Staying in Touch for Hormone Balance

Staying in touch to see how you are and if your hormones are staying balanced!
Balance is the secret sauce to achieving our daily activities in the time we should and the best we can. Balancing time, work, play, and diet can be quite a task if our hormones are out of step.
Hormones are tiny, powerful little packages of wonder made in a few places in the body that affect every single bodily function When there isn't enough of one and too much of another, symptoms develop that interfere with the joy of living.
The coming emails will be plain talk about a number of aspects of hormone imbalance that may affect you. As you take your progesterone, you may have symptoms in the process that you don't understand, so be sure to email me your specific situation so that I can address your concerns.
We get older! We can't escape it! But, with knowledge and effort we can continue to bloom and be vital for many years. Close your eyes, and revisit for a moment the feeling of energy and wellness you had when you were younger. We can thank our hormones for that, and regain some of that energy by balancing them.

A quick recap: Important hormones: estrogen, thyroid, progesterone, cortisol, DHEA, testosterone
Hormone imbalance can lead to serious health complications such as heart disease and Alzheimer's
Hormonal Balance = Optimal quality of life

Any of these causing concern?

HOT FLASHES MOOD INSTABILITY DEPRESSION MEMORY LOSS FATIGUE OSTEOPOROSIS HAIR LOSS LOW SEX DRIVE INSOMNIA VAGINAL DRYNESS
SKIN CHANGES AND WEIGHT GAIN

If you are out of Progesterall, forgot about it, stopped taking it, it's time to assess how you feel and put your hormones back on track. I will be happy to mail it to you if you can't come by.
Again, I am looking forward to your questions about hormones and health, so send them on. Remember, the usual dosage is 40 mg a day, 1/4 tsp divided morning and evening. A dose lasts about 13 hours. In certain situations, you may need higher doses especially if you have migraines, which are usually caused by hormonal imbalances. Everyone of us is unique, there is no standard dose for every woman. Finding that balance will be individual, and the more you know, the better you will be able to judge what that is.

Betty McDonald, L. Ac.
Natural Medicine Clinic
760-766-6223