Female Hormones Weight Loss

Female Hormones Weight Loss

Female Hormones Weight Loss – Diets and exercise not working? Don’t give up!

“Calories in, calories out” has traditionally been the mantra of doctors counseling women on weight loss. While your best friend can eat hot fudge sundaes without gaining a pound, you look at a bagel and it seems to go straight to your thighs. Your doctor may tell you you’re clearly consuming more calories than you realize. But if you feel that you are starving and the scale doesn’t budge, consider another part of the weight-loss equation–your hormones. – Livestrong

Female Hormones Weight Loss – Statistics show hormones cause Weight Gain in 75% of Women

Here are 7 signs your hormones are out of balance:

  1. Gaining weight around the middle and can’t shift the weight no matter what you do.
  2. Feeling tired, irritable more often than not.
  3. Feeling bloated often these days.
  4. Everything is starting to stress you, even the little things.
  5. Rely on coffee, tea to give you a pep up often during the day.
  6. Can’t think properly, your brain feels like it is full of cotton wool.
  7. Your sex drive has taken a nose dive.


Female Hormone Specialist

Female Hormone Specialist

Female Hormone Specialist – Are Hormones Causing Your Fatigue, Weight Gain Or Moodiness?

Feel like your hormones are out of whack?

Here’s a few tips to steer you in the right direction.

Female Hormone Specialists – Hormones are chemical messengers in your body. They send constant messages to every organ and alters things like energy levels, mood, weight, digestion, temperature and much more. Hormone producing organs include your brain (hypothalamus, pituitary and pineal glands), thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, adrenals, gastrointestinal tract and reproductive glands (ovaries and testes).

As it is in life, we never truly appreciate the effects of something, until it’s not working. This imbalance can be from, too much or too little or not the right ratio of this to that. In hormone land, there are loads of negative & positive feedback loops, so one anomaly can cause a cascade of effects.

In Naturopathic or functional medicine, we aim to find the root cause and rectify and support your natural hormonal balance and keep you symptom free. This is why we often use salivary hormone testing. It’s more sensitive and measures the unbound or free portion of hormones that acts on your tissues. So it’s easier to titrate doses of natural hormones, herbs, nutrients and the like and correlates better with symptoms.

Mainstream medicine however tends to favour serum blood tests, which measure total blood levels, so bound and unbound. So, it’s hard to see what’s working and what’s not to fine tune it. You’re often given high doses of synthetic tablets or creams, to replace a deficiency and often result in an array of side effects and potentially hazardous long term outcomes. Otherwise, if your symptoms don’t correlate with abnormal blood results you’re told you’re just getting old, offered antidepressants or told to lose weight. When really the testing wasn’t sensitive enough to pick up the problem.

Here’s some common hormonal symptoms I see and you may be experiencing right now.


Natural Remedies for Insulin Resistance

Natural Remedies for Insulin Resistance

Natural Remedies for Insulin Resistance – Tired, Hungry, Gaining Weight? Want To Learn How To Make It All Stop?


Natural Remedies for Insulin Resistance – Have you been feeling tired, hungry and gaining weight? Hitting a wall in the afternoons and feeling “blahhh” more often than not? Maybe waking at night to go to toilet or feeling thirstier than normal?

These can be common signs of insulin resistance.

Did you know it is estimated 500,000 people in Australia suffer from undiagnosed insulin resistance? Most of them are unaware they have it and it just creeps up on them. I over hear them saying things like, “I think I’m just getting old” and leave it at that, like there is nothing you can do about it.

Well, that’s so not true! And it makes me even more determined to teach you otherwise. In truth, it’s a sign, your blood sugar levels are not as good as they should be. You don’t necessarily have diabetes, but you’re well on the way towards it.

Getting your blood sugar sorted, will mean you have less chance of getting diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gaining weight or not being able to lose it, polycystic ovarian syndrome, breast cancer, and much more.

Eating in a way that balances your blood sugar, reduces inflammation and oxidative stress, and improves your liver detoxification is the key to preventing and reversing insulin resistance and diabetes. – Huffpost

Good news is, it’s not that hard to manage and heal. Let’s take a look at insulin resistance more closely and some Natural Remedies for Insulin Resistance.


What Does Your Thyroid Do?

What Does Your Thyroid Do?

What Does Your Thyroid Do?

Your thyroid is an important endocrine gland that makes and releases certain hormones. Your thyroid’s main job is to control your metabolism — how your body uses energy. Sometimes, your thyroid doesn’t work properly. These conditions are common and treatable. Cleveland Clinic

The Thyroid gland manages your weight, mood, energy, temperature and your memory. It also works closely with the adrenal glands and the blood sugar system to regulate your energy.

Overall, the thyroid gland is responsible for the speed of your cellular function or metabolic rate. This includes the speed of your reflexes, heart, brain and so on, by affecting all the cells, tissues, organs and systems in your body. The thyroid gland is essential for life, growth and development. It works with all your hormones to coordinate them.

Hormones excreted by the thyroid include T4, T3, T2, T1 and calcitonin. The thyroid manufactures 80% of all your T4, 20% of all your T3 (quantities and function of T1 and T2 are largely unknown). T3 is five to seven times stronger than T4.

WHAT DOES YOUR THYROID DO – How does Thyroid work?

The thyroid is stimulated by a hormonal messenger from the brain called Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) to secrete thyroid hormone T4. When the thyroid is functioning properly it produces thyroid hormones T3 (Tri-iodothyronine), and T4 (Tetra-iodothyronine) from tyrosine (a protein) and iodine. The hormone calcitonin is also produced by the thyroid and is involved in the regulation of calcium in the body and therefore affects neurotransmitter, muscle and bone health.

WHAT DOES THE THYROID DO - thyroid hormones. Human endocrine system. Human anatomy

The thyroid hormones are chemical messengers that deliver instructions to various target tissues and organs via the bloodstream. The cells within the target organs then use the thyroid hormones and respond by speeding up or slowing down their activities in all parts of the body.

The 3 Key Facts

1. Hyperthyroidism – your thyroid produces excess T3 or T4, which speeds up the rate you burn calories.

2. Hypothyroidism – your thyroid is underproducing T3 or T4, which slows the rate your body burns fuel. You can be born with this or it can develop later in life.

3. Important to note that in older people hypothyroidism is also mixed up with the natural signs of ageing.


The Thyroid Gland and its functions can be likened to driving in a car in the wrong gear. If you’re in first gear and driving at 50kms an hour, you’re revving too high or overworking, this can be likened to Hyperthyroidism. However, driving in fourth gear at 15kms an hour, causes you to slow down, and eventually stall the car, this can be likened to Hypothyroidism. Neither is ideal so you need it to be balanced and functioning properly!

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Thyroid Problems Solved Naturopath Online Australia

Thyroid Problems Solved Naturopath Online Australia

You May Have A Thyroid Problems……


Why are thyroid problems so prevalent today?

If you pose this question to a traditional endocrinologist or a GP, they’d tell you “we don’t know.”

Thyroid Problems – However, holistic practitioners have a different point of view as to why we have a thyroid and autoimmune pandemic in developed countries.

Untreated for long periods of time, hypothyroidism can bring on a myxedema coma, a rare but potentially fatal condition that requires immediate hormone treatment. – WebMD

Let’s take a look at what they are: