Hormone Contributing to the Unhealthy Way You Feel, For Women And Men

Hormone Contributing to the Unhealthy Way You Feel, and what it does to your life.

Paleo Vegeo I Barbara Christensen I Supplements for Hormone SupportI started working on hormones a few months ago, about four actually. I can make it through the day now, when I couldn't before. My life has become this weirdness of supplements and creams and timed pills. I'm now to a point where I'm going to push even more to fit in more of the natural changes to get rid of some of the supplements, more nutrition, and more essential oils. It's crazy to think of how far I've come in this. So have hope that you will get better, but it does cycle. Good days, AMAZINGLY good days are often a sign of an upcoming crash. Keep up the work and be hopeful for your health.Let me tell you my opinion (nothing on my website as you've read is a medical diagnostic or claim of a cure. I am not a doctor) just what I've found through this process. 

Here are some insights on hormones that I've read up on: 

Out of whack hormones are the culprit behind so much disease--type 2 diabetes in particular. Some indicators are;

  • persistent weight gain
  • loss of muscle mass
  • low libido
  • fatigue 
  • anxiety, irritability, depression (omegas/essential fatty acids also reduce bad cholesterol which contribute.)
  • insomnia (lavender, slim and sassy to calm adrenals.)
  • excessive sweating
  • digestive issues (digestive enzymes and probiotics can help)
  • food cravings

This was a huge red flag for me before having the five vials of blood drawn and tested. The fatigue for me had gotten so bad that I some nights could not drive home from picking my husband up. I had to have him drive because I was ready to just fall asleep at the wheel. My weight kept going up regardless of the workouts I was doing, and I couldn't sleep through the night. Don't even get me started on the cravings... it's really been a huge change to deal with for someone like me that was always healthy and never dealt with weight before my daughter was born.

I didn't realize I was moving into that place where I was at the hormone inhibitor UNHAPPY zone: Hormone inhibitors are;

  • age (I'm 45)
  • poor diet (I ate JUNK when I was pregnant and for the first 18 months after in part to trying to conform to Suburban life) 
  • oxidation 
  • xenoestrogens (fake estrogen caused by pretty much everything bad around us---Phytoestrogen supplement helps eliminate xenoestrogens and it is adaptogenic to balance estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.)
  • inflammation (this one is chronic for me)
  • stress (Let's see... miscarriage, pregnancy, lay off, move, job change, move... lots of illnesses for my daughter)
  • sedentary lifestyle (Went from nothing to something, but for a while it really wasn't enough)
  • environmental toxins
High estrogen---even fake xenoestrogens push down your progesterone to be low. I take a pediatric does of progesterone now because I have lots of allergies to the things you can take to support your progesterone. Things that help bring up your progesterone are; whole seeds and nuts, avocado, leafy greens, yams. I'm using some supplementals with both thyme and oregano essential oils in them, and using geranium essential oil which really should be a must have oil for any woman or man dealing with hormone imbalance. In fact I recommend you rub 1-2 drops of the thyme and oregano with a few drops of FCO (fractionated coconut oil) on the bottom of the feet daily. Do not over-use oregano! Use daily for 10 days, and then give your system a rest. I also use just a dab of geranium with my aluminum-free deodorant. In fact Geranium and Cypress are an amazing combination to dab after you've done the deodorant. I use the Kiss My Face Sport. Geranium has this sweet floral smell but also has astringent and antiseptic properties. And the Cypress helps reduce excessive sweating. And if you've moved into the "aluminum-free" you know that sweating can be a problem on those hot days. Enough said. You'll thank me for that tip if not all others.

Some other oils that help with the whole endocrine system are: citrus oils (think lemon oil in the morning), ylang ylang, Roman Chamomile, Serenity, Balance, Elevation, Frankincense, Lavender, Conifer Oils. I use daily for specifically my adrenals Basil and Rosemary. there is also another great blend that is great for those PMS/PMSD symptoms.

Essential Oils for menopause symptoms;

Hot flashes - Peppermint, Geranium, Citrus oils, Clary Sage
Fatigue - Ginger, Peppermint, White Fir
Libido - Ylang Ylang, Ginger, Peppermint,  Clary Sage

Many studies Indicate the benefit of EO's to protect DNA and reverse DNA damage----DDR Prime is a great supplement for that, and as I get into the protocols in the next few months remember this. And also you have to really boost that glutathione level back to where it's supposed to be. Glutathione is truly the most critical and integral part of your detoxification system and to get rid of those xenoestrogens this is your travel agent, Can you see the importance of having enough Glutathione in the system?

Glutathione elevation is aided by;
Undenatured Whey Protein (WAVSmart)
D-limonene (Grapefruit and Wild Orange oils, metabolic oils are a great tool for this)
Exercise - Yoga, Walking, Strength Training and HIITS

These tools and ideas are so related to men as well. Men suffer at the same rates these days as women with hormone imbalances. Hormones are balanced when we have our deficiencies corrected. For women it's usually iron, but for men it's usually zinc. Also for both it's bad diet, obesity, and those darn xenoestrogens. Also for those men that like to drink, alcohol converts testosterone to estrogen which is why men that drink more often get man boobs. If you are vegetarian and add in soy milk... dude you are in trouble! So keep in mind that phytoestrogen is even great for men! A good supplement pack is something I recommend for most men. More so than women they often are getting even less nutrients and minerals during the day. 

So what does a hormone balancing day of meals look like now? 

For Breakfast it's something like collard greens in coconut oil, side of berries and a protein shake with added Maca powder. (capsule dumped in because the air corrupts the maca, so don't buy bags of it.) Lunch is a green salad with either some salmon or other lean protein and added omegas, an apple sliced with some pumpkin or squash puree with cinnamon in it. Then dinner is a sweet potato or other root vegetables, some selenium rich crab and salsa.

This of it like this: 

Breakfast: {Eat Like A Queen}
Lunch: {Eat Like A Princess}
Dinner: {Eat Like The Pauper} 

Follow the 40/30/30. That's where I was actually most successful before in life because I was following the Zone. But the Zone for most people still has too many of the bad carbs, the bad fats and the bad red meats. Think of this like the Paleo Vegeo Balanced version. Keep watching for more protocol information and more info on how this relates to so many other problems we are facing in our current social model of health. 



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