Skin Saviour #2: Maca powder to balance hormones

In my previous post I mentioned that through my naturopath/holistic health doctor, I found that I had a hormonal imbalance and ovarian cysts. I have also had quite bad period pain on the first day for the past 10 years or so, but thought it was just natural.

After discovering cysts on my ovaries, I was referred to a specialist gyno and she recommended that I go on a 3 month course of the contraceptive pill. However being an inner ‘greenie’ I just couldn’t bear the thought of putting synthetic hormones into my system in an effort to ‘fix’ what was essentially a whole-body health issue.

I’m no doctor, and I have no issue with others using the pill for various reasons, don’t get me wrong I’m not judging, but for me I didn’t feel like it was the best choice. If I find my symptoms still persist, I may go back and try the pill out of sheer desperation, I don’t know yet.

So what did I do to try and balance out my hormones?

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My adult acne journey: how my naturopath helped me heal

I was battling persistent mild cystic acne for about 5 years when I started to crack.

I just got so sick of the bumps, lumps, pus, blood, squeezing, concealing, concealing, concealing. It was literally driving me insane, not to mention wasting my time and money. I also noticed that I had other ongoing health issues that I was SURE was related to my adult acne.

I’m a firm believer that acne is caused internally. To those doctors that told me that acne had nothing to do with hormones or diet, you shouldn’t be a doctor of so-called medicine. Acne is a sign from your own body telling you that something is wrong, and it was through my naturopath that I was able to pinpoint what exactly was wrong, that led me to finally being able to overcome acne to a large extent.

So what did I find out?

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