Hormonal issues, whether male or female are very common.  Many of them can be helped with a combination of diet, lifestyle and nutritional or herbal supplements.

In the clinic we see clients with a range of issues from PCOS to PMS, painful or heavy periods and menopause.  While some individuals may need more detailed investigation and therapies, many can be helped using naturopathy, nutrition and herbal medicine.

Managing blood sugar is important for PCOS and PMS; crampbark can help with cramping and plants such as black cohosh, wild yam and lady’s mantle can help balance hormones and address excessive bleeding.

Menopause is a natural state, but one accompanied by changes in the body, which can include changes in your cycle, anxiety, low mood, hot flashes and low energy.  These changes can happen from mid-forties onwards and it is important to address them early.

Supporting the liver through nutrition, exercise and supplement helps with hormone imbalance.   Schisandra – often called a female herb, although also helpful for males is a great liver support, while asparagus racemosa (not the edible asparagus) is known as “woman with a 100 husbands”.  Make of that as you will!

Hormonal balances are not limited to women and men also experience physical changes as they age, ranging from urinary problems, to low energy, low libido and benign prostate hyperplasia or BPH.  Nutritional and lifestyle approaches are important, combined with herbs such as Damiana, Withania, Saw Palmetto and Nettle.

A good diet, adequate sleep, rest and relaxation, as well as good liver function may all help with hormonal imbalances.  Combining these with selected supplements and plants results in a very effective programme to address the problem.

If you want to enquire further, just give us a call and we can talk through with you what you can expect and what we can do.  Or of course you can also email us on info@freshperceptions.com.

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