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Tuesday, June 11, 2024 12:45 PM

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Another concern with women’s health is Menopause.  Let me point out that women start having issues with their health at an earlier age now than they did 40-50 years ago.  Many young women today can’t conceive. Many don’t have regular menstrual cycles and skip months. So having a baby is a problem for many young couples in our modern society. The state of health of the population in general is deteriorating but putting that aside a woman normally gets concerned with menopause in her late 40s, early 50s. 

Menopause is all about the endocrine system. The endocrine system is a system of glands that release hormones that affect almost every cell, organ and function of the body. So, the endocrine system is all about hormones. Hormones transfer information and instructions from one set of cells to another to make it do something. So, hormones are all about communication. The body creates more than 100 hormones.

Now all the glands that produce hormones work together.  It’s like all the instruments needed to play together in an orchestra.  If they work well together you have harmony, if not you have a mess.  That’s what we’re referring to when we talk about hormone imbalances and the havoc it can create.

Now it’s hard to talk about menopause and not talk about the sex glands and sex health in general. It goes hand in hand. All the problems women have with their menopause or sex drive is because of hormonal imbalances. The sex glands for women is the ovaries.  They produce the hormones estrogen and progesterone after puberty and before menopause which regulate the menstrual cycle. There are two classes of hormones: Lipid soluble (meaning it dissolves in fat) and Water soluble (meaning it dissolves in water). The sex hormones that are Lipid soluble come from cholesterol. Cholesterol has become somewhat taboo and has gotten a bad reputation, but our bodies produce it and it is needed for good health. Cholesterol is not bad, but problems occur again when there’s imbalances. So, in order to have good production of sex hormones, you need to know your fats and know which fats are good and which are not because you need to consume a fair amount of it. 

Here are some factors that affect the endocrine system and cause imbalances:

• Stress
• Toxins
• Poor diet
• Poor digestion
• Mineral deficiencies
• Fatty Acids deficiencies
• Dehydration

Come for a visit and we will find the imbalances and restore balance.

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