My Story of Hormonal Imbalance
Usha Anandi. 30 | JUN | 2020
I spent years of my young adult life struggling with my health.
I can still remember this sobering moment when I got out of the shower after a long day at work.
As I ran my fingers through my wet hair, I noticed it was coming out in large clumps.
My jawline was sprinkled with cystic acne and I was holding more weight in my belly than I had ever before.
I remember that day like it was yesterday. The picture of my face in the mirror is forever imprinted into my mind.
Who was this person? I barely recognized the person staring back at me. Once so vital, bright, and full of radiance – now just a shadow of who she used to be.
The health challenges I was experiencing didn’t just appear overnight.
They started when I started taking the pill at 15. Even though I heard a loud, clear, “NO” from my gut – I ignored it and went along with my doctor’s advice.
After years of taking the pill everyday, I watched the girl I once was slowly start to fade away.
My body sent me so many signs to let me know something was wrong, but they were written in a language I didn’t yet understand.
Well you know what they say, I wish I knew then what I know now… but I didn’t.
Instead, I felt helpless, alone, and frustrated as I looked everywhere for help.
The answer I received from the 7 different Western-trained physicians? Get on another brand of the pill.
But I couldn’t ignore the gut feeling anymore, the one that had told me “no” since the beginning… and at this point, it felt like I had nothing to lose. So after spending so much time, money, effort, and faith looking for help outside of me – I decided to go within.
Enough was enough, I had to take my power back into my own hands.
That’s why I’ve spent years of my life and tens of thousands of dollars educating myself, so I could find the answers to my problems, take control of my health, and heal myself from the inside out.
One realm of study unlocked all the answers for me and gave me the key to reclaiming my health… the answer? Hormones.
Hormones are like chemical keys that are sent through the bloodstream and unlock different physiological responses from organs. In short, hormones control nearly everything in your body, from your heart rate, to your menstrual cycle, to your digestion, hormones play a big role.
That’s why when our hormones become imbalanced, we notice it.
But not unless we have the tools to do so…
After years of taking synthetic hormones everyday, my natural hormone production stopped working properly. The results were huge changes in my body, mental well-being, and understanding of myself.
During this time, I felt so scared, isolated, and alone. But as it turns out, I wasn’t as alone as I thought…According to new research, “…80 percent of women suffer from hormonal imbalance. Some women live with these imbalances without even realizing it; in fact, 70 percent are unaware of conditions like PCOS that may have manifested due to hormonal irregularities.”
I often think of how different my life would be today if I had learned more about my body in school.
How would my life be different if I had known how to identify hormonal imbalance?
How would my life be different if I had learned how to find balance in a natural, holistic way?
How would my life be different if I had elders and guides that instilled in me the confidence to really, truly listen to my body?
I’ll never know the answer to those questions… Instead, I trust that this challenging period in my life was one of the greatest catalysts to finding this path and diving womb first into this work.
I never want another person to have to suffer the way that I did. I never want another girl to look in her body in the mirror and feel embarrassed, ashamed, and powerless.
I’ve devoted my life to making this information more accessible, so we can reclaim the education that is our birthright. We deserve to know how to heal our bodies. I know you probably didn’t learn this in school… but I believe it’s never too late.
That’s why this month in our Virtual Monthly Membership Inner Circle, we start a three month exploration of hormonal imbalance.
This is the most in-depth exploration of the female endocrine system that I’ve ever offered before publicly before. So whether you’re one of the 80% of women that experience hormonal imbalance, or love someone who does – Inner Circle will have something for you.