Being “hormonal” is a GOOD thing!
Friday, June 15th, 2012
Tired of hearing about how horrible it is to feel “hormonal?” Here’s the good things our hormones are meant to do:
Estrogen gives women curves, energy, sex drives, and bone strength. It lifts the mood, preserves memories, and even gives us our sense of style. Did you know that studies have shown that women low in estrogen dress with less color?
Progesterone balances estrogen. Without enough progesterone women feel bloated and bitchy. Cycles are heavy and irregular. Women who don’t make enough progesterone suffer from insomnia, infertility, breast pain and swelling.
Thyroid hormone ensures that all other hormones work optimally. It controls our mood, mind, temperature, digestion, menstruation, and weight.
Cortisol helps manage stress, fight infections, and gives you energy to do life. It controls appetite, and helps regulate the thyroid.
DHEA gives women their sex drive and sense of vitality. During menopause it makes estrogen and testosterone. Most women over the age of fifty need DHEA support.
Testosterone helps the brain function better and increases the number of orgasms women have. That’s a woman’s greatest sex organ is her brain!
Growth Hormone helps us feel calm during times of strife. It makes us look younger as we age by reducing wrinkles and cellulite. It also strengthens bones and muscles.
Melatonin helps us fall asleep and stay asleep. It is the most powerful antioxidant in our body and maintains a healthy brain as we age.