SEED CYCLING: BALANCING HORMONES WITH YOUR DIET

Let food by thy medicine – Hippocrates

PMS is so common that it is perceived as normal. Many of us experience some form of discomfort and bodily changes prior to our cycle, including bloating, breakouts, sugar cravings, fatigue, and mood swings. These symptoms can vary in severity and are partly controlled by two important hormones – Oestrogen and Progesterone. These two hormones are part of the endocrine system and are constantly present, however they rotate dominance in alignment with your cycle. They also play an important role with androgens (testosterone), which can cause certain symptoms (e.g. breakouts).

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HORMONES & ACNE

What causes hormonal Acne?

Hormonal acne is triggered by your body producing either too much or too little of your reproductive hormones – Oestrogen, progesterone, testosterone or dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).

These triggers cause the pores in your skin to become larger and secrete oil (sebum), which clogs the pores and creates pimples.

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