Tired, worn-out, moody, irritable or just can’t regain your normal energy no matter what you do?
Are you having difficulty concentrating on tasks that used to be easy? Low libido, waking tired, recurrent infections? Are you craving sweet and salty foods, reaching for an extra caffeine hit to get you through your day? These are all signs of your adrenal glands fatiguing.
Adrenal fatigue has been one of our most prevalent yet rarely diagnosed conditions for the last fifty years. Adrenal fatigue, in all its mild and severe forms, is usually caused by some form of stress. Stress can be physical, emotional, psychological, environmental, infectious, or a combination of these. It is important to know that your adrenals respond to every kind of stress the same, whatever the source.
Thankfully, testing for these hormones is easy and non-invasive through saliva collection in your own home. Treatment is determined by the patterns of your hormones throughout the day.
Women in particular suffer greatly from fluctuations in their hormone rhythms – as they are often imbalanced. Symptoms can include, but by no means limited to: pain, mood fluctuations, fluid retention, infertility, heat, skin thinning. Conventional medicine offers few solutions: synthetic hormones and antidepressants are the most commonly used strategies, neither of which address the underlying drivers, and can be associated with risks of their own. Nutritional medicine aims to holistically and safely address the symptoms, hormone imbalances and drivers involved. A range of pathology tests can be performed, including both saliva and blood.
The thyroid gland controls the body’s temperature and rate of metabolism, which ultimately accounts for around 75% of the kilojoules your body uses. An under active Thyroid can be a cause of weight gain, low libido and low energy levels.
Many people benefit greatly from comprehensive Thyroid testing and cofactor testing. When was the last time you knew what you iodine, Tyrosine and Selenium levels were? Why not do a urine test and start feeling better today!
Is saliva testing for hormones reliable?
Yes, saliva tests are reliable indicators of the levels of all steroid hormones (cortisol, DHEAS and all sex steroids) in your body. However just as with blood tests, some labs are more reliable than others – especially for sex steroids, like estrogens. K.I.S.S Nutrition only uses the most reputable labs in Australia and overseas. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), recognize saliva cortisol testing as being very accurate.
K.I.S.S. Nutrition can help you with a solution. Call today 0408 937 037 for more information.