What you eat can have a profound effect on your hormonal health. There are a huge variety of hormone related health problems and most women will experience at least one or more from the list below, at some point in their lives.
- PCOS – Polycystic ovary or ovarian syndrome
- Underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism
Quite often, the underlying reasons for these hormone conditions and hormone imbalances are similar, for instance, stress, nutritional deficiencies and a build up in the body of the toxins that we’re exposed to every day, as we go about our lives.
How can nutrition help with hormonal balance?
The nutritional therapy approach treats you as in individual, rather than treating just the your hormone issues you are suffering from. Often it’s as simple as making some minor adjustments to your diet, reducing your stress levels and boosting your nutrient levels and you can feel like you’re back to your old self again very quickly.*
When your hormones are out of balance, some of the most common issues are weight related, i.e. weight gain, difficulty losing weight or it becomes harder to maintain your weight. Having an individually tailored nutrition programme to suit your specific nutritional needs can help, not only with balancing your hormones, but it can also help you to lose weight more easily. Metabolic Balance is a weight-loss programme or diet, specifically designed to re-balance your hormones and is ideal for weight loss for menopause, those suffering from PCOS, underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), endometriosis and fibroids. We have Metabolic Balance appointments available at our London and Colchester clinics.
PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
Our expert nutritionists specialise in nutritional advice for women with PCOS and can help clients get their periods and hormones back into balance so that they feel healthy and normal again. The most common symptoms of PCOS seem to be weight gain, cravings, irregular periods, facial hair and acne. The Metabolic Balance diet plan can help balance hormones and consequently it becomes easier to lose weight even if you have PCOS. You can also regulate periods, reduce facial hair growth and skin problems and get rid of the cravings that make it so difficult to stick to a diet.*
The menopause is a natural phase of a woman’s life, therefore, by taking a natural approach as women often did many years ago, it can be embraced and not feared. In fact, in other parts of the world, differences in diet mean that women very rarely suffer any symptoms at all. Our expert nutritionists can help advise on the best nutrition whilst you’re experiencing the menopause, which will help to alleviate some of the worth symptoms and effects of the menopause and balance you out.
Underactive Thyroid or Hypothyroidism
Are your blood test results normal, but you still have hypothyroid symptoms? We see this all the time with clients that come to the clinic. In this situation, nutritional therapy can be a really useful adjunct to your medication. In particular, clients see an improvement in energy and mood when getting the correct nutrition. Weight gain is also a common problem with hypothyroidism and the Metabolic Balance diet plan can help you to lose weight and feel better despite your hypothyroidism.*
Do you have a personality transplant once a month and turn into Dr Jekyll’s Mr Hyde? But it’s not funny if this is your life and we have seen clients at The Nutritional Therapy Clinic who have such strong PMS or PMT symptoms that it’s literally ruining their lives. Thankfully nutritional therapy can be particularly beneficial in helping with the unpleasant symptoms of PMS or PMT. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies, sugar handling issues and low adrenal and thyroid function can all result in irritability, fatigue, depression and sugar cravings before your monthly period and the correct diet can help alleviate some of these PMT or PMS symptoms.
Given the right tools, the body has an amazing capacity to heal itself and always seems to be striving for balance. If you give your body the right support in the form of foods, supplements and lifestyle, those changes can go a long way towards putting your hormones and health back into balance!
*Disclaimer: The information and advice provided by The Nutritional Therapy Clinic is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Any person suffering from conditions requiring medical attention, or who have symptoms that concern them, should consult a doctor. Testimonials on this site are examples of what we have done for other clients and of what some of our clients have said about us. However, we cannot guarantee the results in any case. Your results may vary and every situation is different. Please see our disclaimer section for further information.
Click here to contact us or call on 0203 907 6848 for free a no obligation chat with an expert nutritionist about balancing your hormones. We have new client appointments available at our clinic in Harley Street in London and virtually for those outside of London or internationa. The metabolic balance diet has helped many of our clients who have hypothyroidism, PCOS, Menopause and PMS issues.