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Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers controlling important bodily functions including growth and development, energy, metabolism, sexual function, reproduction, and mood. When glands do not produce the right amount of hormones, diseases develop that can affect many aspects of life.

Hormone imbalances can cause various health problems such as irregular periods, sluggish metabolism, obesity, diabetes, chronic fatigue, brain fog, sexual dysfunction, osteoporosis, hypertension, poor memory and more.  hormones

Conventional treatments for hormonal imbalances typically include synthetic hormone replacement therapies such as birth control pills, insulin injections, thyroid medications and more. Unfortunately, for most individuals suffering from hormonal disorders, relying on synthetic dry therapy leads to more problems.

It makes people dependent on taking prescription drugs for the rest of their lives in order to keep symptoms under control.

It simply masks the patient’s symptoms but doesn’t solve them, which means that the patient can continue to develop abnormalities in other areas of the body while the disorder progresses.

It potentially causes a higher risk for serious side effects, such as stroke, osteoporosis, anxiety, reproductive problems, cancer, etc.

Is it possible to balance hormones naturally? The good news is, yes, in many cases, it is.

We start our patients' hormone healing journey with functional testing to identify which hormones are out of balance and WHY, or the root cause of their hormone dysfunction.  

There can be many underlying causes of hormone imbalance:

  • Chronic inflammation

  • Methylation impairments like MTHFR

  • Nutrient deficiencies

  • Stress overload

  • Toxin exposure

Once the root cause has been identified, we outline a personalized plan to help bring the hormones back in balance.  We always start a personalized hormone-balancing treatment plan with functional lifestyle and nutrition strategies.  Common therapies used to balance hormones also may include vitamin and mineral supplementation, IV therapy, and herbal medicine.   

Common Signs and Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance

  • Irregular periods

  • Breast swelling and tenderness

  • Headaches, migraines

  • Water retention

  • Weight gain

  • Irritability

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Hair loss

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Low sex drive

  • Constipation

  • Feeling overwhelmed and exhausted

  • Frequent infections

If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with hormonal imbalances and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with our team today.

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Dr. Kristijana Rakic

Naturopathic Doctor & Functional Medicine Practitioner

Dr. K is passionate about helping individuals with complex medical conditions break free from the conventional paradigm where illness is simply managed.


Dr. Erica Behr

Associate Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Behr is passionate about preventative medicine and educating patients on how they can optimize their health with naturopathic medicine.

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