By Nan Sprouse, FNP-BC-FAAMM of Forum Health Knoxville
A woman begins her hormone journey in her formative teenage years and continues on through motherhood, life changes and stresses, menopause and beyond.
At Forum Health, we believe in the importance of providing natural ways to find hormonal balance that allows every woman the opportunity to live her life to the fullest!
All too often, women find themselves searching for relief as they navigate the ups and downs of their changing hormones along with the intense seasons of stress caused by financial responsibilities, schedules, deadlines and raising a family – just to name a few.
Women are then led to believe that they must rely on antidepressants and medication to get through the day and stay afloat.
As a working mother in my early forties, I found myself, like many women, sitting across from my healthcare provider as I shared that I was feeling overwhelmed, anxious and exhausted. Instead of helping me to better understand what my body was going through and creating a path forward of healing, I was simply given a bag of Prozac samples and was reassured that these would make me feel better. I remember vividly sitting in the exam room feeling unheard, unknown and even more lost than I had felt when I arrived.
Marie Curie once said, “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.” It was important to me that I uncover the truth as to why my body was reacting as it was. I left the samples in the doctor’s office and began a journey of seeking an in-depth understanding of my body. Through my studies, I eventually came to understand that I had a hormone imbalance and was deficient in Progesterone- not in Prozac.
At Forum Health, we believe in the importance of being heard and uncovering the unique path to your wellness based on your genetics, physiology + lifestyle so that we are able to begin healing your body holistically – not synthetically.