Struggling to Lose Weight? Why Your Hormones Could Be a Culprit
DUTCH HORMONE TESTING
I use DUTCH (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones) in my practice frequently. Why?
Because it’s the most insightful test when it comes to understanding and identifying the root cause of hormone imbalance symptoms.
Since it’s urine-based, it’s easy and comfortable, and you can do it right at home. The results shine a spotlight on your estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol… all your hormones, in fact!
WHAT MAKES DUTCH HORMONE TESTING DIFFERENT FROM OTHER HORMONE TESTING?
There are many different tests that can be done for hormones. The most common of these are saliva testing and blood serum testing. With these conventional tests come some challenges. For example, saliva testing misses the hormone metabolites that help you understand how you are clearing your hormones. Blood serum testing also has the issue of missing hormone metabolite levels, but it also does not effectively test all hormones in the body.
DUTCH hormone testing allows you to determine the root cause of the typical hormonal imbalance symptoms that many women experience. You are testing dried urine multiple times throughout a 24-hour period- ensuring that you are capturing the hormones that are in circulation and understanding how they are being broken down and metabolized.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I SHOULD BE
testing my hormones?
You feel low on energy
You’re tired all the time, and it gets in the way of enjoying your life
You wake up tired (even when you’ve had a good night's rest) and need coffee to get you through the afternoon energy slump
Your libido has gone MIA. You even can’t recall the last time you wanted to have sex (yup, we’re going there)
You can’t seem to shift those extra uncomfortable pounds that have settled in inconvenient places.
PMS and your monthly cycle are awful
You feel bloated and burned out and deal with frequent headaches and acne
These are all signs from your body that something isn’t right, and they’re also clear signs of a hormone imbalance. When you pinpoint what’s going on and make strategic (gentle!) changes, you can get rid of those symptoms for good.
DUTCH Testing is the perfect tool to connect the dots between your symptoms and what's really going on hormonally.
Book a free discovery call to talk more about if hormone testing is right for you.
WHAT CAN DUTCH HORMONE TESTING TELL YOU?
DUTCH hormone testing gives a very detailed picture of your hormones and also shows how your body processes and metabolizes them. The hormones tested include estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA-S, cortisol and many more. The test also gives a very clear indication of cortisol levels that fluctuate throughout the day to understand how your adrenals are working and how you are responding to stress.
You can find all the details on what the DUTCH hormone test tells you here.
When you are feeling the exact opposite of the way you want to, a DUTCH Test is an incredible tool to help us understand how and where to begin supporting you.
If you are experiencing symptoms of a hormone imbalance then working with a Holistic Nutritionist who can interpret and order a DUTCH hormone test could definitely be a game changer. Our hormones play such a vital role in how we feel and need to be taken care of for optimal health.
I use the DUTCH Test in my practice to help identify the root cause of hormonal imbalance symptoms my clients experience.
Join The Hormone RESET
A 4-month 1:1 supportive coaching transformation.
This program is for busy women who struggle with symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Using DUTCH Complete Hormone Testing, we will uncover the root of your symptoms and design a personalized path back to balance.
Still not sure it's right for YOU? We can hop on a free discovery call to talk more about it.