Balancing Hormones with Functional Medicine

 

Watch the LiveStream video: Amber Ratcliffe and Justine Shults discuss female sex hormone imbalance and why it may be what is holding you back from feeling your best.

What is a Hormone Imbalance?

Are you irritable, moody, and exhausted all the time, yet have trouble sleeping? Gaining weight despite diet and exercise? You are not alone. Up to 75% of women report suffering from symptoms that could be attributed to a hormone imbalance!

Hormones are important chemical messengers in our bodies such as Estrogen, Testosterone, Progesterone, Cortisol, Thyroid, DHEA, and Vitamin D. They are produced in one type of tissue and then move through the bloodstream to other parts of the body delivering “messages” for that part of the body to do something specific. When the messages get disrupted, it can have significant downstream implications.

Estrogen dominance is one of the most common hormone imbalance problems for women and that is a big deal because it has literally...

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Thyroid Disease: Tired Wired Foggy & Fat

 

Watch the LiveStream video: Amber Ratcliffe and Justine Shults discuss thyroid disease and why it may be what is holding you back from feeling your best.

First a little about thyroid disease...

When your thyroid is not functioning optimally, you can feel dull, tired, constipated, gain weight, have dry skin, hair can become dry and even fall out, muscles and joints might ache, periods become irregular, you might have fertility problems, brain fog, sugar and carb cravings (your body is desperate for energy!), high cholesterol (even if your diet is amazing), and a host of other large and small symptoms.

  • One in eight women will be diagnosed with thyroid disease during her lifetime

  • The most common form is Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune condition

  • Women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid problems

  • As many as 15 million women have an undiagnosed thyroid problem

  • It is affecting girls as young as 6 years old, largely as a result of toxins

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