Date : 18-Aug-2013
Hormones play a MAJOR role in your health.
Hormones are always working behind the scenes making
sure your body is working right.
For example, hormones control your:
5. Menstrual Cycles
6.Heart Rate and much, much more.
Here are some of the problems you may encounter if your
hormones are not working properly:
And, this is just a small list of what can go wrong if your hormones are not balanced.
- Joint Inflammation
- Digestive Problems
- Hot Flashes
- Sluggish Thyroid
- High Blood Pressure
- Acne and Skin Conditions
- Loss of hair
- Prostate Problems
We need a little knowledge of how hormones work.
Hormone are produced in the pituitary,thyroid, adrenals, liver, prostate, uterus, and pancreas. There is a very precise feedback mechanism so that each gland knows what the other is doing. So for example, if the thyroid is producing to little thyroxine, then the pituitary slows down. The pituitary tells the thyroid
whether or not to produce thyroid hormone and when there is enough in the blood, then it will stop sending messages to the thyroid and this keeps the thyroid balanced and producing the exact amount of thyroxine needed to maintain proper blood levels. That is why doctors will place a heavy emphasis on your TSH levels. This is not really your thyroid but it is a pituitary measurement.
The same feedback loop works in the other glands as well.
Hormones Lodge in receptor sites in the glands.
and they work from there to stimulate a cellular response. This keeps your body functioning normally.
Now, what caused the Hormones to slow down and not work efficiently?
Endocrine disruptors are chemicals in our environment that play a major role is literally disrupting the way our hormones work. Environmental chemicals are very similar to the hormones themselves.
They are "chemical look-alikes". They are so close to the hormone's molecular structure that they can actually find receptor sites in a gland and settle in there.
Then when the real hormone wants to bind to a receptor, it cannot. The receptors are already taken up by chemicals! This plays havoc to your entire hormonal system!
Endocrine disruptors come from the foods we ingest to the soaps and perfumes we use.
Here is just a small list of environmental toxins that can disrupt your hormone system:
- meat, chicken, eggs and milk
- vegetables and fruits
- toothpaste and mouthwash
- women's make-up
- preservatives and food coloring.
Try to get your meat, chicken, eggs and milk without hormones. That is much easier to do today. Just look for it in your grocery store or wherever you purchase these products. Vegetables and fruits are best to buy organic but if you cannot, you can rinse them in a vinegar to water mixture. Let them soak for 10 minutes and wash thoroughly.
You can also purchase a vegetable wash in the stores to remove these pesticides. Lastly, try to use soaps, deodorants and toothpastes from natural sources. Check out your local healthfood store for these products.
Even if you don't have hormone problems, this letter can serve as a warning and can be used to prevent hormone problems from developing especially in children.
In my office, I have a laboratory hormone saliva test that measures your hormone balance. Once we pinpoint your hormone imbalance, we can then give you the proper recommendations on how to restore your metabolism back to health again.
If you have any questions, you can email them to this address.
I hope that you learned something today.
Until next time...
To Your Health,
Dr. Stanley I. Miller, D.C.