Do you think you’re struggling with hormonal imbalances that are leaving you frustrated with symptoms like weight gain and lack of energy?
This quiz will help you figure out if you may have a hormonal imbalance like estrogen dominance, adrenal fatigue and high testosterone by looking at the symptoms you’re experiencing on a daily basis.
Disclaimer: This quiz is not meant for diagnostic purposes. The best way to assess for hormone imbalances and adrenal function is with lab testing.
PCOS is a hormonal imbalance that affects many women and is caused by a high level of the “male” hormone: testosterone.
All women produce testosterone (and need it too!). However, higher than normal levels can affect your cycle and when you ovulate. Most women with higher testosterone can develop PCOS, and this is when women are offered birth control pills to help with symptoms. Instead, there are a few things that you can try to really help optimize your testosterone. First, we need to focus on insulin resistance as it is closely linked with PCOS. Here are things you can start as of tomorrow in order to optimize your hormones:
You may be dealing with adrenal fatigue or a cortisol imbalance. Cortisol is our stress hormone. When you are chronically stressed (ie. overthinking all the time), your body is constantly inflamed, leading to weight gain as the primary symptom. Chronic stress overactivates your hunger and slows down your metabolism.
So, if you feel like you’re eating the same food/ calories as before while gaining weight, we need to start focusing on cortisol control!
Protein within an hour of waking up
Slow down on intense workouts
Drink lemon balm tea and/or chamomile tea