Hormones are your body's chemical messengers that travel in your bloodstream to your tissues or organs. They work slowly, over time, and affect many different processes, including your growth and development.
Hormones play a key role in metabolism too which is how your body takes in and uses energy from the foods you eat.
Aptly named the Endocrine System, your brain sends messages to various parts of the body to regulate processes like: hunger, satiety, blood pressure, mood, and the desire to procreate.
I think it is important to be educated on the link between gut health and hormones.
This is because food is medicine, so taking a nutritional approach to supporting our hormones and feeling the changes that occur when you have balanced ones is like having 20/20 vision after laser eye surgery! You can finally see clearly, get rid of foggy brain, pain, mood swings, irritability, and start sleeping soundly, and enjoying food and activity with your family.
There are over 13 organs/glands that help us create the hormones we have in our body. Have a look at this chart.
Now, taking a look at your health and wellness, do you have any of the symptoms below:
Digestive discomfort/challenges/conditions like SIBO, Crohn’s/Colitis, IBS/IBD, bloating, weight gain and or resistent weight loss (especially around the lower umbilical midsection)
Energy lulls (mid afternoon, waking low energy, tired all the time)
Sleep disturbances, (insomnia, periods of wakefulness, early morning waking).
Irregularity of periods, missed periods, heavy periods, light periods.
Breast tenderness, breast fullness, lymph node inflammation
Joint pain associated with menses.
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may have a hormonal imbalance that needs some attention and healing support.
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