A Functional Approach to Women’s Health
In regards to Women’s Health, we tend to look at the health of the Endocrine System. The endocrine system is what regulates hormone balance within the body, and between men and women, it’s us women that tend to have a tougher time with this balance.
When we first start working with female clients, we typically begin with some digestive support because one of the forgotten hormones in female health is insulin. If insulin and overall blood sugar management is not balanced, this can have a negative cascading effect on the rest of the endocrine system. So, before we can tackle cortisol, estrogen and progesterone balance, we need to make sure that elevated insulin is not driving force behind the rest of the hormone disruption. The best way for us to evaluate this is by identifying the markers in fasting blood work as well as observing symptoms of blood sugar in balance such as: needing to eat every couple of hours, craving sweets, get shaky or “hangry” if haven’t eaten, and overeating, just to name a few. Once blood sugar is balanced, we can then begin to achieve balance with some of the other hormones.
Common Women’s Health Issues
The most common female complaints that we work with are:
- Menstrual Cycle Dysregulation
- Weight Loss
The female endocrine system is a powerful driving factor in our ability to be well and feel well. Hormones are how we achieve and maintain health whether it’s adapting to stress, have a healthy menstrual cycle, or transition into a healthy menopause. They are also very influential on how we feel with regards to our emotions. Hormones heavily influence many aspects of everyday life, here are just a few:
- Mood Stability
- Stress Management
We believe that the body can self-heal and self-regulate if it is free of nerve-interference and properly fed. Our goal with Functional Nutrition and Herbal Therapy is to help feed the body what it needs and restore balance the endocrine system to help women do all the amazing things we need to do. If you are ready to take back control of your health and learn how your body can heal itself with help along the way, this healing path just might be right for you.