5 ways Zinc balances periods + clears your skin

Homeopathy, London, acne, hormones, clear skin, natural treatment, cystic acne
Many women will put up with irregular periods but everyone wants to have nice skin. Persistent spots or acne can be seriously demoralising. 

I used to have terrible skin so I know how it feels. One of my first ever clients came to me with acne after years on antibiotics and the pill. By the time we finished working together, her skin was completely clear.

Persistent acne is commonly caused by excess keratin and sebum, related to excess androgens (male hormones) or insufficient oestrogen. Often acne is worse after stopping taking the pill which can be demoralising.

The pill and other forms of hormonal birth control encourage the body to retain copper and this can hinder the absorption of zinc.

Zinc is a key nutrient for healthy hormones and skin.

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How to stop feeling tired

Homeopathy, London, cortisol, stress, hormone, imbalance, tiredIf you’re busy a lot of the time, but you can’t relax, you could be ‘tired but wired’. If you’re always tired and you get sick a lot, you probably think it’s just because you’re working too hard and not getting enough sleep.

You’re partly right.

It’s also because of your hormones.

We tend to think hormones are mostly in charge of our periods and fertility, which they are.

But they’re responsible for a few other things too.

Take cortisol for example. It’s your number 1 stress hormone and essential to your survival. It’s produced by your adrenal glands which are like little caps sitting on top of your kidneys.

When your cortisol is working well you wake up feeling ready for your day.

You feel calm and have all the focus and energy you need to get things done.

You sail through the month and you’re rarely ill.

If you can’t tick all those boxes right now, read on to find out why not and what you can start to do about it.

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