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9 Things That Mess Up Your Hormones!

Hormonal imbalance was once considered to be only a problem associated with menopausal women. However we are now seeing alarming signs of hormonal dysfunction caused by oestrogen dominance, even in children by the age of puberty, and most people today know someone with fertility issues.

In the news and media nowadays – we are finally seeing more and more evidence presented on the damaging effect of chemicals on the hormonal systems of the body. Take for instance the recent Washington University study finding that early menopause is linked with everyday chemical exposure.

Yes, hormonal disruption caused by chemicals – something we’ve been sharing about for years in the Savvy Team!

Add this evidence to that presented definitively by the World Health Organisation in the 2012 Report . . . and it’s becoming an important choice to shop for safer alternatives.

It is crucial to remember that when oestrogen is unopposed by adequate levels of progesterone, a hormone imbalance occurs causing many undesirable symptoms. Feeling unduly stressed out? Tired all the time? Depressed? Do you fly into a rage for no reason?

Oestrogen dominance causes a myriad of symptoms such as:

Pre menstrual syndrome (PMS), fatigue, foggy thinking, memory loss, miscarriage, auto-immune disorders, breast tenderness, heavy menstrual flow, irregular periods, menstrual cramps, carbohydrate cravings, fluid retention, gall bladder disease, weight gain, fibrocystic breasts, uterine fibrosis, mood swings, depression, acne, impaired blood sugar control, thyroid dysfunction, infertility, excessive blood clotting, osteoporosis, endometrial cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroid tumours and can result in similar problems in men including prostate cancer.

Do any of these conditions relate to you? If so then chances are, you are oestrogen dominant, but don’t worry, the Savvy Team can help!

‘Oestrogen Dominance’

If you take the Pill, are on HRT; have a high trans fatty or high sugar diet; live in farming communities with a high incidence of chemical sprays, herbicides, pesticides etc; are exposed to dioxins (often hidden in the products in your home, from outgassing plastics) – then these all add to an even greater oestrogen dominance.

If you’re living on the planet with all the petrochemicals in the air, water, and soil, you can’t avoid exposure – even polar bears breast milk contains PCB’s, dioxins etc.

Fortunately, safe and natural ways to help keep your hormones balanced do exist!

Changing brands to safer bathroom and household products as recommended by the Savvy Team – will help you reduce your exposure to oestrogenic chemicals . . . and then by using hormone nourishing nutrition, you can restore natural balance – as countless Savvy Team members would attest.

What are some of the causes of hormonal imbalance and oestrogen dominance?

Here’s some to get you started – ‘9 Things that can Mess Up Your Hormones’

# 1 – Sugar & Carb ‘Blow-Outs’

Eating foods with too much added sugar and/or high in simple carbohydrates (yes including fructose) is directly linked to weight gain – and excess pounds can lead your body to become resistant to insulin, the hormone that moves sugar into your bloodstream so your cells can get the energy they need.

The result: a precursor to diabetes called metabolic syndrome or even full-blown type 2 diabetes. Plus excess body fat can contribute to oestrogen dominance.

Besides leaving you wired, sugar also does a number on brain chemicals that are already thrown for a loop during your PMS week. If your premenstrual symptoms leave you cranky and moody, sugar will just make you feel like more of a basket case.

# 2 – Stressing Out, Especially at Night

Normally, levels of the stress hormone cortisol drop at night time, which helps you wind down and sleep. But becoming anxious or tense in the evening means your cortisol levels keep surging, so you’re too wired to catch Zzz’s.

When you are exposed to stress, the body increases secretion of cortisol and adrenaline. When this happens, progesterone decreases since it is used to produce cortisol. This makes it important to control stress response, in order to increase progesterone levels.

# 3 – Sleep Deprivation

When you sleep, levels of a hunger-related hormone called leptin surge, signaling to your body that you don’t need to eat. Toss and turn all night, and your body won’t produce the right amount of leptin—so you’ll feel extra hungry the next day and be more prone to weight gain.

It’s a vicious cycle: Lack of sleep raises cortisol levels, and cortisol cranks up your blood sugar…which then plunges, making you stressed and craving junk food. Start scoring more snooze time, and your cortisol levels will even out.

# 4 – Late Afternoon Coffee Hits

Cortisol is the culprit again here: Caffeine signals to your body to boost production of cortisol, which can make you feel anxious and definitely not in a sleep-well mindset. Limit your caffeine hits to before 3 or 4 p.m.

# 5 – Dodging Exercise

Without regular exercise, your body won’t produce and release the optimal amount of endorphins. You know endorphins: They’re the feel-good chemicals in the brain that make you feel positive and alert. They also keep your immune system functioning well and increase levels of sex hormones so you score a libido lift. The more you move (cardio, Pilates, hiking, any kind of activity), the more endorphins your body will produce.

Plus aerobic exercise prompts a drop in levels of a hormone called ghrelin, which suppresses appetite, studies show.

# 6 – Not Being Serious About Using Safety-Conscious Products

Yes it’s true, many women (and men too) who are having hormonal problems have not fully eliminated the number one cause of problems . . . exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals!

The World Health Organisation released a list of 800 chemicals used in personal care as well as home and cleaning products that are directly capable of interfering with hormone receptors in the body. Some of the ingredients have been linked to breast and prostate cancers among other problems.

Change Brands! Don’t Procrastinate on this change . . . touch base with a Savvy Team member today.

# 7 – Not Loving Your Liver (and Digestive System)

The liver plays a major role in the proper metabolizing of hormones, especially estrogen. Liver-loving foods include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, beets, garlic, lemons, artichokes, and asparagus. Liver-loving herbs include milk thistle, dandelion root, and turmeric.

Plus a strong digestive system ensures that the food you eat can be readily absorbed by the body. Digestive strengthening foods include yogurt, kefir, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar, sauerkraut, and miso. Digestive enzymes and probiotics are also helpful.

# 8 – ‘Aggravating’ Your Adrenals

The adrenals play a major role in hormonal balance, immune health, digestion, blood sugar balance, blood pressure inflammation control and mineral balance. 21st Century stresses wreak havoc on the adrenals. Your adrenals are nourished by vitamin C, vitamin B5 (best taken in a B complex), cod liver oil, and magnesium. The adaptogenic herbs such ashwaganda, Rhodiola rosea and maca root provide excellent adrenal support.

# 9 – Ignoring Daily Trace Element Supplementation

All of the hormones in your body need trace minerals to be manufactured and fully functional. You cannot afford to be depleted of trace elements. Two time Nobel Prize winner Dr Linus Pauling believed you could trace every sickness, every ailment and every disease to a nutrient deficiency of some sort and he was serious about the importance of trace minerals!

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