In my nursing days, hormones were, like the endocrine system in general, not deemed very important. I will spare the feelings of patients from those days by not sharing the comments made by sexist doctors – (even to tired and overworked nurses), who could not care less about someone’s emotions, whether they were suicidal or suffering horrific mood swings, or felt less than a woman/man. I saw reproductive glands or organs removed for no other reason than to ‘give them something to complain about’…
Fast forward a few decades and it became a very common thread in my practice. All roads led to hormone imbalance. Among the most common and basic well known links –
- Diabetes: while linked to insulin and sugar metabolism, the entire endocrine system was affected. Balance the hormones and you can often restore health.
- Cellulite: While gluten and bad diet, sedentary lifestyles affect circulation and the mostly ignored lymphatic system, hormone balance can restore a smooth, supple state of affairs.
- Depression: over-medicated, over-medicalised, all cases of depression are affected in some way, by hormone imbalance. Why is it so easy for the health profession to overlook the fact that men beat women to death when their hormones are out of whack? Or that women get post natal depression so easily after birth – ie when the hormones remain out of whack?
- Digestion: not just dependent upon enzymes, hormones play a vital role in balanced digestion.
- Energy: it’s no secret that if you are low in testosterone, you will be tired. If you are low in progesterone, you will just not be bothered wanting to do anything.
- Enzymes: we are given a set number of enzymes at birth – these recycle and are released over time to trigger, through various life stages, to grow the right hormones. With today’s fast paced world, poor diet and stressors, we use up our supplies at a relatively early age. This means our hormones are peaking younger and younger. Then we’re done. We don’t know what to do in order to slow it down or develop more.
- Heart disease – hormones and imbalance play a large part in heart disease and all the knock-on effects.
- Tissue integrity – the strength of your connective and elastic tissue is dependent upon many things – including an intricate hormone balance.
- Sleep – without adequate hormone levels, even a small imbalance can affect your ability to sleep well – as well as sleep patterns.
- Reflex, response and fitness – even a slight imbalance can affect your stamina, fight or flight reflex and ability to even get fit, let alone maintain it.
- Knock-on effect to other glands in the endocrine system – very rarely is one gland affected in a stand-alone symptom set. Most cases of thyroid insufficiencies for example, are also accompanies by major fertility hormone imbalances and deficiences. And treating one aspect will often positively affect others.
A simple explanatory equation –
The above is what a normal human’s basic reproductive hormone pattern looks like, male or female. Of course, males have a little more testosterone than females and in turn, females have more progesterone and œstrogen than males. In between, there are other hormones but they are all reliant upon BALANCE.
And due to hormone mimicry in an increasingly toxic world, the balance is out – resulting in the other hormones in this delicate balance either not being made by the body, or in the wrong balance. This is usually triggered by a massive increase in œstrogen which in turn causes depletion of both progesterone and testosterone. There is always more œstrogen than the other two, but the problem lies in being too much.
We need to naturally increase progesterone – this, in turn, triggers an increase in testosterone and a natural draining of excess œstrogen. Most medical hormone-related treatments are œstrogen or steroid based – resulting in the imbalance and the hundreds of negative symptom sets that goes with it. Yes, including cancers, psychiatric disorders, massive weight gains, organ damage and even autoimmune disorders such as lupus.
Yet, the answer is so easy! If our governments were really concerned about our health, we’d be on the very basics of treatment from pubescence. Not only would it balance our hormones but it would prevent so many illnesses and symptoms that are commonplace today. At the very least, a progesterone-like herbal transdermal cream – for boys and girls, from the age of around 13, could prevent so many issues of today. It can safely be taken throughout life and not only prevent early menopause but aging.
There are men’s and women’s hormone balancing, natural and safe treatments available – from so-called natural fertility type clinics you will pay many times what is necessary. I have seen them work personally and clinically and have seen true miracles. Below are my favourite suggestions.
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More on the reality of œstrogen dominance here
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