Written by Dr Sandra Miranda, ND

You made it to retirement!  You waited your whole life, pushing yourself when you were not feeling good.  You may have even needed sleeping pills or medication to keep your pain under control so you can get through the last year of work.  What kept you going was thinking about all the things you wanted to do.  Then it hit you, your doctor just told you that you are having other symptoms from your medication, typical side effects…  How are you going to get off these medications and get healthy again so you can go play with your grandchildren?  

Retirement is a time to focus on you and what you want.  It is an opportunity to take back your life and get healthy.  When you prioritize your health, you can regain your energy, get off those medications and feel better than you have in years. 

You will have time after retirement to optimize your health.  There is little pulling you from the outside, as your boss is no longer there.  There are many ways you can move forward on this path to optimal wellness, such as dancing, gardening, exercise, connecting with friends and family and volunteering.  

Remember the goal is to not only be nutritionally balanced but also hormonally balanced. Yes, you heard me right…even at retirement you still need to be hormonally balanced! 

You need hormones to keep your heart, brain, and bones healthy.

Here are common symptoms that you can feel when your hormones are off balance:

  • Foggy Thinking and low memory
  • Aches & Pains
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Lack of stamina 
  • Thinning Hair & Hair Loss 
  • Weight Gain
  • Low Sex Drive 
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Bladder Problems
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Decline in Muscle tone
  • Water Retention
  • Elevated Cholesterol Levels
  • Elevated blood sugar levels

If you are suffering from many of these symptoms, please call us 905-239-3900.  We can help you with a thorough assessment to figure out what is off balance.