Healthy Hormone Balance

Have you told your doctor you think your hormones might be off, only to be told everything looks normal? Sleepless nights, weight gain, fatigue, irregular cycles, and PMS don’t have to be your norm. Women are often dismissed or offered birth control pills for hormonal issues. At Waterleaf, we listen closely to understand your symptoms and help balance your hormones. Let’s find a solution that gives you more energy, helps you feel balanced, and addresses the root cause!

To address hormones effectively, we need to consider:

1. Testing: It is important to test for hormonal imbalances, blood sugar issues, nutrient deficiencies, adrenal health, thyroid health, and more. We want to have all of the information needed to help you in your health journey.

2. What is happening in your cycle?: Are you perimenopausal? Do you have symptoms of estrogen dominance? Are your mood swings worse before your period? We will take the time to listen and understand what you are experiencing. Symptoms are messages from the body and we want to listen to those messages.

3. The best nutrition for you and your hormonal picture: Nutrition is key to healing hormones. If you find it hard to stay on track with a healthy diet, you are not alone. Most people need a plan and support to develop a lifestyle change. Our compassionate and knowledgeable team will help you develop a sustainable way of eating that works for your health and life. We will work with you to help you understand what works for your body and your hormones. 

4. Cortisol: Cortisol is the hormone that responds to stress and it also gives you energy. We don’t want it to be too low or too high. If it is out of balance due to years of chronic stress or recent stress, this can throw off sex hormones, make conditions such as PMS or PCOS worse and exacerbate perimenopausal symptoms. We measure your cortisol four times in one day through a saliva test that is completed at home. This enables us to better understand how stress is impacting your body, and what is needed to balance your cortisol and stress levels more easily.

5. Thyroid: Similar to cortisol, if the thyroid is out of balance, this often causes imbalances in estrogen and progesterone. We will measure your thyroid through three different thyroid hormone tests, and make sure to help you support healthy thyroid function.

6. Stress management and sleep: If someone comes in with sleep issues, one of the first things we want to do is help them sleep better as this affects everything. Similarly, we address stress through nervous system balancing, supplements, and coaching from our team.

At Waterleaf, we listen to ensure we understand what you and your body need. Then, we make a plan to achieve that goal and support you through it so you can achieve great results. It is our mission to help our practice members feel empowered in their health and know what to do to feel good! 

What is the next step? Please fill out our contact form (or call 828-505-0402), and a team member will reach out to set up a complimentary 15-minute call to discuss whether we should take that next step together—that step towards feeling good in your body, having optimally balanced hormones and having long-term health.