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Dr Jon Morley

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Women’s Health

Of course, the first word that comes to mind, is Hormones. However, awareness seems to stick around the notion of estrogen and progesterone. In reality, your hormones form an intricate network, like a spider’s web. In as much as if you pull one strand of a spider’s web, the whole web loses structure, so too should hormone balance be seen in women.

One needs to consider the following vital systems that contribute to healthy hormone balance: The bowels, the liver, the adrenal glands, the thyroid and pituitary glands. All hormones need to be ‘recycled’ and metabolised through the liver. The health of your liver depends so much on the health of your intestines and the integrity of the intestinal lining. This is very dependent on your diet, as well as toxin exposure.

The correct signalling of hormones between your ovaries, uterus and pituitary gland is affected by the health of your thyroid and adrenal glands. Both the thyroid and adrenal glands are directly affected by stress levels and diet, as well as by appropriate levels of exercise.

Unfortunately, very few laboratories and doctors in this country are testing fully for hormone imbalance, nor considering the interconnectedness of the whole ‘spider-web’ as outlined above.
Moreover, all medicines will, over time, cause micronutrient depletions in the body. In fact female hormone medicines, including the contraceptive pill, cause possibly the widest range of depletions of all pharmaceutical medicines.
Depletions may occur in all the B vitamins, Vitamin C, magnesium, zinc, selenium and levels of good bacteria in the bowel.

This understanding may explain why so many women are taking hormone replacement (chemical or natural or ‘bio-identical’) in the menopausal period, or hormone therapies for polycystic ovaries, endometriosis, fertility problems, etc, and are still feeling unwell, gaining weight, feeling tired and stressed, bloated, headachey and crave chocolate.

So, all hormonal effects occur in relation to other hormones in the body, to the environment, both internal (within the body) and external, such as toxin exposure. So measuring a single hormone in isolation really proves very little and is often unwise. Having a broad and ‘holistic’ review of all the systems relating to better hormone balance will often bring about greater levels of well-being. Very often better hormone balance can be brought about only with adjustments in diet, activity, stress levels and herbal preparations.

The more points of view, the better the view!

 
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