Balance hormones naturally
We carry the ability to balance our hormones naturally. Hormones determine our overall health and fertility.
Women over 35 are less likely to become pregnant, although may still experience menstruation until the age of 55... And those who continue to have periods in their 50s often times develop breast cancer.
Infertility is caused by:
- Hormone imbalance
- Tumors or cysts
- Eating disorders (anorexia or bulimia)
- Extensive exercise (quick fat loss)
What hormones are involved?
The endocrine glands are a group of cells in the endocrine system. They secrete the reproductive hormones Estrogen and Progesterone.
Increasing amounts of estrogen begin releasing from the brain into the body on cycle day 1 (menstruation) until ovulation, for a variable 12-19 days. In fact, estrogen is the nutrient dense layer that nourishes the uterine lining (endometrium) in hopes that an egg can implant safely.
After ovulation has occurred, progesterone releases into the body for a stable 12-16 days. Progesterone then mends, regulates and nourishes the condition of the uterine lining of the womb.
Estrogen and progesterone work together within each cycle, creating a truly harmonized yin and yang environment.
Charting our fertility with fertility awareness opens body literacy of our hormones.
Balance Hormones Naturally to prevent infertility and breast cancer
Pregnancy is not less likely to occur due to age, but surely because the corpus luteum is not making progesterone any longer. Without progesterone the body becomes incapable of managing stress. As a result, our body fluids and kidneys become confused. Anovulatory cycles and estrogen dominance could then likely occur, often leading to a number of different health issues.
Anovulatory cycles could be a result of:
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
- Fibroids or cysts
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
- Breast Cancer
One of progesterone's main functions (and benefits) is to reduce cell division in the breasts. Surprisingly, cancer risk rises when cells divide rapidly, as there is a higher chance of mutated cells.
What causes hormone imbalance?
Balance hormones naturally by avoiding excess estrogen. Research shows that our environment surprisingly carries numerous unnatural products containing this hormone (in the form of Xenoestrogens). All things considered, it is an imitation hormone that is not only unnatural, but very toxic to the environment and our bodies.
Xenoestrogens are commonly found in:
- Body products
- Hair products
- Plastic containers / Water bottles
Estrogen dominance could then occur with over exposure to xenoestrogens.
Estrogen dominance can lead to:
- Weight gain
- Mood changes, ie: depression, anxiety
- Low sex drive
- Hot flashes
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Excess bleeding
How to resolve Estrogen dominance
Balance hormones naturally by promoting the body's production of natural progesterone.
Doctors usually prescribe progesterone (in the form of Medroxyprogesterone Acetate or MPA) to balance hormones. Unfortunately this remedy does not fix the core problem. Rather, it acts as a band-aid to stop the symptoms. Alternatively we have the ability to aid the body's natural progesterone production to heal any imbalances.
MPA is not prescribed to pregnant people because it carries a high risk of cleft lip and cleft palate.
How to produce natural progesterone
Progesterone is certainly being regularly produced in the body.
The human body naturally follows the circadian rhythm. In the long run, balance and rejuvenation occur when we allow the body to sleep through each night.
Many health problems develop in the gut. To put it another way, hormones do not remain balanced if healthy gut bacteria doesn't exist. Balance hormones naturally by ingesting nutrient dense food and fresh water. A healthful diet becomes the building blocks for every single cell in the body.
Hormones balance naturally when living:
Sweating is a largely beneficial form of detoxifying the body.
Balance hormones naturally by managing stress levels. Progesterone competes with a hormone named cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone that manages our stress levels; the higher our stress levels, the more frequently our cortisol is produced. When cortisol is overworked, progesterone deficiency could occur, causing possible exhaustion, obesity, continual stress, and/or imbalanced cycles.
Even if for only 5 minutes a day, practice expressing yourself through:
- Singing, humming or "ooo-ing" and "aww-ing"
- Create! Art, clothing, healthful body products, etc.
- Sitting still to allow yourself to move to the emotions that arise
Keep in mind
Medically prescribed hormones will essentially place a bandaid over your symptoms. Core issues (ex: diet and lifestyle choices) become ignored, and commonly result in health issues.
Blood clotting and stroke risks increase when medical estrogen (Estradiol Oral) is swallowed. To safely use prescribed estrogen, rub it on the skin and be sure to use in conjunction with natural progesterone. See a care practitioner before use.