I am a mom.
I am also tired, irritable, sore, over-committed, tired, sometimes anxious and depressed, often out-of sorts, overwhelmed – and did I mention tired?
But, as I stated above, I am a mom and by all accounts these are normal feelings and experiences for a mom. I am also now closer to my 40th birthday than my 30th… so this is all par for the course, right?
I have recently grown to accept the above as my lot in life. I work hard, I play hard, my kids can be draining and I am officially middle-aged. It’s not fun. It’s not ideal. But, it’s part of life, right?
Well, it turns out… this may not be true.
Recently, I sat down with some of the staff members at Your Wellness Center to learn about hormone depletion and the quite significant impact this can have on your disposition, overall health, relationship intimacy and even the ability to be calm and content in life. To say it was eye-opening is an understatement.
Things I learned:
- By the age of 35 the average woman is deficient in progesterone. Progesterone is a hormone produced by your ovaries and is also a calming hormone. Deficiency in this area can dramatically affect your overall emotional health. And while there are synthetic (man-made) versions of progesterone available, the experts at Your Wellness Center want to make sure women know that the synthetic and the organic versions are not the same. Learn more here!
- Testosterone will also start to fall off in women around 35 and this affects libido AND your sense of well-being.
- These deficiencies can make you more anxious, depressed and generally less content in life. Who can relate to this feeling? I didn’t even realize it until I was sitting there that this one word – CONTENT – described one of the biggest changes I have felt in myself in the last five years (and it hasn’t been a welcome change.)
- There are organic, natural ways to support these deficiencies in your body. (See above – synthetic is not the same!)
- Hormones are complicated… simple lab tests often place people as “normal” within a range that is based on the general population for their age and not specific to them as individuals. If you are feeling it, then that number may not be normal for you!”
- Intuition is reliable. If you don’t feel right, ask questions!
- Hormone imbalance does not discriminate. It is a challenge which can impact all men and women, no matter the age, fitness level, ethnicity or health history.
- BOTH men and women are impacted by these hormonal changes and many brush them off (like I have been), chalking it up to general fatigue and “getting older” but the bottom line is that ignoring these can impact your QUALITY OF LIFE and your FUTURE HEALTH.
So what do you do about it? The first steps are simple.
- Contact Your Wellness Center and complete their online questionnaire.
- Have lab work done to provide Your Wellness Center with a complete hormone panel. They will look at much more specific and detailed levels than the average hormone tests do.
- If your levels looks fine, you will never even have to set foot in their office.
- If your levels are not fine, then that is where the INDIVIDUALIZED consultations start and the staff at Your Wellness Center will work with you to create a care plan that will best support your quality of life and overall health.
Your hormonal health now, impacts your future health. The more you support what your body was meant to do, the better for your long term health.
I don’t think there is a woman (or man) out there who wouldn’t love to feel better – now and in the future.
Have you been struggling with some of these things?
Are you wondering if how you’ve been feeling is normal?
We’re thrilled to be able to offer the opportunity to ask the experts LIVE (or anonymously, if you prefer)!
Join this closed online group to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1848243295421772/
LIVE Event is Thursday 2/23 – 8:30-9:30PM
(Even if that time doesn’t work for you, join the group so you can listen in later!)
Your Wellness Center is conveniently located off of Cooper Rd in Old Montgomery. To say their staff is passionate about the work they do is an understatement. If you have questions or would like more information, check out this brochure or feel free to contact them directly.