As a FDN (Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist) I hear these statements all the time. I have no energy. I have no will or desire to get up in the morning. I have trouble with my energy level in the morning. I am not feeling right any more. When I tell them that it may be a hormonal imbalance, they ask, “What do Hormones have to do with being tired?”

Here is what Hormones are. Hormones are chemicals that send signals between cells in the body. Hormones assist the body in regulating everything from blood pressure to sleep. Hormones are an integral part of growth, cell repair, appetite regulation, metabolism, fertility, reproduction, muscle mass and regulation of pain. When any of these are out of balance, you could begin to feel and exhibit unwanted and undesirable symptom.

The interesting part of hormonal imbalance is the fact that it can affect any gender at any age. Curiously, the majority of the population thinks that hormone imbalance is strictly the domain of women who are in their cycle. This is the furthest from the truth.

We also have stress hormones, how our body handles stress is a function of your metabolism, environment, and inflammation. Every person has a very personal way to withstand a stress. Some people handle it quite easily and their body can be ready for more without regard for recharging itself. Another person may handle stress in a very detrimental way yielding diseases and tension in their life and body.

It is also important to note that our stress level tolerance changes daily with in conjunction with our mental state of being. This means that it can change daily, and have fluctuations. Women are the first to want to learn about their symptoms and take care of the problem. They are the ones who are asking, “What do hormones have to do with being tired and how do I solve this problems naturally and without harsh chemicals.

These problems can be addresses naturally and holisticallywith Functional Diagnostic Nutrition. FDN practitioners use FDN as a holistic discipline, which utilizes the resources of laboratory assessments to help identify the malfunctions of your body’s hormone pathways. FDN embraces your metabolic individuality by using tools that may include metabolic typing® to locate the malfunctions of your body at the root. Finding the root cause as opposed to treating the symptoms exclusively is what sets a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist apart from any other holistic and sports nutritionist.

How your hormones react within your body can have a positive or a negative health result. So if you are asking your self these questions; when am I going to feel great again? How come I look older than my age? Why do I feel tired all the time? Why do I have this excess fat in my midsection despite my strict regimen of diet and exercise? The real question you should be asking yourself is “What do hormones have to do with this?”

My answer to you is to get to the root cause and stop treating the symptoms. Do your research and find a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist in your area.

Author's Bio: 

Marti Angel, MA "America's Health and Expert Lifestyle Coach"

Marti is an Ordained Minister, Self help book Author,500 ERYT, Yoga Professor, Certified Yoga Therapist, Reiki Master level 3, Chakra Healer, Certified WATSU water therapist, Certified Meditation Instructor, Certified Metabolic Typing® Advisor, Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist FDN, Certified Nutraceutical Consultant, Certified Health/Lifestyle Coach, Motivational Speaker and founder of the number one alternative therapies site on the web.