Having a healthy gut and a strong microbiome is make-or-break for you hormone health
👉🏼 When it comes to symptoms of hormonal imbalance, I always dig so much deeper: what hormone imbalance is causing the symptoms? And then even further: why did this hormone imbalance occur?
Because hormones never just “stop working” and more often than not, this is linked to gut issues such as:
🦠Estrobolome Imbalance – Estrobolome is a microbe in the gut that is responsible for regulating estrogen in the body.Estrogen is a group of our sex hormones that are responsible for things like regulating brain chemistry and supporting supporting our cardiovascular health, but when we have too much estrogen, it can look like PMS, heavy periods, clots, weight gain, and more.
When our estrobolome is disrupted, it can impact if/ how we are eliminating our estrogen. This can cause the body to reabsorb estrogen and potentially become estrogen dominant
🦠Gut Dysbiosis – We have a fun balance of viruses, fungi, and bacteria in our microbiome that is responsible for triggering SO many bodily functions, including hormone production and maintaining healthy balance. If this microbiome is compromised by poor diet, stress, antibiotic use, HBC, etc – that balance can get thrown off, making it difficult or even impossible on the system to maintain happy, healthy hormones
🦠Inflammation – When we’re chronically exposed to stressors, whether they be emotional, environmental, dietary, or otherwise – it can cause inflammation in the gut + even leaky gut. This ongoing inflammation can lead to complications within the gut (like you know how traveling makes it hard to poop? – sort-of like that but 24/7) and this can also impact other organs
Inside of Hormone Bootcamp, I teach my clients the day-to-day habits that can support the gut and therefore hormone health!
Calee Shea is a Holistic Health Practioner based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is your go-to gal for all things periods, vaginal health, and sex.