Hormone testing is the best way to accurately determine your hormone levels. Without testing and uncovering specific hormone deficiencies or excesses, it becomes easier to make diagnosis and prescription mistakes.
Hormonal fluctuations such as those occurring with pregnancy or at the start of a menstrual period (these raise progesterone levels) can slow down gut motility and cause food to pass more slowly through the digestive system, sometimes causing bloating and/or constipation.
Hormone imbalance can cause skin changes resulting in oily hair or dry, brittle hair.
Hormonal balance is necessary for support of friendly flora in the gut.
Pregnancy can cause a significant hormonal imbalance.