Reduce period pain and reverse symptoms of hormone imbalance.
Join triple-board-certified physician, Dr. Tabatha Barber, as she discusses symptoms of hormone imbalance as messages from the body that you should be listening to. Treating symptoms requires more than supplementation.
Learn why imbalances occur and how to ease period pain and PMS by listening to this episode!
“Hormone imbalance” is more than just Estrogen. When our hormones are imbalanced, it’s usually the result of something. Anything from the gut, toxic burden, your adrenal glands, and thyroid can all cause dysfunction and hormone imbalance.
And, of course, stress and lifestyle play a significant role in hormone imbalance. Just because you might be handling something mentally does not mean your body is handling it physically. If you’re constantly producing cortisol and adrenaline to take care of business, it will take a toll on your body and lead to further imbalances.
It’s assumed that if we all experience something, it makes it normal. But it’s not normal to have heavy or painful periods that make you unable to function properly in daily life. If your period causes severe disruption to your life, it’s a sign of hormone imbalance.
But if you don’t treat the cause of the sex hormone imbalance, taking a supplement to “fix the number” won’t fix the problem. Many women show worse PMS, heavy periods, breast tenderness, and increased irritability as their bodies become more and more out of balance. The problem is modern medicine doesn’t teach patients to treat symptoms as warning signs from their bodies.
Doctors didn’t see so many hormone imbalances 50-100 years ago because we didn’t have the same amount of endocrine disruptors and environmental changes as we do today. The plastics, chemicals, and toxins burden us in a way we don’t realize how badly we’re functioning until we start showing severe symptoms.
The liver can’t appropriately metabolize Estrogen in its active form. So we have three different kinds of Estrogen that circle throughout our bodies, which get broken down by the liver to be excreted from the body. If our livers are preoccupied with breaking down other things, such as alcohol, medications, and plastics, it forces Estrogen down other pathways that stay in the body instead of being released.
Medical intervention isn’t always the answer. Treatment often means learning about the endocrine system and how everything is connected.
Treat symptoms as messages from your body and start reversing hormone imbalance today!
Dr. Tabatha Barber has devoted her life to giving women a voice and a choice when it comes to their health and well-being. As a young girl, she struggled with self-esteem and identity issues, dealt with peer-pressure, and survived the ridicule and stigma of becoming a teenage mother. As she shared in her first published book titled, From White Trash to White Coat: The Birth of Catherine’s Purpose, those events led Tabatha to finding her purpose in life. With perseverance and grace, she was able to redirect her path in life and become a successful physician.
Dr. Tabatha Barber is triple board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, menopause, and functional medicine. She has the unique situation of being licensed to practice medicine in over half the country, so you now have the ability to work with a functional physician virtually. She is the host of The Gutsy Gynecologist Show, where she shares her wisdom and knowledge with women everywhere to reclaim their health. She is also a keynote speaker, mentor, wife, mom, and grandma! By incorporating functional medicine into her women’s health practice, she is able to provide women with the tools they need to optimize their health and happiness, which, in turn, allows those women to pursue their purpose in life.
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