WHY I HAVE A HORMONE IMBALANCE
Is bio identical progesterone cream right for me?
How would you know if you are suffering from the harmful effects caused by too much estrogen and not enough progesterone? Where do we begin? Let’s examine a few different sources in everyday life that are proven hormone disruptors and create imbalances in your body.
For decades scientists have studied the ill-effects of xenoestrogens (xeno=foreign) and their effect on the endocrine system. The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce our hormones. These hormones regulate metabolism, growth & development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep & mood, among many other things. Xenoestrogens have hormone-like activity in the body of both genders and are known as endocrine disruptors.
Since the endocrine system is responsible for our hormone production, today’s chemical environment is the First of two primary causes of hormone imbalance and low progesterone levels.
We are continually flooded with too many xenoestrogens, which are negatively affecting our endocrine system, resulting in our body not being able to make enough of our own natural progesterone. Where do these Xenoestrogens and other toxic chemicals come from? They are extremely prevalent in almost all personal care & beauty products (even when the label says “Natural”), plastics in contact with food & beverages, pesticides (this is why so many choose Organic), cleaning products and all synthetic fragrances. There are more than 100,000 petroleum based ingredients in use by the cosmetic industry today (petroleum is a xenoestrogen)!
The Second cause of hormone imbalance is found in most commercially grown meat, dairy and animal by-products. Unless otherwise specified on the label, almost ALL chicken, beef, pork, eggs and dairy contain synthetic estrogens. These are consumed by hundreds of millions of people weekly. Synthetic estrogens shorten the growth time of the animal to profit the farmer, while cheapening the cost to consumer. When consumed on a daily or weekly basis, these foods directly affect our endocrine system and hormone balance. Synthetic estrogens can also cause a significant change in weight, overall health, fertility (men & women), libido, and disease susceptibility. Synthetic hormones, which are the active ingredients in prescription birth control and HRT, have been proven by many studies, to put you at increased risk for female-specific cancers.
Bioidentical progesterone will safely support your body’s ability to be in balance. It’s one simple thing you can do every month to make substantial changes from the time you enter puberty until long after menopause starts. Optimal progesterone levels, at the correct time of the month, will not only alleviate, but prevent the painful symptoms of PMS/PMDD & menopause, increase osteoblast cells (bone integrity) and support overall health & vitality for life. Healthy levels will also increase fertility, aid to a healthy first trimester of pregnancy and address the cause of post-partum depression.
Progesterone’s health benefits don’t end in the hormone department. Did you know progesterone has also been proven to have a supportive effect on brain chemistry? It aids in production of the ‘neurotransmitters’ that enhance our mood, like serotonin. It also helps promote healthy sleep patterns, healthy cell death & renewal, healthy weight, healthy hair and improved skin elasticity. Clearly, progesterone is beneficial to our entire body’s health.
Please visit our Serenity Lifestyle page here for more details on how and where you can protect yourself and your family from from these Xenoestrogens. There, we also have recommendations on the best personal/home/supplement care in the world that will greatly affect your health for the better.