Get to Know Your Hormones

Jun 13, 2022

Hormones can play crazy games with our emotions, brains, and bodies, right? We’ve all experienced that plenty of times. 

But from those first confusing flashes of adolescence, do you know really what your hormones are -- and why they’re important to your health and wellbeing throughout your life? 

Hormones are about way more than just our sex hormones; and they’re nothing to be afraid of or embarrassed about. We’re also talking about weight gain, sleep, emotions, concentration and more. 

Let’s have a little science lesson today with these “fun facts” about hormones: 

  • We have more than 50 traveling throughout our bodies, and they’re responsible for a wide range of functions, like growth, metabolism, and fertility. 
  • Our brains tell our glands when to put certain hormones into the bloodstream. The glands are the endocrine system. So, if you’ve ever heard of something messing up hormonal functions, it might’ve been called an “endocrine disruptor.”
  • Our sex glands are involved, of course – ovaries and oestrogen in women, testes and testosterone in men. 
  • Having too much or not enough of certain hormones can cause common health problems, ranging from diabetes, thyroid disease, irregular periods, infertility and obesity.

So, in a nutshell, hormones are super-important to our entire existence. And lots of factors and lifestyle choices can disrupt them – from pregnancy to the environment, from medications to stress.

If you’re feeling lethargic, having trouble with your weight, or experiencing disruptions in your cycle or sex drive, then please talk with your favourite naturopath (me) or your GP about hormone health. We can test for possible imbalances or other issues and suggest a course of treatment.

Have questions about hormones? Hit reply/leave a comment and let me know and I’ll do my best to support!

And if you're keen for some more in depth support, you may like to join my 12 Week Program. It is designed to help women over 35 balance their hormones and end the cycle of dieting, using a simple science-backed approach to losing weight and keeping it off, so they can fit back into their clothes, feel great and thrive with energy and body confidence. If you’d like to know more, please book a Discovery call with me on 

Andrea x