Hi, I’m Ange…
…women’s health researcher, author, and former long-time sufferer of hormone imbalance issues.
I want you to know that I am not a doctor. I am a mother, wife, friend, and someone who has been through it and come out the other side.
And I’m writing this for all of the women who have suffered like I have with their hormones, who want to get better but haven’t been able to find answers.
Today, I want to give you those answers.
And in order to do this, I need to share with you my story.
Just a few years ago, I was a different woman. I was in my mid-thirties and had just had my third child.
My daughter had finally started to sleep through the night, and I was so relieved because I thought that with a decent night's sleep I would start to feel more energetic.
But as time went on and my children didn't need me during the night, I realized I was still struggling with my energy levels.
I seemed to wake up exhausted and had to drag myself through the day, only to fall into bed at night and then be tortured with insomnia.
Knowing that exercise should naturally boost energy levels, I walked and I walked, for miles every day. But still, nothing changed.
Not only was I exhausted, I was also disheartened that none of the walking seemed to be helping me to lose any 'baby weight'. In fact, I felt bigger than ever.
And the worst part about it all was the guilt I was feeling as a mother.
I had 3 small children who needed me… who wanted me to play and to give them cuddles in the middle of the night. But most of the time I just couldn't do it. I was too tired, and seemed to spend the whole time they were awake waiting for the time they would go to bed.
This wasn't the life I had imagined for my children.
I had always thought I would be one of those active, fun loving mothers I saw all the time at daycare - not one that was constantly struggling to keep it together.
As a woman who has struggled with hormone-related conditions from the age of 14, including Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Hashimoto’s Disease, and later Endometriosis, I felt sure that once again my hormones were at the root of the problem.