Dr. Lam defines hormones as very powerful chemicals that greatly affect and control our body.
Nowadays, hormone imbalances have become very common condition. This is a result of several factors such as improper diet, excessive stress levels, pollution, and pesticides.
Negative Effects of Hormone Imbalances
Hormonal changes can trigger chronic fatigue, estrogen dominance, and thyroid problems, which negatively affect our health in general.
1. Adrenal Fatigue
Stress is the main reason for this condition. In the opinion of Dr. Wilson, adrenal fatigue occurs as a result of being exposed to stressful situations and respiratory infections for a longer period of time. Adrenal fatigue can even lead to the development of Addison’s disease, a rare disorder of the adrenal glands.
2. Estrogen Dominance
Excess of estrogen can trigger many problems such as breast tenderness, loss of libido, water retention, and mood disorders.
Therefore, if you notice any of these signs, visit your health care provider and check out your hormone levels.
3. Thyroid Problems
The thyroid is part of the endocrine system. The function of the thyroid gland is to produce, store, and release hormones. They are are secreted into the bloodstream and then carried to every tissue in the body.
If the thyroid gland is not functioning properly, then other organs in the body are affected. The most common thyroid disorders are hyperthyroidism, which is thyroid inactivity, and hypothyroidism, which is thyroid under activity. Excessive sweating, heat intolerance, sudden weight loss even though you have an increased appetite, sleeping disorders, and anxiety are signs of hyperthyroidism. If you are sensitive to cold, feeling fatigued, your musculature is weakened, and you are experiencing slow heart beat, it means that your thyroid is under activity (hypothyroidism).
5. Essential Oils That Can Help Reduce Your Symptoms
1. Basil Oil
A study has proven that Basil essential oil positively affects on your health and can reduce stress with 39% more efficiency, compared to other medications used in treating this condition.
How to use it: Rub a few drops of organic basil onto your forearms or your ears.
2. Lavender Oil
Its calming effect will improve the quality of your sleeping. It is the best natural therapy which improves coronary circulation. This lavender aromatherapy alleviates the symptoms of both estrogen imbalance and adrenal fatigue.
How to use it: Drop a few drops of lavender essential oil on your pillow before you go to sleep.
3. Myrtle Oil
It has been scientifically proven that Myrtle essential oil effectively treats thyroid or ovary imbalances.
How to use it: Rub a few drops of organic Myrtle oil at the base of your neck. You can also rub it underneath your big toe.
4. Licorice Oil
This oil is described as a powerful antidepressant, that is very useful in reducing the estrogen dominance, adrenal fatigue and thyroid-related problems. Additionally, it also boosts your metabolism.
How to use it: Apply a few drops of licorice oil on your palms. Rub and inhale. Your mood will be improved in no time.
5. Clary Sage Oil
Clary Sage oil will keep your hormones balanced and reduce the PMS symptoms.
How to use it: Just add a few drops to your bath. Then, sit back and relax. The combination of the heat of the bath and the relaxing effect of the oil, will minimize your PMS pains and discomfort.
Important note: Just in case, consult your doctor before using any of these oils.