HORMONAL HEALTH SPECIAL Discover how to balance your body through your key hormonal phases.
Harmonising with your hormonal phases can boost your emotional and physical wellbeing, for a healthier, happier you
W e all remember our teens, when spots, slammed doors and a hypersensitivity to the slightest criticism were the norm. “Hormones,” our weary parents likely sighed, longing for the moment when we’d emerge from the chrysalis of puberty to display our newlyformed adult selves. And emerge we did, but of course the hormonal highs and lows that fuelled our teenage res aren’t as transient as those adolescent years. In fact, the female body passes through several hormonal phases over a lifetime, and recalibrating your hormones during each of these stages can help you to feel happy and healthy in both mind and body – whatever hormonal phase you are in.
For our hormonal health special, we asked three experts to talk us through our key hormonal phases, and give us their practical tips on how to balance our hormones and alleviate many of the less enjoyable symptoms we can experience – from mood swings to spots; bloating to hot ushes.