Imbalanced Hormones can hit you out of nowhere and you just don’t know when or necessarily make the link with your hormones for years and years to follow.
I’ve recently been asked to provide more information and hormones and how I help people to rebalance their hormones. For the interview, I was sent 6 questions to answer and I thought this may be helpful to others too. So here follows my article:
1. What is hormones and what role does it play in the normal workings of our bodies?
Imagine your brain and body like a computer.
Within you, there is a mother circuit board (your brain) and then millions or trillions of electrical currents running from your brain to various parts of your body.
Think of some of those currents being chemical currents. Hormones are basically chemical messengers that travel in your bloodstream to all your tissues and organs.
These messengers are sent from your endocrine system. This is the situation all around your body, from your brain down to your ovaries/testes.
The endocrine system consists of:
- Hypothalamus (in your brain)
- Pituitary gland (in your brain)
- Pineal gland (in your brain)
- Thyroid & Parathyroid (in your neck)
- Thymus (between your lungs)
- Adrenals (on top of your kidneys)
- Pancras (in your stomach)
- Ovaries & Testes
Hormones are responsible for a wide variety of body functions such as:
– Growth & development
– Emotions & mood
– Fertility & Sexual function
– Blood pressure
– Body Temperature
– Blood sugar levels
– Salt & water balance
– Oxygen intake and so much more!
As you can see – it literally controls pretty much all of your body, so if your hormones are out of whack, you may struggle tremendously on so many levels.
2. What does it mean/entail to balance hormones, describe the process?
There are numerous ways of balancing hormones. Some are more effective than others, some are specific to certain conditions, and some you can only try and hope it works. However, there is not a one-stop solution.
The most common treatments are:
- Medications &
- Hormone therapy
Alternative Hormone Treatment:
- Diet & Nutrition
- Stress Management
- Tai chi
- Bioidentical hormones
- Mind MeDiation & Hypnotherapy
The latter – Mind MeDiation & Hypnotherapy, is what I use to help people rebalance their hormones and get their old lives back!
Let me explain this in a little bit more detail:
I work purely with the unconscious mind. It is, after all, that unconscious mind of ours that allows us to breathe and for our blood to pump through our bodies.
- Our endocrine system is linked to our nervous system.
- Our Endocrine system is the part of our bodies that releases our hormones.
- Inside our brains sits a part called The Hypothalamus which is the portion of the brain that maintains the body’s internal balance.
- The brain is the control centre of your body and your mind.
- Right in the middle of your brain is your Hypothalamus which controls much of our everyday functioning.
- The hypothalamus is the most important gland in the endocrine system. The hypothalamus ensures that the internal processes of your body are regulated and running properly by signalling the pituitary gland to release hormones to the rest of the endocrine system.
- The Hypothalamus regulates body temperature, hunger, thirst, sleep, emotions, the immune system, your libido and more.
- It also regulates the autonomic nervous system.
By scanning the brains of people, whilst in a hypnotic trance, meditation or mind mediation, scientists were able to see neural changes in the brain and in particular the activation of the hypothalamus.
Thus, when doing my sessions, I work purely with the unconscious mind and thus, directly work with the hypothalamus in changing your hormones.
This is the most natural way of getting your hormones rebalanced and your life back.
No more synthetic pills and potions!
No more agony!
No more doctors that don’t understand you!
An actual, natural solution!
3. Is it a once off or does it entail follow-up sessions?
As I am working with the mind, I have no way of knowing how many sessions you would need. Each person is different. I have been doing this since 2012 and in the last 9 years, I have found that it can take anything between 2 and 6 sessions. I’ve not really had to do more than 6. Saying that sessions can be between 30 minutes and 3 hours in length. I find it pointless sticking to the usual 1-hour therapy sessions. We are working with the mind. I don’t want to interrupt and stop it mid-way through the vital work just because the clock says so.
However, most of the time, sessions are about 1.5 hours each.
4. If our hormones is “out of whack” what impact does this have on our bodies?
I’d refer you to Question 6 – signs and symptoms.
In short, it affects us physically, mentally, and emotionally. It feels like you are not you anymore.
Because of the long list of symptoms, people usually develop additional symptoms because of the stress, their thinking, the medications they take, or the lifestyle they lead.
For example, people going through menopause, medically, usually only have about 10 symptoms, but I have worked with women presenting me with 20, 30, even 40 symptoms they are struggling with.
Medically, a person suffering from PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), should only have 6 symptoms, yet a 24-year old I worked with had 29 symptoms.
If you think about it this way, your condition or hormone imbalance may cause you anxiety, but due to the severe anxiety you are struggling with daily, it increases your stress levels, which in turn increases your adrenaline. This means you now have insomnia due to too much adrenaline and cortisol plus constant worries. You may also now develop migraines or constant stomach aches and pains and constipation due to the anxiety and lack of sleep.
In turn, you now feel fatigued all the time, irritable, and have a short fuse. This now means you are pushing people away from you. You feel alone, miserable and do not want to go out with friends anymore, so you stay at home and become depressed, sleeping even more during the day and lying awake at night.
Can you see the vicious circle that was created because of your hormone imbalance?
It literally affects every part of your body, your mind, your relationships, and practically your entire life.
This is not YOU. This is not who you used to be and certainly not who you want to be.
5. When normally thinking about hormones the teenage years as well as menopause comes to mind – what other factors/stages can also play havoc on our hormones?
Causes of imbalanced hormones:
Causes differ depending on which hormones or glands are affected. Common causes of hormonal imbalance include:
- hormone therapy
- endocrine disorders (such as Hypo/hyper-thyroidism, PCOS, chronic & long-term conditions, diabetes etc.)
- cancer treatments such as chemotherapy
- tumours, whether cancerous or benign
- pituitary tumours
- eating disorders
- injury or trauma
Causes unique to women:
- primary ovarian insufficiency, which is also known as premature menopause
- hormone drugs such as birth control pills
6. What are the signs of a imbalanced hormones?
Let’s look at the signs and symptoms for imbalanced hormones:
- Weight gain
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle aches, stiffness and tenderness
- Pain, stiffness or swelling of the joints
- Increased/decreased heart rate
- Sensitive to cold or heat
- Frequent urination
- Increased thirst or hunger
- Decreased sex drive
- Mood swings
- Nervousness or irritability
- Blurred vision
- Thinning of hair
- Dry skin
- Puffy face
- Brown spots on skin
- Stretch marks
- Cyclical or Migraine headaches
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Breast tenderness
- Foggy thinking
- Gallbladder problems
- Excessive hair on face and arms
- Ovarian cysts
- Intolerance to exercise
- Low blood pressure
- Lower stamina
- Enlarged breasts
- Softer erections
- Prostate enlargement
The list goes on. It can affect mentally, physically, and emotionally. It can make you literally feel like a different person.
Some of my clients explained how their hormones make them feel:
‘’ It’s like gremlins contorting my organs into origami.’’
‘’I feel like I am losing it’’
‘’ I go from angel to monster in 2.5 seconds’’
‘’ I have stopped having intercourse with my wife out of fear she would laugh at my body’’
‘’ I don’t feel like myself anymore. It’s a different person inside me. I just want the old ME back!’’
Complete my mini hormone test to see if your hormones might be out of whack.
Normally, people try everything else first BEFORE they come and see me when they have imbalanced hormones. I am sort of their last resort. But the way I see it is that you could have saved yourself a ton of money, years of looking for answers, and precious time, if only you tried my method first.
We were all given this amazing brain (which we don’t quite understand yet), but we simply don’t always know how to use it. We can certainly heal ourselves with this amazing part of ourselves, we just need a little guidance.
Plus, I am all for combining therapies. Why not! You can use my method in conjunction with a good diet, healthy lifestyle, herbal supplements, etc, however, I’ll say stick to the natural ways when combining.
My last resort would always be medication -again – as a last resort. It is unnatural, it changes your body in ways you did not expect and yes, whilst it removes or improves some symptoms, it sadly brings on new symptoms or side effects.
Finally, when thinking about hormones, most people think – WOMEN. It is however not just a female issue. Men also suffer from hormone imbalances, it is just seldom talked about or even thought of when a man starts experiencing a variety of symptoms he has not had before.
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