It is increasingly common for women of all ages to suffer from hormonal imbalances.

Surprisingly, even women in their twenties to thirties are experiencing pre-menopausal symptoms. While this may seem normal in today’s world, it is important to understand that it is not the natural state of our bodies. With the toxic environment we live in, it’s no wonder that young women are experiencing hot flashes, weight gain, infertility, heavy and painful periods, fatigue, and PMS. Let’s delve into three potential causes of hormonal imbalance in women and explore possible resolutions for these symptoms.

GMOs – Genetically Modified Organisms

Genetically modified (GM) soy, in particular, has been linked to various health issues. Studies have shown that mother rats fed GM soy had more than half of their babies die within three weeks. Male rats and mice also experienced changes in their testicles, including alterations in young sperm cells. By the third generation, most hamsters fed GM soy were unable to reproduce. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) even recommends non-GMO diets for everyone due to the potential harm caused by GM foods. Animal studies have shown organ damage, gastrointestinal and immune system disorders, accelerated aging, and infertility.

Resolution: Patients at the Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor (NHCAA) have reported significant improvements in digestion, energy levels, and overall vitality within weeks of adopting non-GMO diets. Avoiding GM foods and opting for organic, non-GMO alternatives can help restore hormonal balance.

Environmental Toxins

Chemicals and heavy metals found in our environment can mimic or disrupt hormones, leading to various health issues, including hormonal imbalance. Studies have linked these toxins to certain types of cancers and harm to unborn fetuses. When our cells become overloaded with toxins, their ability to send and receive messages becomes compromised. This can result in pre-menopausal symptoms, infertility, and endocrine disruption.

Resolution: At NHCAA, we focus on identifying the source of toxicity, educating patients on how to reduce their exposure, and using targeted supplementation to support the body’s natural detoxification processes. By flushing out toxins and minimizing future exposure, we can restore hormonal balance.

Refined Foods and Sugar

Refined foods and excessive sugar intake can wreak havoc on our hormones. Sugar can cause imbalances, with some hormones becoming underactive while others become overactive. Additionally, sugar can negatively impact our sex hormones, affecting both men and women. Moreover, excessive sugar consumption suppresses the immune system. The average American consumes between 300-500 grams of carbohydrates per day, which all convert to sugar in the body. However, the ideal range for carbohydrate intake for optimal immune function is between 75-100 grams per day.

Resolution: Diet plays a crucial role in restoring hormonal balance. At NHCAA, we employ nutritional supplementation to support the immune system while educating patients on healthier, more nutritious eating habits. Reducing refined foods and sugar intake can greatly improve hormonal health.

Understanding the underlying causes of hormonal imbalance and implementing appropriate resolutions is essential for women’s overall well-being. If you’re experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalance, consider seeking guidance from a healthcare professional. By addressing the root causes and making necessary dietary and lifestyle changes, you can regain hormonal balance and improve your quality of life. Take control of your health and schedule a consultation at the Nutritional Healing Center of Ann Arbor today!