The Endocrine System

Did you know that there are ten (eleven when pregnant) glands that make up the Endocrine System?

Our endocrine system and hormones support our bodies from conception through old age.

From conception, the placenta acts as an endocrine organ and produces several important hormones through pregnancy.

Here are some more big hitters:

The Hypothalamus: This is the gland that drives the whole endocrine system by linking our endocrine system with our nervous system.

The Thyroid: This gland is crucial to healthy development and regulates your metabolism.

The Adrenals: This gland is actually made up of two glands: the cortex and medulla. These glands produce hormones in response to stress (cortisol) and regulate blood pressure, glucose metabolism, and the body’s salt and water balance.

The Pancreas – The pancreas is responsible for producing glucagon and insulin. These hormones help regulate sugar (glucose) in the blood.

The Gonads: Ovaries and Testes both produce steroids that affect growth and development and also regulate reproductive cycles and behaviors.

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Imbalanced Hormones

Does this sound like you or someone you know?

Weight Gain
Irregular Periods
Low Libido
Hair Loss
Mood Swings

Hormones are the root of everything. While we love to overcomplicate what we need to do with our bodies to get healthy, we can overlook the basics.

We try to sprint, when we’re actually in a marathon and wonder why we feel so exhausted before we get to the finish line. ????

Are you ready to get back to the basics when it comes to your hormone (and specifically thyroid) health?

Here’s what I’m talking about:

  • Throwing the candles and scented air fresheners in the garbage and switching to diffusers
  • Eating enough clean, whole foods to regulate your blood sugar, and not using coffee to replace meals and water.
  • Supporting your natural circadian rhythm (think natural vitamin D on your belly in the morning!)
  • Avoiding hormone-disrupting lotions, shampoos, conditioners, and deodorants because they “smell good”

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