Hormones play a major role in how well your body functions and how you feel from day to day. “If” your hormones are in balance, you likely have all four of the following: sleep well? have lots of energy? a strong sex drive? well-functionaing immune and digestive systems? “The healthy body is equipped to produce all the hormones a woman needs throughout her life,” said Dr. Christiane Northrup, author of The Wisdom of Menopause. But those hormones can easily become pushed off kilter — even with too much stress or an unhealthy diet — leaving room for a wide array of hormonal disorders to surface. As many as one in.