Hormones have a deep impact on your health and affect physical and mental health on all levels. With the increase in toxins in the environment and other stressors that occur as a part of modern life, hormone imbalance is becoming more and more common among all individuals globally— not just for women, but for men too! In fact, hormonal imbalance is one of the factors that may possibly lead to not only breast cancer but prostate cancer as well.
If you are on a healthy breast path to prevent breast cancer, perhaps you have a suspicion that your hormones may be a little “off.” Changes in mood, low libido, weight gain or loss, decrease in skin and hair health, decreased energy, neurological changes, insomnia, increased lethargy (and sometimes feelings of anxiety), and uterine fibroids in women can all be clues that your hormones may not be in balance.
But how can you know for sure? This is when high-quality hormonal testing is vital. And this kind of testing can be a lot easier, and more cost-effective, than you may think!
Why Should You Get a Saliva Hormone Testing?
First of all, if you have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer, finding out about your hormone levels is essential knowledge before you begin your healing journey, no matter what path you choose. Knowing about imbalances, especially in the three kinds of estrogen in your system, will inform you as you work towards creating a plan of action that works for you.
If you are on a Breast Cancer prevention path, knowing your hormone levels across the board is vital as well. This knowledge will help you take action to get back in balance through nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle changes, and possibly using safe and effective bioidentical hormone therapy.
There is no need to suffer through the symptoms, and possible risks, of ongoing hormonal imbalance. Improper functioning and production of certain hormones have not only been linked to cancer, but also autoimmune conditions, inflammatory diseases, heart conditions, and even dementia. Remember, however, that there is no “quick fix.” Conventional medicine has a “one size fits all” mentality when it comes to hormonal imbalance, and their solution usually comes in the form of dangerous synthetic hormone replacement therapy and other pharmaceutical “solutions.”
When it comes to your hormonal health, however, there is no “one size fits all!” Endocrine experts describe the hormonal system of each individual as unique as a person’s fingerprint. In order to right any imbalance and start thriving with your health (not just surviving), you must first know what your own specific imbalances are.
The Best Hormone Testing
In my opinion, the best hormone level tests utilize not only urine but saliva too, for the testing. Saliva testing is especially important because this kind of test measures the “unbound” biologically active or “free hormones” in the body. It is these “free” hormones that will be delivered to the receptor sites on the cells.
One of the labs I have to recommend (and have used) for years is ZRT. The tests through this lab are easy to use. They ship the test directly to you. Simply follow the instructions, do the testing as indicated throughout the day, and send it back in. You will receive your results within 2 weeks and a detailed report can be sent to your healthcare provider as well.
Contact a 7 Essentials System® coach or your natural health provider to find out which home test would be best for you.
Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, better known as Dr. V, is the founder of The 7 Essentials System®, a step-by-step guide that teaches you exactly how to prevent and heal Breast Cancer Naturally.