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Myths & Missteps Hormones Balancing


I am so excited to share this Facebook Live and THESE POWERFUL PEARLS of functional medicine with you.  At SAFM we teach our students to be both confident and highly skilled at “puzzle piecing” and finding the interconnectedness between pieces of each patient’s unique case.

In this presentation, I’ll share a few staples but also some unexpected connections which might surprise you!

Hormones are powerful, complex messenger molecules in the body. They are sending chemical signals 24/7, to assure activities throughout the body are coordinated in response to our environment. This is the beautiful *dance* of the hormones that includes metabolic, stress, and sex hormones.  Of course, there are many things which can challenge and interfere with that coordination, leading to imbalance and dysfunction (from hot flashes to IBS to anxiety). Our dancing hormones can start “stepping on each other’s toes”.

Although you may already be a savvy practitioner, I believe you will learn something new, that you can use right away in your practice.  Here are some of the things we’ll be discussing:


  • The biggest error that even savvy practitioners make in supporting “adrenal fatigue“.
  • Why the type of hormone testing you use matters. A lot! You’ll be surprised why.
  • The missing link in helping your patients fully overcome PCOS dynamics.
  • A hugely false assumption about menopause and estrogen levels. This is a BIG one.
  • The hormonal triple-threat and how it causes Infertility.
  • Why women’s fears of estrogen are often misplaced – and what to do to support them.
  • The highest-impact supplements I recommend for common hormone imbalances.

Thank you very much for joining in the fun and learning!

With warmth, love, and gratitude to you for sharing your gifts with so many –





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160 Questions for “Myths & Missteps Hormones Balancing”

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  1. 160
    Natalie Clark says:

    All the info was awesome. Thought the cortisol in obese patients was an interesting tibit, and how to incorporate DIM correctly

  2. 159
    Elaine says:

    Hi Tracy,

    Thank you so much for yet another great webinar. I just started the True Root Cause of Disease series and jumped over to this one for a little “break”. I have to say what I have gotten the most out of all of your videos, including this one, is the link between the microbiome and and health, specifically for me, hormones. This information reinforces my own healing journey over the past year and allows me to better help those with whom I am working. It is very hard to find this kind of information in France and am actively working on bringing it over! So thank you again for all of the great information. Elaine

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    Anne Watts says:

    Hi Tracy, Your webinar was excellent. I just ate it up! No pun intended! I will definitely be joining this community! Loved your energy and how knowledgeable you are. Can’t seem to choose just one thing that I learned that rocked me…It was ALL fascinating!!!!!


    Annie Watts

  4. 157
    Edna says:

    Hi Tracy
    Thanks so much for this lecture / blog!!
    I am convinced and want defenetly study with you.
    Regards from Switzerland

  5. 156
    Christine says:

    Hi Tracy!
    So many “Pearl’s of wisdom.” I especially found the explanation and rationale for the Dutch test easy to comprehend. I’m now convinced of the importance of testing and not to guess. The last thing I want to do is recommend supplements which can potentially exacerbate symptoms.

  6. 155
    Kathleen Eakins says:

    I really appreciated the pearls with regard to the unintended consequences that can sometimes happen when you are trying to help. For example the DIM guidelines for women with already low estrogen, or with more significant estrogen dominance symptoms.
    Start low and slow makes sense.

  7. 154
    Krissy says:

    Might be too late (trying to get the kiddo down:)
    But I got a number of pearls!!
    Biggest ones is cortisol and obesity and I always love reminding folks that gut health really has so much to do with basically everything!!
    Thank you so much!! I love these!!!!!

  8. 153
    Jean says:

    My question pertains to supplementation of DIM in relation to both estrogen clearance and thyroid function. I understand that DIM does not contain goitrogenic properties and is hormone-modulating, but are there ever contraindications for patients/clients who experience symptoms of hormone interconnectedness? I am a Clinic Health Coach and Naturopathic Medical Assistant for an N.D and I also work as an LMT and Health Coach in my own practice, so I often see how the layers of hormone imbalance effects women. I have read many different articles claiming that cruciferous vegetables are either good or evil, so I’m so curious how/if supplementation can strike a balance.

    Thank you for the immense amounts of information! I learn something with every video/article and I can’t stop coming back for more. Thanks again!

  9. 152
    Kelly Reed says:

    Thank you for your informative webinars!
    You covered so much but I’m still unsure about
    BHR – to use or not ? Any guidelines? Thanks

  10. 151
    Judy Shoobe says:

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge and creating community. I can’t choose just one pearl. Fantastic lecture.

  11. 150
    Lauren says:

    I found this video so interesting…I especially found the detailed information on testing
    the part about hormone testing and different ways estrogen dominance display intriguing.
    Thank you so much for all your valuable knowledge!

  12. 149
    Magda says:

    This is one of my favorite lives yet! Thank you for clearing up many misconceptions about hormones.
    Information about Increased cortisol and its effects on hormone binding globulin and thyroid hormones has caught my attention – very interesting. Thank you.

  13. 148
    Beverly Aiello says:

    Estrogen dominance is not something I had even contemplated. All the symptoms associated with it I always attributed to a lack of estrogen. This is revelational! Thank you – I have so much to learn.

    Bev Aiello MSN APRN – CNP

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    Chinyere says:

    The connection between sex hormones and insulin was a great reminder for me!! I know so many things in the body are interconnected including, as you mentioned our sex and stress hormones and this a huge lightbulb reminder for me to look out for this scenario with my clients. As usual Tracy, another kickass video and great information. I look forward to the Core 101 Semester this fall! Thank you for all you give to our community.

  15. 146
    Stephanie says:

    NP student with passion for functional medicine to empower patients victim of the broken healthcare system of todays world. Also self journey of struggles dealing with PCOS and this presentation was directly speaking to me! Thanks, Steph

  16. 145
    Marina says:

    Wonderful information, so interesting!
    Will definitely pay attention to Beta glucoronidase. Fascinating how bacteria are controlling pretty much every function of our body.
    I also liked the reminder that diet is not the only reason for elevated blood sugar. Stress is the second reason that comes to mind, but I did not think about infection as a possible culprit for the blood sugar elevation.
    I would love to take Tracy’s class and learn all the details in a structure way.
    So grateful for the opportunity and for those tips and clinical pearls you sharing with us.
    Thank you so much!

  17. 144
    Miriam Ansley says:

    I was surprised to learn that people with PCOS had higher than normal insulin response. The hormone connection is very complex and our healthcare system does not test, nor treat, well. I also learned that I am most likely estrogen dominant and that taking a lot of herbs without testing properly may not be very beneficial. Thank you Tracy. As always I learn so much from you.

  18. 143
    Anne says:

    First of all – can I just say how grateful I am to have “found you”?! You have a true gift in explaining things. I was initially interested in this presentation because I believe my hormone levels are a bit off. I’ve just intuitively felt this for years now. I keep thinking, “is it my cortisol levels? Are they through the roof?” But I was inspired when you were describing I actually need moderate levels of cortisol – and how it actually plays a number of POSITIVE benefits in the body! I have always thought it was a negative response to stress. Thank you!!

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    Meredith Orlowski says:

    Thank you for a great class! There were many pearls for me today, but I was really struck by the fact that our microbes have a regulatory effect on the hormones!

  20. 141
    Farrah says:

    Hello Tracy!

    In all honesty there were quite a few takeaway messages from today’s FB live!
    Your explanations on concepts and functioning are fantastic and always leave me wishing you’d keep on going! 🙂 Lots of great pearls of wisdom…. my biggest takeaway was the message to stop looking at hormones in isolation and see them for more of a soup that interacts in all areas – it’s a good reminder to follow the pathways/actions and how they will influence other areas.

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