are the body’s chemical messengers that help to control nearly every physiological process in the body. This includes #metabolism
, immune system, #fertility
& overall #health
. There's one thing that can wreak havoc on your hormones though, #sugar
The majority of people associate sugar with weight gain, but its effects go way beyond that. For #women
in particular, a diet with excessive sugar, including refined carbohydrates (bread, rice, pasta, etc.) not just the sweets– can lead to #hormonalimbalance
perceives mismanaged blood sugar as a stressor. In response, your adrenal glands send out a significant amount of #cortisol
(the stress hormone) & adrenaline. This begins hormonal havoc.
How does sugar affect hormones?
1) Glucose & insulin spikes disrupt ovulation – preventing your hormones from triggering #ovulation
& as a result the creation of progesterone.
2) Disrupted ovulation causes hormonal imbalance – without ovulation you cannot produce progesterone, which eventually leads to estrogen dominance.
3) The fat cells in your body secrete estrogen. The more sugar you eat, the more fat cells you create & the more estrogen they secrete. This estrogen adds to the estrogen your endocrine system already produces. .
4) Add in xenoestrogens in our environment & you're all set for estrogen dominance, progesterone deficiency & hormonal imbalance. This imbalance is the root cause of common issues such as irregular cycles, #PMS
, acne & infertility. .
Luckily making a change to #eatclean
can greatly improve your overall health. This includes a variety of #organic
fruits & veggies, lean sources of protein like fish & #healthyfats
like avocado. It is also important to limit caffeine & alcohol consumption, as these can cause cortisol to spike (which can disrupt other hormones).
Let's get balanced ladies!🙌🙌💕
#healthtips #healthtiptuesday #balance #womenshealth #holistichealth #wellness