Hormones – More than just a reproductive issue!

H is for hormones. Hormones are secreted by various endocrine glands at various locations in the body. They run our bodies – this includes sleep, stress, blood sugar, metabolic rate, reproduction, growth, and more.
Hormones are produced by endocrine glands – pineal, pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, pancreas, ovaries or testes. Hormones are interrelated – they depend on feedback loops to inform the different glands what levels are needed.
Hormones become imbalanced due to poor nutrition, too much stress, nutritional deficiencies, toxicity, etc.
Signs of hormone imbalances are varied and include the following:
-Low blood pressure
-High blood pressure
-Headaches
-Poor memory
-Fatigue
-Stress
-Anxiousness
-Weight Gain
-Inability to lose weight
-Insomnia
-Heart palpitations
-Hot flashes – (not just in women)
-Dizziness
-Allergies
-Susceptibility to colds and asthma
-Arthritis
-Depression
-Dry skin
-Ringing in the ears
-Salt craving
-Fast or irregular pulse
-Inability to work under pressure
-Inability to relax
By now, I should have listed one or more symptoms that describes almost everybody. I find it almost impossible to pass 30 without some kind of imbalance. I like to recommend tonic formulas that are full of nutrients that are typically missing from our diets to help balance out endocrine function and general hormone production. When all of the hormone producing glands are being “fed”, it is amazing how well we think, feel, and sleep.

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About NaturalCowgirl

Margaret Durst has been involved with natural health for over 20 years. In her early 30s, she was faced with a medical diagnosis that recommended a lifetime of prescription drugs. In her heart, she knew that there must be an alternative way to healing and health and thus began her journey into natural health. Along the way, Margaret has trained with many different natural health practitioners and earned a degree in Naturopathy. She established her nutritional consulting practice and opened The Green House in 2003 to enable her mission of helping people navigate the natural health maze. People have praised Margaret for intuitive ability to help people address their health issues and goals with diet and lifestyle choices and successfully take responsibility for their health and wellbeing. This comes from Margaret’s deeply held beliefs in the body’s innate ability to heal and in the tools nature provides for health and healing.
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