Hormonal issues, whether male or female are increasingly common today.  Some may be genetic, but others are related to environmental conditions including stress and lifestyle.

PCOS, PMS, Painful periods or cycle disturbances can, in many cases, be assisted with nutritional and herbal strategies.  Addressing nutritional issues and sugar balance is important in PCOS and PMS, but there are also specific herbs for PCOS helping with hormonal imbalance.  Similarly herbs like crampbark are great for cramping issues and herbs such as black cohosh, wild yam and lady’s mantle may also help with hormonal issues and excessive bleeding.

Menopause can cause problems for some women.  It is a natural state, but one accompanied by changes in the body.  This can include cycle disturbances, anxiety, low mood, hot flashes and low energy.  There are herbal options here too, including sage, black cohosh and wild yam.  The liver is very important for all hormonal balance and particularly so in perimenopause and menopause.  A combination of herbs such as schisandra and artichoke, combined with specific foods may also help improve liver function in the menopause.

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.

We know it sounds very matter of fact, but a good diet, adequate sleep, rest and relaxation, as well as good liver function may all help with hormonal imbalances.  On top of that we use herbal formulas – personalised for your particular needs.  Many plants have proven effective in supporting hormonal health.  We draw on these evidence-based herbs to support you.

If you want to enquire further, just give us a call and we can talk it through further with you.  Or make a consultation for a full review of your constitution including which herbs will work best for you.  On the basis of this information we will provide you with a formula and an actionplan so that you can start your programme immediately.  Email us on info@freshperceptions.com to set up an appointment which can be face-to-face or on-line.

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