By Mari Handley
What are hormones and why are they important? Hormones are a vitally important part of our bodies. Hormones help us to grow, develop, our metabolism, mood, sexual function, even how your body responds to environmental changes, not to mention our blood composition. The hormone Estrogen is what helps keep our bones hard, our skin looking young and lustrous, and also helps prevent coronary artery disease, stroke, colon cancer, hot flashes, and even night sweats (in some people).
The hormone Progesterone is also vital for female hormones in helping to prepare the body for conception and pregnancy. Your body automatically produces more Progesterone during the second half of your menstrual cycle and after the egg is released. During the beginning of a pregnancy, the levels of progesterone remain high to help maintain pregnancy. Progesterone is important for many different functions in our bodies, for example, raising body temperature during ovulation, normalizing inflammation, acting as a muscle relaxer, modulating the immune system, influencing libido, helping convert stored fat into energy and preventing endometrial cancer.
Testosterone is also an important hormone for a woman even though we consider it to be more of a male hormone. Testosterone’s main functions are to develop lean muscle mass, influences libido, and helps us to feel emotionally balanced. All of these hormones work together to keep our bodies at optimum health.
Women are usually the ones running children here and there, cooking dinner, fixing lunches, and the millions of other things needing to be done in the day. Because of this, women don’t always take care of their own bodies. But it is vitally important to keep your body in a healthy functioning manner.
In an attempt to keep ourselves healthy, we take medications prescribed by the doctor for these imbalances. Many of these medications are derived from animal hormones. One example is one particular drug is derived from horse urine. How nasty is that! Not only is this drug linked to higher risk of coronary artery disease, but also strokes and cancer. Synthetic progesterone like in birth control pills have been linked to breast cancer, depression, and vaginal bleeding. These drugs can cause your risk of breast cancer. These drugs can also remain in the body for up to 10 years.
So what are we to do? What other answers do we have? Well, thankfully we have some natural remedies which are showing some great results for our low hormone levels. I use a product called Endoflex. One great thing about Endoflex is that it was safe to use while I was pregnant and it didn’t affect the baby. It also helped my hormone balance during pregnancy and kept down my postpartum depression. This is a great way to go when you are on the verge of menopause. Another product that my friend has used is called Progessence Plus. At the age of 30, she had a hysterectomy after a lot of health issues. She searched for years to find something natural to keep her away from the synthetic medication. She was never able to find anything that worked well until we both started using these products. She has had great results using this. Vicki also has had great results using PD 80/20 after her hysterectomy. She is using a mixture of the Endoflex and PD 80/20 for her hot flashes and balance. PD 80/20 helps to keep the body balanced while it can also help prevent premature aging.
I know everyone is different, so results may vary.
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