Is it PMS or Menopause?
Are your mood swings so strong, you’re completely not yourself? Anxiety, irritable, or crying at an instant? Menopause, PMS, and for men, manopause can and will happen. Are you irritable, nervous, depressed, low libido, foggy thinking, can’t sleep, or gaining weight?
Why can some people eat anything and maintain their weight, yet you gain 3kg overnight from just thinking about breaking your diet? It’s not all about weight, but some of it is, these symptoms are just the tip of what hormones can cause when out of balance long term, leading to accelerated aging, metabolism malfunction, leading to diabetes and heart disease, decline in brain function, including loss of short term memory, and loss of important older memories permanently.
Hormonal imbalances don’t just happen without a cause
Seven common triggers affect hormones from your diet, food reactions, toxicity, deficiencies, infections, stress, and fitness levels. Traditionally, only one organ system is treated at any given time, when more are involved, never fully resolving the problem. Not addressing all areas may leave you caught in a cycle that goes on for life, once these triggers upset your hormones, your hormones cause these symptoms again. It can be a vicious cycle that can be quite easy to resolve, as long as they are dealt with at the same time and completely. Patients treated with hormone creams to balance hormones, the pill, HRT, and bio-identical hormones, may be left with further imbalances while symptoms may seem resolved, leading to health concerns in the future, so the cycle continues and you become reliant on them. Fortunately, it can be treated properly, with most symptoms improved within weeks, and completely relieved within just a few months.
Hormones are one part of a 7 step process for permanently treating mood issues. These steps have been proven with testing to improve brain and total body function, without medication. If you’d like to know more, call for a free half hour consultation with one of our health practitioners, where you’ll learn everything you need to make an informed decision about your health.
Natural Fertility Management
Did you know that recent research has shown every aspect of our reproduction is adversely affected by our modern lifestyle and living conditions? One in six couples have trouble conceiving, in one third of those cases of infertility, it is the male who is responsible, in another third, the female is responsible, and the last third both the male and female are responsible. Currently estimates suggest about six percent of men between the ages of fifteen and fifty are infertile.
Preconception care for both partners is the key to ensuring optimal reproductive health. Studies have shown that if both prospective parents improve their general health and nutritional levels, check for genetic mutations that may affect fertility so they may be supported, and avoid many common lifestyle factors and environmental hazards in the months preceding conception, they can greatly improve their reproductive outcomes. The most improvement will be seen in the physical, mental and emotional health of their child.
There are certain things that can be done to enhance fertility for females, such as regulate ovulation, balance hormone levels, reduce endometriosis and improve uterine health, improve the health of the ova and ovaries, clear blocked fallopian tubes and improve tubal function, discover and treat hidden infections in the reproductive tract, treat pelvic inflammatory disease, soften scar tissue and adhesions, lessen cervical damage from erosion/infection/surgery, and enhance quality and quantity of fertile mucus. Not forgetting the males, we can look at improving sperm count, motility, quality and health of sperm.
Following enhancement of fertility, we can then look at conceiving at the right time, producing a normal, healthy and full-term pregnancy, a short and straight forward labour, and finally a bright and beautiful healthy baby with successful breastfeeding.
Sexual Dysfunction & Poor Libido
Poor libido and sexual dysfunction can cause problems not only for the affected person, but for their partner also in a long term relationship, making this problem such an important one to treat. Male andropause begins around the age of 25 where very slowly male hormones decline, where women’s menopause occurs almost all at once over a 5 year period between the age of around 45 to 55 years.
The sex hormones need to be produced at adequate levels for healthy sexual function, though there are a few obstacles that can get in the way, such as stress which can divert the ingredients for your sex hormones away to be produced into stress hormones instead. The same goes for a healthy menopause and reduced PMS with a healthy cycle. Excessive stress usually equates to deficiency in reproductive hormones, resulting in hormonal imbalance, and many unwanted symptoms such as hot flushes, irritability, premenstrual pain, depression, migraines and more.
Weight gain and obesity will also cause a problem with sexual dysfunction, causing circulatory problems. Good sexual function requires good circulation, and so heart disease and sexual dysfunction are often associated with one another. For this reason, blood pressure medication can sometimes adversely affect male sexual function. The correct treatment would be to lose weight, reduce the blood pressure through correct metabolism, increase circulation naturally, and the sexual dysfunction will often correct itself. There are some very special herbs available to help raise hormone levels such as DHEA, testosterone, progesterone and oestrogen, which may be used in the interim until the problem is resolved.