Do your New Years resolutions include balancing your hormones?

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Do your New Years resolutions include balancing your hormones?

Hormone balancing is important for one simple reason: our hormones influence practically everything our bodies do.  Consider them messengers who convey messages between the organs.  Hormones do not perform the duties themselves, but they do keep the rest of your body on track.  Certain hormones can be depleted or overproduced, resulting in a hormonal imbalance. The effects of this on the body might range from minor to severe, but should be addressed.  To do so, we must first have a better understanding of the role of hormones and how maintaining a good hormonal balance may improve one’s quality of life.

 

What are the functions of hormones?

Hormones regulate a lot of our emotions on a physiological basis.  Each gland secretes hormones that serve a distinct purpose.  Hormones regulate behavior, development, reproduction, and pretty much everything else through the endocrine system.  They do this by serving as messengers in the body.  They go to different places of the body to convey instructions after secreting into the circulation from their respective glands.  Because hormones control the majority of our physiological and psychological activities, a hormonal imbalance may impede our capacity to live a healthy life.

Hormones are produced by your glands and travel to various places of your body to instruct your organs.  You have more than 50 hormones running through your system at any given time.  Hormone imbalances can be caused by a variety of factors, including trauma, stress, eating disorders, medical diseases, and drugs.  One of the most prevalent reasons of hormone imbalance is stress.  The body can function at its best when its hormones are in harmony.

 

A proper hormone balance can improve mental & physical performance

The ability of the brain to operate is primarily determined by hormone balance. The brain, being a major and complex organ, relies on these vital messengers to function effectively. Hormonal imbalances can cause cognitive problems like short attention spans, memory lapses, and losing one’s train of thought.  Antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids are found in foods that promote hormonal health. Getting adequate sleep each night and exercising on a regular basis are also beneficial to your hormones.  A healthy lifestyle, in general, supports appropriate hormone balance and, as a result, improved brain function.

 

Your physical body is protected by a proper hormone balance.  Hormones keep your body in good working order. They aid in the battle against dangerous germs and viruses, as well as general function, which includes feeling good and looking younger.  Because each hormone plays a unique but critical function, an imbalance can cause everything from sleepiness and exhaustion to serious behavioral and health problems.  A significant focus should always be placed on restoring a hormonal imbalance.  Our bodies frequently give us signals to let us know how we’re doing and to warn us if we’re in danger.  However, because these messages aren’t always as obvious, we must be attentive to how we’re feeling and take proper steps to re-balance our bodies.

 

Hormone imbalance symptoms

Hormones are involved in so many biological functions, and there are so many distinct types of hormones, that the symptoms of an imbalance can be rather varied.

The following are some of the most common warning signs:

  • Weight loss or growth that is unintended and unexplained
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Changes in heart rate
  • Changes in your libido
  • Acne on dry skin
  • Sweating excessively
  • Vision is blurry.
  • Hair is thinning.
  • The development of hair
  • Anxiety

 

Balance with our Hormones tisane

Hormones

The balancing of hormones is a dance of the mind and body, where both influence the other to make more or less of specific hormones depending on the moment.  By keeping them in balance we are able to balance our emotions, reactions and physical responses to life.  The herbs we have specifically chosen for our Hormones tea offer the benefits of:

 

Ashwagandha Root supports the pathways in the brain that are responsible for producing and administering hormones in your body.  One of the ways it helps, is to normalize blood levels of cortisol and thyroid hormones allowing better stress management. It’s a general tonic for reproductive health as well that may benefit both estrogen and progesterone balance.

Black Cohosh Root supports healthy estrogen levels not by providing estrogen but by improving brain-organ communication and modulating cell receptors. Black cohosh is an excellent herb to balance female hormones because it is a phytoestrogen, which can help to lower elevated estrogen or raise low estrogen

Chaste Tree Berries might work as a hormone balancer by targeting the hormones progesterone and prolactin, balancing the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus. By regulating the pituitary it has an effect on the function of the other glands involved in this system. The pituitary sends out the signal to the other glands to tell them when and how much hormone to produce.

Dandelion Root benefits the reproductive system (male and female) by helping to regulate hormone production.  It plays a significant role in the detoxification of the body, which plays a crucial role in detoxifying excess hormones in the body.

Dong Quai Root is commonly used to balance hormone excesses and deficits. It has been used for centuries as an herb to balance female hormones and has been shown to balance levels of estrogen.

Fenugreek Seed contains compounds called furostanolic saponins, which are believed to increase testosterone production and symptoms related to low testosterone such as low libido. Fenugreek seeds are believed to have an estrogenic effect as well with a phytoestrogen called diosgenin.

Holy Basil Leaf helps reduce the biochemical developments of stress by balancing cortisol levels.  Specifically, too much cortisol affects the thyroid gland, ovaries and pancreas, so Holy Basil is able to impact the functioning of these glands secondarily. It may also impact the secretion of neurotransmitters in the brain, such as serotonin and dopamine, which help regulate mood and mental well-being.

Raspberry Leaf is a nutrient dense power packed herb  that is a rich source of vitamins and minerals particularly vitamin C. It has been known to help increase fertility in both men and women, and is a common herb to balance female hormones.

Saw Palmetto Berry is primarily used as a tonic herb for men but it has a nourishing effect on the female reproductive system.  Saw palmetto works by decreasing the enzyme activity that is responsible for converting testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which in turn helps preserve testosterone levels in the body.

 

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