my patients every day, particularly the hormones associated with thyroid, ovaries, adrenals and the pancreas.  If your hormones are out of balance you will feel the effects in some way or another.  Hormones are constantly fluctuating, however if they are too high or too low, they can affect how you feel every day in both mind and body.

Your hormones are the alarm bells responding to a deeper issue.  Even when only slightly out of balance, the effects are often noticeable.  You may experience, irritability, fatigue, low libido, weight gain or sugar cravings.  Or you could have a hormone related condition such as Endometriosis, Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, infertility, thyroid conditions or menopause.

Many women find natural medicine extremely effective for the management of hormonal conditions.  With many saying they wish they had discovered it years ago.  There are great strategies for helping these conditions.  A must for every female to know – “that time of the month” need not be painful, heavy, miserable, debilitating or cause significant distress.  It is certainly not normal to feel this way.  There is a reason for these symptoms, with many easily corrected.  A well-functioning and balanced hormone network is a wonderful thing.  If you feel like your body is “out of control” every month, a naturopath can help you. Significant distress. It is certainly not normal and a well-functioning and balanced hormone network is a wonderful thing. There is a reason for these symptoms, and many can be easily corrected. If you feel like your body is “out of control” every month, find out how a naturopath can help you. Share with a friend who may need a helping hand.

The female hormonal network does not operate in isolation. To holistically address conditions such as PMS, endometriosis etc, my core naturopathic protocols address a range of key drivers (refer to diagram below).  Yes this can help to address symptoms, but more importantly, it gets to the root cause of the problem – not just a quick fix.


This delicately balanced system is sensitively attuned to your overall health, dietary, lifestyle and environmental factors. With stress, inflammation, toxins, poor diet, toxicity, nutritional deficiencies, digestive disturbances and lack of exercise also playing a vital role.  As you can see, there are many factors that can have a negative impact on your healthy hormone production and metabolism and effective treatment is so much more than simply treating a hormone. Addressing key drivers can make a tremendous difference, and I love seeing and hearing about it every day from very happy patients.

Particular herbs, nutrients, dietary and lifestyle support have been shown to help healthy hormones, including:

  • Curcumin: the active ingredient in the herb, turmeric (one of my all round favourite herbs). Traditionally used for the management of period pain.  It is a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and supports liver detoxification.
  • Magnesium: is one of the first nutrients to come to mind when addressing female reproductive issues. This essential mineral plays an incredible number of roles in the body. It becomes even more important under times of stress, poor sleep, exercise and poor diet.
  • Reduce caffeine and alcohol as these can worsen hormonal symptoms.
  • Indole-3-carbinol: found in broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and good old brussel sprouts is a powerful ingredient that supports oestrogen detoxification to maintain a healthy oestrogen balance.

The good news is, you do not have to live with hormonal symptoms.

Are you ready to:

  • Improve your energy and moods?
  • Feel less monthly pain?
  • Enhance your chances to get pregnant?
  • Balance your hormones once and for all?
  • Learn how to reduce stress and oestrogen dominance which can be causing your hormone imbalance
  • Stop waking up in a pool of sweat
  • Discover what you must eat for healthy hormones
  • Understand your body better

To take control of your hormones, call Feeling Healthy on 9687 5333 or book online here

Rebecca Screen

Naturopath Yarraville, Western SuburbsNaturopath/Health Coach/That Sugar Ambassador

Rebecca’s goal is to educate as many people as possible about the effects of sugar in the body. This includes how to find sugar in everyday food, easy ways to reduce sugar and helping people go beyond nutrition, to discover the many ways to best nourish their body, and make the necessary changes to lower their sugar consumption.  That’s right,lower sugar intake.  It’s not about quitting sugar!