If so, your hormones are most likely out of balance but there’s a lot you can do to help detox your body and regulate your hormones naturally using Homeopathy.
1. Hormonal interference
Our hormonal system is a delicate and complex activity between pituitary, ovary, uterus and hypothalamus. Nowadays this intelligent natural system is subjected to an array of hormone interference and chemicals that our previous generations would never have known. From the contraceptive pill to hormones in our foods, these synthetic hormones trick our bodies willingly and unwillingly and leave women vulnerable to health problems such as difficult periods, infertility, mood swings, fatigue, cysts, fibroids, PCOS, PMS and more.
2. The contraceptive pill
Many women I see in my practice say they have never felt right since stopping the contraceptive pill. While originally used as a form of birth control it has become an “all-encompassing solution for hormonal issues” such as acne or heavy, painful and irregular periods.
The pill “switches off” or suppresses the body’s own hormones and shuts down ovulation replacing it with pseudo hormones which do not have the same benefits as hormones produced by your own body. When women eventually stop the pill, they can find that it has only masked the problem as the original symptoms often return shortly afterwards. Or periods that were once regular do not actually restart. By detoxing and supporting your body’s natural cycle, you can encourage your hormone system to “switch on or reboot” naturally.
3. Infertility and trying to get pregnant
Many women with hormone imbalances are faced with challenges when trying to get pregnant and while there are many causes such as medical conditions, nutritional deficiencies, stress and unhealthy lifestyles, toxins can have a huge impact too. Whether the reasons for infertility are unexplained or known, giving the reproductive system a kick start from synthetic disorder can be a positive step in helping reset your hormones to optimise your chances of conceiving.
4. Fertility Medications/IVF Treatment
Many women report that they have never felt quite right since IVF treatment and now struggle with side effects such as headaches, mood swings, bloating, hot flushes and weight gain. As well as the emotional stress involved with fertility treatments, women often feel their body is like a machine undergoing mechanical repair with injections, medications, assisted artificial techniques and insemination. By assisting your body in detoxing drugs and hormone overload you can hope to restore harmony and a natural balance in a gentle and non-invasive way.
5. HRT and the menopause
As well as the many risks associated with HRT, when women decide to stop this treatment, they often find themselves experiencing the very menopausal symptoms they were trying to avoid in the first place – but now many years later. By helping your body detox and supporting your changing hormones, homeopathy can help ease you through the ageing process naturally.
6. Hormones in our foods
Animals are given hormones to “plump” their size and produce more meat. Hormones are in pesticides and sprayed on our fruit, vegetables and grains that both we and animals eat. We then excrete these hormones through our kidneys and back into the water supply which cannot be easily filtered out… and so the cycle continues.
Most people will attempt to detox by “giving up” rich foods, cigarettes, chocolates and alcohol and perhaps introduce more healthy organic foods as well as drinking lots of purified water.
While this is a great start to a detox and often enough to get some people back on track, for many it will be insufficient in creating dramatic change due to an accumulation of toxins that the body is already unable to process.
The problem is also compounded with constant exposure to environmental pollution, food additives, processed foods, pesticides, hormone imbalances and medications which stress our body beyond its natural limits.
By using homeopathic remedies to assist our body with elimination of toxins and metabolic waste, along with a healthy diet and lifestyle, we can create sustainable shifts to balance our hormones naturally.
7. The impact of stress on our hormone balance
Stress is a huge factor in affecting our health and hormone balance. Cortisol, also known as the stress hormone is responsible for the flight or fright response and it rises during stressful times. The problem occurs when you are stressed for prolonged periods and there is too much hormone produced for too long. This increased level of cortisol can in turn block progesterone receptors which can result in low levels of progesterone in relation to oestrogen – leading to “oestrogen dominance”.
8. Exposure to Xenoestrogens
In our modern world we are exposed to more and more “Xenoestrogens” which are chemicals that imitate oestrogen. Their name comes from “Xeno” which means foreign and they mimic “oestrogen” in the body. They are hormone disruptors and they are found in plastics and many other every day products. These include hair dyes, skincare products, make up, suncream, nail varnish, plastics water bottles, storage containers, cling film, the combined oral contraceptive pill and household cleaning products.
In my practice I have found that a hormonal balancing detox is really beneficial for women’s health. Whether you are trying to clear the effects of synthetic hormone medications or you feel out of sync with your natural rhythm, homeopathy is an excellent support for enhancing your body’s natural cleansing ability and balancing your hormones while minimising detox side effects.
With a hormonal detox most women will begin to see their natural cycle regulate with a change in their blood flow, less clots, less pain, less PMT symptoms and they notice an improvement in their mood and energy. While some women can begin to see immediate changes in their first or second cycle, it can take longer depending on the history but you will get a sense that your body is trying to restore order.
For women going through the menopause, and especially for those who have come off HRT, a hormonal detox will help balance your hormones naturally and support your body’s natural ageing process without the risk of side effects.
Homeopathic remedies stimulate and promote the body’s own natural elimination and detoxing process in a deep and powerful way. By supporting the liver and stimulating the cells to release the toxins, the elimination organs can do their job more effectively and excrete excess hormones and environmental toxins.
As part of our consultation I look at the systems and organs that may be under stress or blocked. Homeopathic detox or drainage remedies are then selected according to your needs to improve organ function, and redress any areas of weakness. One remedy might drain the liver and the kidneys, one might help cleanse the skin or the lymphatic system and another might stimulate ovulation and the reproductive system.
The homeopathic detox is designed to be gentle and is tailored to your needs and does not involve practices such as juicing or fasting.
With over 15 years of study and practice in Homeopathy, I am passionate about helping women enjoy better health and supporting them in creating the life they deserve.
I specialises in infertility, balancing hormones, stress and anxiety and with a unique approach and exceptional level of patient care, I have a demonstrated track record of positive feedback and client success stories.
Any other questions, please feel free to get in touch!