Do you suffer from…
- Abdomen Weight Gain?
- Diet But Never Really Lose Weight?
- Food, Sugar or Salt Cravings ?
- Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia?
- Foggy Thinking/ Memory Loss
- Low energy? Poor Performance?
- Menstrual Irregularities, Cysts, Endometriosis
- Low Libido – Men/Women
You Probably Have A Hormone/Metabolism Imbalance
What Makes Us Different?
- Specialized saliva/urine testing to identify metabolism and hormone imbalances that cause weight gain and resistant weight loss. Fat cells make estrogen which causes Estrogen Dominance and Weight Gain as well as chronic stress and sleep disorders that exhaust adrenal glands causing Cortisol deficiency and hormone imbalances. This forces your body to convert other hormones into Cortisol, further preventing weight loss.
- We use the most advanced, effective natural protocols designed for this purpose, such as bio-identical topical hormones, standardized glandular extracts, powerful herbal products, targeted nutritional, vitamin, mineral and lifestyle changes directed by YOUR SPECIFIC testing results.
- A customized treatment plan designed for you will naturally reverse the hormone/metabolism imbalance and allow you to SUCCEED AT REVERSING YOUR SYMPTOMS. Metabolism, hormonal, nutritional, genetic and lifestyle stress factors are considered when we individually tailor your treatment to restore specific organ and whole system functioning. The result is rebalancing your hormone and restoring you to a slimmer, youthful vitality and health to feel and look your best!
How Do Hormone Imbalances Affect Your Health and Create Your Symptoms?
Hormones are produced by glands in the body and control most bodily functions – everything from very simple needs like hunger and sleep to complex ones like the onset of puberty and controlling the reproductive system. Even just small imbalances in your hormones can cause life-changing symptoms.
Adrenal glands, for example, which produce Cortisol, together with adrenaline is responsible for your stress response. However, deficiency or excess of Cortisol affects blood sugar levels and can affect a woman’s sex drive and menstrual cycle, cause anxiety and depression and sleep disorders both in men and women.
Both men and women also make sex hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone which are sex hormones that control sex drive, cognitive function, mood, cardiovascular function, fertility, weight and body composition, lean body mass distribution and in women the menstrual cycle. Additionally sex hormones influence and in turn are influenced by Thyroid hormones.
Other hormones control other necessary functions in the body. For example, leptin influences your body weight and fat, melatonin helps us get a good night’s sleep, and thyroxine helps regulate your heartbeat and control your metabolism.
Hormone Imbalances or physical conditions that create them? Which came first. Since the management and interaction of all your hormones is a complex web of interaction they are always influencing each other. Other reasons for hormone fluctuations are an underactive thyroid that doesn’t produce enough thyroxine which leads to slower metabolism and weight gain. Also, diabetes is a common cause of hormonal imbalances and can affect, not just the insulin hormone, but also other blood sugar-related hormones, sex hormones, and growth hormones.
Common Signs of Hormonal Imbalance
- Sleep disorders
- Mood swings, anxiety, and depression Studies have shown that fluctuations in the hormone Cortisol and hormones produced by the pituitary, hypothalamic, and gonadal glands can cause depressive symptoms. Researchers found that low levels of the cortisol hormone were found in women who have fibromyalgia and symptoms of depression.
- Persistent acne into adulthood.
- Belly fat and persistent weight gain Dr. Natasha Turner on the “Doctor Oz Show” said that any hormonal imbalances will make it difficult to lose weight. For example, high levels of estrogen, cortisol, and insulin along with low testosterone and DHEA can cause you to put on extra belly fat. In fact, researchers from Harvard say that having excess abdominal fat can also disrupt your hormones even more, fat cells produce estrogen for example.
- Loss of muscle mass Growth hormones help to build muscle mass and a lack of certain hormones may make it difficult to keep muscles strong. The British Journal of Pharmacology reported that the pituitary gland produces growth hormones that stimulate tissue growth. These hormones interact with insulin and directly affect muscle mass. But did you know that you can eat green tomatoes and apples to halt muscle mass loss? Research has found that apples and green tomatoes contain compounds that can help to reverse age-related muscle weakness and atrophy.
- Sweating Irregular and excessive sweating could also be a sign of a hormonal imbalance. Hormones control your body’s temperature and if your hormones are off balance, they may cause you to sweat more. Researchers from Harvard Medical School found that sweating could be a symptom of a hormonal condition. However, this is usually harmless and the only problem it may cause is discomfort or embarrassment if you sweat excessively.
- Memory fog High levels of Cortisol released during stress can affect short-term memory.
- Hunger pangs
- Digestive problems Stress can have a detrimental impact on your general health because it stimulates the production of certain hormones in your body. An estrogen and progesterone imbalance and some steroid hormones affect the microflora in the gut when a person is under stress. The researchers found that healthy bacteria in the gut and a healthy diet helped to reduce the response of stress in the gut.
- Constant fatigue We can all get tired from time to time, but if you feel that you are constantly tired then you could have an imbalance of the thyroid hormone thyroxin. However, in women, other changes in hormone levels caused by lack of sleep, stress, or your menstrual cycle can also cause chronic fatigue. Poor adrenal function leading to decreased Cortisol and depleted trace mineral cofactors can lead to chronic fatigue syndrome. Other studies have shown that hypothyroidism can cause tiredness, weight gain, and muscle weakness.
- Low sex drive
- Headaches and migraine In women, unopposed estrogen excess can be the cause of headaches.
- Hot flashes and night sweats (Women)
- Vaginal dryness (Women) – estrogen deficiency
- Breast changes (Women and Men) – due to hormone imbalance of estrogen/progesterone/testosterone.
To learn more about bio-identical hormone therapy in Libertyville, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Deerfield or any city in Lake County, call us today at (847) 680-3900 to schedule a free consultation.