For anyone who has experienced depression, it’s not a fun place to be. The feeling of sadness and despair can hang over you even though you can’t pinpoint any specific reason for feeling so down. Although many of life circumstances can contribute to depression, it can sometimes be the result of hormone imbalance.

When a woman experiences hormone imbalance, inadequate levels of Estrogen can leave you feeling withdrawn, apathetic and even experiencing periods of hopelessness. This can be on-going or it can be an occasional occurrence which can be a sign of unusual fluctuation in hormone levels. Our hormones have a biological baseline and do fluctuate through out the month, but at no time should that result in you feeling depressed.

Another culprit can be low Testosterone levels which can lead to moodiness, a loss of confidence and in some people the feeling of being scared and afraid. Even though testosterone is thought of as the male hormone, it is just as important for women to have appropriate levels to maintain a sense of wellbeing.

If depression is affecting your quality of life, you do have options. But, how are you to know if your hormones are in balance and contributing to this condition? There is a very simple and accurate saliva test I offer to my clients, which, when analyzed by the lab, produces a clear picture of what’s going on. If a problem is identified, I then work with my clients on an individual basis to balance their system, not with drugs, but naturally. Sometimes adjustments are as simple as slight changes in diet. Other times, it’s a little more involved. Either way, the end result can be life changing.

Author's Bio: 

Karen Roth, MS, NC earned her Master of Science degree in Holistic Nutrition from Hawthorn University and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of California, Irvine. Karen is one of a growing number of international health care professionals who have been specially trained and certified in the Management of Menopause Type® Program, a holistic model that has benefited women for over 13 years. For more information visit or email Karen at