When things are in tune you feel great, but when your hormones are out of balance we will feel many symptoms like moodiness, depression, weight gain, memory loss, sleeplessness, hot flashes, skin wrinkling, menstrual cramps just to mention a few.
Certain herbs contain natural plant like hormones like estrogen and progesterone that can help bring our symphony back into balance. The Female Support Formula is a wonderful combination of 11 different herbs that I have used for years that can help naturally balance both estrogen and progesterone while supporting the nervous system. See key ingredient details.
Many women are concerned about using prescription hormone replacement therapy due to the high risk of breast and uterine cancers. See what the American Cancer Society has to say.
I have seen the Female Support Formula be extremely helpful with perimenopause, menopause and premenstrual syndrome or PMS symptoms.
Adrenal Gland and Hormonal Connection
Our bodies are not made for chronic or long-term stress. The adrenal glands, which sit on top of your kidneys, are responsible for making critical hormones like estrogen, aldosterone, cortisol, DHEA , adrenaline, noradrenaline and testosterone. These hormones interact and modulate other organs and glands like your thyroid, liver, pancreas and ovaries.
When your body is dealing with prolonged stress it can produce excess cortisol. Because cortisol is chemically related to DHEA, progesterone, estrogen and testosterone, when your body is “over making” cortisol it may not be able to make a sufficient amount of the related downstream hormones.
This can play a huge role in causing hormonal imbalance. This is especially true when a woman is going thru menopause. If her adrenal glands are stressed, then it will be very difficult for the adrenal glands and the thyroid to make the needed hormones.
Additionally, excess cortisol is an underlying factor in production of visceral fat. It is very difficult to lose weight when the body is under stress and these hormones are out of balance. When the body is constantly stressed, it may eventually produce too small of an amount of cortisol. This is termed Adrenal Fatigue.
Dr. Sheryl has helped countless women bring their bodies back into balance by feeding the adrenal glands and thyroid with the formula ACTS Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroid, Stress Support Formula. She has seen great success with the combination of ACTS and nutraMetrix® Prime™ Feminene Female Support Formula when taken together.
nutraMetrix® Isotonix Essentials™ Women’s Health is designed and customized to meet the special needs for women. I love the Isotonic delivery system, as research reveals a much higher bioavailability when compared to tablets. This is so much more than just a multivitamin. The 3 key ingredients that sets this a part is the activated folic acid called Quatrefolic®. Women especially need this activate form of B vitamin for the nervous system and hormonal balance.
Additionally, it contains an iron formula called SunActive® Fe, which is highly bioavailable and non-irritating to the digestive system. Many women who have menstrual cycles need iron, and research shows this need plays an important role as we age. This formula also contains my favorite antioxidant ,called Pycnogenol®. In a clinical trial, it lowered pain during menstruation, which was also reflected by a significant reduction in pain medication.
A clinical study has also shown that consumption of Pycnogenol® non-selectively inhibits cyclo-oxygenase (COX) enzymes, which are involved in synthesis of pro-inflammatory prostaglandins during the menstrual period.
When your body is dealing with prolonged stress it can produce excess cortisol. Cortisol is chemically related to DHEA, progesterone, estrogen and testosterone, so when your body is “over making” cortisol it may not be able to make a sufficient amount of the related downstream hormones. This can play a huge role in causing hormonal imbalance, especially when a woman is going through menopause. Additionally, excess cortisol is an underlying factor in production of visceral fat. Weight loss is a challenge when the body is under stress and hormones are out of balance.
It is very difficult for the adrenal glands and thyroid to make the hormones needed when they are under stress. When the body is constantly stressed, it may eventually produce too small of an amount of cortisol. This is known as Adrenal Fatigue.
I have helped countless women bring their bodies back into balance by feeding the adrenal glands and thyroid with the formula ACTS Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroid, Stress Support Formula. I have also seen great results with combination of ACTS and NutraMetrix Pime Feminene Female Support formulas.
Dr. Sheryl Duchess , N.D., M.H., Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Master Herbalist, Public Speaker, Educator
Dr.Sheryl is certified naturopathic doctor who is dedicated to educating and helping people find a more natural approach to wellness. She explains the root cause of disease and shares the secrets of a naturopath through her wellness course, videos, and mentoring opportunities.
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