Hormones “instruct” certain organs and other bodily systems to perform certain tasks. These tasks are synchronized by master control centers in your brain such as the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. When these organs and systems complete the assignment given by master control, other hormones are dispatched to tell them “task completed.”
Hormone Life Cycle
We make hormones, use them and get rid of them (hormone detoxification). Imbalance can occur at any of these stages or steps. For example, there are ‘fake’ hormones in many plastic water bottles. These fake hormones – called xenoestrogens – give commands that sound like nonsense to your organs. Your body produces inflammation in that region to trying get rid of (detoxification) the fake hormone. This is a common cause of fibroids in the breast or uterus.
Hormones Come From Fats
Good fats make good hormones. Bad fats make bad hormones. Your liver converts dietary fats into cholesterol., and your liver makes different kinds of cholesterol. Good cholesterol (HDL) makes good hormones. Bad cholesterol (LDL) makes bad hormones. To maintain a good hormone balance, eat good fats and take essential fatty acid supplements such as OmegaPrime®.
Hormones Are Easily Imbalanced
As mentioned earlier, certain toxins will disrupt hormones. The number one disrupter that causing hormone imbalance may be toxins, and a close second is stress. Remember, toxins disrupt hormones by replacing them and speaking nonsense and creating inflammation in your body. Stress disrupts hormones by blocking or preventing your body from converting good fats into good cholesterol (usually seen in low HDL in your blood test) and converting cholesterol into the finished hormones such as estrogen and testosterone. This is usually seen in elevated total cholesterol and elevated ‘bad’ cholesterol.
The main hormone processing center is the liver. Here hormones are created and removed (detoxified). Your master control centers direct the liver to make more cholesterol in response to low hormones. Once ‘used,’ liver enzymes must detoxify hormones and excrete them. If hormones linger too long they become toxic.
Most signs of hormone imbalance, from night sweats to weight gain around the abdomen, are signs of hormone toxicity. Other signs we may not readily recognize as hormone imbalance include thinning hair and thinning muscles. Whatever the signs you are experiencing, for hormone detoxification we have no better approach than the supplement Balanced Woman® and Prostate Health Formula™. Balanced Woman supports liver detoxification. Prostate Health Formula hinders the good hormones from being neutralized and turned into dormant hormones.
Many causes of hormone imbalance are resolved with simple application of nutrients and nurturing: nutrients to support the making, using, and detoxification of hormones. Nurturing to encourage stress management, peaceful sleep, vigorous activity and a diet high in good fats, low in bad fats. We need to do all we can to live a healthy life and rely on medical care as a supplement to “self-care.”
- To help “make” hormones: take OmegaPrime
- To help “use” hormones: take Adaptuit™, (also consider Cholestria™ if your cholesterol is elevated)
- To detoxify hormones: take Balanced Woman, and/or Prostate Health Formula