Do You Need Hormone Balancing?

Would you benefit from taking hormones? Find out how they can help.

Lissa Rankin, MD
5-minute read

Why Hormone Levels are Important

The doctor who dismissed Lanie because she was “well” could have been me back then. I regret that I didn’t know any better, that many Lanies probably left my office crying and hopeless. What nobody taught me is that, by tweaking thyroid and adrenal hormones to keep them in the higher realm of the normal ranges, and by using low doses of sex hormones, even in younger women whose levels are low, we can optimize the foundation of the body. Doing so builds the foundation by helping women own all the facets of what makes them whole--their creativity, their spirituality, their relationships, their career, their health, their sexuality, and their life purpose. By uplifting this foundation, we can help women give birth to themselves anew.

Though hormones are only one set of blocks that helped Lanie build the foundation for other changes in her life, they performed a key role in helping her get her mojo back. Lanie knew she had work to do in her personal and professional life to get back in touch with her verve, but she didn’t have the stamina to do so.  Balancing her thyroid, adrenal and sex hormones fortified her to dig deeper into other aspects of her life, where real change can happen.

What Hormone Balancing Has to Offer

Hormone balancing may sound like a buzz word--and it is--but it’s so much more than that. Here are some of the things hormone balancing can help with:

  • Improving energy levels

  • Assisting with better sleep

  • Allaying anxiety and/ or depression

  • Sharpening mental focus and memory

  • Easing healthy weight loss

  • Sparking your libido

  • Regulating menstrual cycles

  • Abetting hot flashes & night sweats

  • Improved vaginal lubrication

  • Better urinary health

  • Strengthening bones

We tend to think of hormones as something you don’t need until after menopause, but the truth is that many women’s hormones start to lag long before periods stop. And for some, just a little bit goes a really long way towards helping her reclaim her vitality.

Do You Need Hormone Balancing?

Did you listen to Lanie’s story and hear a little voice inside yelling, “Me! Me! That sounds like me!” Pay attention. That little voice is the voice of your intuition, and it will serve you well to learn to listen.

If you think your hormones might be out of whack, find a doctor who knows how to think outside the box. We’re out there and love nothing more than witnessing the transformation of women who are unfolding from their cocoons, ready to spread their wings and fly.

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