If your hair is shedding and you have tried everything to stave the hair loss to no avail, then you may have a problem that runs deeper than vitamins, shampoos and hair elixirs. The shedding that you are experiencing may be caused by your hormones or more specifically a hormone imbalance. Your acne prone skin and the extra ten pounds you have gained this year could be caused by, yes, you guessed it...a hormone imbalance.
It is unbelievable how various hormonal imbalances can throw off things like mood, sleep patterns, eating patterns and skin health. Estrogen, progesterone and testosterone imbalances are blamed for everything from low sex drive to cancer. Cortisol is a hormone that triggers belly fat to increas if in excess.
Unfortunately, understanding the entire scientific scope of each of these powerful hormones in our bodies can be extremely complicated not to mention confusing. Just keep in mind that when one mentions the phrase "hormone imbalance" it does not only apply to female hormones, it could very well be an imbalance of one or more of the other hormones or even the hormone producing or regulating systems in the body.
With that said, the human body needs and requires all the hormones that it makes. Estrogen which has been made into "boogie man" in recent years is not a "bad" hormone. However, it is the relationship to the other hormones that could make it detrimental. If your hormones are out of balance, you could be receiving way more of one hormone and way too little of another. If your pituitary gland or your thyroid is out of whack, it is quite possible you have a hormone imbalance.
The result of imbalance is sometimes fatigue, mood swings, food cravings, weight gain, insomnia, skin outbreaks and yes hair loss. The fore mentioned symptoms are often realized in pre-menopausal and menopausal women. But this phenomenon is beginning to show up in much younger women now.
So, how does one really know if their hormones are out of sorts? Besides just listening to your body and knowing your symptoms a person can indeed be tested. Traditional doctors perform generalized tests for thyroid and other issues. A Naturalpathic or holistic doctor can perform more specific test that can pin point exactly which hormone is trending high or low and prescribe a holistic approach to combatting the problems.
If you do not have the time or the resources and want to trouble shoot on your own to see if you can relieve the symptoms of your hormonal imbalance your self there are some easy steps you can take to do so. Simply change your diet. Some suggest an alkaline diet to balance all the systems in the body and also promote healthy weight loss.
Another option is adding exercise to your daily regimen to help bring about balance. In addition, exercise naturally increase dopamine which in turn increase a feeling a euphoria and happy thoughts and decreases appetite.
Increase your vitamin D levels and get more Omegas and you could potential begin to re-balance your system.
Some even suggest cutting out meat, like chicken, because unfortunately these animal proteins are most times tampered with in many un-natural ways.
Living in a highly polluted environment full of free radicals and eating foods that are full of genetic mutations are taking its toll. Despite our best efforts we can not fix all that ails us, but we can potentially improve our chances if make a few changes for the better.
Please take a look at the accompanying video! You may be surprised at what YOU are doing to throw off your hormones.