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Holistic Nutritionist in Valencia and Encino CA

Karen Roth, MS, NC

23542 Lyons Ave. #209 Valencia, CA 91321 phone: (661) 428-9636

Feeling Drained?

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

“I just don’t have the energy that I use to have.”  It’s probably the most common complaint I hear from my clients. Loss of energy is not normal, though many people write it off as just part of “getting older.”  The truth is there are many older people who can run circles around us.

Our energy levels are directly influenced by the levels of Estrogen, Testosterone and Progesterone in our bodies.  When hormone levels sore too high or dip too low, or fluctuate wildly, one of the major results is energy drain.  Let’s take a closer look:

  • Low Progesterone levels can leave you sleep deprived and, if left unchecked, may lead to total exhaustion.
  • Low Estrogen levels can make you feel both mentally and physically weighed down.
  • Low Estrogen and Testosterone together can leave you feeling listless.
  • Low Progesterone with high Testosterone may result in a woman experiencing sleep deprivation, leading to low energy.

Just as it’s easy for many women to write off their challenges with menopause as something you “just have to live with,” the same can be said for feeling less energetic.  If low energy levels are having a direct effect on your every day life, testing your hormones may reveal the root cause.

So how are you to know if your lack of energy is a direct result of your hormone levels being high, low or all over the place?  There is a very simple and accurate saliva test I offer to many of my clients, which, when analyzed by the lab, produces a clear picture of what’s going on inside you.  If a problem is identified, I then work with my clients on an individual basis to balance their systems, not with drugs, but naturally.

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