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1 Healing Hormones Episode 1

2 7 Hormone Producing Glands Ovaries - Estrogen, Progesterone Adrenals - Cortisol, Cortisone, DHEA, Pregnenolone, Testosterone Pancreas - Insulin and glucagon Thymus - T-cells, immune protection Thyroid - Thyroid, T3, T4, Pituitary - TSH, LH, FSH, regulates other hormones Pineal - Melatonin

3 It s Like a Symphony Everything has to be in Harmony

4 Overall Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance weight gain fatigue irritability symptoms of PMS sleep problems hot flashes migraines and other headaches problems with sex drive

5 Hormone Reserves Inherent ability to withstand demands such as grueling schedules stress trauma surgery

6 Things that Make You Go Out of Balance stress poor nutrition overwork lifestyle choices environmental toxins irregular sleep patterns genetic predisposition having kids aging

7 Everything is interrelated usually problems don t just occur with one hormone you may experience a mix of symptoms sometimes it seems like you suddenly feel bad for no reason, remember your body has a bank account of energy that can get used up if you fix one thing, it may not all just fall into place

8 Symptoms No, You re not crazy!

9 Cortisol and Stress cortisol is necessary to respond to stress it raises blood sugar raises blood pressure governs immune function

10 Symptoms of too much Cortisol feeling racy, always in a hurry wired and tired can t get to sleep or stay asleep emotional ups and downs muffin top sugar cravings skin problems rapid heartbeat memory lapses or easily distracted irregular menstrual cycles

11 Symptoms of Low Cortisol fatigue loss of stamina negative point of view cry easily stressed all the time, can t cope low blood pressure catch every bug that comes by chronic allergies, asthma, immune imbalance muscle weakness especially around knee easy bruising thyroid symptoms get worse

12 Progesterone functions balances estrogen helps sleep raises body temperature soothes you via GABA receptors boosts metabolism

13 Symptoms of Progesterone Agitation or PMS cyclical headaches painful or swollen breasts irregular periods really heavy periods bloating before period cysts - breasts, ovaries, uterus interrupted sleep itchy/restless legs at night poor coordination miscarriage in first trimester

14 Estrogen Functions build uterine lining during first half of menstrual cycle readies body for conception helps mood by adjusting serotonin keeps you juicy - including joints and vagina helps add fat to hips and breasts -

15 Excess Estrogen Symptoms bloating, puffy, water retention abnormal pap smears heavy bleeding or bleeding after menopause rapid weight gain increased breast size, tender fibroids endometriosis mood swings, PMS, depression anxiety migraines or other headaches insomnia brain fog gallbladder problems

16 Low Estrogen Symptoms poor memory emotionally fragile depression wrinkles night sweats or hot flashes waking in the night overactive bladder droopy breasts bladder infections achey joints joint injuries loss of interest in exercise vaginal dryness dry everywhere painful sex low libido

17 Testosterone Functions masculine qualities assertiveness sense of well-being sense of belonging builds muscles, immune function, bone

18 Too much Testosterone greasy skin too much hair in the wrong places acne thinning hair on head armpits darker skin tags weight gain unstable blood sugar depression irritable periods > 35 days apart ovarian cysts midcycle pain PCOS

19 Thyroid Functions regulates metabolism body temperature energy level affects mood hair memory

20 Low Thyroid hair loss, including eyebrows and lashes dry skin dry hair thin brittle nails swollen ankles/fluid retention can t lose weight high cholesterol constipation recurrent headaches decreased sweating muscles or joint aches tingling hands and feet cold intolerance slow speech tired slow thinking/can t concentrate sluggish reaction/apathy enlarged thyroid depression menstrual problems

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