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Are Your Hormones Driving You Crazy?

Written By Dr. Sandra Miranda, ND.

Almost everyone over the age of 40 (and sometimes even 30) begin to experience symptoms of hormonal imbalances.  This can be due to environmental or dietary toxins or from stress and unhealthy lifestyles. Excess or deficiencies of different hormones can cause health problems.


The more common symptoms that patients come in to see me with are:

  • PMS, headaches and foggy thinking
  • Everyone around you seems a lot more irritating that what they used to
  • You wonder whatever happened to your sex drive
  • Low energy & mood swings
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weight gain even though your diet hasn’t really changed
  • Vaginal dryness and/or pain with intercourse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Irregular or heavy periods

Do any of these symptoms sound familiar to you… I know!  The key is to figure out if you are deficient or have an excess of certain hormones and of course which ones.  Sometimes, it is hard to try to figure it out on your own because symptoms overlap with the different imbalances.  Salivary hormone testing  is the easiest and most effective way to evaluate your condition.


If you have an excess amount of certain hormones then you want to detox, and really focus on the health of your liver and gut.  However, if you are deficient in certain hormones then you may be a good candidate for bio-identical or natural hormones – aka BHRT or natural hormones.  


Biio-identical hormones refer to hormones that are identical to the ones that we naturally have in our bodies.  These natural hormones are very different to the synthetic hormones normally used in conventional medicine and therefore, they don’t have the same side effects.  Conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is composed of synthetic estrogen (oral estrone) and synthetic progesterone (progestin) and they carry unacceptable risks of breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes.  The use of bioidentical hormones in dosages that restore normal physiological levels are safe and even protective against many diseases.


Did you know that we increase our IQ, even after the age of 50 years old, as long as we are hormonally and nutritionally balanced.  Don’t accept the excuse of aging as to why you are feeling unwell and experience a decline in memory and clarity of mind.


If you want more information on how you can balance your hormones naturally, call us today.  We are happy to offer 10 minutes free Meet & Greets. 905-239-3900 

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