Hiya guys I just wanted to let you know I am working on the big hormone balancing post, but it’s a work in progress. The more I read about hormones and hormone balancing, the more it becomes clear to me it is one of the most intricate and complicated systems in the body. I want to make sure I fully understand everything before I pass this on to you guys and give out tips and advice. Hormone balance is very delicate yet has tremendous consequences for our health and wellbeing. Our hormones affect how we feel emotionally and physically to a big extend; depression, sex drive, acne, weight, stamina (energy/fatigue), PMS, cramps, fertility, mood, hair growth, menstrual cycles…. these are just a few (!) of the things heavily influenced by the different types of hormones in the body. Add to that that a lot of things can influence said delicate hormone balance (drugs/medication (including ‘the pill’), age, gender, stress, diet/lifestyle, exercise, emotions, ovulation) and you can understand why it is of utmost importance to me I make sure I don’t give out any advice that could lead to anyone making a bad decision regarding their hormone balance (like taking a supplement, even natural ones).
Currently I am reading all I can get my hands on, with acne forums and a big fat book called ‘Take Charge Of Your Fertility’ being the most prominent sources of information (years of personal experience coupled with hard science seems like a solid base).
Please bear with me, I hope to have a big juicy post up soon that will help you tremendously with figuring out your hormone system. I think it is so important for women and men alike to be in charge of their hormone balance so they don’t have to suffer needlessly from all the ailments described above…
In the mean time here are some other posts I wrote on this subject:
I am still going through something I like to call ‘pill withdrawel’ and my skin is a bit up and down. But you know what? I firmly believe everything happens for a reason… and if it wasn’t for my own struggles with this I maybe/probably wouldn’t have taken the time to research all this. Or not as thoroughly at least. Whereas now I hope to produce a very comprehensive piece that will benefit many women struggling with hormonal issues.
All tips and input are very welcome, as always
PS don’t forget: