Women’s Health

Hormone Balance

If you are experiencing mood swings, fluid retention, pre menstrual tension, breast tenderness or short or long menstrual cycles, it is likely that your hormones are imbalanced.  Consuming a diet which is high in refined starches and sugars and low in nutrients, antioxidants and fibre to support liver detoxification and clearance of hormone metabolites will have profound effects on hormone health. Stress will affect production of progesterone in the second half of the menstrual cycle contributing to various abovementioned symptoms. Australian soils lack many vital minerals involved in hormone pathways including magnesium, iodine, zinc and selenium and therefore deficiencies in these nutrients effect hormone production.

Many hormone conditions respond well to naturopathic care including:

  • Pre menstrual syndrome

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

  • Endometriosis

  • Amenorrhoea

  • Fibrocystic breast pain

  • Fibroids

  • Menorrhagia

  • Peri-menopause symptoms

  • Menopausal hot flushes/sweats

Salivary Hormone/Pathology testing can provide an insight of your hormone status and may be undertaken to help to inform a treatment plan suitable for you. Hormone complaints require a minimum of three months of treatment to adequately address underlying causes for your symptoms. Melisa is able to provide targeted nutritional and herbal therapy to address imbalances in body systems involved in hormone synthesis and clearance.