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Tuesdays with MOJO/It’s not your fault

Marjorie Spitz RentoComment

Are your hormones happy, functioning optimally and is the ideal amount being released at the right time?

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You may be asking a more fundamental question, like what they heck are hormones anyway?! It is perfectly normal to be confused by the role of hormones on your health. That’s why (as I mentioned last week), my peer coach and I are creating a learning opportunity to help you optimize your hormone health. Even if you read no further, please take this 2-minute survey to inform the curriculum and receive a special gift.

Ever wonder how your hormones may be impacting your mood, energy, or ability to get quality sleep, digest food efficiently and/or maintain a healthy weight?

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Genetics, nutrition, environmental toxins and exercise are among just some of the things that can disrupt hormones. It's not your fault!

Hormones Defined

Hormones are special chemical messengers manufactured in the endocrine glands. These messengers control most major bodily functions, from simple basic needs like hunger to complex systems like reproduction, and even the emotions and mood. Understanding the major hormones and what they do will help you take control of your health and give your body what it needs to maintain harmony and balance.

If you want to dig deeper, check out this cool interactive model which goes into each gland and the related hormones.

Hormone dysfunction

The hormones can get out of whack for many reasons ranging from environmental and nutrition, to gene makeup and autoimmune disease.

Each person is unique, and the signs of imbalance can be mistaken for many other things. Just some of the hormones you may have heard of include cortisol (that pesky stress hormone), adrenaline, estrogen, testosterone (which women have too!), DHEA, or progesterone.

And, some signs of hormone imbalance may include one or more of the following:

  • Weight gain or loss
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of focus
  • Low energy
  • Low libido
  • Infertility
  • Sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Nervousness, anxiety or mood swings
  • Sleep disruptions
  • Headaches
  • Skin disorders
  • And more! (sigh)

It’s worth noting that having any of these symptoms doesn’t automatically mean you have hormone dysfunction. Knowledge is power so don’t get freaked out!

Our bodies are resilient and listening to what your body tells you is the first step in healing. Yes, we can all be kinder to our bodies and that usually will help, but it’s important to get to the root cause and ultimately treatment from a trained medical professional.

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Importantly, don’t beat yourself up. The GREAT news is that you frequently CAN impact your body’s functions pretty quickly and often simple adjustments in diet, movement, stress relief and exposure to toxins will do the trick. 

That is why we are creating a learning opportunity to better understand how your hormones work and whether they’re imbalanced. Reminder: please take this 2-minute survey to inform the content!

Need a gentle re-balance, a full reboot or total re-energize? Everyone who fills out the survey will be entered to win a 1:1 consult with me or my Peer Coach the fabulous Monique Costello.

Let’s get started: calm your nervous system right now in 1 minute by doing this simple breathing technique, and thus improving its function. Aaaaah, small changes!

Balancefully yours,

Marjorie, Chief MOJO Maker™