Jul 14, 2016
In this episode of Food, Sex & Life for the Modern Woman…Living Primal, Alex Golden takes us through her health journey to reach her body’s current happy place, and how she continues to progress daily. She shares with us ways to reach our own hormonal happiness, useful tips to find a functional practitioner (especially if you have a chronic condition), and we go over her Healthy Hormones Group program.
One of the key takeaways during our conversation with Alex…“it is OK to realize that we don’t have the capacity right now to know exactly what is going on in our bodies, but we will get there. Give yourself permission to meet yourself where you’re at.”
Find a healthcare provider that will work with your condition. They will become your ally.
There is no one “right way” for everyone. No “one-size-fits-all” approach to reaching our optimal health.
In order to maximize hormone health, it is important to recognize the signs of hormonal imbalance. During this episode, Alex goes over 14 crucial questions to ask yourself to determine if you’re experiencing hormonal imbalance. If you answer yes to 6 of them, you have an underlying hormonal issue. The questions range from energy levels, weight, acne, sleep, periods…you’ll want to listen in to find out what these questions are, and start your own journey to optimal health.
You can also get the Do You Need to Work on Your Hormonal Health Questionnaire here.
Alex has a great two part blog post on her website that goes in detail through the process of finding a doctor and how to deal with them. Dealing With Doctors Specially If You Have a Chronic Condition, Part 1 goes over problems you might have had with medical professionals in the past, how to address and start to be more constructive about finding a health care provider that works with you to get you what you need and questions to ask yourself and information to provide when you’re getting ready to find a new doctor. Dealing With Doctors, Part 2 covers how to use the information you’ve gathered to start narrowing down your list of potential providers and the next steps to take to find the one (or several!) that makes the final cut.
Alex has put together the exact program she wished she had when she was struggling to balance her hormones. She routinely hears about the benefits her graduates have found from the Healthy Hormones Group Program:
There’s a new Healthy Hormones Group Program starting in the next few weeks! You’ll want to check it out.
Alex Golden is an anesthesiology resident at the University of Chicago with a passion for a whole foods and a holistic approach to health. She’s the co-creator of the Healthy Hormones Group Program which helps women reclaim their adrenal, hormonal, and neurotransmitter balance. She also runs her blog, digprimal.com, which is all about natural living, DIY-ing, and eating good food. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two adorable (and goofy) cats.