Natural Hormone Balance

Hormones such as estrogen, testosterone and progesterone are chemical messengers that affect every aspect of your life. Different seasons of your life can affect your overall quality of life based on your hormones. Metabolix Health offers a natural bioidentical hormone program to help you balance hormones and improve your energy and life performance. 


Issues associated with hormone Imbalances

  • Chronic inflammation: you may not associate your pain with hormone imbalances, but there is a direct link. Moods, chronic fatigue, and joint pain are likely related to underlying inflammation.  
  • Blood sugar imbalance: balance your blood sugar levels is the most critical thing you can do for balancing your hormones long-term.
  • Environmental toxins can be endocrine disrupting, this means that they can disrupt the normal functioning of our hormones and result in hormone imbalance. Toxins can be in our homes, workplaces, food, or general environment and cause havoc to our hormones without us even realizing them.
  • Endogenous toxins are created in our bodies, usually by compromised digestion, inefficient metabolism, or poor detoxification. And this can negatively impact our hormones. 
  • Stress. Reactions to stress are associated with enhanced secretion of a number of hormones, including glucocorticoids, catecholamines, growth hormone, and prolactin. 
  • Genetic factors and aging. At some point in the aging process, both men and women will begin to stop hormone production in their endocrine systems, which will cause hormonal imbalances. Depending on a person’s bio-individuality, this may take place as early as 30’s and as late as 60’s. 
  • Nutrient imbalances/precursors to hormone deficiency Low iodine and low levels of selenium, zinc, and iron, among other nutrients, have been noted to contribute to hormonal imbalance. Inadequate amounts of high-quality fatty acids, proteins, phytonutrients, and beneficial bacteria can all contribute to hormonal imbalances.

Key Hormones affecting your health

There are 3 main classes of hormones:

  1. Polypeptide hormones are made up of chains of amino acids that are water-soluble. 
  2. Steroid hormones from lipids which are fat soluble. 
  3. Amine hormones are derived from water-soluble amino acids. 
Endocrine glands/organs deliver chemical messages from the gland to other parts of the body. 

Let’s explore some of these main hormones:

Cortisol: a glucocorticoid steroid hormone synthesized from progesterone in the adrenal glands. Essential for survival. increases blood glucose and blood pressure and regulates inflammatory response. 

DHEA: synthesized from pregnenolone primarily in the adrenal glands, brain, ovaries and testes.  Produces testosterone and estrogens. 

Thyroid hormones: as we age, our immune system changes and can cause ongoing chronic low-grade immune issues. 

Insulin: when our insulin and blood sugar are not communicating effectively, causing the build up of toxins in fat cells, and weight loss resistance. 

Progesterone: estrogen counterpart. Synthesized from pregnenolone. Produces testosterone, cortisol and estrogen. Prepares the uterus for pregnancy. Improves mood and reduces anxiety. 

Estrogen: synthesized from testosterone and androstenedione through aromatase. 3 forms of estrogen: E1, E2 and E3. Responsible for female sex characteristics.  

Testosterone: predominant androgen sex hormone. Produced by adrenals, adipose tissue, and ovaries. 

Morning routine for hormone balance

Natural Hormone Balancing

We work with women through the hormone seasons of their lives:

  • Teen hormone issues
  • Fertility
  • PCOS
  • Estrogen dominance
  • Menstrual cycle issues
  • Early peri-menopause
  • Late peri-menopause
  • Menopause challenges
  • Post menopause struggles

Hormone receptors are key to your health.  Receptors are proteins that can be found on the surface of cells. Hormones are a lock and key system. Hormones must fit the key perfectly.  Factors that affect receptor sites are # of receptor sites, whether receptor sites are blocked by environmental toxins or cofactors required for correct hormone binding. 

We check your sex hormone-binding globulins to ensure they are not too high or too low, affecting your health. 

Our detoxification programs can help both sex hormone-binding globulin levels and hormone receptors. 

We work with men struggling with hormone issues:

  • erectile dysfunction
  • prostate issues
  • low testosterone
  • adrenal fatigue
  •  energy and performance
  • brain performance
  • blood sugar balance
  • estrogen dominance
  • weight gain

Metabolix Health offers a hormone replenishment program identical to your body’s hormones.  Our programs are adjusted to your individual needs, and we work closely with you to balance your hormones over 3 – 4 months together. 

We start by testing your hormones and then working with you to balance your hormones including your thyroid, blood sugar, and sex hormones. 

Considerations that you may benefit from hormones:

  • Unresolved sleeplessness
  • Occasional anxiety
  • Moods
  • Lack of energy
  • Overwhelmed
  • Brain fog
  • Physical weakness
  • Weight gain
  • Low thyroid
  • Stress
  • Blood sugar dysregulation
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Chronic inflammation
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Hormones are a complex part of your health that affects everything. Having your hormones in balance is critical for your health. As functional medicine practitioners, we don’t only consider hormones; we are reviewing your overall health – gut, immune, brain, heart, lymphatics, detox systems, and not forgetting emotional- spiritual health. If you are wondering if your thyroid hormones are connected to your sex hormones or if your adrenal fatigue is affecting your hormones, schedule a free call with our team today to find out how you can balance your hormones and improve your health and energy. 

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