Unfortunately, if you’re a 30 something, it might be too late to test for your optimal hormonal baselines, but if you’re a parent to a daughter who has started their period, it might be worth suggesting that she takes the DUTCH test. This will provide her with her hormonal baselines and give her the information she needs if she experiences hormonal imbalances in the future, or as she knocks on the door of perimenopause later in life.
For the rest of us, who are a bit longer in the tooth, it is so important to monitor and track our symptoms related to our cycle because everyone’s experience is so different.
Whilst this all seems a bit daunting and one more thing for us to think about, fear not! Hack your Hormones, WTF is up with My Cycle? provides some brilliant ways to overcome the usual suspect symptoms. PMT, moodiness, cramping, bloating, headaches, fatigue, cravings and fury are all down to our hormone levels dropping, but there are some amazing natural ways to combat this misery. In order to do this successfully, DT highlights what we can expect, how our hormones fluctuate throughout our cycle and what we can do to support our depleting levels with some simple tweaks.