While topics like mental health and gut health have been gaining lots of visibility in recent years, hormone health is an often. overlooked aspect of wellness.
Given 80% of women will deal with some form of hormone disruption in their lifetime, hormone health deserves to be more deeply discussed.
Our hormones keep our body happy and functioning optimally. They’re involved in everything from our energy production to the speed of our metabolism. They regulate our sleep, our blood sugar, our menstrual cycles, our fertility, and can even heavily influence our mental health. Summed up, our hormones are important and powerful! Even a slight imbalance can cause major changes in our body at a cellular level causing unwanted symptoms. Our hormones are often referred to as the body’s messengers, sending communication between glands and organs and signaling us when something isn’t working properly. Hormones are fundamental to all systems in our body and can wreak havoc on our quality of life when imbalances go unaddressed.
Symptoms which are often to blame on imbalanced hormones sometimes become overlooked or dismissed as “normal” or “part of adulthood”. Our society has a tendency to glorify busy and overworked, under-rested lifestyles, but the trade off to constant productivity and stimulation can result in sluggish hormones and run-down bodies. Symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, binge eating, poor sleep quality, and mood changes can all be signs of a hormonal imbalance, as can acne, weight gain, anxiety or depression, painful periods, low sex drive, irregular or missing periods, fertility challenges, and more. All of these can severely affect our sense of well being, and our hormone health matters whether we are in our. early adolescent years, well into menopause, or anywhere in between.
Often when we talk about hormones, the first thing that comes to mind for many is female sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone but the whole picture is much more complex. While these are incredibly important to keep balanced for our mood, reproductive health, and overall well being, we also have to take into consideration our hunger hormones, stress hormones, sleep hormones, and thyroid hormones. All of these work together synergistically to keep us going day to day. Over the entire month of July, my free course Happy Hormones, Healthy You will be covering the power our hormones have, and the power we have to better support them. Not only will I be highlighting sex hormones and their impact on our cycles and fertility, but I will also be covering some of the less discussed hormones such as leptin, ghrelin, melatonin, cortisol, and our thyroid hormones. When we understand the purpose of our hormones and how they function, it helps us look at our health from a holistic perspective and enables us to take the steps we need to bring our body back into a balanced state. No matter what stage of life you’re in, we can all benefit from learning the best ways to support our hormones and in turn keep our bodies happy and healthy.
So grab a friend and join us by registering for the free Happy Hormones, Healthy You course today. Prepare to be empowered with over 30 different ways to optimize your hormones and feel your best!