On this week’s episode of the Health Ignited Podcast, Drs. Nick and Sonya Jensen had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Carrie Jones, functional medicine women's health and hormone doctor with a passion for educating, empowering and entertaining her patients and the public. She believes in the importance of both men and women understanding their hormones in a simplified manner so they can feel more empowered to take control of their own health, especially when they are told everything is "normal" but they don't feel "normal." Dr. Carrie Jones is currently the Medical Director for Precision Analytical Inc, creators of the most cutting edge hormone test on the market, the DUTCH Test; in this podcast, she explains how this test works and who can benefit from the information it provides.
The complexity of hormones and the ways in which they interact with each other and the body’s other systems can feel like an impossible puzzle at times. In this interview, we discuss the various male and female sex hormones and their function, as well as stress hormones and how they’re all related. Dr. Carrie Jones explains the different symptoms that might occur when the endocrine system is out of balance and how we can use various diagnostic tests to determine both the levels and the pathways of these important hormonal communicators, helping us to better understand our symptoms and what we can do to address them.
We also discuss the impact of lifestyle stressors and traumatic events on hormones and how this can impact a child in utero as well as through important developmental stages. Additionally, Dr. Carrie Jones shares some of her favourite natural remedies for combatting stress and balancing sleep patterns. If you’ve ever felt confused about your own hormones or noticed someone you love struggling with theirs, you don’t want to miss this episode!
You can learn more about Dr. Carrie Jones on her website: http://www.drcarriejones.com/