Could Your Hormones Be Out of Whack? Here’s How to Control Hormone Imbalance Naturally

Updated: Mar 30

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A variety of hormones control our everyday lives, both physically and mentally.

The balance of these hormones can be derailed by what we eat, our stress, toxins we're exposed to and medications we're taking.

How do we ensure we're in balance so we feel great, lose weight and enjoy life?

Keep reading to find out how to control hormones naturally.

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What Does Hormone Imbalance Look Like?

For Women

For women, signs of hormone imbalance include:

  • Irregular or excessively heavy menstrual bleeding

  • Poor sleep, fatigue, poor memory

  • Fibrocystic breasts

  • Family history of breast, uterine, or ovarian cancer

  • Low libido or sex drive

  • PMS, or peri- and post-menopause with symptoms

  • Difficulty losing weight or excessive water weight

For Men

For men, signs of hormone imbalance include:

  • Low energy

  • Poor sleep, poor memory

  • Low libido or sex drive, erectile dysfunction

  • Family history of breast cancer

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Loss of lean body mass, muscle mass

  • Difficulty losing weight

Which Hormones Can Become Unbalanced in the Body?

The most common hormones we're referring to here include:

  • Thyroid hormone

  • Cortisol

  • Adrenaline

  • Norepinephrine

  • Estrogen

  • Progesterone; and

  • Testosterone

We commonly think of estrogen as a female hormone and testosterone as a male hormone, but both are important in either sex and need to be balanced to function normally and feel great.

In fact, having hormones out of balance can put us at a higher risk of chronic conditions such as cancer and heart disease down the road.

How Is Hormone Imbalance Diagnosed?

If you read our article on Adrenal Dysfunction, you already know that adrenal function and cortisol levels are best evaluated through saliva testing. But, so are the sex hormones - estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. This way, we get a better idea of "free: or "bioavailable" hormone levels.

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