Your Hormones May Be To Blame

Have you been suffering with low energy lately, or possibly for a long time? If so, you’re not alone. It’s one of the major problems facing my clients. Loss of energy is not normal, though many people write it off as just part of “getting older.” The truth is, there are many older people who can run circles around us.

Our energy levels are directly influenced by the levels of steroid hormones (Estrogen, Testosterone and Progesterone) in our bodies. When levels are too low, too high, or the ratios between them are off, one of the major results is energy drain. Let’s take a closer look:

* Low Estrogen levels can make you feel both mentally and physically weighed down.
* Low Estrogen and Testosterone together can leave you feeling listless.
* Low Progesterone levels can leave you sleep deprived which may lead to fatigue and, if left unchecked, may lead to total exhaustion.
* Low Progesterone and Testosterone deficiency leads to both fatigue, and loss of muscle tone.
* Low Progesterone with high Testosterone may result in a woman experiencing sleep deprivation, leading to low energy.

Okay, so now the question is… How are you to know if your fatigue is a direct result of your hormone levels being high, low or all over the place? There is very simple and accurate saliva test I offer to many of my clients, which, when analyzed by the lab, produces a clear picture of what’s going on inside you. If a problem is identified, I then work with my clients on an individual basis to balance their systems, not with drugs, but naturally. Sometimes adjustments are as simple as slight changes in their diet. Other times, it’s a little more involved. Either way, the end result can be life changing.

Just as it’s easy for many women to write off their challenges with menopause as something you “just have to live with,” the same can be said for fatigue. Some people choose to be sufferers. Some people choose to be proactive about their health. The big question is, which one are you?

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
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