Are your hormones out of balance? Find out with a comprehensive hormone test
Why are my hormones important?
Hormones are tiny messengers that help different organs communicate. The body uses hormones to allow the brain to communicate with your digestive tract to signal that you're full. Hormones also tell your organs how to metabolize sugar, or how to prepare your body for pregnancy. They even tell your body how to react when you’re under stress!
There are millions of messages being transferred simultaneously, and everything needs to be harmonious for you to feel healthy. This all happens thanks to hormones.
Some of the most talked about hormones include:
- Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)
You can find out more about their roles and actions in the body in our blog.
What happens when hormones are imbalanced?
It is common to face hormonal imbalances caused by the aging process, medical conditions, lifestyle habits, environmental conditions, and endocrine malfunctions. If your hormones are out of balance, it can result in many disruptions in your overall wellness.
What is the DUTCH comprehensive test for hormones?
DUTCH stands for Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones, and it’s a specialized, comprehensive test that can help assess sex hormones, cortisol, melatonin, and organic acids for hormone-relevant nutrients.
Who should get DUTCH comprehensive hormone testing?
Anyone with signs of hormonal imbalances and fluctuating cortisol levels is a good candidate for the DUTCH panel.
Here are some signs and symptoms that show you might benefit from a comprehensive hormone test like DUTCH.
- Feeling “wired and tired”
- Extreme exhaustion
- Waking at the same time every night
- History of menstrual issues, such as endometriosis, fibroids, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, PCOS
- Stressful home or work environment; constantly on the go
- Fatigue that started postpartum and hasn’t improved
- Difficulty falling asleep or increased energy at bedtime
Functional labs at Juno Wellness
At Juno Wellness, we offer a variety of functional lab tests that help you identify imbalances and treat underlying issues that cause you hormonal imbalances, GI discomfort, weight loss problems, and so much more.
If you think that you could benefit from a DUTCH Test, please schedule a free exploratory call with a Juno Wellness practitioner today to get the conversation started, and to learn more about the other various functional labs we offer.
Balance your hormones and boost your energy with this chocolate elixir!
Chocolate Energy Elixir
Cooking time: 5 min
1 cup Water
1 1/2 tbsps Cacao Powder
1/2 tsp Maple Syrup
1/8 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Maca Powder
1/16 oz Lion's Mane Powder (optional)
4 Ice Cubes 3/4 cup Oat Milk
In a blender, add the water, cacao powder, maple syrup, sea salt, maca powder and lion's mane powder, if using. Blend until smooth, making sure you allow space for the heat to escape. In a glass, add the ice cubes and then add the milk. Pour the cacao mixture on top and stir to combine. Enjoy!
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