If you went to the doctor and reported having insomnia, you’d probably walk out with a prescription for sleeping pills.
Or if you mentioned feeling depressed, you may get an antidepressant.
If you complained about indigestion, acid reducers may be in your future.
But there is a common underlying cause for all of these health issues (and many more) that NONE of the prescription drugs in the world can touch—and in many cases they make things worse.
Here’s why hormones can make or break you in terms of health.
The ultimate power
When people hear the word hormones, images of menopausal women with hot flashes come to mind.
But that’s just a drop in the hormone bucket!
There have been over 200 hormones identified so far, and they control pretty much ALL of your body’s processes. For example:
- Hormones trigger your digestive organs to secrete enzymes.
- Your metabolism is active because your thyroid is cranking out hormones that affect every single cell in your body.
- And your thyroid is working because your pituitary secreted hormones telling it to get moving!
- Your ability to deal with an emergency depends on stress hormones secreted by your adrenal glands.
- If you do not suffer from diabetes that’s because your pancreas is secreting adequate insulin.
- And if you sleep soundly at night your pineal gland is ensuring you have enough melatonin.
Why are people’s hormones so screwed up?
Now more than any other time in our existence, people are suffering from hormonal imbalances, and at younger ages too. Instead of affecting people in their 50s and 60s we’re seeing them in our 20s and 30s.
There are many factors that can cause hormonal imbalances and they include:
- Chemicals like BPAs, BHC, PCBs, etc. that are abundant in our environment
- Hormones injected into the animals raised for our food supply, which in turn make their way into your body
- Low-fat diets because your body needs fats to make hormones
- Prescription drugs—especially antibiotics, birth control pills and statins
- Liver malfunction—because the liver is responsible for clearing old worn-out hormones from your body, as well as manufacturing cholesterol to make your reproductive hormones
But the two most prevalent causes of hormonal problems are things that are very common is our society today…
Poor digestion and stress!
Here’s the scoop:
1- The poor digestion connection
When your digestion isn’t going along so well, your system’s ability to assimilate and absorb nutrients from your foods is greatly impaired. Since your body needs nutrients to make hormones, bad digestion can cause hormonal imbalances!
In addition, poor digestion can result in chronic constipation, which in turn can mean that old hormones your body is trying to eliminate with your bowel movements can instead be reabsorbed into circulation through the intestinal wall, creating imbalances and hyperstimulation.
But the good news is, it’s not hard to pave the way for better digestion. You just need to make your meals easier to break down, ensure you have enough enzymes for the job, and support a healthy gut microbiome to keep your BMs regular!
The Great Taste No Pain system can help you with the meal planning part here.
Great Taste No Pain spells out what foods your should put together in your meals to make your system’s job much easier. When your body can tackle what you’ve eaten efficiently, that sets the stage for smooth, comfortable digestion!
And here’s an added bonus—the dishes in the recipe section are positively luscious and insanely easy to prepare!
Enzyme issues are also a big concern. People who have highly processed and fast food diets (i.e.: their 4 food groups are pizza, burgers, Hamburger Helper and Hot Pockets) have expended WAY more enzymes than Nature ever intended them to, and can be running short as a result.
Plus the elderly, people who use acid reducers and people who have had gastric or gallbladder surgery are also prone to shortages.
If you think you may be running low in enzymes, then a complete enzyme formula like Digestizol Max can be the answer to your prayers!
Digestizol Max’s 15 plant-derived enzymes work right alongside your body’s own enzymes to completely and thoroughly break down everythign you eat, and leave you comfortable and pain-free after eating!
Your gut microbiome plays a huge role in your digestion of certain carbs and fibers, it helps with nutrient absorption and it helps pave the way for regular BMs (and less gas and bloating!).
The best way to ensure your gut microbiome is in a health-supporting balance is regular probiotic supplementation with a top-quality formula like Super Shield!
Super Shield’s 13-strain, full-spectrum probiotic blend contains strains from both the Lactobacillus species (for the small intestine) and Bifidobacterium (for the colon)—which means that your ENTIRE gut is well-supported with robust, feisty, well-studied species of friendly, helpful bacteria!
2- Stress—the pregnenolone “hog”
The hormone pregnenolone is your “molding clay” for all of your hormones, and your body divvies it up as it’s needed to make the various types of hormones.
But your stress hormones trump ALL other types in your body. So when you’re under chronic stress, your adrenals “hog” all of your pregnenolone to make the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol…
Leaving little or none for your other hormonal needs!
If stress is a regular companion for you, it’s time to find ways to chill out. (Keep in mind regular exercise is a great stress reducer and encourages ALL of your systems to function at their best!)
Get help from a counselor or therapist if you need it.
Your doctor can do a complete hormone panel to see where you stand. Since hormones control literally everything about you, a hormone panel should be as basic as a CBC or lipid panel in assessing your health at this point.
If you find you need some hormonal “assistance” consider bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Your body has a much easier time assimilating bioidentical hormones versus synthetic hormones because they are natural and molecularly identical to hormones created by your body.
Get enough healthy fats! Your body’s ability to produce hormones is dependent on having enough fats for “raw materials.” Healthy fats include real butter, olive oil, coconut oil, nuts, eggs, avocado, wild caught fish, poultry and beef.
Also consider acupuncture! Acupuncture can help balance the energy flows within your body and get your hormones back on track.
Get on a path to healthier hormone levels and see what a difference it can make for you!
To your health,