Environmental hormone pollution?

Hormones have a profound effect on your everyday health and well-being. Although present in only tiny amounts, hormones act on every cell of your body. Hormones have individual effects, but also interact with each other to produce dramatic outcome in the body. Because of these interactions, they are able to trigger multiple body systems.

Types of Hormone Imbalance

There are a number of common symptoms associated with hormone imbalance(s):

Female Hormone Imbalance

The ovaries produce many hormones. Chief among them are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. The ovarian hormones estrogen and progesterone interact to coordinate a woman’s menstrual cycle during her reproductive years. The brain produces the hormones follicle stimulating hormones (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) which trigger hormone production from the ovaries. When any of the hormones coming from the brain or the ovaries are imbalanced, symptoms may occur. Imbalances are most common in puberty and menopause, but imbalances can happen at any age. Several conditions are well known to be associated with hormonal imbalance including: polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, breast disease, and menstrual irregularities.

Symptoms of female hormone imbalance

Acne or oily skin

Bloating

Bone loss

Decreased fertility

Depression

Excess facial and body hair

Hot flashes

Heavy or painful periods

Irregular periods

Irritability

Loss of muscle mass

Loss of scalp hair

Low libido

Memory lapses

Mood swings

Nervousness

Night sweats

Poor concentration

Sleep disturbances

Tender or fibrocystic breasts

Urinary incontinence

Vaginal dryness

Weight gain

Symptoms of male hormone imbalance

Diminished sexual drive

Urinary changes

Lack of energy

Decrease in strength and/or endurance

Lost height, back pain

Decreased “enjoyment of life”

Irritability, anger, and grumpiness

Depression or withdrawn

Erections less strong

Deterioration in sports ability

Falling asleep after dinner

Decreased work performance

Joint aches and stiffness of the hands

Premature aging

Changes in hair growth and skin quality

Loss of physical fitness, weight gain, and “beer” bellies

Hot flashes

Increased anxiety

Loss of self esteem

Decreased memory and/or concentration

Conditions of Hormone Imbalance

AdrenalThyroid FunctionInsulinAdult Growth Hormone Deficiency

Adrenal Imbalance

The adrenal glands produce three types of steroid hormones: glucocorticoids (cortisol), mineralocorticoids (aldosterone), and androgens (DHEA/DHEAS). Cortisol enables the body to respond and adapt to the stresses of daily life. It also helps to maintain blood sugar levels and promote a healthy immune system. Aldosterone works to balance salt and water in the body. Androgens secreted by the adrenals provide the majority of DHEA for both men and women. For women, the adrenal glands are the major source of testosterone. Imbalances in the adrenal system can contribute to problems with the nervous and immune systems, body composition difficulties, blood sugar irregularities, and high androgen levels.

 

Symptoms of adrenal imbalance

 

Allergies / asthma

Arthritis

Bone loss

Chemical sensitivities

Morning/evening fatigue

High blood sugar

Increased abdominal fat

Memory lapses

Sleep disturbances

Sugar cravings

 

Source: http://www.zrtlab.com/hormone-testing/symptoms-of-hormone-imbalance.html

Winston’s Comment:

Rest Easy™  helps to balance the hormones with the herb Turmeric, the main ingredient in Rest Easy™. It is known in Ayurvedic and Chinese traditional medicine as one of the world’s oldest & best antioxidants & liver support herbs.  It has been used for centuries as an antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, antiseptic.  It’s well-known anti-inflammatory and immune system enhancing properties are the reason that many Americans consume turmeric in its powdered form.  We ferment turmeric with the intent to make its key ingredients more absorbable to the body.

 

Here is an interesting paper written about turmeric in 2003 that gives a bit of its background and how it helps heal http://www.bioponic.com/pdfs/TurmericAyurveda.pdf

 

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