Why the fuss over hormones?

So why should we care about hormones?

Well, simply put because they affect everything. Seriously.

In all human beings the endocrine system is responsible for regulating various bodily functions including sexual and reproductive growth, cell metabolism, sugar levels and much more. That’s why it is especially important to maintain hormonal imbalance to avoid potential health problems- and they can be quite serious.

While many of us may think that hormones are something that only menopausal women deal with the reality is that million of women, of all ages, are diagnosed with hormone related issues such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, and Endometriosis. But hormonal imbalances are much more than disorders. They can affect a woman’s sleep, cravings, skin, moods and even weight.

The important thing to know is that no matter what the hormonal disorder a women is going through some simple and easy changes to their diet and lifestyle can help them feel so much better. And the great part about it is that it can be all natural!

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Why the fuss over hormones?

  1. I can totally relate to this. Some days when I overindulge in sugary treats and overdose on carbohydrates ( which is my weakness) I feel extremely lethargic. I know I should be eating less carbs and more protein but it is easier to pack sandwiches than tuna salads. Especially when I am ovulating, I experience an immense amount of abdominal pain and I am yet to know why. I recently however started doing boot camp and for the first two months of regular high intensity exercise I have experienced a dramatic decrease in pain. I thought this is an interesting fact I could share. Do you have any other information about the types of foods we should avoid during our ovulating period?

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    • When your ovulating your estrogen levels are high so you don’t won’t to eat foods that will increase it even more. Some of the foods to avoid or at least decrease include soybean and soybean products as well as heavy grains that your body may find harder to digest as you want to make it as easy as possible for your body to get rid of excess estrogen. Foods that will help include plenty of veggies and fruit especially asparagus, chard,eggplant, apples and pears. Also try and use natural beauty products that don’t contain xenoestrogens.

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