Your Hormonal Symptoms May Be Common, But That Doesn’t Mean They Are Normal
Ladies, our bodies should’ve come with an owner’s manual – or at least a hormone decoder ring. Our hormones are talking to us all day and no one has taught us to listen. Until now! This is my life’s work and I want every women to know two important things:
What your hormonal cues tell you about what’s going on with your internal physiology, metabolism and how to more easily know what works for you.
When your hormones talk…listen! We so often put our pesky symptoms on hold because:
We don’t want to complain because our symptoms are annoying but not as bad as so and so’s period, whoa. We are tending to our career or families (or both!) and think there will be more time for us later (as a working mom in her 40s now I can tell you: there won’t be!)
We don’t really want to make changes to our lifestyle because our issue isn’t that severe, we have bad PMS but it’s not ovarian cancer right? Ladies we don’t need a crisis to make a change, yet often we wait for one. Often those changes can PREVENT things from becoming a crisis if we’re prepared to make them now.
And finally just because all of your girlfriends complain about bloating, mood swings and low libido does not make it “just the way it is”. Again, don’t mistake common for normal. You can feel better!
When we have more significant hormonal imbalance like endometriosis or PCOS (more on both of those below) we may not ever have a “perfect period” but we can do oh so much better but for the vast majority of female hormone issues showing up at cramping, irregular bleeding (heavy or light) or the host of symptoms such as moodiness, bloating and wonky digestion, insomnia, fatigue, water retention or cravings that show up prior to our periods you can tune in and make a few change that can give you a pleasantly uneventful period.
In this post I give natural options for very common female hormones issues.
Below I talk about more significant hormonal problem such as endometriosis and PCOS but for all women here’s your hormonal cheat sheet. Use this guide to tune into how your hormones talk to throughout your cycle, if you’re experiencing symptoms in any of these 5 categories it’s time to listen up:
- Cramping + Clotting
- Regularity in timing
- Painful or tender breasts
- Skin breakouts or oiliness