Balancing Hormones Naturally
Hormones, the messengers of the body are responsible for controlling all of our bodies processes: how to eat and what to digest, hunger, sleep, alertness, concentration, mood, weight gain, fertility, sexual drive, energy levels and so on.
Hormonal imbalances are quite common in our society and the only solution in the conventional model is to “replace” the lowered levels of hormones, using synthetic hormone replacement therapy and oral contraceptive pills, often weakening the body and ignoring the underlying cause of imbalances. Hormones imbalances can manifest as bothersome symptoms such as weight gain, low mood and depression, painful and heavy menstrual periods, infertility, low sex drive, insomnia and low energy, to name a few. If left untreated hormonal imbalances can lead to more serious pathologies, such as reproductive cancers, down the line.
I love treating hormonal conditions because I get to play detective. I take a thorough history and use my knowledge of science and functional medicine to untangle the symptoms to find the root cause of imbalances.
Improving detoxification: helping the liver, kidneys and colon eliminate excess levels of hormones and toxic hormones found in plastics, cosmetics and household cleaning products.
Healing the adrenals and decreasing stress: stress can often be the underlying reason behind many hormonal conditions, from fertility to peri-menopausal symptoms to hypothyroidism. Improving the body’s response to stress and eliminating mental and emotional stressors is often the the key to restoring the body’s hormones to balance.
Nutrition and supplementation: proper nutrition can help the body excrete excess levels of hormones and balance blood sugar as well as provide the body with the building blocks to create hormones and neurotransmitters.
Gut healing: many hormones are created and processed in the gut. Body inflammation also often starts in the gut and can contribute to a wide range of hormonal imbalances, especially in the brain and thyroid gland.
Herbal remedies: to help stimulate hormone receptors and build hormones, bringing the body back into balance.
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy: using hormones that are an exact replica of the ones naturally found in the body, BHRT can restore normal hormone functioning, while minimizing the side effects experienced from synthetic hormone therapy.
Hormonal Conditions I treat:
Mood disorders and mental health conditions
Painful and irregular periods
Thyroid conditions: hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
Sexual dysfunction/low sex drive
Learn more about my practice
Learn More About My Practice
Dr. Talia Marcheggiani, ND is a naturopathic doctor working on Bloor West in Toronto, Canada with a special focus in mental health and hormones. She is passionate about using her knowledge of science and medicine to get to the root cause of conditions. Her love for art, teaching and activism informs her compassion, non-judgmental approach. Dr. Talia integrates mental-emotional counselling techniques such as Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and Coherence Therapy into her naturopathic practice. Dr. Talia also works part-time at the Evergreen Yonge Street Mission Health Clinic treating mental health and addictions in street-involved youth with free naturopathic care.
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