Minerals are to the body as spark plugs are to a car – they are necessary to make the engine run. The human body doesn’t have an engine, per se, but each cell manufactures energy, similar to an engine. Unless, of course, minerals and other nutrients are missing, at which point energy cannot be produced. When energy isn’t produced, hormones can’t be either.
Articles on Hormone Balance
Find out what makes hormones so important to healthy function of the body. Read about natural ways to improve hormone metabolism that will, in turn, lead to hormone balance.
Without water, the body can’t live. Probably everyone would accept that as a fact. But what happens when we drink water, but we just don’t drink enough water? And what is enough water anyway? I can tell you this: it’s impossible to get and stay healthy if you are dehydrated.
The bummer of it is, more of us are dehydrated than you might imagine. As a result, the number of people suffering from pain, excess weight, lack of energy, hormone imbalance and countless other common health concerns is far higher than it needs to be. All of those things can be reversed with optimal water intake.
Unwanted weight gain is one of the main complaints of many of my female clients. This is not surprising given that about 95% of these women also have imbalanced hormones. One would think that dealing with weight issues should be straightforward – a calories in versus calories out sort of thing. However hormone imbalance and weight gain is much more complex than that.
Toxins play a huge but often overlooked role in hormone imbalance. The way the body handles toxic exposure is so complex that it can be an intimidating subject to try to understand. And when you add hormones to that picture it gets even more confusing! So sometimes it can be easier to just not deal with it at all! Today I’m going to try to break things down a bit so the relationship between toxins and hormones isn’t so confusing.
These days it seems like we’re all hating on our hormones. No matter what stage of life we’re in – puberty, child-bearing or menopause and beyond – we women seem to be in a constant battle to regain control of these funky little chemical messengers! Learn more about hair testing for hormone balance.
Some of the easiest, most effective things we can do to balance hormones involve changing how the body copes with stress. After all, stress affects hormone activity in a big way. The adrenal glands (the glands that produce stress-handling hormones that allow us to respond to a perceived threat) produce estrogen, progesterone and testosterone when they’re not making stress hormones.
Hormones. We love to hate that word. After all, our hormones seem to be at the root of every emotional rollercoaster, bloating, cravings, cramps . . . basically, all of the cyclical pain and anguish that a woman may experience. But the truth is, the ability of our hormones goes well beyond the realm of our reproductive cycle.
We often hear about the effects of pollution or other environmental stimuli on our health, but what about the electrical charge of the air we breathe? Ever feel better when you’re near the ocean? Or worse when a storm is about to hit? How about when you simply breathe in fresh air? Well there’s a reason for all of that. Learn more about exposing yourself to negative ions for good health!
I covered some of the most important hormone basics in an earlier post, so now let’s talk specifically about the female hormones – estrogen and progesterone.
These female hormones, (or any other type for that matter), work throughout the body, especially in the brain and nervous system. When your female hormones are out of balance, uncomfortable symptoms can reach well beyond things like cramping, heavy bleeding, or other common reproductive-system-based complaints.
HORMONES: We all have them. We all need them. We all love to hate them. So what, exactly, do they do?
by Sue Hughes, MSEd, HHP, CNC Hormones are powerful biochemical substances that communicate with every cell in our body, telling them what to do, how to do it and when to do it. Hormones are made in very tiny amounts by glands of the endocrine system – the master control system of all of the hormones […]
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