Hormonal Havoc

Whether it’s PMS, perimenopause, menopause, or andropause, the various symptoms that often accompany each can wreak havoc on our lives.  For us girls, symptoms like weight gain, hot flashes, irritability, and insomnia — annoying as they are — are merely indicators of underlying hormonal imbalances. For you guys, symptoms like ED (erectile dysfunction) are not caused by a Viagra deficiency — okay, that was just my attempt at lightening up a touchy subject, but just like muscle loss, fatigue, and urinary problems, it’s a sign of hormonal imbalance as well.

Factors such as poor nutrition and stress can be causative factors or exacerbate many of these symptoms. With the proper nutritional support, you can bring your body back into balance and be free of the unpleasant symptoms of PMS, peri-menopause, menopause, and andropause.  When your hormones are in balance, you feel great, look vibrant, have abundant energy and wellness, and have a healthy sex life.  This is the way you were meant to be and feel.

Common symptoms of PMS include:

      Bloating/Water Retention
      Irritability/Mood Swings
      Cravings for Sweet and/or Salty Foods
      Poor Concentration
      Poor Self Worth
      Aches and Pains

      Common symptoms of peri-menopause/menopause include:

          Weight Gain
          Fuzzy Thinking
          Insomnia/Disturbed Sleep
          Low Libido
          Hot Flashes/Night Sweats
          Irritability/Mood Swings
          Breast Pain/Tenderness
          Decreased Memory
          Anxiety and/or Depression
          Hair Loss
          Irregular Periods
          Urinary Dysfunction
          Inability to Concentrate
          Vaginal Dryness
          Digestive Issues
          Dry Skin
          Craving for Sweets/Carbs

          Common symptoms of andropause include:

              Erectile Dysfunction
              Night Sweats
              Muscle Loss
              Low libido or Sex Drive
              Weight Gain
              Urinary Problems
              Hot Flashes
              Gynecomastia (Male Breasts)
              Hair Loss
              Sleep Apnea


              Written by Nutritionist, Jacqui Justice

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