Balancing the hormonal system is an intricate process that our bodies automatically perform, until a significant insult disrupts the process. There are over 100 hormones that must act harmoniously to keep us feeling well and healthy. Disruption of one hormone impacts on other hormones, and can result in unpleasant symptoms and disease, if not rebalanced.
Like no other humans before us, we are exposed to significant, repetitive and cumulative insults on our hormonal milieu. These insults are also known as stressors. Yes, among them are emotional stressors, but also physical and environmental stressors that our bodies must combat. In our youth, most of us, but by no means all of us, are able to balance these systems, but as we age and our bodies cope with wear and tear, medical conditions, and repetitive insults, our hormonal systems can fail us, resulting in peri-menopausal and menopausal symptoms, PMS, PCOS, cancer (cervical, uterine, breast, ovarian, and prostate), cortisol imbalance, andropause, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, etc.
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