The Beat podcast is designed for healthcare professionals only and is brought to you by Nutricia. In this mini-series in partnership with Feel Good, the experts in the psychology of people, join their specialists from the fields of nutrition, psychology, mental health, mindfulness, sleep and movement in these 20 minute ‘powershot’ podcasts to encourage you to learn on the move. This episode focuses on women’s health. In this episode we take a deep dive into the role of the female hormones and how hormonal balance may tip off or be restored with nutrition, rest and exercise.
‘It’s not me, it’s my hormones.’
The female sex hormones, those tiny little messengers moving around our bodies, do so much more than just regulating the menstrual cycle. Receptors for oestrogen, for example, are located throughout the body, so the hormones quite literally affect us head to toe.
They can determine things like our energy levels, emotional state, stress response, as well as gut and endocrine health. And it is a two way street; the way we eat, move, and sleep can also affect our hormonal balance, certain habits tipping it off entirely.
Bloating, fatigue, blood sugar problems, mood swings. There are about 150 different signs of hormonal imbalance. We tap into the power of getting to know your own self, your own cycle, and going with your flow (pun not intended).
Joining us today is Charlotte Hunter, a registered and qualified Nutritional Therapist and Functional Medicine Practitioner for 10 years. In her day to day life, she helps men, women and children eat well and be healthy. Her firm belief is that food can be nutritious, delicious, and can support a number of health conditions and issues. Her main focus is helping women navigate the menopause. She knows how food can help balance hormones, making conditions and challenges less impactful and more manageable.
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