A woman’s health is very dependent on the unique balance of hormones in their body; most importantly estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and cortisol.
There are many things that can influence and alter the levels of these hormones in the body including the use of birth control pills, gut health, thyroid problems, blood sugar problems, chronic stress, poor diet, exposure to xenoestrogens (estrogen mimickers found in makeup, cleaning products, plastics and pesticides/herbicides) and genetic factors—all of which (yes, even genes) are modifiable!!
Dr. Lovink’s approach to hormone balancing includes identification of your unique hormonal imbalance, removal of hormonal disruptors, dietary modification, targeted supplements and botanicals, stress management, sleep hygiene, and in certain cases, the use of bio-identical hormone restoration.
Identifying your unique landscape of hormones is a critical step in getting your hormones back on track. Dr. Lovink utilizes both salivary and urinary hormone testing to achieve this end. Secondarily, identifying any factors that may be contributing to your hormone imbalance is important.