- SYMPTOM GROUP 1
Progesterone deficiency: This
is the most common hormone imbalance among women of all
ages. You may need to change your diet, get off of synthetic
hormones (including birth control pills), and you may need
to use some progesterone cream.
- SYMPTOM GROUP 2
Estrogen deficiency: This hormone imbalance is present
in some menopausal women; especially if you are petite
and/or slim. You may need to make some special changes to
your diet; take some women's herbs; and some women may even
need a little bit of natural estrogen - at much lower doses
than prescribed by most doctors.
- SYMPTOM GROUP 3
Excess estrogen: In women, this is most often solved by:
1) getting off of the conventional synthetic hormones most
often prescribed by doctors for menopausal women, and 2) by
working on weight loss as excess weight leads to excessive
estrogen level production.
- SYMPTOM GROUP 4
Estrogen dominance: This is caused when you don't have
enough progesterone to balance the effects of estrogen.
Thus, you can have low estrogen but if you have even lower
progesterone, you can have symptoms of estrogen dominance.
Many women between the ages of 40 and 50 suffer from
- SYMPTOM GROUP 5
Excess androgens (male hormones): This is most often
caused by 1) too much sugar and simple carbohydrates in the
diet and is often found in women who have polycystic ovary
syndrome (PCOS), and 2) As your body's way to start
offsetting an estrogen dominant condition as testosterone is
an anti-metabolic hormone in lower doses.
- SYMPTOM GROUP 6
Cortisol deficiency: This is caused by tired adrenals,
which is usually caused by chronic daily stress. If you're
trying to juggle a job and a family, or you have an
underlying chronic inflammatory illness that your body is
chronically trying to heal, hence using energy to do so,
chances are good you have tired adrenals.
YOU NEED A SALIVA TEST TO
BEST ADJUST AND BALANCE YOUR HORMONES
It is recommended that you get
a saliva hormone test to find out which hormone(s) would be best for you. A basic
set of baseline tests for men would include testosterone, DHEA,
estrogen and progesterone through a saliva test. It is also
vital to measure your stress hormone cortisol by saliva test
to best help you attain hormone balance.