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Triggers of hormonal imbalance

You can think of your hormone balance as a small factory, where the team works well when it's perfectly coordinated. Our hormones are responsible for ensuring that all processes in our body run smoothly. The interplay controls just about every bodily function and therefore has a major influence on our well-being and health. As soon as the hormones get out of balance, it can lead to a big mess.

The endocrine glands include the pineal gland, pituitary gland (also called the hypophysis), thyroid gland, thymus gland, adrenal glands, pancreas and gonads. These centers secrete hormones to send messages to specific organs. These travel through our bodies and relay information to your organs.

The body sends you signals when your hormones are out of balance to alert you that something is wrong. These signals can come in the form of different warning signals.

exemplary warning signals:

  • irregular menstrual cycle

  • sleep disturbances, fatigue

  • hair loss

  • weight fluctuations

  • loss of libido, infertility

  • mood swings, up to depression

Possible triggers

1) Birth control pills and medications

Especially when you stop taking the pill, your hormone balance quickly gets out of whack. This is because the pill suggests to your body, with its artificial estrogens that contribute to contraception, that there is enough estrogen. The production of natural estrogen is stopped and as soon as you stop taking the pill, your own hormone production has to be cranked up again. In addition to the contraceptive pill, there are also many other medications that can have an effect on hormone balance.

Possible solutions: all hormonally active medications should only be taken in an emergency and with the utmost caution.

2) Vitamin and nutrient deficiency

Vitamin D3 in particular, as well as iodine and zinc, play a central role here. Iodine is needed, for example, for the production of thyroid hormones, and zinc plays an important role in hormone metabolism. Vitamin D is a hormone precursor. If too little of it is present, it means that other hormones in the body can no longer send their signals unhindered. But healthy fats are also essential as a building block for the production of various hormones in the body.

Possible solutions: plant-based diet, less sugar, reduce caffeine and alcohol consumption, possible supplements: omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D3

3) chronic stress Emotions such as anger, rage and fear cause us to release increased amounts of stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. This is important in the short term, because it allows us to react quickly in dangerous situations. However, if this stress persists, it has a negative effect on the entire hormonal balance and impairs the production of sex hormones.

Possible solutions: Define stressors, meditation, journaling, sports, yoga

4) Environmental impacts

Pollutants from the environment, food and cosmetic products often contain hormonal pollutants that interfere with our natural hormonal system. Especially pollutants like pesticides, plasticizers contained in plastic bottles, parabens in cosmetics but also the inner coating of food cans should be avoided.

Possible solutions: Natural or even fresh cosmetics, prefer glass containers.

You do not know where to start and how to implement? Then I will be happy to support you on your health journey. In a nutritional consultation we go specifically to the appropriate dietary change for you.

In my holistic health coaching I accompany you over a period of 10 weeks. Together we will develop new routines to bring your hormone balance back into balance, taking into account your diet as well as stress management and cycle awareness.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Your Jana Noel 💛

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