The L❤️ve bugs
Hormones are the chemical messengers that provide the foundation of our health. Secreted by the ovaries, thyroid, adrenals, and other various glands, our hormones are in a constant state of flux. Imbalances in diet, exercise, sleep, and stress can all wreak havoc on our hormonal systems, resulting in a multitude of health issues, including metabolism, sexual function, reproduction, mood and much more.
When in balance, our hormones can keep us feeling our best, ready to tackle each and every day with vitality. But even small imbalances in this delicate system can cause our entire body to go haywire, leaving us feeling depleted and out of sorts.
The good news is that new research indicates that taking care of your gut health can be the key to hormonal balance throughout your body.
? What’s the Gut Got to Do with It?
Your gut is home to trillions of bacteria, most of whom are working very hard on your behalf to support your health on many different fronts. You see, when taking into account the number of cells in our body, we are only 10% human! The other 90% is called our microbiome, and is made up of all the microbes living in and on our body.
The beneficial bacteria in our microbiome called probiotics—work with our own bodily systems to help optimize our blood sugar levels, support our immune system, regulate our moods, and even boost our metabolism. With a hand in so many of our body’s functions, it’s no wonder that probiotics influence our hormones as well.
? How Probiotics Impact Your Hormones?
Our body’s endocrine system produces more than 50 hormones, many of which have a major impact on our health and wellbeing. Probiotics can influence our hormones to benefit our health in a variety of important ways:
• Cortisol: Often called the “stress hormone,” cortisol is released during times of stress and has a hand in controlling our blood sugar levels, metabolism, inflammation, and even our ability to form memories. The good news is that probiotics can reduce levels of cortisol in the body, helping you maintain a sense of calm and peace.
❤️Maintain Your Mood
• Estrogen: While men do have small amounts, estrogen is primarily a female hormone associated with puberty, the menstrual cycle, bone health, and mood. Levels of estrogen in the body are affected by our digestion—a normal bowel transit time allows excess estrogen to pass out of the body, rather than be reabsorbed. By optimizing digestion, probiotics help keep excess estrogen out of circulation. Lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria can also decrease activity of Beta-glucoronidase, an enzyme that enables estrogen to be reabsorbed.
❤️Boost Your Energy
• Insulin: The pancreas secretes insulin, which allows our cells to absorb glucose from our blood to be used for energy. Studies show that probiotics can promote optimal insulin levels.
❤️Control Your Appetite
• Leptin: Our body’s fat cells make leptin, a hormone that helps determine how full we feel and signals our brain when it’s time to stop eating. Unfortunately, we can become resistant to this satiety hormone, making our brain think we need to keep filling up, leading to weight gain and other health issues. Friendly flora in our gut increase our body’s sensitivity to leptin, so our brain gets the message to stop eating when we are full.
❤️Help You Sleep
• Melatonin: Melatonin, the “sleep” hormone, signals the body when it’s time to rest in response to diminishing light at the end of the day, but we need the amino acid tryptophan to convert serotonin (the “happy” chemical) into melatonin. By increasing our body’s levels of tryptophan, probiotics can help to regulate levels of this sleepy hormone in the body.
❤️Let You Love
• Oxytocin: In women, oxytocin (the “cuddle” hormone) signals contractions during labor, promotes lactation, and helps to trigger the bond between mom and baby. In men, oxytocin affects testosterone production and may even intensify feelings of love and attachment. Fortunately, our probiotic bacteria can increase levels of oxytocin in the body.
❤️Enhance Your Libido
• Testosterone: Produced in both men and women, testosterone enhances libido, stimulates the body’s production of new blood cells, and triggers puberty and development of male characteristics in men.
❤️Support Your Blood Sugar
• Vitamin D: Vitamin D isn’t a vitamin at all, but a hormone responsible for helping the body absorb calcium, balancing blood sugar, and regulating adrenaline and serotonin.
It’s clear that our friendly gut flora play a starring role in keeping our hormone levels in optimal balance. So, how do we properly nurture our magnificent microbiome so our bacteria can return the favor? Here are three simple steps to get you started:
1*.) Follow a healthy eating lifestyle
2*.) Get in plenty of nutrient dense leafy greens
3*.) Use a high quality liquid probiotics
I have seen and experienced first hand for myself, my family and many others, the health benefits of
(1*.) following the principles of a healthy eating style from the Big Breakfast - Correcting Health and Weight, LCHF,
(2*.) along with supplementing with the nutrient dense green leafy superfood#Moringa
(3*.) and the high quality 15 strain natural liquid Probiotic #GuttRescue
I've watched how our health has enhanced and we've enjoyed the excess weight "fall off".
It’s never too early to start making small changes to avoid major health issues down the road. Hormonal imbalances can often go undetected for years, but with a few changes in diet and daily habits, they can be circumnavigated or avoided altogether.
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Choose to start today to enhance your hormonal health naturally. We have agents & coaches standing by ready to assist you💕
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