Seed cycling for hormone balance, we explain the signs and symptoms when hormones are out of balance.
Did you know our hormone levels change on a daily basis?
Our hormones are complicated yet very delicate. The ebb and flow depend on many factors such as our internal and external environments.
Sex hormone levels fluctuate naturally with our menstrual cycle and during major life events such as pregnancy and menopause, we experience significant hormonal shifts.
How do I know if my hormones are out of balance?
Here are some common signs and symptoms which you will experience if your hormones are out of balance - plus even a few which may surprise you!
PMS symptoms such as cramping, bloating, mood swings, breast tenderness, cravings and digestive distress can wreak havoc on your confidence and leave you feeling like a shell of yourself.
The existing solutions aren’t much better, with health-savvy women hesitant to put their health and fertility at risk with the Pill. You may have been told that PMS symptoms are “normal”, but these are actually a sign that there may be an imbalance.
Acne and Monthly Breakouts
It may have started as monthly breakouts before or during your period and now has turned into acne that just does not seem to go away. This may be due to excess androgens such as testosterone (which is found in both males and females) and the hormones regulating sebum production in your skin.
Excessive levels of these androgens can trigger a process of higher sebum production which can lead to clogged pores and breakouts. High androgen levels are also often seen in women with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome).
Heavy or Irregular Periods
Up to one quarter of women experience irregular periods. Most women’s menstrual cycles last between 21 and 35 days.
An imbalance of estrogen & progesterone can lead to excessive thickening of the endometrium (uterus lining), which in turn leads to heavy, and sometimes a very painful, menstrual flow.
Amenorrhea is a medical term that refers to an absence of period for at least 3 months (not while pregnant) and Dysmenorrhea, which is known as the pain and cramping during periods.
Prolonged menstrual bleeding usually involves bleeding which lasts 8 days or longer.
It is important to discuss with your doctor if you believe a hormonal imbalance is affecting your menstrual cycle.
Did you know our sleep-wake cycle is regulated by two key hormones - cortisol and melatonin?
If you are having trouble sleeping or if your sleep quality is poor, hormone balance may be a factor. Cortisol, also known as our stress hormone peaks in the morning to help get you up & moving and should then decline throughout the day.
Whilst Melatonin should be high at night to help us fall asleep (and more importantly stay asleep throughout the night).
High cortisol and low melatonin levels at night can lead to sleep problems. Another contributor to poor sleep can be progesterone as it is one compound released by the ovaries to help us sleep.
Low levels of progesterone can make it difficult for us to fall and stay asleep.
It may all sound very confusing & complicated, but it doesn’t have to be!
It is important for you to see your doctor if you do believe an imbalance in hormones in contributing to your signs and symptoms.
Seed cycling for hormone balance, we believe every woman deserves to feel their best, every day of the month!
The good news is, there is a natural method in helping you restore hormone balance and start thriving in your life again.
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Founder and visionary behind The Seed Cycle. Melissa is a Functional Nutrition Consultant and a Certified Clinical EFT Practitioner.
Since starting her EFT and functional nutrition clinic, Mel has helped hundreds of clients release limiting beliefs and mental blocks and find optimal health and happiness.