Learn how to avoid hormonal chaos so you can start living and feeling better.
Hormones including stress hormones (cortisol & DHEA), pregnenolone, progesterone, testosterone, estrogen family, and insulin, are key chemical messengers. Hormone balance is central to reversing chronic conditions. At Metabolix Health, hormone balance is a top priority in all programs.
At Metabolix Health we start with controlling your cortisol levels – and other hormones that are connected to high or low cortisol. Most people are stressed and experiencing hypothalamic dysfunction (part of your brain that sends hormones to your adrenals.) You may have been stressed for years, if not decades causing long-term damage to your health, especially your hormones. This has impacted your blood sugar, gut health, and metabolism and messed with all the hormones that play into each system. By starting with your cortisol levels, we can make some immediate changes that will have long-lasting benefits for you.
When your hormones are balanced, you feel like you are living in harmony with consistent energy, a desire to get up each day and perform at your best. You enjoy friends, have great relationships and feel like you are unstoppable.
Balanced hormones help every part of you stay healthy including keeping those extra pounds away from your belly. Most weight gain in peri-menopause and menopause is from imbalanced hormones.
Your circadian rhythm is controlled by hormones and what happens in the day directly impacts your sleep whether you struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep.
Hormones imbalances can have many underlying causes. Included in a list would be insulin resistance, gut health, mineral imbalances, fatty acid imbalances and cellular dehydration. These foundational health issues consequential health issues such as hormone imbalances, detox issues, cardiovascular issues and so on. Contact us for more help.
Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. They travel in your bloodstream to tissues or organs. They affect many areas of your health including gut health, fertility, energy, metabolism, libido, weight, and mood. Our hormones affect us from birth to the end of life. We have monthly hormonal cycles, and then there are seasons of life when our hormones seem to take over and cause havoc such as when we approach peri-menopause and ultimately menopause. Clare Kelway is a functional medicine practitioner skilled in hormone balancing and how this affects all other systems of your body. This is where functional medicine excels since we are working with root cause medicine – digging deep to determine what the underlying causes of your hormone imbalances actually are.
Estrogen and progesterone are known for their influence on a woman’s reproductive life. Starting with menstruation to pregnancy to menopause and beyond. But your body also makes and uses many other kinds of hormones that affect other aspects of your life. They affect your energy level, weight, mood, and much more.
We help women with pre-conception care, fertility planning, and postpartum issues, pre-menstrual hormone issues, and the BIG ones, perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause. If you wonder if your hormones are imbalanced, reach out to us.
If your body is working efficiently, your hormones are a wonderful friend. Hormones let systems know when to turn on and off. But it is when messaging goes wrong, that hormones get a bad rap.
The functional medicine approach to hormone imbalances starts with personalized lifestyle interventions, often augmented with botanicals or nutritional supplements. We run functional lab testing to get a detailed picture of hormones and their metabolism along with specialized lab testing in other systems that relate to your health concerns.
Most hormone imbalances can be connected to underlying inflammation and sugar balancing issues. Even running blood tests can reveal ratios and markers that will indicate whether further functional medicine testing is warranted. Factors we consider are cortisol, thyroid, inflammation, blood sugar, insulin, lipid levels and metabolism. Our solutions are lifestyle transformations, clinical nutrition and specific programs to correct hormone imbalances. We help women through every season of hormone imbalances. If you understand how food, lifestyle, exercise, stress and physiology contribute to hormones, you can avoid much of the drama. We help males balance hormones naturally too.
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