How can a hormone imbalance affect my energy levels?

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Natasha Turner, ND
Alternative & Complementary Medicine

You may be getting all the sleep you could possibly need, but if your hormones are out of balance, you'll still be exhausted. In this video, naturopathic doctor Dr. Natasha Turner talks about the critical hormones that control your energy levels.


Ms. Ashley Koff, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
If you cannot regulate your hormones -- from digestive ones to those that control your mood, menstruation, metabolism, and even your perceived level of stress -- then you cannot regulate your energy. As women, we worry so much about the illnesses related to hormonal imbalances rather than considering what could be influencing the hormones to begin with. Remember, hormones are our body's main couriers. They send messages back and forth, so everything about energy is wrapped around hormones. Like pain, when hormones are off, it's relatively easy to go into a "crazy mode" (i.e., I feel like I'm having an out-of-body experience!); or a sad and frustrated mode (i.e., I feel like I am doing everything right but not getting results!).
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