HORMONE BALANCE: THE GREAT DEBATE
In a world of constant information overflow, it's hard to find a consensus on anything. Low-Carb versus Paleo? Intermittent Fasting versus Keto? Politics in general...I'm not getting into any of them. Why? Because the debates don't have a right answer...just a right answer for each person's perspective.
Hormone balancing is no different. I've received numerous messages from Clients saying "XYZ Fitness Influencer told me only a doctor can talk about hormones" or "Is this safe? I don't want to take anything like a steroid." These common questions show that the competing misinformation has turned the question of Hormone Balance into yet another quagmire of debate.
To Balance, Manipulate, or Replace?
The 3 main methodologies of Hormone Alteration are:
- Balance: To bring hormone levels into Optimal functioning range for each individual. Can likely be achieved through diet, exercise and supplementation
- Manipulate: To drastically shock the body via diet or environment to elicit a direct response to new stimulus.
- Replace: To introduce Exogenous Hormones into the body, should not be done without a Medical Professional's supervision. Can be used to Medically correct any diagnosed problem.
Of the three, I want to focus on #1 today. #3 should not be done without a Medical Professional's direct supervision, this would include Hormone Replacement Therapy (Testosterone Therapy, Birth Control), Insulin Treatment (Diabetes Management) and the use of Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMS). #2 can be done at home, and can involve extreme dietary changes (Ketogenic Diets) or extreme environments (Hot or Cold) to stimulate Growth Hormone responses.
The Role of Adaptogens in our Body
Adaptogens are a natural substance considered to help the body adapt to stress and to exert a normalizing effect upon bodily processes. Using adaptogenic herbs for hormone balance is a great choice because they are non-specific in their action, which means they are great at figuring out what your body needs and helps you in that direction. They contain compounds that are clinically proven to help restore normal hormone function. The best part is that adaptogenic herbs are botanically-sourced and non-toxic.
When we face a stressor, whether physical or mental, our bodies go through what’s called general adaptation syndrome (GAS). GAS is a three-stage response: alarm, resistance, and exhaustion. Adaptogens help us stay in the resistance phase longer, via a stimulating effect that holds off the exhaustion.
Adaptogens help support your hormone levels and help manage stress in the body—but there’s so much more. Your body’s stress system, the sympathetic nervous system, controls hundreds of pathways that are responsible for inflammation.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU?
Ultimately, signs of imbalanced hormones can include:
- POOR SLEEP
- MOOD SWINGS OR ANXIETY
- PERSISTENT ACNE
- BELLYFAT AND PERSISTANT WEIGHT GAIN
- LOSS OF MUSCLE MASS
- MEMORY FOG
- DIGESTIVE ISSUES
- LOW SEX DRIVE
Do you suffer from any of these? If so, consider if naturally balancing your hormones is the right FIRST STEP to feeling better. Using Adaptogens in generally recognized as safe, come from non-toxic botanicals, and can provide quick acting benefits like enhanced sleep and feelings of well being.
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