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Think of your body like a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict. It’s complicated.

Thankfully, you don’t have to think much about it, because your hormones – chemical messengers that travel throughout the body – do most of the heavy lifting. They control many of the body’s crucial functions including mood, health, behaviour and fertility, while many organs take direction from them including the brain, skin, heart, kidneys, liver, bone, muscles and all endocrine glands within the body.

However, when hormones are out of balance or start to decline, they do have the ability to generate unwanted symptoms.

“Hormonal decline can lead to a vicious cycle of symptoms such as sagging skin, poor muscle tone, lowered ability to heal and repair, reduced hair growth, loss of bone density, loss of libido, sleep disturbances, body aches, fatigue, low mood, brain fog, cognitive decline, metabolic disorder, lowered immune response and an increased risk of disease,” explains Dr Natasja Fox (DOM), ACNEM Clinical Nutrition.

It’s a bit like music played in a beautiful but sometimes discordant symphony. When hormones play too loud or soft, too fast or slow, and don’t

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