Thankfully, our body is smarter than us when it comes to hormonal balance!
In this video, I provide a snapshot into the absolutely amazing ways our bodies regulate our hormones and why “tweaking” and “tinkering” with mother nature’s wisdom is very tricky and very complicated. I clarify and explain more about why unintended effects can occur when using any form of hormonal replacement and provide a summary and overview of hormone balance.
Watch this 14-minute video to learn:
- Why essential oils are a holistic, mind-body tool that can indirectly modulate hormonal balance.
- The shortcomings and caveats to measuring hormones in the blood, urine, and/or saliva.
- The importance of considering hormone metabolism.
- The three unintended effects of hormone replacement that can occur. This is due to:
- Their complex feedback mechanisms
- The system wide-effects of one hormone and why it won’t just impact one organ or symptom
- The importance of peripheral conversion to active hormones
- Hormonal PTSD! (Production, Transport, Sensitivity, and Distribution and detoxification)
- A cautionary tale of rubbing on progesterone cream to “treat” estrogen dominance.
- How addressing the root cause and using lifestyle is the most important thing to do first.
- Some other clinical pearls only found in the video!
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This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.