Hormones play a significant role in the daily function of our bodies. Even a slight hormone imbalance can have unpleasant ramifications on the daily life of an individual. Symptoms of hormone imbalance include: anxiety, mood swings, poor sleep quality, vaginal dryness, memory problems, blood sugar highs and lows, night sweats, hot flashes, water retention, depressed libido, and depression. Hormone levels change over a persons lifetime presenting special challenges and transitional periods. Puberty, pre-menopause and menopause are natural transitional hormone periods in the human life cycle. Transition should be experienced as a natural stage of life rather than being viewed as something to escape.
Hormones are “chemical messengers” which are produced and secreted by numerous glands in the body. Once a hormone is released into the bloodstream, it instructs target cells and/or glands to produce particular substances (such as other hormones). These hormones stimulate or inhibit the actions of cells everywhere, depending on the needs of the body. Different hormones are dependent on each other to produce a balanced chemical environment in the body. If the body is toxic and not functioning at optimal levels, it may not be able to produce and regulate hormone levels as needed. Hormone imbalances are not exclusive to women or to older individuals. Hormones are often found in many types of food, especially in meats. The effects are being seen in children who are hitting puberty at an earlier age.
Conventional medicine views hormonal symptoms (PMS and menopause) as hormonal deficiencies forcing women to live with these imbalances. Routine treatment is often synthetic hormone replacement therapy which may have negative side effects such as: breast cancer, strokes, heart attacks, blood clots, cardiovascular disease and dementia. The federal government has added estrogen used in postmenopausal hormone therapy and oral contraceptives to its list of “known” human carcinogens.
Detoxification (body cleansing) is a critical internal program for hormone imbalances, to help eliminate accumulated toxins and wastes and to strengthen vital organs.
- Hydration is critical – drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water to speed up cleansing and elimination.
- A diet high in plant sterols, which are easily converted to human estrogen and progesterone in the body, has been shown to reduce or eliminate menopausal symptoms. Plant sterols helps the body process food more efficiently.
- M’lis Balance, DHEA and Wild Yam Cream are used to help stimulate the body to make and utilize all of its own necessary hormones.
- Exercise to improve internal sluggishness and poor elimination, both of which contribute to hormonal imbalances. Before beginning any exercise program, consult your local physician.
Program results will vary with each participant. For the best results, work with an Eden Wellness Mentor.
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