Heres an interesting article from Dr. Michael Noonan who practices chiropractic, acupuncture and other wellness therapies in Old Town Maine. In it he shows how eating a grain based diet can be one of the most hormonally unbalancing thing you can do and goes on to show how a small change in lifestyle can rebalance a recked hormonal system
I treat many patients who rely on medication for hormone imbalances, such as thyroid hormones, estrogen, testosterone, insulin, etc.
Why are these hormone imbalances so common? The problem is not that we have inherently weak thyroids or wimpy ovaries. The problem is we have been stressing our hormonal systems throughout our lives, and these problems are just “the chickens coming home to roost.” Our hormonal system can only take so much abuse before it starts to get out of whack. And it is happening earlier and earlier — I have seen girls in their early teens prescribed birth control pills to control menstrual pain and irregularity.