According to Dr. Lam, our hormones are extremely powerful chemicals which affect and control the human body.
The female hormone is called estrogen whose main role is to promote cell division, regulate menstrual cycle and it has an important part in the development of secondary female characteristic during puberty.
Nowadays, there are so many factors that cause hormone imbalance and they are: car pollutants, pesticides, chronic stress and diet consisted of hormone-laced products.
The Negative Effects of Hormone Imbalances
This condition can cause thyroid problems, adrenal fatigue and estrogen dominance and all of them can have detrimental effects on general health.
- Adrenal Fatigue
The main reason why adrenal fatigue has become a common issue among people is stress.
Dr. Wilson explains that adrenal fatigue is caused by being stressed for long period of time or due to severe respiratory infections. After a while, adrenal fatigue leads to the development of Addison’s disease. Low blood pressure, low blood sugar levels, joint pain, and depression are among the most common symptoms of adrenal fatigue.
- Suffering from Estrogen Dominance
Inadequate or high levels of estrogen are known as estrogen dominance which can lead to:
- Mood swings
- Loss of libido
- Breast tenderness
- Water retention
Dr. Lam talked in his article about a woman named Jane whose condition was dangerous because she suffered from all the dangerous problems estrogen imbalance can cause. She even suffered from cancer. Dr. Lam also explains that Jane was practically bathing in a sea of estrogen for around 40 years without being aware of it.
If you experience some of these symptoms, make sure to consult your doctor.
The main role of the thyroid glands is to produce hormones. They are usually secreted into the blood and they carried to every tissue in the body (American Thyroid Association).
Many organs can be damages if the thyroid gland is not working properly. Even though there are numerous different types of thyroid disorders, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are the most common ones among people.
Here are some of their symptoms:
- Excessive sweating and heat intolerance
- Weight loss despite an increased appetite
- Muscular weakness
- Sensitivity to cold
- Slow heart beat
5 Essential Oils to Help Improve Your Symptoms
- Lavender Oil
It has the ability to improve sleep habits, but what’s more, it can also has relaxation effects and can improve coronary circulation. This is the main reason why lavender oil is a useful option for reducing the symptoms of both estrogen imbalance and adrenal fatigue.
How to use it: simply drop several drops of lavender essential oil on your pillow prior to sleeping.
- Myrtle Oil
The best solution to stimulate the activity of the thyroid gland is to take myrtle oil which will also help you restore the hormone balance.
How to use it – all you have to do is to rub a few drops of this oil to the main thyroid points on your body – at the base of your neck, on the soles of your feet, and underneath your big toe.
- Licorice Oil
Licorice will help you reduce adrenal fatigue, estrogen and thyroid problems due to its potent antidepressant properties. Moreover, it is also able to speed up your metabolism.
How to use it: first of all, put several drops of licorice on your palms, rub them together and then inhale. You will experience a mood boost in no time.
- Clary Sage Oil
Using this oil will help you balance the hormones thus making it an excellent way to soothe the symptoms of PMS.
How to use it –simply add a few drops of clergy sage oil to your bath. The combination of the oil and a hot water is magical and it will relieve any terrible PMS pains you might be feeling.
Moreover, it has a pleasant smell which will soothe your body and mind. You can also use essential oils for many other purposes as well, such as a homemade air freshener or as a cleaning product.
- Basil Oil
According to the results of one study, basil oil can relieve the symptoms of stress more effectively than the placebo drug by 39%.
How to use it – all you have to do is to rub a few drops of organic basil oil on your ear’s adrenal gland point at the tragus, or your forearms.