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
Excess facial and body hair
Heavy or painful periods
Loss of muscle mass
Loss of scalp hair
Tender or fibrocystic breasts
Symptoms of male hormone imbalance
Diminished sexual drive
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Depression or withdrawn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
Changes in hair growth and skin quality
Loss of physical fitness, weight gain, and “beer” bellies
Loss of self esteem
Decreased memory and/or concentration
Conditions of Hormone Imbalance
AdrenalThyroid FunctionInsulinAdult Growth Hormone Deficiency
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
High blood sugar
Increased abdominal fat
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