MOOD & HORMONES
Feeling out of sorts, anxious and wired, stressed and tired, or low and irritable are all not ways to thrive in your body. Whether you are on medication and looking for complementary therapy or you are looking to wean off or never start, nutritional supplementation and a quality focused diet can have a significant role on balancing neurotransmitters and ultimately mood.
When the stress response of the body, the sympathetic fight or flight reactive mode is in overdrive, often the body’s parasympathetic rest-digest-reproduce regulatory mode is thrown off. Sexual hormone imbalance can be due to excess demand in the body’s hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis from chronic stress or anxiety. The body can show this imbalance with infertility, amenorrhea, heavy periods and cramping, and erectile dysfunction. Beyond the stress-hormone connection, conditions such as PCOS, estrogen dominance, and acne can be resolved with food-as-medicine, the ketogenic diet, and quality nutritional supplementation.