Hormone imbalance is the root of many chronic health problems. This is just a small list but if you suffer from any of the following, consider investigating and testing your hormones:
- Fertility issues
- Foggy brain
- Hot flashes
- Insomnia and/or interrupted sleep
- Irregular periods
- Low sex drive
- Decreased muscle mass or difficulty building muscle
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Weight Gain
Hormone imbalance is a growing issue for men and women. With the ubiquity of chemicals in our environment from xenoestrogens in plastics to phthalates in shaving cream, to mercury in tuna, our daily exposures stress the delicate balance of hormones in our body.
Common hormones that are affected include cortisol, insulin, thyroid hormone, DHEA, progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone. If any of these hormones are out of balance, your body will not respond optimally to good nutrition and exercise.